Monday, April 29, 2013

52:1 - Conversation

Here it is,
Week One
of the new 52 Photos Project year.
Our first prompt is:  Conversation.
Max is schooling his new "sister" Gracie
in the proper way to play ball.
I couldn't post the video with sound -
Max wasn't using very "delicate" language.
Check out more conversations at
At about 11 weeks old, Grace tends to annoy the heck out of 9-year-old Max, but he's beginning to get used to her.
Even if she does wear him out sometimes.
But, honestly, who could resist this?
Max & Gracie own my friend Marilyn, and she wouldn't have it any other way.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

52 Photos Project: Self Portrait

It's Week 52
and our prompt is
Self Portrait

This is my Nikon Coolpix.
I carry it nearly everywhere.
Since I take a lot of my photos while driving,
I thought this would be apropos.
for more Self Portraits!


Monday, April 15, 2013

52 Photos Project: My Favorite Place

There are many, many places that I favor, but I couldn't pick a favorite one.
This was taken in one of the places I love.
Generally I refer to these as
the local mountains.
On the map, though,
they are the
San Gabriel Mountains.
And these, more specifically,
were on Mt. Baldy.
For more favorites,
check out the gallery

Monday, April 1, 2013

52 Photos Project: Layers

This week's prompt for the
52 Photos Project is
My first thought was to take a picture of some
but that didn't work out for me this time.
So here is my next thought:
This is one of the Eucalyptus trees
that line the streets of
Claremont, California.
I've long been fascinated by their peeling bark,
so yesterday I stopped & snapped some shots.
This is a Blue Gum.
Blue Gum Eucalypts are one of the major sources of eucalyptus oil which can be used as an essential oil, in herbal teas & medications for a few examples.
However, it can also cause contact dermatitus, headaches & convulsions, and even be fatal if ingested. 
To see many more layers,