DAILY PHOTOGRAPHS My Daily Visual Diary. Click on an image to see the rest of the photos in that gallery. 8/31 Stickseed (Hackelia verginiana)Lots of them growing in the weeds around here this year.8/31 Bull Thistle SeedingAs soon as the last flowers finished blooming the whole plant died and now the seeds are flying away.8/30 Outdoor-Indoor ReflectionsWas trimming some of the hedge in front of the window and I looked up and saw this. Love this kind of reflective shot. Here, not only can you see inside the house, but through the other window and see the bedroom wall of the house.8/29 Chicory Still Blooming8/28 Aloe FlowersThey almost look waxy.8/27 ClematisStill pretty after beaten by rain and age.8/26 Pile Of ColorsStarting pieces for a T-shirt quilt.8/25 Forsythia Cuttings Just StartedAnxious to see how they will root in water.8/24 Summer RagwortOr Lingularia dentata8/23 Delicious Fruit Salad for Game Niteat Hoops8/22 Stripes and ShadowsThe floor at Van Andel in Grand Rapids - Quilt Show there.8/21 Painted Lady ButterflyOn a white butterfly bush at PSC.8/20 Flattened RecyclablePavement art.8/19 Red Pine BarkMany big pines in the State Park in TC.8/18 New Fire Rings at Traverse City State Park8/17 New Lights on BridgeApparently there are some colored lights too, but they didn't have them on tonight.8/17 Just After Sunset8/17 Charlevoix Harbor North Side at Blue HourThe large boat is the Emerald Isle - The Ferry that runs to Beaver Island.8/17 Weathervane at Blue Hour8/17 Sunset--Start of Blue HourAll the boats coming into the harbor for the night.8/17 Fresh Picked RaspberriesYum yum.8/17 Barb Picking RaspberriesYes, they were delicious. This was at King Orchard Farm.8/17 Charlevoix, Round Lake HarborBeautiful as always.8/16 Looking Out on Lake Michigan NearFishermansIsldApproachingStorm-smThis was near Fisherman's Island and looks like an approaching storm, but didn't materialize. We were looking for a nice sunset, but too many clouds.8/16 Fresh Baked Rhubarb-Strawberry PieA famous Ginnie pie. It was delicious.8/16 Phil Grilling Delicious Burgers8/16 Sidewalk Sales Downtown CharlevoixBusier than usual for a summer day because of the sidewalk sale days.8/15 Going South on Mackinaw BridgeSky looked ominous in the lower peninsula.8/15 Helga at Lunch at Mackinaw Grill8/15 Mackinaw GrillIn St. Ignace--had lunch there with Chuck and Helga.8/15 St. Ignace Boardwalk SignBoardwalk is on the lakeside of the main business street.8/15 Tansey at Lakeshore in St IgnaceHaven't seen this much tansey growing in a long time--especially in an isolated area.8/14 Barb at Straits ParkWe were hiking around looking for better views of the bridge.8/14 Mackinaw Bridge From Straits State Park8/14 Bridge Tower Close Up8/13 Last Daylily Group To BloomBy now the deer have forgotten about daylilies so this plant is usually spared. I really like the color.8/12 Monarch Larva Last InstarThis one should be making a chrysalis soon, but I think the birds got it.8/11 Mushrooms - Just a Different KindThey almost look like the ones grown commercially for market.8/11 High Voltage Electrical Transfer StationJust interesting shapes and colors.8/10 Purple LoosestrifeThese were growing between the parking lot at the Kalamazoo Farmer's Market parking lot and the railroad tracks that run nearby. It seems like it was sort of a swampy area.8/9 Swallowtail On Butterfly Bush8/8 Makings For PizzaAny pizza is good--even if it is a veggie pizza.8/8 New Rain GuageThis is the large blue plastic funnel at the top that has a few holes.8/7 Bull Thistle Blossom8/7 Grasshopper LunchingHas eaten some of the leaf and now working on the flower--a Lantana.8/6 Cardboard Cat BedRolled up and hollowed out into a shallow bowl.8/6 Gnarled Old Tree at RittersAlmost looks like an old pine from out west, except it's covered with lichens.8/5 Gladiolus Close-up8/4 A Different DaylilyHad a big thunderstorm this afternoon and lots of rain. Should hold us for a few days. Now the sun has returned and everything is sparkly.8/4 New Rug In MakingBarb's latest project. It's very substantial.8/3 Indian StrawberryThis is the flower--notice the center almost looks like the tiny strawberry that is produced. The vine is a low creeping vine and a common