Monday, February 6, 2012

Project 2012 -- Week 5 1/29-2/4

Project 2012
Week 5 -- January 29-February 4

1.  Take pictures
2.  Share at least one--and up to seven!
(Click on the graphic above if you're interested in joining us!)

Really, I hope last week was the most boring week of this year (photographically speaking).  I had one or two good ones--y'know, those ones you're happy to shoot, or excited about capturing.  I spent a bit of time trying to find something special in the ordinary (similar to my resolution from the beginning of this year).  After meandering through my chosen photos, I've decided that there is beauty in each one.  You'll get to learn a little about me as I explain each image.  :)

My favorite photos

If you've read my blog at all, you know I love sunsets.  I'm so glad my kitchen window faces southwest.  If there's something spectacular going on in the evening sky, I'm usually there to catch it.  The below sunset was much prettier in real life, but I love the sweet dusting of color against the rich blue.

[29] Sunset in the 'burbs

I am a word freak.  I love individual words--persnickety, onomatopoeia, seesaw.  It's the sound, the spelling, the etymology.  (Sorry.)  It's natural that I love Scrabble.  Below is a shot of a game I played with my mom.

[30] Scrabble

For me, Scrabble is not about winning, or bluff-playing a nonexistent word to fake out my opponent (I can't bring myself to do that).  It's all about letters forming words, and learning new words.  Scrabble makes it challenging by forcing me to put together words so that high-point letters fall on high-point squares.  It's almost more exciting laying down one tile and scoring 50 points than laying down all seven tiles.  Almost.

[31] Letter frequency

Away with my words...  One item that I find beautiful in my home is my Tiffany tealight lamp, which I purchased at a garage sale (another fun activity).  It reflects soft colors as the flame shines through each glass piece, and I love burning candles in it.  This little lamp sits on our fireplace mantel.

[32] Tiffany tea lamp

Below shows detail on one of the lamps in our family room.  It really does look this golden when the lamp is lit!  I love how the image turned out, with its rich contrast.  It could almost be a section of an ancient spear, or part of a scepter from a prince of old.  My imagination is carried away...

[33] Lamppost detail

Blue is my favorite color.  We have a number of small round patio tables that serve as end tables in our little living spaces, but this is the only one with blue inlaid tile.

[34] Inlaid design

This last item of beauty came to me from a generous and thoughtful friend who loves to let people know when they've blessed her.  The gift came with a sincere note of thanks for my flute playing at church during communion and at other times.  I'm not an accomplished player--the simpler the tune the better--but she always thanks me for playing.  Inside the basket were design-your-own note cards, Burt's Bees lip balm, and chocolates!  She has a great memory for people's likes and dislikes, and each little gift inside proved that.

[35] A friendly gift

I felt like it was a beautiful early Valentine's gift from a special friend, and it made my week.  Also, she, like I, is a mom of four young men, so she knew I would appreciate the PINK.  :)

Treasuring life's moments,

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  1. I love playing scrabble! Great shot of the board and love the sunset!

  2. All such nice pictures, especially the sunset. I'm off to do my weekly photos, being at a SuperBowl party last night kept me from writing up the post yesterday. :)