Sunday, October 31, 2010

365 Project - Day 304 - "Samhain Altar"



October 31, 2010 - "Samhain Altar"

Samhain night...

The Veil is thin...

The Sun passes into Shadow...

Spirits gather...

... and so do we, in a Sacred Circle.

Blessed Be!

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

365 Project - Day 303 - "Hallowe'en Flowers"



October 30, 2010 - "Hallowe'en Flowers"

We're getting closer!

Did I mention that I really love Hallowe'en?

(Life is good!)

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Friday, October 29, 2010

365 Project - Day 302 - "Edward T.H."



October 29, 2010 - "Edward T.H."

A quick shot of my Iron Maiden-esque skull mask.

God I love Hallowe'en!

(Life is good!)

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

365 Project - Day 301 - "Fire Hydrant"



October 28, 2010 - "Fire Hydrant"

One day after a trip to NYC and somehow I ended up with the cap from a Fire Hydrant.

Well... at least I have my photo for the day!

(Life is good!)

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

365 Project - Day 300 - "Hula Girl"



October 27, 2010 - "Hula Girl"

DAY 300!!! Time for a party!

And my antique Hula Girl agrees!

(Life is good!)

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

365 Project - Day 299 - "Migraine"



October 26, 2010 - "Migraine"

My head hurts.

Light hurts.

Sound hurts.

Movement hurts.

I hate getting migraines!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

365 Project - Day 298 - "Autumn Fire"



October 25, 2010 - "Autumn Fire"

Walking back to the house after dropping my son off at the bus stop on a foggy October morning.

The bush in the my front yard stands out... it's (recently turned) red leaves "burning" brightly.

Autumn Fire.

Simply beautiful!

(Life is good!)

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

365 Project - Day 297 - "The Kitchen Witch"



October 24, 2010 - "The Kitchen Witch"

A quick shot of one of the Witches we have in our kitchen... year-round.


(Life is good!)

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

365 Project - Day 296 - "Bobbing for Apples"



October 23, 2010 - "Bobbing for Apples"

My daughter hosted her first Hallowe'en Party tonight... (which also happened to be her first sleep-over party - but THAT is another story!).

Costumes... Pumpkin Painting... Snacks... Soda... Pizza... The "Twilight" movies...

... and, of course - Bobbing for Apples.

There's nothing quite like the mess (and noise) created when a half-dozen 12-year-old girls are Bobbing for Apples!

It makes my brain hurt!

And my vision blurry, LOL!

Still... Life is good!

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Friday, October 22, 2010

365 Project - Day 295 - "The Road Ahead"



October 22, 2010 - "The Road Ahead"

Possibilities... just around the bend.

Life is good!

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

365 Project - Day 294 - "la Fée Verte"



October 21, 2010 - "la Fée Verte"

The Green Fairy sleeps in the Absinthe.

It stirs a little with each drop of water that hits the sugar cube...

passes through the Absinthe Spoon...

... and falls upon its surface.

Drip...

drip...

drip...

drip...

it awakens.

And as it awakens... it begins to call.

And I answer!

(Life is good!)

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

365 Project - Day 293 - "New England"



October 20, 2010 - "New England"

God I love this time of year!

(Life is good!)

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

365 Project - Day 292 - "Swirling"



October 19, 2010 - "Swirling"

Once upon-a-time there was a Gnome named Fred.

Fred was doing yard-work one day when he accidentally killed the King's favorite goat, Tom-Tom, in a freak lawn-mowing accident.

When the King found out, he became very, very upset! In a fit of rage he went to his sister Linda, who was an evil sorceress... and asked her to cast a curse on Fred the Gnome as punishment for killing Tom-Tom. Linda decided that the most fitting punishment would be to turn Fred into a statue... so pigeons would poop on him.

But Linda was not a very good sorceress. She had a lisp... which made her Jersey accent even less understandable. Instead of cursing Fred... she accidentally cursed ALL gnomes - turning them into statues right where they stood.

And that is why there are Gnome statues in gardens.

What does this have to do with today's photo? Abso-freakin'-lutely nothing!

(Life is good!)

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Monday, October 18, 2010

365 Project - Day 291 - "Dots"



October 18, 2010 - "Dots"

Just a quick and simple shot today...

Just something that caught my eye... my daughter's funky polka-dot blanket.

(Life is good!)

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

365 Project - Day 290 - "The Whitney"



October 17, 2010 - "The Whitney"

An amazing day in Manhattan.

Lunch at the MoMa...

"New Photography 2010: Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager, Amanda Ross-Ho"

"Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography"

"Abstract Expressionist New York"

Jackson Pollock...

... and, of course - "Starry Night".

The Whitney Museum...

