Wednesday, August 31, 2011

365 Project - Day 243 - "Stacked"



August 31, 2011 - "Stacked"

Aluminum drip pans for my Weber grill... stacked in a pile, waiting to be used.

Nothing more...

Nothing less.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

365 Project - Day 242 - "Taking Over"



August 30, 2011 - "Taking Over"

Well, I "was" looking for an image for today's 365 Project...

... but Ziggy decided that HE was to be the photo... no matter what I thought about it.

And there it is.

(Or, rather... there HE is.)

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Monday, August 29, 2011

365 Project - Day 241 - "Uprooted"



August 29, 2011 - "Uprooted"

Still no power in our neck of the woods.

Spent the day cleaning up Irene's mess.

Branches...

Limbs...

Brush...

Garbage...

Spills...

Spoiled contents of fridges and freezers...

Uprooted messes.

Life is good!

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

365 Project - Day 240 - "Candlelight Nights"



August 28, 2011 - "Candlelight Nights"

No power, thanks to Irene.

We're all sitting in the living room... which is filled with candles.

The kids are playing Monopoly.

Holly is reading a romance novel.

I'm watching it all... sort of mesmerized by the flickering candle flames.

Life is good!

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

365 Project - Day 239 - "Film"



August 27, 2011 - "Film"

Having some fun tonight... playing with film.

Or... to put it another way: taking digital photos of a roll of analog film.

GOOD GOD WHAT AM I DOING!?!

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Friday, August 26, 2011

365 Project - Day 238 - "Java Beans"



August 26, 2011 - "Java Beans"

I've just filled the hopper in my new Baratza burr grinder.

Organic Fair-Trade beans from Guatemala.

Forty grind settings to choose from... with micro-adjustments for humidity and weather changes.

Cup-after-cup of happiness!

Life is good!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

365 Project - Day 237 - "Before the Storm"



August 25, 2011 - "Before the Storm"

The store isn't open yet.

It's eerily quiet.

Shopping carts wait for the customers who will frantically push them around the aisles... trying to get their shopping done before Hurricane Irene hits the area this weekend.

But for now, all is quiet. It's the calm before the storm.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

365 Project - Day 236 - "Steve"



August 24, 2011 - "Steve"

Steve Jobs officially resigned as CEO of Apple today. It's the end of an absolutely incredible career... and the beginning of a new era for Apple.

So - for today's 365 Project photo - I find myself focusing on the beauty of my super-slim Apple-TV remote... which is definitely the "sexiest" of my "collection" of remotes.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

365 Project - Day 235 - "Stillness"



August 23, 2011 - "Stillness"

Waiting for tonight's Candlewood Camera Club meeting to begin... I take the opportunity to wander around the pond next to the meeting hall and snap some photos.

The water is perfectly still... reflecting all that surrounds it.

Stillness... Nature's calm after a day that brought an earthquake with tremors in our area... and news of approaching storms associated with Hurricane Irene.

Stillness. It's beautiful!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

365 Project - Day 234 - "Age"



August 22, 2011 - "Age"

Time is catching up with me.

Or is it I who am catching up with time?

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

365 Project - Day 233 - "Caramel Cream Goodness"



August 21, 2011 - "Caramel Cream Goodness"

Mmm!!! A half-dozen of Dunkin Donuts new Caramel Cream Donuts!

Life IS Good!

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

365 Project - Day 232 - "Nesting"



August 20, 2011 - "Nesting"

Fuzzy-nesting-ness...

Nesty-fuzzing-ness...

Nestingly-fuzzy-ness...

All in one scarf I was playing with at Molten Java today.

(lifeisgood)

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Friday, August 19, 2011

365 Project - Day 231 - "Objects In Mirror"



August 19, 2011 - "Objects in Mirror"

Another rainy night of reflecting...

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

365 Project - Day 230 - "Sangria"



August 18, 2011 - "Sangria"

My doctor won't let me have so much as a sip of alcohol... so Holly has to drink the Sangria for me.

Oh well!

(life is still good!)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

365 Project - Day 229 - "Demitasse Spoons"



August 17, 2011 - "Demitasse Spoons"

A quick shot of my new set of demitasse spoons.

Nothing special.

Or is it?

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

365 Project - Day 228 - "Playing with Paper"



August 16, 2011 - "Playing with Paper"

I'm bored.

Looking for an image.

Playing with a stack of paper napkins.

Playing with paper.

(Yep... very, VERY bored!)

