Project 2012 -- Week 12
March 18 - March 24
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My Week 12 Photos
I took a mountain of photos last week. I have a wide variety of images to share--it was hard to choose just seven!
My week started at Lake Renwick and Turtle Lake and taking pictures for my current photography class. I took the opportunity of being outdoors with my camera and stayed for a peaceful sunset.
 Sunset on Budde Lake
Tuesday was primary elections in Illinois, and my young men and I walked down to the polling place. I got "talked to" when I snapped a picture of Danny (his first time voting!). Illinois does not have statues regarding photography in the polling place, but the judges apparently decided that I was not allowed to do so. The crazy thing is that I announced to them that I was going to take a picture, and that I was going to stand away from the voting booths to be out of the way. No one else but us was there, either. I have one more up-and-coming voter, so we'll see if the statutes will be changed in the next few years. (At least I got the shot!)
 Time to vote
We saw some turtles and geese at a pond on the way home from voting.
 Geese reflections
My brother called me one evening and asked if I wanted to go shooting with him in Plainfield. (He's taking the same photography class as I am.) Of course I would! Below is a frame within a frame shot that I didn't use for the class. I love the late evening sunlight.
 Downtown Plainfield
My young men went to work this week, shoveling extra dirt from their grandparents' home to put in our vegetable garden.
 Moving dirt
I received an invitation to join Pinterest, and I've been pinning lots of things, including recipes. I made my own version of one of the recipes, seen below with homemade tomato soup my friend gave us. This sandwich was out-of-this-world delicious!
 Bacon guacamole grilled cheese
My dearest knight in shining armor spent the better part of Saturday working on our pickup truck. A couple of bolts were completely rusted tight, so he has to get someone else to do the remainder of the work. I'm so proud of him trying to save money!
 Mechanic for a day
Since the weeks of Project 2012 start on Sunday, I already have lots of photos taken for this upcoming week! (Being in photography class helps get me out snapping, too.) I'm hoping the warm weather will hold for a little while--I've been enjoying getting out this early in the year for picture-taking opportunities!
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