Friday, March 25, 2011

Project 365 - Photo of the Day - March 24, 2011

Photo of the Day

I got to the Tallahassee airport a bit early and I didn't want to just sit in the terminal because it was such a nice peaceful morning and really nice weather.  So I pulled out my camera to snap at . . . well at whatever.

I had just finished two grueling days of advocacy in the State Capitol lobbying for arts funding.  I was completely exhausted having walked from one side of the Senate to the other side of the House buildings and then up and down the hallways of the Capitol in the middle.  I must have walked at least 10 miles a day.  My feet hurt, I was tired and cranky, but it was a job that had to be done.

As I turned to walk into the terminal, I saw these two workers doing their job on the roof of the building.  I just liked the juxtaposition of them against the morning sky.  It was about 8 a.m. and the sun was behind me.  Then when I was looking at these photos, I decided to turn it into black and white.  I really like the tones of this photo.  Sometimes it make a photo timeless.

I had a bunch of others, but I really liked this one the best.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Project 365 - Photo of the Day - March 17, 2017

Photo of the Day

It is Spring Break for Adina and we decided to take her up to Orlando for a few days.  Thanks to our friend, Jim, we were going to take her to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios.  Before we embarked on that adventure, Jim took us for a ride into a neighborhood to show us this incredible house.

This house is in an area where many of the homes are just huge with very large amounts of land as well.  This house truly looks like a castle!  There are so many whimsical features here and there.  I loved the gargoyles.  

We didn't get to go inside, but there was enough on the outside to keep us quite interested for almost an hour!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Project 365 - Photo of the Day - March 14, 2011

Daylight Savings Time

I am so at peace with the time change.  Every one I spoke to said that they were tired from the time change, but I look forward to it each year because I get an extra hour at night when I get home from work to walk the neighborhood with my camera.  

I walked today and had lots of fun.  I found weird red bugs that I have no idea what they were, but they were totally interesting to me.  I found ibis feeding along the edge of the water and I found that the water table is so unbelievably low that I actually stood in the area that is usually way under water.  

Hope that you enjoy my finds in today's Project 365 entry!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Project 365 - Photo of the Day - March 11, 2011


How do you celebrate your anniversary?  Do you go out for a special dinner?  Do you have a picnic somewhere surrounded by nature?

Well, Joel and I took Rachel and Adina out to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for a special dinner the night before Rachel left for school after spending a week at home for spring break.  While it was loads of fun to see our girls all dressed up and behaving with ladylike manners, it was also fun to be aware of who else was in the room.  

There were couples in their 70s enjoying a steak dinner and a glass of wine.  There were young parents with their children in tow trying to keep them quiet in this classy atmosphere.  And then there was the couple at the next table.

I noticed them when they first came in.  The young man looked a little nervous because he was seated alone.  He sprinkled red rose petals all over the table and placed a notecard in the middle of the table.  Then the young woman came into the room and sat down.

I didn't want to stare so I went back to my family and eating my delicious Sea Bass and roasted brussel sprouts and sipped my Savignon Blanc.

We did speculate as to whether he was going to ask her to marry him or if they were just celebrating in general.  But it seemed too special.

At the end of dinner they brought out these desserts with one candle in each.  So I asked them if they would like for me to take their photo.  They of course, said yes.  That is when we found out that they were celebrating their first year of dating.  How sweet!

So I gave them my card and the young woman gave me her card and I promised to email the image to her.  I just did.  I am not sure of her reaction as yet, but I thought that this was a very sweet moment and I loved the natural light even though it is very dark in the restaurant, the candles glowing help to set the romantic tone.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Project 365 - Photo of the Day - March 5, 2011

Photo of the Day

My daughter, Adina, is extremely particular about what she wants in life and how to do it -- no matter what that might be.  In this case, it was getting her ears pierced.

Adina actually had her ears pierced years ago when we went to visit our friend, Nancy, in Hilton Head, SC for Thanksgiving.  However, the piercings became infected, she allowed the holes to close and that, was that.

Nothing could convince Adina to try to get them pierced again.  So we just figured she would never do it and forgot about it.

Lately, Adina has been asking a lot of questions about how to get ears pierced, what was the best way and where.  So Joel did some research and found out that the best place is to go to a tattoo parlor because they are state regulated and everything must be super sterilized and my goodness, there are reams of paperwork needed including notarizing forms, showing original birth certificates, photo IDs of both parents and Adina's too.

Well, Saturday was the day.  It was a very long day and we were preparing for a jazz concert by shopping at various markets, then we had to pick up Adina at school because she was helping to build the sets for the Peter Pan show that she is in and then Rachel at the airport because she was coming home for Spring Break.  And of course we were on the way home after picing up Adina and BOOM!  We were rear ended . . . we were stopped and the person that hit us was going at least 45 mph and that was the end of the back of my car, my beautiful, one-year-old car.  Then of course we were pushed into the car in front of us.  What a mess it was. 

We were all just fine, a little sore, no cuts, but my big toe is either jammed or fractured because I can't move it much.  Joel is achy and so is Adina.  

However, we still made it to the tattoo parlor and Adina got her ears pierced.  It was worth the effort.  Just to see my happy kid with tiny surgical steel rings in her ears with a smile on her face and tear-stained eyes.  Another rite of passage!