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Monday, August 15, 2011

365 Project - Day 227 - "Donnie Brasco"



August 15, 2011 - "Donnie Brasco"

While in Philadelphia this past weekend I bought myself a present...

... a gem I found at Retrospect Vintage on South Street...

... this vintage 1970s red-brown leather jacket.

It sort of reminds me of Johnny Depp's jacket in the film "Donnie Brasco".

And no... it's not a fugazi... It's a real vintage treasure.

Now I just need a pair of Cazal 968 sunglasses.

(Forget about it)

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

365 Project - Day 226 - "Going Home"



August 14, 2011 - "Going Home"

It's raining.

No... strike that... it's pouring. Hard. Very hard.

Moving slowly.

Very slowly.

A drive that should only take a few hours is taking over five.

Still... after a wonderful weekend in Philadelphia, we're heading home.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

365 Project - Day 225 - "Reading Terminal Market"



August 13, 2011 - "Reading Terminal Market"

I'm in heaven today...

... wandering around Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.

Life IS Good!

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Friday, August 12, 2011

365 Project - Day 224 - "Doll Face"



August 12, 2011 - "Doll Face"

Some people have two faces...

Some people have more.

And some people have doll faces.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

365 Project - Day 223 - "Genealogy"



August 11, 2011 - "Genealogy"

I've been working on tracing my family's history and creating a family tree. This project was sort-of sparked by the trip that Holly and I will be taking to Italy next summer. Planning for the trip led to more and more questions about my own roots... leading me to research a little... which led to finding some gems of information... which led to more research and digging... more gems... and more questions.

So far I've been able to trace my father's side of the family back to the mid-1700s. I've found a TON of information about the Pia, Sansone, Verderosa and Pellicci side of the family.

I haven't had as much luck, however, with my mother's side of the family. Apparently the members of the Cacciotti family don't want to be found! I'm struggling just to find information on relatives I knew: my grandparents... my great-uncles and aunts... etc. - which just seems strange to me!

Still... the search continues!

Digging... Digging... Digging!

I'll keep on digging!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

365 Project - Day 222 - "Ginger"



August 10, 2011 - "Ginger"

I just got in to work. The store is dark... except for the lights of the freezers and refrigerators - and it's in this light that I notice the beauty of a basket of fresh organic ginger roots.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

365 Project - Day 221 - "Edward the Pepper"



August 09, 2011 - "Edward the Pepper"

Meet Edward. Edward the Pepper.

I ate him.

He was tasty!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

365 Project - Day 220 - "Dance"



August 08, 2011 - "Dance"

Looking through the heart-shaped opening of one of my daughter's dance trophies... at a small portion of the rest of them.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

365 Project - Day 219 - "Rain on the Dashboard"



August 07, 2011 - "Rain on the Dashboard"

Rain on the windshield...

Reflecting on the dashboard.

Rain on the dashboard...

Reflecting on my mood.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

365 Project - Day 218 - "Frozen"



August 06, 2011 - "Frozen"

Frozen abstraction.

That's it.

Nothing more.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

365 Project - Day 217 - "Italian Festival"



August 05, 2011 - "Italian Festival"

Celebrating being Italian at the Danbury Italian Festival... hosted by the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge No. 160 of the Order of the Sons of Italy.

Music...

Dancing...

Kids playing soccer in the field...

Old-timers playing Bocce...

Vendors selling Italian flags... Italian imports... and bright red plastic Cornicellos and Malocchio hands...

Wine...

... and, of course - Food!

Lots and LOTS of food!

Zeppole... Arancini... Pizza Fritta... Pasta e Fagioli... Gelato... Tiramisu...

and, of course... Cannoli!

Not just any cannoli, however... we're talking about freshly made cannoli that just happened to be the best I've had in years!

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

365 Project - Day 216 - "Rose"



August 04, 2011 - "Rose"

Holly surprised me with the gift of a single white rose... my favorite flower.

She's the bestest!

(lifeisgood)

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

365 Project - Day 215 - "Rows of Nothing"



August 03, 2011 - "Rows of Nothing"

I've got nothing.

Actually... I've got "rows and rows" of "nothing".

So... there it is.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

365 Project - Day 214 - "Farm-Fresh"



August 02, 2011 - "Farm-Fresh"

Another delivery at work today...

fresh from the farm...

looking all pretty-like...

and "forcing" me to grab the camera and capture it.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

365 Project - Day 213 - "Innards"



August 01, 2011 - "Innards"

I'm examining my innards.

Searching for "something".

Again.

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