"Lee Friedlander: America By Car"

Pints and conversation and laughter at Sophie's...

Dinner and champagne and more laughter at the Life Café...

City lights and love and laughter.

Love is good!

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

365 Project - Day 289 - "Avalon"



October 16, 2010 - "Avalon"

We went apple picking at Blue Jay Orchards today... and it was there that I discovered my own personal "Avalon"... a large bin of my all-time favorite apple - Mutsu!

Life is good!

(And Mutsu apples are amazingly delicious!)

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Friday, October 15, 2010

365 Project - Day 288 - "Silent Wood"



October 15, 2010 - "Silent Wood"

The wood body of my son's electric guitar... sitting silent.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

365 Project - Day 287 - "Blue Eye"



October 14, 2010 - "Blue Eye"

I think I'm seeing "blue" again.

Maybe it's just today.

We'll see!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

365 Project - Day 286 - "Autumn Sun"



October 13, 2010 - "Autumn Sun"

Great Father God...

Lord of the Sun...

Lord of the Harvest...

Lord of Life... of Death... and of Re-Birth...

Shine Your light upon me!

May Your light illuminate my path, that I might always find my way!

Great Father God... I give You honor!

Blessed Be!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

365 Project - Day 285 - "The Downward Spiral"



October 12, 2010 - "The Downward Spiral"

Tumbling down...

... down...

... down...

... down...

... down.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

365 Project - Day 284 - "Frozen Patterns"



October 11, 2010 - "Frozen Patterns"

Teeny-tiny ice crystals growing on the glass door of my freezer at work.

Beautiful frozen patterns... waiting to be captured.

(lifeisgood)

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

365 Project - Day 283 - "Self Portrait (Spiritual Suicide)"



October 10, 2010 - "Self Portrait (Spiritual Suicide)"

Another birthday...

Another year begins.

I find myself lamenting the past, and contemplating the future.

It's time to move on.

I need something symbolic to mark the transition. Something shocking to my soul.

And I find it in the bathroom at 12:32AM (the exact time of my birth)... with my head bent over the tub and a pair of electric clippers in my hand.

Spiritual Suicide.

Transformation.

A rebirth.

(lifeisgood)

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

365 Project - Day 282 - "Self Portrait on the occasion of my 34th birthday"



October 09, 2010 - "Self Portrait on the occasion of my 34th birthday"

Thirty-four years ago today my journey began.

And as I stand here as the Sun rises... I cannot help but feel

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Friday, October 8, 2010

365 Project - Day 281 - "Bubbly"



October 08, 2010 - "Bubbly"

Tiny bubbles rise in my bottle of sparkling water.

(Life is good!)

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

365 Project - Day 280 - "(time)"



October 07, 2010 - "(time)"

Time ticks away...

Days pass...

And I approach another year added to my age.

Life is good!

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By-the-way... the photo is of a replica of an Aztec calendar - which was a gift from my bosses after their trip to Mexico earlier this year.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

365 Project - Day 279 - "Soup"



October 06, 2010 - "Soup"

Plans changed unexpectedly.

Had to come up with a dinner idea, fast.

Find myself at Panera Bread... eating Broccoli Cheddar Soup from a Bread Bowl.

Life is good!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

365 Project - Day 278 - "The Lettuce Harvest"



October 05, 2010 - "The Lettuce Harvest"

Special Delivery...

Freshly harvested lettuce from a local farm...

Still wet with rain...

Smelling of the Earth...

Beautiful!

(Life is good!)

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Monday, October 4, 2010

365 Project - Day 277 - "Ice Steps"



October 04, 2010 - "Ice Steps"

Looking for a picture...

Looking for a picture...

Looking for a picture...

Wait... What's this? There's five pieces of 1"-thick foam sitting on the counter in the back room at work!

I think I just found my picture!

(Life is good!)

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

365 Project - Day 276 - "I SAID 'STOP TAKING MY PICTURE', DAD!"



October 03, 2010 - "I SAID 'STOP TAKING MY PICTURE', DAD!"

Brandon was having a rotten morning today.

He just wasn't in the mood to have his picture taken.

So... of course... I had to do it!

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

365 Project - Day 275 - "THOSE DAMN KIDS!"



October 02, 2010 - "THOSE DAMN KIDS!"

I guess I'm getting old.

I'm sick of all of the damn kids coming on my property!

So today I decided to do something about it...

And now I've got to have my damn tires aligned again!

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Actor portrayal, using a dummy I found next to a dumpster behind an abandoned building today.

No children were harmed in the making of this photograph!


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Friday, October 1, 2010

365 Project - Day 274 - "O-R-E-O"



October 01, 2010 - "O-R-E-O"

Do I really need to say more?

(Life is good!)

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