The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

12 of 52 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. Outstanding! 5 out of 5 stars without hesitation. The Book Thief is simply a great book. The narrator is Death. The setting is Nazi Germany during World War II. The main character is a young girl who steals books. I knew all of this before I […]

Today’s Randoms #photography

I took Sock Monkey to a park at lunch time today for my photo challenge, but it was a pretty day, and of course I had to take more shots than the ones I went there for. Here are a few of my randoms. Circle Hope Hope in Full Blossom Out for a Stroll

Alice’s Restaurant #photoaday #project365

82 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Vintage. You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant Walk right in it’s around the back Just a half a mile from the railroad track You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant. Arlo Guthrie www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_7C0QGkiVo This […]

Everthing is Beautiful #photoaday #project365

81 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Ugly. I’m not sure what this is. Some sort of rusted out electrical box thingie? Anyhow, it doesn’t look like much until you really look. Alternate shot… Ugly Habits This is a trashcan, and I believe some of those lumps are prehistoric pieces of gum. Others are just […]

Wide Open Goals #photoaday #project365

80 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Wide Open. My lesson of the day for myself… No matter how discouraged you may sometimes feel, if you just show up for a new day, you get a clean scoreboard and wide open opportunities to set and meet new goals. Plus, I would like to enter this […]

Moonshadow #photo #supermoon

Did it take long to find me? I ask the faithful light. Oh, did it take long to find me? And are you going to stay the night? Cat Stevens, “Moonshadow” I’ve been wanting to photograph this water tank for some time. I intended to try to catch it at sunset with lots of colors […]

While the World is Waiting #photoaday #project365

79 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Hope (for Japan and others) One thing I learned from Hurricane Katrina is that no matter how much destruction surrounds you, the sun keeps rising, and out of the rubble rises new life and new friendships. Our brightest hope through our worst disaster came in the form of […]

Comfort Stacked #photoaday #project365

78 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Straight out of the camera. I’m not sure this is on my low carb diet, but you have to make some sacrifices for your art. I decided to go for something with naturally rich color and contrast if I couldn’t add any processing…not to mention the rich flavors.

You’re Never Really Alone #photoaday #project365

77 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Solitude. You aren’t ever really alone, even if you go to the woods to live deliberately and in solitude. You never know when someone is watching you. Taken on the Longleaf Trace Trail outside of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Alternate shot, also from the Trace…