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Friday, April 30, 2010
  Date night
date night

Day 106 of 365. Not much going on today, and not much time for photography; so here's a cute candid snapshot.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010
  the owls are not what they seem.
the owls are not what they seem.

Day 105 of 365.

I walked/hiked through the Saint Albans City Park today with a friend, and we saw this owl around 3 p.m. Maybe he's an insomniac? I wish I had a better zoom feature, but I couldn't resist trying, anyway. I took a better photo today, but I have certain weaknesses that I will never be able to resist - photos aligning with quotes from Twin Peaks, and, uh, probably a bunch of other things.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
  Day 104
later afternoon

Day 104 of 365.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
  Day 103
please don't throw me in that briar patch

Day 103 of 365.

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Monday, April 26, 2010
  rain beads

rain beads, originally uploaded by Bloodlossgirl.

Day 102 of 365.

All I've got for you today is rain.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010
  rained out
sparks are gonna fly

Day 101 of 365.

I'm sure there was more to see in other parts of the world, today, but I was mostly holed up working on a paper all day. All I could manage was 15 minutes of photos outdoors before the thunderstorms rolled in.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010
  Day 100!
early  morning glide

Day 100 of 365.

I'm proud of myself for getting this far. The first 100 days down; only 2.65 repetitions of that to go.

Slugs. Disgusting, but also fascinating. I kind of love them.

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Friday, April 23, 2010
  Day 99
cobbled

Day 99 of 365.

File under 'zen aesthetics'.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
  tongue

tongue, originally uploaded by Bloodlossgirl.

Day 98 of 365.

Nearly 100 days! It's hard to believe that I've made it this far. I don't know what kind of flower this is, but it's very striking.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
  Day 97
open slowly

Day 97 of 365.

Some unpleasant news today derailed the afternoon. But I still was able to shoot in the front yard, even for a few minutes.

Today's a good day, though: Happy five-year Date-a-Versary to Dr. Nick and Myself, and a happy two-year Legal-Versary!

We went downtown for dinner & a movie.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  Day 96
a rock to wind a piece of string around

Day 96 of 365.

I apologize for the scarcity of words here; I'm pretty deep into the crunch-time of the last few weeks of school work, and I'm mostly saving my words for that, and for Nick. But I just registered for the Fall semester this morning, so I guess I'll keep going. Onward. One semester at a time.

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Monday, April 19, 2010
  Day 95
halo

Day 95 of 365.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010
  Day 94
suspended in time

Day 94 of 365.

It was a cooler, lovely day today. Mostly, I had to stay indoors and do a redundant, boring assignment. All there was time for was to step outside onto the steps and look up.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
  Thurmond
wheels

Day 93 of 365.

We went out to the New River area today to have lunch and hang out with our friend Ben. This included going to an honest-to-goodness independent record store for National Independent Record Store Day, and driving out to Thurmond to check out the old town. The photo above is a detail of the delapidated buildings in Thurmond.

Dr. Nick and I think spring is the most beautiful time in WV. If New England is all about Autumn, WV is all about spring.

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Friday, April 16, 2010
  mmmmmmmmuffins!

blueberry ooze, originally uploaded by Bloodlossgirl.

Day 92 of 365.

Banana-blueberry muffins. They're really delicious.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
  Day 91
docking bay

Day 91 of 365.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
  April evenings
evening on the porch at Lola's

Day 90 of 365.

A funny thing happened on our way to walk the dog ... as we rounded the curve past Lola's, one of our favorite servers flagged us down and offered the dog a bowl of water. Then, of course, we were sitting on the porch ... at Lola's ... on the mostly lovely evening thus far. Well, there was nothing else to do but one of us take the dog home and one of us hold down a table on the porch. I won't tell you who did what, but we had a delightful meal.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
  scattered
scattered

Day 89 of 365.

A scattering of petals.

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Monday, April 12, 2010
  when mama was moth
when mama was moth

Day 88 of 365.

The moth nearly blended in with our dining room floor.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010
  the happiest dog in the world
happy dog

Day 87 of 365.

