Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day 57: Unexpected at the Grocery Store

I took this photo from a tree just outside my local Jewel grocery store. Amazing what I can see when I slow down long enough to take a closer look.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day 56: Getting There

To me, this is a sign of healing. I know it looks like just a bookshelf of cookbooks, but it is really a sign that life is coming back together.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 55: For the Love of the Window

I was trying to get a photo of the clouds but as soon as I pulled back the blinds, my cat Katie jumped up and I knew this shot was the one.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 52: Trying to Be Invisible

Poor little birdie. Sometimes, as an introvert, I know what it's like to try to blend into the background.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Day 51: Remembering to Laugh

 
My cat, Katie, thrives on playing. And while watching her jump up in the air, stalk and try to outwit the diabolical toy, it always makes me laugh because of the sheer pleasure she gets out of it. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day 50: It's Not What It Seems



What I love about this picture is that to me it doesn't look like what it seems it is.It reminds me of a mountain with the textures and greenery and snow. I love the fact that it's actually a tree.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 49: Taking A Sick Day ( I Want My Mother)

Anytime I have a serious cold, I always want to sleep on the couch. It's got to harken back to being a kid and staying home sick  from school and watching TV all day. Hopefully, I should be up to feeling better soon and taking some more interesting photos.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Day 48: A Treat to Celebrate Surviving This Week

 
I bought a book of poetry from a blogging friend in New Zealand that arrived in the mail today. 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day 47: Getting There



At this point, on a day when I'm fighting a cold and feeling oh so tired, passing this house always gives me a little boost of energy because it means I'm only one block away from home (and the couch!).

Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 44: A Two For One Deal

I came across two great shots today on my way back from the store. And both were visually a complete contrast.  So as I could not choose between the two, I'm giving you both today!














Neighbor # 1 must love colors as much as I do. This is such a visual treat to come across on February Days when the snow has turned grey and mushy!














This happens EVERY year to my other neighbor. I have no idea why, but I get a total kick out of it. It's like Mother Nature got bored and decided to take up Ice Sculptures as a hobby!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 43: Security! There's a Crazy Blogger Photographing Me!














I sense the horse would not be impressed if I tried to tell him how hard my day had been at work.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Day 42: Seeing Red

Sometimes I struggle with frustration and irritation a lot at work. This shot reminds me that seeing red all the time can be a boring and limited perspective.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Day 41: Contrasts

 I love contrast pictures. I'd feel sorry for the plant if I didn't know it will win in the end once the temperatures get warmer.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day 39: Almost There

I took the easy way out this morning and switched trains instead of walking to work after the first train. The sidewalks weren't too bad...it's the slush lakes at the street corners that do me in trying to leap over them.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 38: Our Luck Was Bound To Run Out Eventually

I can't complain too much. It's the first serious snowfall we've really gotten in Chicago but at best it will be maybe a foot by tomorrow. Considering how the East Coast got whomped, I can't complain too much (at least not out loud). I took this from my balcony when I got home today.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 37: Changing My World - One Bite at a Time

This is pretty amazing for me to have in the house...I'm the kind of person who considers cheese nips and spreadable cheese to be a great dinner given the opportunity.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Day 35: Try a New Perspective

  I find greens and blues to be very soothing colors in life. Someday, I hope to have a house overlooking the water to surround myself with tranquility.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Day 34: I Think She's Trying to Tell Me Something

 
 Katie has taken to laying underneath the TV stand where I have all of my hand weights and stepper stored. I think she's trying to tell me something because every time I look at her, it reminds me again that working out would help so much with my stress levels.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 33: Not Sure What It Is About It

But I have always liked this walkway. It seems to call out for red carpets, hollywood stars and lots of flowers.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 32: The Benefit of Getting out of Work on Time

I get to catch the last light of the longer days when taking pictures nowadays. This is right before I turn left and go underground to catch my train.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day 31: I Love It When A Photo Comes Together














And I love it when I can get a moving vehicle and lights in a shot without too much blurring. Happy dance!