• 2012 photo of the day :: day 34
    Sunshine! I love sunny days.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 33
    Another picture of the flowers.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 32
    My parent’s cat just hanging out in the kitchen. I bribed him with ham to get a picture of him.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 31
    Nutty just hanging out by the fire.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 30
    We are dog sitting Pete again. Shortly after I took this picture he decided he was afraid of my camera. I have not been able to get another good picture of him since.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 29
    Flowers again.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 28
    Some flowers I bought myself.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 27
    Lava lamp. This was my great grandmothers… it has been around quite awhile.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 26
    Sunshine! Finally got some sunshine. I love it. We worked outside stacking some wood today. I was standing under this tree and saw the sunshine streaming through the needles, so I just had to take a picture.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 25
    Fire! A picture of the inside of our wood stove insert that I snapped before loading some more wood. I was careful not to get my camera too close. It was so hot. But I love the wood heat.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 24
    So, it was an icky rainy day. I took a picture of some rain drops on the window. Processed the picture with colors to make it more exciting.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 23
    A picture of the always hard to photograph miss Nutty.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 22
    Pretty Molly dog. She has been enjoying the snow quite a bit and I am sure she is sad to see it melting away. Here she is just hanging downstairs (that is where the wood stove insert is) with us. She is lit up by the pretty window light.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 21
    My little poser boy. Looking handsome as ever (at least I think so, but I may be biased).

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 20
    So, the snow will be leaving us soon as it started raining today. Leaving us only after it turns into a slushy mess of course. While it was raining, it was still freezing outside. I could tell because the rain was blown against the windows by the wind, where it froze to create a sheet of ice on the window. This is a picture of a tree in our front yard as seen through the sheet of ice on my office window. As a side note, today was a year since my back surgery. I still have some pain in my back (losing a bit of weight and getting in better shape would help), but it has been night and day since my surgery.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 19
    Colored ice balls. This, for some reason, is something I have wanted to do when it is freezing outside for awhile, but I always forget. This time I didn’t. I took some balloons, put some food coloring inside them, filled them with water and then put them out on our deck over night. Then, today, I had colored balls of ice when I took off the balloons. I thought they were pretty neat so I took a picture of them on our deck rail. Not really sure what else to do with them.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 18
    Hummingbird! We have a hummingbird that always hangs around. If the feeder is empty or not up there he comes up to the window and stares us down. During this stretch of winter weather and super cold temperatures, the feeder kept freezing up. So, every couple hours we would thaw is out and put it back out there. I am sure he appreciated it. I don’t know how he survived when the weather was in single digits (negative when you consider wind chill). But, survive he did. I am happy to report he survived the coldness and we have seen him happily eating from the feeder since it warmed up.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 17
    A panorama of our winter wonderland. Taken from the deck off our kitchen.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 16
    Today we went for a walk and then built a snowman. It was snowing so much while we were outside. It was nothing short of awesome. And I haven’t built a snowman in awhile, so that was super fun as well.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 15
    SNOW!!! We finally got some snow. We didn’t really get any/much the last 2 winters, so it was nice to see a bunch of snow today. Our dog, Molly, loves the snow. She is about 10 years old now, but she runs around like a puppy when there is snow on the ground (does the same thing on sandy beaches). While running in the snow, she loves to dip her head down and scoop up snow in her mouth to eat. The result is her face is usually covered in snow, and her tongue is out in about half the pictures I took of her. I did get some nicer ones, where she is smiling and doesn’t have her tongue sticking out, but this one just made me laugh, so I choose it for my photo of the day.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 14
    The dude giving me the evil eye. Guess he wasn’t in the mood to pose for me today.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 13
    This is a picture of some makeup from Santa. It has various eye shadows, blushes and lip color.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 12
    Ewok. Dr. Suess Character. Something out of Narnia. These are the words that have been used to describe what I look like wearing this hat. That is okay. I don’t mind being compared to those things. I like my hat. It is warm and comfortable and different. I brought it from somebody who sells them at the Pike Place Market (in Seattle).

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 11
    Shattered. This a picture our downstairs sliding glass door… after it caught a rock from the lawnmower. We lost a pane of glass on half the door. So sad. Especially given that they are costly to fix or replace. At least a got a photo of the day out of it.

  • 2012 photo of the day :: day 10
    When we bought our house (in March) we started a remodel of the master bedroom. We are still working on it (it sat for quite awhile without any work being done due to availability of his brother in law, who is doing the work). For the last couple days we have been painting the room (carpet goes in next). So, today, here is a picture of a paint roller. The color we are painting is a light gray (called Secret Passage).