lawn weed.8/3 Indian StrawberryIt's a common lawn weed. Has yellow flowers (next picture) and is often called "Mock Strawberry." These berries are about 6-7 mm in diameter. Used extension tubes on my MIL Camera (Samsumg)8/2 Know The TruthOld Christian Science church in downtown Kalamazoo is being torn down. It has been vacant for several years, and was sold to the KIA, which is going to use it as "green space."8/1 Reflections In Polished Post CoverNice visit to Kalamazoo Air Zoo this afternoon. All of their support posts are covered with a polished steel covering which is round. Give great reflections of things around you. We had just gotten off the Ford Trimotor plane which is the predominant light object in back of us. 7/31 Trumpet Vine at Meijer GardensNice day at Meijer gardens with Peter. These vines were in multiple areas. Have interesting looking seed pods.7/30 Tiger SwallowtailFinally got a good picture of one. This one was more patient with me getting close.7/29 Tobacco HornwormFound this on our tomato plants. It's a tobacco hornworm because it has seven diagonal stripes on it's side, and not eight sort of 'L' shaped stripes as the tomato version does. Both feed on the same plants.7/28 Tiger SwallowtailThis lady (I think it's a female) wouldn't let me get very close, and didn't have a good camera with me.7/27 Field Of Queen Anne's LaceSo many blooming you can smell them quite a ways away.7/26 Reflections And RefractionsThere's a double reflection of my hands and phone at the bottom from a tall stem glass, and multiple refractions of images in the table and people around it in the lower stem and base.7/25 Overlander Bandshell In Central ParkThis was the Glen Miller Big Band. And what a beautiful night for a concert in the park.20190725S8379-WForkPortageCreek-sm7/24 Two Bugs Making MoreDon't know what they are, but were very busy and didn't bother with the camera being close to them.7/23 Monarch Larvae7/22 Dragon FlyI think this is called a 'Skimmer.' Lots of them around this year. I was surprised it didn't fly away--I was only about 5 or 7 inches from it, with my phone camera.7/21 Hybrid DaylilyThis plant was originally from White Flower Farm a few years ago. Every year since planting it's just had one or two flowers and the deer have usually gotten them. This year we sprayed the blossoms heavily and this beauty has bloomed for a week or more so far, and looks like it may go a few days more.7/20 Pink-Striped Oakworm MothThis was a dead one I found alongside a path. Some bird probably got to him/her.7/19 Wines In BarrelsThese are in the cellars of the St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw, Michigan. Nice tour with a very knowledgeable young man.7/18 Snowy Campion7/17 Butterfly Milkweed at PSCLeaves are not like the common milkweed, and the flowers are not the same color as the butterfly milkweed.7/16 Tin Can ArtLooking down into a tall metal can -- used to hold tea bags.7/15 Bouncing Bet - Full of BloomsGrows in large bunches and colors a field white for mid summer on.7/14 Insect Eggs Or Virus On Milkweed LeafThese are not Monarch Butterfly eggs, which are like slightly truncated football shape with tiny vertically oriented stripes.7/13 Dragon Fly & FloraOut walking with Dixie--one area has lots of different flowers--and lots of milkweeds. Saw this large dragon fly, but didn't have a good camera with me. This is just a cell phone camera, so couldn't get close enough.7/12 Selfies In Mirror WindowsDowntown Kzoo - Farnham Building.7/12 Loon In Flower Bed in Bronson ParkThere are multiple topiaries around in the various flower beds. Very neat looking.7/11 First Real Crop of BlueberriesAnd they are so delicious. Had them with pancakes the next morning.7/10 Squash FlowerThey are so big, and detailed--fun to photograph.7/9 Hydrangea Starting to Bloom7/8 Milkweeds Are a Busy PlaceBusy flowers on milkweed--have ssen bees, flys and Monarch butterflies around them.7/7 Blazing Star--LiatrisIn the church garden.7/6 Mother WortVery common and huge number of plants this year.7/5 Wild GarlicReflowering along with bulblets. Has a great garlic taste in the bulbs.7/4 FireworksAnnual fireworks party at Birches.7/3 Elderberry BlossomsI hope more of them produce