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real hot days
Day 161 of 365.
And I do believe that catches us up.
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shine - I'll stand by you
Day 160 of 365.
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detail of Armenian Bible page
Day 159 of 365.
This is the detail on a page of an Armenian Manuscript Bible, circa 1121 A.D. This is just one of several interesting things I handle in my job at the University of Charleston archives. I'm photographing and scanning photographs and documents for our digital library collection.
Labels: 365, archives, Armenian Manuscript Bible, color, details, University of Charleston, YIP
Day 158 of 365.
This summer I'm teaching 8-10 water aerobics classes per week; two per day. I see this particular view all the time. Sometimes there's really excellent reflections in the pool, but usually my camera's no handy - or I can't get the right angle. Ah well.
Labels: 365, color, light, ripples, swimming pool, water, YIP
Day 157 of 365.
Labels: 365, color, decay, macro, rust, texture, YIP
Day 156 of 365.
I guess I have to cover this exposed bulb with more soil.
Labels: 365, bokeh, bulbs, flora, flowers, macro, nature, YIP
Day 155 of 365.
I took a walk through the Capitol Complex in Charleston, WV's east end.
I can hardly believe I've been doing this for 155 days (longer, now).
Labels: 365, capitol, Charleston, clouds, light, sky, WV, YIP
Day 154 of 365.
Labels: 365, Charleston, grates, macro, rust, WV, YIP
gargoyles in the spring
Day 151 of 365.
My favorite gargoyles in Charleston.
Labels: 365, Charleston, gargoyles, statuary, WV, YIP
another place I don't live
Day 150 of 365.
I may have to start a new set of just photos I take of houses that aren't mine. I like the widow's walk on this one.
Labels: 365, Charleston, clouds, houses, sky, WV, YIP
Day 149 of 365.
This one reminded me of the movie The Dark Crystal.
Labels: 365, ents, nature, texture, trees, YIP
Day 147 of 365.
Labels: 365, birds, color, death, fauna, feathers, YIP
reflecting on day lilies
Day 146 of 365.
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Day 145 of 365.
I'm catching up, I promise.
Labels: 365, flora, flowers, macro, mimosa, YIP
a real fun guy
Day 144 of 365.
My mother-in-law Wendy said last week, "Oh, there's an interesting mushroom in the front garden. You should check it out."
She is getting to know me pretty well.
She knew I'd like a shot of this one.
Labels: 365, bokeh, flora, fungi, macro, Madison, nature, Wisconsin, YIP
Day 143 of 365.
Queen of Peace, Madison, Wisconsin.
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Day 142 of 365.
Taken in my mother-in-law's garden, which is a pretty excellent example of a hosta-Japanese maple paradise.
Labels: 365, flora, light, Madison, nature, raindrops, water, Wisconsin, YIP
Day 141 of 365.
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Day 140 of 365.
Capybaras at the Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, WI.
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Day 139 of 365.
Penguins at the Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, WI.
Labels: 365, fauna, Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, reflections, water, Wisconsin, YIP
Indiana through a car window
Day 138 of 365.
Labels: 365, clouds, Indiana, road trips, sky, travelling, windmills, YIP
Day 137 of 365.
As seen on the ivy right outside my house. Ew.
Labels: 365, Charleston, creepy crawlies, fauna, macro, nature, WV, YIP
Day 136 of 365.
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Cathedral Falls in Summer
Day 135 of 365.
Cathedral Falls, along Hwy 60 between Gauley Bridge and Fayetteville.
Labels: 365, cathedral falls, hadow, light shadow, nature, water aerobics, WV, YIP
Day 134 of 365.
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Day 133 of 365.
These wild strawberries have been cropping up all over the neighborhood, including in our driveway.
Labels: 365, berries, flora, flowers, macro, nature, YIP
Day 132 of 365.
Inside a magnolia blossom ...
those things are HUGE
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come on in and cover me
Day 131 of 365.
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kitty in the middle
Day 130 of 365.
A neighborhood cat, hanging out.
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Day 129 of 365.
I've been shooting my photos, I swear: I've just had a strange aversion to spending much time with the computer, or with sharing them. I think this strange period is over now; and I'll post a few photos a day until I'm caught up.
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We went hiking about three weeks ago. On this hike, I acquired a tick which Dr. Nick removed. Ticks creep me out. We missed the tick that Blixa had, too, until the next day, at which point it was so engorged that we thought it was a growth and we took Blixa to the vet. We felt a little sheepish when the vet removed it easily; but I'm squeamish about ticks.
I'm also squeamish about snakes. On the hike back to our car, at one point I nearly stepped on a long black snake (huge!) lying across the path. I dashed back to Dr. Nick. He took a stick and tapped on rocks around the snake, but eventually had to prod it a few times until it got the message and moved away from the path. No WAY was I walking over it. Dr. Nick asked me if I wanted to go back and photograph it.
Ugh, no. While macro photos of snakes can be very beautiful, I will never create any. They creep me out too much.
Labels: 365, blixa, dr. nick, hiking, montgomery, west virginia, YIP