Sunday, April 4, 2021

Project 365 - April 3, 2021

 A Visit to FAT Village

After meeting a friend for lunch at Sistrunk Marketplace, I decided to take a stroll through FAT Village since I was already in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and only one block away! I parked on NW 5th Street near Francisco Sheuat's gallery and went to visit him first.

It was so special to get a warm and friendly greeting.  It has been way too long since we have spoken.  I stayed for a short visit and then started to wander around FAT Village.  If you are not familiar, it stands for Flagler Arts and Technology Village and every last Saturday, they hold an artwalk there.  

I have not been in FAT Village since way before the pandemic, and not during the day in years, since I used to help the Business for the Arts of Broward with their monthly arts tours.

These are some of my images of the murals and happenings. late on a Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Project 365 - March 6, 2021

 Orange Sherbet Skies

Woke up a bit earlier today and Greg and I walked at 6:30 am.  The skies were sort of gray when we left the house. However, halfway through our walk, we had to stop and take photos because the skies were changing so rapidly. At this one point, the colors were so vibrant. This one reminded me of orange sherbet.

Project 365 - March 1, 2021

 A Walk Alone

On Monday, Greg wasn't able to join me on our morning walk because he had a plumbing issue to deal with in his house. So I took the opportunity to take my time and really take a good look around on my walk.

I got up close and personal with nature and I wasn't disappointed in the results! I love the last photo because I was able to get the reflection of the moon in the lake. Since I couldn't decide on one photo, I just decided that I would post them all!  

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Project 365 - March 4, 2021


The best time to photograph Newt is when he is in his own zone. He is there quite a bit!  

Today, I was heading upstairs after eating dinner and I found him inside his toy.  I didn’t want to distract him because he usually thinks he is getting food and then I lose the opportunity to make a photo. 

So, I stood at a weird angle, leaning upside down to take this image without disturbing Newt’s deep thoughts. 

Of course the minute I took this image he scooted out and started meowing because he thought it was dinner time, again!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Project 365 - February 22, 2021

Almost There

Today, as I was making my coffee and getting my breakfast, my nose was filled with the most delightful scent coming from this blossoming plant!  

It was a busy day, lots of meetings and phone calls. But tonight, after I cleaned up the dinner dishes, I took my hyacinth next door to show to my neighbors. I am so proud of the progress this plant has made in less than one week!!

Now I am thinking that I should have bought more than one!! But that’s okay. It’s a bulb and that is a perennial. 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Project 365 - February 20, 2021


I was pleasantly surprised today when I finally made my way down to the kitchen. Yesterday, in addition to two doctor’s appointments, I also got my first of my two Shingles vaccines. Needless to say, I couldn’t move my arm very much so I took an ibuprofen and put a heating pad on my arm and went back to sleep. 

That much needed sleep helped. But then when I did get down to the kitchen, I found so many of the buds on this plant had opened up.  The smell is so lovely.  Of course I had to make these images. I expect there will be more to follow in as this hyacinth continues to bloom. 

Friday, February 19, 2021

Project 365 - February 19, 2021

A Touch of Spring

Shopping at Aldi’s has its benefits. As I was standing on line at the checkout counter waiting g to load my purchases on the conveyor belt, I looked at the shelf in front of me — you know the impulse items area?!

I found this beautifully growing bulb that immediately reminded me of those early spring days.  There would be wisps of melted snow left on the grass and on the wooden rails of Sam Goody’s house.  Pushing up from the hard-packed earth along the finely manicured lawns would be these tiny, green leaves and minuscule buds that later in the season would burst open with lovely shades of links and lavender and emitting sweet and fragrant aromas.

So, of course I grabbed one of these hyacinth bulbs in the glass container so I can not only watch the plant mater, but I can also observe the roots as they grow.

You can expect to see many images of this subject as it progresses.  

Hopefully my cats will not help themselves to a snack!!