fruit this year.7/2 Nailed and StapledUtility pole with lots of staples and nails--somewhat abstract art.7/1 Elephant Leaf Hosta 6/30 Lots of LiliesNot touched by the deer this year. They are concentrating on our daylilies.6/29 Unknown FungusLooks like a slime fungus, but not moist on the outside. I couldn't find any references to it. We put some different compost and straw on the garden this year--possibly came from that.6/28 Asiatic LilyThe deer have not found these this year. They look very healthy.6/27 White PetuniasThey were blooming in a large planter outside of Franco's Pizza Restaurant. Delicious pizzas also.6/26 Northern Catalpa BloomsThese flowers about an inch and a half wide.6/24 Cobweb on a Creeping Phlox Plant with Raindrops6/23 Tree Damage by Deer & HumansIt's amazing these Northern White Cedars are doing as well as hey are. The deer damage occured a couple of winters ago. The brown lower areas are a recent application of herbicide.6/22 Agaric MushroomsHealthy looking pair.6/21 Japanese Spirea Close UpGot a new toy today--two automatic extension tubes for my Samsung camera. They seem to work well, along and together. This is a shot of the Pink Spirea we have blooming all over the place. Each of these little flowers is about 1.5-2.0 mm in diameter. The full size is much better than this chopped down version.6/20 Olgas LightingWent out to eat and for shopping. At at the new Olgas. It's a real fast food place in every sense. Interesting lighting, sor of indirect over out booth.6/19 Primula At PSCThese have bloomed every late spring and are pretty and interesting flowers.6/18 Crown VetchJust starting to bloom, but lots of buds. The hillside will soon be a field of purple/white color.6/17 Silver LamiumI think that's what it's called. Anyway a beautiful ground cover.6/16 Hybrid FoxgloveThese are in Mary's yard. Love the color of them.6/15 Japanese Lilac Tree FlowersVery distinctive blooms, and we see in lots of people's yards now.6/14 Chive FlowersHuge blossoms this year. Will have lots of seed from them.6/13 After Heavy RainLots of rain this year. The lakes are all up and some overflowing their banks. This Monkey flower did pretty well after last nights heavy downpour.6/12 Purple ColumbineSmaller blooms this year--the Lily of the Valley is invading the area.6/11 Common Vetch More VigorousMore blossoms this year after the ground being torn apart last early Spring.6/10 All White ColumbineJust starting to bloom and not fully open yet.6/9 Wild RosesVery plentiful in Michigan, and they bloom over a long period.6/8 Mary's Orchid Still BloomngIt has had blossoms on it all winter this year.6/7 Single Peony6/6 Hulu Hoops In Jo AnnesLate afternoon sun shining on them made them sort of glow.6/5 Beaten & BatteredFirst butterfly this year, but looks like he had a near death experience. 🙂 But, it seemed to be flying perfetly normal.6/4 Huge Iris BlossomFirst year these plants have bloomed.6/3 Interesting Sky After a Beautiful Sunset6/2 Our Original JackBut this year we had about 8 little ones come up where the seed head had fallen a couple years ago.6/1 Our Rhody This YearNot quite as many blossoms this year, but lots of new growth, so probably bigger next year. 5/31 PrivetAnother common hedge row plant with rather scraggly flowers.5/30 Hot Air BalloonSaw it just as we were leaving choir practice tonight. Very light winds out too.5/29 Hybrid Iris at PSC GardenBig and very tall and beautifully colored iris.5/28 New Plants from SchuringsWent nursery shopping this morning.5/37 Common Snowball Bush5/26 Tree BlossomsThe leaves look like a kind of privet. Don't know for sure what it is.5/25 Wild GeraniumNice perennial not affected by the cold as long as a good snow cover.5/24 AjugaAjuga repetans--a nice ground cover around here.5/23 EscapeeFound more light on the other side of the wall.5/22 ViburnumFewer blossoms than previous years--possibly from the severe cold spell we had in January.5/21 Sweet BedstrawThis wild flower is very prolific and growing everywhere5/20 First Mushrooms I've Seen This Year5/19 Petal Fall After StormHeavy rain and some wind combined to knowk most of the petals from the ornamental cherry trees in PUCC parking lot.5/17 Male Flowers of Spruce TreeThis