Tuesday, October 27, 2009

frozen treats ... 106/365

frozen treats ...
/ˈfroʊzən trits/ -noun
entertainment, food, drink, etc., given by way of compliment or as an expression of friendly regard. a food that is frigid; very cold.

... a yummy treat after a long day at the zoo ...

follow the leader ... 105/365

follow the leader ...
/ˈfɒloʊ ðə ˈlidər/
a child's game in which players, one behind the other, follow a leader and must repeat or follow everything he or she does.

... a very cute follow the leader game at the local zoo ... mamas and babies.  is there anything cuter?

fences ... 104/365

fences ...
/fɛnsez/ -noun
a barrier enclosing or bordering a field, yard, etc., usually made of posts and wire or wood, used to prevent entrance, to confine, or to mark a boundary.

... a very important fence.  on the other side?  a cliff tumbling into a raging waterfall that looked like root beer ... wish i could remember why ... exactly.  maybe i should have taken a picture of that sign?

dirt ... 103/365

dirt ...
/dɜrt/ -noun
1. any foul or filthy substance, as mud, grime or dust.
2. earth or soil, esp. when loose

... i'm sure i can find you a bagazillion pictures depicting dirt and dirty ... but i love the dirt and the roots and the moss and my biggest little's legs ... the texture and the angles in this picture make me happy.

cutlery ... 102/365

cutlery ...
/ˈkʌtləri/ -noun
cutting instruments collectively, esp. knives for cutting food

... my first time allowing stella to use a sharp knife to help me cut corn from the cob to freeze for the winter.  as a mama, scary.  but completely and totally supervised.  still a little eek.

cookery ... 101/365

cookery ...
/ˈkʊkəri/ -noun
the art or practice of cooking.

... cora ... doing her part to make some chai tea.  not necessarily cooking ... but still ... cooking. 

communication ... 100/365

communication ...
/kəˌmyunɪˈkeɪʃən/ -noun
1. the act or process of communicating; fact of being communicated.
2. the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs.
3. something imparted, interchanged, or transmitted.

... aboard a no-longer utilized ship up north ... this device was used as communication between personnel in the different areas of the ship.

clown ... 99/365

clown ...
/klaʊn/ -noun
1. a comic performer, as in a circus, theatrical production, or the like, who wears an outlandish costume and makeup and entertains by pantomiming common situations or actions in exaggerated or ridiculous fashion, by juggling or tumbling, etc.
2. a person who acts like a clown

... definitely the latter definition ... my husband ... who humored me by allowing me to take his picture while acting like a clown attempting a laugh from the girly-girls.

circle ... 98/365

circle ...
/ˈsɜrkəl/ - noun
any circular or ringlike object, formation, or arrangement

... a circle sculpture that we found at the arboretum ... just wish the girly-girls would have posed a slight bit better in it, rather than attempting to climb the thing!

chores ... 97/365

chores ...
/tʃɔrz/ -noun
the everyday work around a house or farm.

... a chore that i'm assuming that stella is SO GLAD that she does not have to do on a daily basis ... the act of stirring the pot to make soap.  hot.  sticky.  hard.  and not fun when it is 104 degrees outside.

childhood favorites ... 96/365

childhood favorites ...
/ˈtʃaɪldhʊd ˈfeɪvərɪts/ - noun
a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference during the state or period of being a child

... my childhood favorite. my bike. pink with a banana seat. now passed down to stella ... with the intention of getting her to ride a bike without training wheels. thus far? unsuccessful. but we'll keep trying.

bodies of water ... 95/365

bodies of water ...
/ˈbɒdiz ʌv ˈwɔtər/ - noun
the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"

... i'm an ocean girl ... but ... a lake is the nearest i get most years.  and lake superior is quite the beautiful body of water, in my opinion.

barren ... 94/365

barren ...
/ˈbærən/ -adjective
unproductive; unfruitful

... what appeared to be a very barren tree ... against a very blue sky ... in the middle of the summer.

autumn ... 93.365

autumn ...
/ˈɔtəm/   –noun
the season between summer and winter; fall. In the Northern Hemisphere it is from the September equinox to the December solstice; in the Southern Hemisphere it is from the March equinox to the June solstice.

... a trip to the apple orchard resulted in what i hoped would be an awesome picture of a bunch of gourds.  in beautiful shades of greens and oranges.  fall-ish.  a true symbol of autumn.  picture didn't turn out like i had wanted it to.  oh well. 

abandoned ... 92/365

abandoned ...
/əˈbændənd/, adjective
forsaken or deserted: an abandoned building

... an abandoned lily pad ... discovered during a photo shoot on the beach ... played with and loved ... and then abandoned.  you'll see more of the played with and loved soon.  it's gonna take me a long time to upload and edit and talk about all the things i've been capturing.  be prepared for a gaggle of pictures from this blog.  i can't not finish the challenge.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

what am i? ... 91/365

what am i? ...
/wʌt əm aɪ/ - inquiry
used interrogatively to inquire as to the origin, identity, etc., of something

... amazes me how things in nature when viewed REALLY CLOSE UP ... take on an artwork all of their own ... crazy, huh?

of course.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

the wild side ... 90/365

the wild side ...
/ðə waɪld saɪd/
living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated side of things.

... she was on the wild side of this fence ... i was NOT ... (but she has a sleeping face that i could cuddle with) ... or maybe not.

stripes ... 89/365

stripes ...
/straɪp/ –noun
a relatively long, narrow band of a different color, appearance, weave, material, or nature from the rest of a surface or thing

... stripes ... that i don't really want to get much closer to ... but i want my camera lens to get closer to there ... any (relatively less expensive) suggestions for a nikon d50?

puzzle ... 88/365

puzzle ...
1. a toy, problem, or other contrivance designed to amuse by presenting difficulties to be solved by ingenuity or patient effort.
2. something puzzling; a puzzling question, matter, or person.
3. a puzzled or perplexed condition; bewilderment.
4. a crossword puzzle: Did you do the puzzle in the newspaper today?
5. a jigsaw puzzle.
–verb (used with object)
6. to put (someone) at a loss; mystify; confuse; baffle: Her attitude puzzles me.
7. to frustrate or confound, as the understanding; perplex: The problem puzzled him for weeks.
8. to exercise (oneself, one's brain, etc.) over some problem or matter.
9. Archaic. to make intricate or complicated.

... hmmm ... it's puzzling why i decided to post this under the puzzle theme ... maybe because i'm truly amazed by the spots and how they puzzle together so perfectly on a giraffe ... or maybe because the girly-girls were puzzled as to why the brand new baby giraffe was not in view ... or maybe ... just because ... i wanted to.

regal ... 87/365

regal ...
/ˈrigəl/ –adjective
stately; splendid.

... had to find some theme to place this rose in ... i love love LOVE the colors of this rose ... and i would say s/he stands rather regally ... wouldn't you?