We decided to go out to the Kanawha State Forest for our walk with the dog today - it was very warm, and the dog doesn't sweat, you know, so he got super-excited to jump into Davis Creek and splash around. It was one of the happiest things I've ever seen. How he made us laugh!

I'd like to also note that for the first time in my life, I successfully photographed a butterfly:

bluebells & butterfly

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Saturday, April 10, 2010
  dearie me
dearie me

Day 86 of 365.

As seen on a walk in the neighborhood.

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Friday, April 09, 2010
  pink
red bud

Day 85 of 365.

Your cotton candy moment.

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Thursday, April 08, 2010
  curl up and dye
curl up and dye

Day 84 of 365.

I couldn't resist another opportunity to use my "tentacles" tag again!

Anyway, I had to drive to Flatwoods, WV today- about an hour from Charleston up I-79 - to attend the West Virginia Library Association 's "Spring Fling" conference. It was a beautiful drive both ways, although very different - on the way up all was balmy and green, and floral petals blew through the air like warm snow. On the way back, the rain had moved in, highlighting how intensely green everything is in a different way than the sun does, and the purple blooms of trees along the hillsides. Driving up I-79 anytime between April and July makes me think I'm in Tolkien's Shire - a green and idyllic place. I did get a few pictures, but nothing I'm too happy with. Oh, and the conference was good too - I attended a presentation about the same kind of digitization project I'm currently working on, and one about e-books. Listening and understanding these presentations boosted my confidence in this projected career path.

Also, Flatwoods has an outlet mall - which has an Amish Market bulk goods store. We had one in Charleston, but I guess it wasn't doing well enough to stay open. I used to get all my bulk grains and spices there, so I had to stock up in Flatwoods while I was there.

Here's another picture from today, before the rain:

bright eyes

This one reminded me of cabaret makeup, of eyelashes emphasized by globs of mascara at the tips. Yes, I'm shooting a lot of macro shots of flowers these days. It's fun! You might too if they were in your face all the time. The flowers, I mean.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
  feet of clay
feet of clay

Day 83 of 365.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
  Magic Island
magic island

Day 82 of 365. 22 days ago I posted a picture of this same bench, nearly underwater during the flooding of the Kanawha River. Looks idyllic now, no?

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Monday, April 05, 2010
 
many lips

Day 81 of 365. I saw many beds of tulips around the Capitol today. It was a beautiful day, and now I hear rumors of thunderstorms.

I was saddened by news of another mine explosion in WV .

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Sunday, April 04, 2010
  bug season

bug season, originally uploaded by Bloodlossgirl.

Day 80 of 365.

It's beginning to be bug season again; we get the oddest, prehistoric-looking bugs in WV.

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Saturday, April 03, 2010
  'twas the day before Easter ...
bunneh - just in time for Easter

... and this little bunny was wandering around in Kanawha City. I could not believe he stayed still long enough for me to snap several shots.

Day 79 of 365.

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Friday, April 02, 2010
 
faerie boats

Day 78 of 365. Denizens of faerie have been sailing in our birdbath.

And ladybugs are going about their business in the trees .

It was about 90 degrees today! Too warm for my blood.

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Thursday, April 01, 2010
  Day 77
pink turns blue

Day 77 of 365.

I appear to be in a bit of a floral phase - but what can I say? Have macro lens, will travel. Right now, with nature busting out all the flora in WV, the color & detail of flowers & leaves are what draw my eye.

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Things that have happened to me:


- I was born in Canada
- I lived in a converted schoolbus during my first year of life, was bathed in a turkey roasting  pan (yes, with a baster)
- Daryl Hannah came over and talked to me at a party when I was 8 years old
- I had a bizarre sledding accident
- I've seen pigs running down the road
- I nearly went to medical school
- I lived in West Virginia for six years
- I used to dj, sometimes for fetish nights  (First rule of Fetish Night: don't shake hands with anyone you meet there)
- I found someone's heart & lungs in a gallon drum of formaldehyde in the basement of a law firm's storage unit
-I've written stories
- I've seen puffins on the island of Staffa

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