is actually the same tree I pictured on the 6th of this Month. This is what produces the copious pollen that some people are allergic to.5/6 Spruce FlowersThese are actually the male flowers of this spruce tree.5/18 Setting Sun Patches On Canada BalsamOnly in Springtime can we get this effect, when the big oaks off to the west cast a dappled light on these balsams. Just love the colors it produces.5/16 PUCC-Cherry Trees In Full B;pp,Just very densely loaded with blossoms this year.5/15 Paint Splattered PetuniasIn large pots in the garden of the Senior Center.5/14 Red Maple Glowing In Late Afternoon SunBright reds that seemed to glow when backlit with the late sun.5/13 Another Viburnum Starting to BloomI'll get more pictures of it as it continues to blossom.5/12 Lamieum or Yellow ArchangelBeautiful ground cover growing in a neighborhood wild area.5/11 Abstract What Is It?Sure looks like Spring!5/10 Patch of Silver DollarsHaven't been able to find the real name of these pretty purple flowers.5/9 Yellow MustardThis is a native wild mustard, not like the invasive white flowered Garlic Mustard.5/8 ViburnumBeautiful flowers that are attracting humming birds.5/7 Ornamental Apple BlossomsEverything is blooming late this year. So much rainy, cloudy, cool weather. These buds are very slow in developing.5/5 New Posts & RailsThis fence was falling apart because the posts were rotting just below the soil surface. They've been in there probably 30-40 years.5/4 Silver Dollar FlowersDon't know what the real name is--have always called it Silver Dollar plants, because the seeds look like silver dollars.5/3 Bull ThistleFound it growing in the field across the street. I think it's a Bull variety. Hopefully I'll be able to see some flowers from it later on.5/2 Ornamental Cherry BlossomsAlthough the leaves look more like apple.5/1 Common Greenshield LichenThe smaller greener piece to the right is a Starburst Lichen, as I think this is a Pine branch they are on. 4/30 Delicate New Leaf on a Jade Plant4/29 Cold Wet Dreary DayEverything is at a growth standstill the last couple days.4/28 Grandfather Clock Back HomeIt hadn't been cleaned and adjusted in probably 30 years, so he needed work.4/27 Winter Is Back Blue Hour SnowfallThe only consolation is it will not stick around long.4/26 Large Patch Hairy Wood MintPretty flowers, but so difficult to photograph without my DSLR4/25 MagnoliaThis is protected in a walled garden, so blooms early.4/24 Wild White VioletsMake a nice combination with the purples.4/23 Hairy Wood MintVery pretty, low growing plant.4/22 Vinca Blooming Strongly NowGreat ground cover--green all year round here, and such pretty purple flowers in the spring.4/21 Forsythia FlowersVery few blossoms on most of them around here. I think it was the severe cold spell we had this past winter. Most are down low near the ground (where protected by the deep snow).4/20 First Dandelion This Spring4/19 ScillaFound these blooming in a neighbors side yard. I think the ones we have blooming in our yard are the same thing--I've called them something else which probably is wrong.4/18 Grape HyacinthBlooming in full force now.4/17 Control Panel for AC4/16 Bloodroot FlowersFound a patch in a woodsy area near home that we hadn't seen before.4/15 Cold But Sunny OutsideOur begonia just loves this spot, and is producing so many more blossoms this year as a result.4/14 "It's Mine"And you can't have it. Dixie loves this little green toy. So seems to be protecting it here. It of course fits in with my green theme.4/13 Peeling PaintAnd some is even green. I think there's a couple layers peeling off.4/12 Pretty Green But Not GrassEverybody seems more aware of the plight of the bees that are being killed with common weed killers. So, the moss is having a better chance. It stays nice and greed in the middle of winter, too.4/11 Honeysuckle Creating Green HazeAlways to start budding very early, this year is later than usual, but now far enough along that it makes a green haze to the bushes.4/10 Daffodils At PSCOurs haven started blooming yet--probably another week if we get some warmer weather. The area where this one is blooming was in a very protected sunny area4/9 Small Unknown White FlowersAnother new one to me. And, I have not been able to find out what it is.4/8 Trailing Arbutus PanoramaI think this also is a trailing Arbutus, with more bluish flowers.4/7 Snow DropJust starting to open.4/6 Colors Of ItalyWith bicycle parked against the building - an Italian (very much so) Pizzeria around here.4/5 Trailing Arbutus ??This is a new plant to me. I'm not sure of the identification, but I think it's a Trailing Arbutus. Found it right alongside the sidewalk this afternoon. I need to get a macro lens to get a good image of the tiny flowers that are only about 4 mm wide.4/4 Go GreenMichigan State Spartans in Final Four, starting Saturday night. The whole state is rooting for them.4/3 Bromeliad At BMHIn the atrium. Lots of green there.4/2 String Of PearlsThey look somewhat like green peas, but I'm sure they don't taste like peas.4/1 PearDelicious pear--a very light green, and lit with only one small LED flashlight. But, it still has good modeling. 3/31 Flower Arrangement RoseAnd yes, there's green in it. Very beautiful rose in church this morning.3/30 Veggie Burger On a Lettuce BunNice green from the lettuce. Even the plate decoration has a little green in it.Daylilies Coming UpSuch a pretty green. I hope the deer leave them alone this year.3/28 Everything GreenEverything is green--sponge and plastic padding.3/27 Now Anxious For More GreenI'm going to do a green series of images with green--until everything is green outside.3/26 Blankets Like SnowThese are quilt batting--all thicknesses and sizes.3/ 25 Ornamental Crab Apples Still OnUsually the birds strip these trees in the fall before they migrate. Guess they missed this one--there was a lot of trees with heavy loads of berries for them.3/24 CaughtAn artificial flower that's caught in the leaves along the fence in the park.3/23 Francos Pizzaria Wall DecorationsSmall little place, but does big business and has delicious pizza as well as other Italian specialties. My other favorite is their spaghetti with their tomato sauce on it. Makes my mouth water just typing about this.3/22 Dixie Showing Fur Puppy FacesThey are best viewed in a thumbnail sized version--right near the junction line of the black fur with the white spotted fur. She just had a bath yesterday (one of her most hated activities).3/21 A Working Quilting StudioWith a 14 foot table on the long arm machine.3/20 Water Drops EverywhereDrizzly wet day today, so all the trees have water drops hanging from the branches. This spruce tree has multiple ones on each needle tip. Used a 10+ close-up screw on filter type lens.3/19 Red SnappersThese are plastic rods with a 'U' shape that grips fabric to hold on the long arm machine. Saves having to pin the quilts to the leader canvas.3/18 Repeating Patterns in Bifold Doors & Stacked TablesLiked the way the two different lines meet, forming sort of a contrast of parallel lines.3/17 Huge Beautiful White Clouds This AfternoonAnd it was a tiny bit warmer also.3/16 Graupel Dusting This MorningLate winter is the time we usually get this kind of snow--when there's warmer air overriding the cold air at the surface.3/15 Old Well Worn CookbookIt's had a lot of use over the years.3/14 Pipe Fittings Junk BoxNever know when you'll need something you've saves for 20 years or more. Some are old, some new--just left over from a project or job.3/13 Snow Finally All Gone in WoodsWeather suddenly warming up, and had a warm rain most of the day, making the lichens plump and bright green on most of them.3/12 Ice Crystals on LeafGetting to be sugerin weather--clear cool nights and warm sunny days. Not many maples around here, but it will be starting soon up North.3/11 Antique Hand Made Wooden HammerMade by my Grandfather. It's probably around a 100 years old. The head looks like black walnut and weighs 2.5 lbs. His initials (Otto Dovenmuehle) are punch embossed on the head which you can see in this picture. Don't want to get a finger in it's way.3/10 Prince of Peace Lutheran Church CrossAt a concert of the Kalamazoo Singers this afternoon at Prince of Peace.3/9 Wall Lighting in Miller Auditorium - Nice Repeating PatternHad tickets for the KSO tonight. Nice lighting in the auditorium during programs.3/8 Old ColandarWorking on photographing antiques. This is an old aluminum colander with lots of lumps and bumps. This image was made using a single small LED flashlight. The reddish glow is from a string of Mini Christmas Lights above on the ceiling.3/7 Melting Ice EdgeWeather finally starting to moderate a bit. Saw the big overall face profile while walking late this afternoon, but then after I checked it on the computer saw about 5 more, so it got the nod for today's picture.3/6 Throw with Repeating Pattern FaceThis is the throw we keep on the couch and open occasionally for Dixie. She knows if it's open she can lay on the couch. If it's not there she stays off. We had some sunshine this afternoon and it was glancing across the wrinkle on this throw creating an interesting pattern.3/5 Squirrel PrintsLots of squirrels around, and looks like most have survived the winter this year in spite of it being so cold and quite snowy.3/4 Different Kind PaintsThese are the paints that Barb works with frequently.3/3 Tip Of The IcebergSlides and negatives waiting to be sorted and some digitized and some tossed. I wonder if I'll ever get them all done.3/2 Repeating Pattern of Soap Bars CuringWe buy large logs of hand made Goat Milk Soap and cut them to size and allow them to cure for a month or more. The reflection of the yellow color of the tray makes the bars look sort of off color--they are a pretty red color.3/1 Assortment of Pop RivetsWeather like March, so indoors photographs, probably most of next week also. 2/28 Repeating PatternsAm going to look for repeating patterns for a few days, since the weather will be SOOOOOoooo uncooperative.2/27 Before And After Weaving InPart of a sleeve for a heavy wool sweater, showing the inside with multiple lengths of yarn, waiting to be woven in and secured at the bottom of the image. At the top is how it looks when all is tucked in.2/26 Deer Damage To Small Cedar TreeIt's totally destroyed, but probably wasn't real healthy to start with.2/25 Terrible Wind Storm Yesterday: Damage-Blown Against FenceWith heavy snow for a short while and wind gusts up to 60 mph, it blew everything against this fence in the cemetery.2/24 Exercise in 10 Shots of One Object--A Paper CupTrying to increase creativity.2/23 Big Oak Reflected in Wet PavementJust the right amount of breakup of the surface of the water.2/22 Opening Set of "Doubt, A Parable" at Farmers AlleyWe had great seats--just inches away from the stage. Super well done production with all professional actors.2/21 More BegoniasIn spite of our worse weather this year we seem to be getting more sunshine, and our begonia has responded with several bunches of new blooms. Great to see on a gloomy day when it's snowing outside.2/20 My Nearly Abandoned Painting ToteHaven't painted in a month or more. Need to get back in business.2/19 Ice BritchesThese would do more than "Cool your Heels."2/18 Another Pipe Organ in KalamazooAttended a High School choral concert here--2nd Reformed Church. They didn't use the organ though.2/17 Very Very Fine SnowIt was impressive how fine the snow was that was falling when I was out with Dixie for afternoon walk. It was about the diameter of fine sand. Difficult to show, except compare it to the sand grains in this asphalt.2/16 Special PinholderIt has a magnetic base in it, so it can be attached anywhere on the long arm machine. It's filled with corsage pins.2/15 Ah-Green Forest--Where Is It?Was so nice to see green trees and shrubs. It wasn't in a botanical garden either. Anybody know where.2/14 Sunset in City Of WiresToo pretty to miss as we were traveling, but one street has wires crossing and paralleling the street all along. Lucky I took it then as it didn't last long.2/13 After Big SnowThen followed 5-6" of snow which coated everything made everything pretty in a different way. This was taken in the same area that yesterday's was--just a real camera instead of a cell phone.2/12 Freezing Rain AftermathHad about a quarter inch of ice on everything. Made for very slippery walking. But it sure was a fairy land tonight.2/11 Distant Space Object ThuleJust didn't have a good shot today, so tried putting some Sumi ink on water. It half floats and some sinks to the bottom. This shot shows both.2/10 Corduroy Close UpWas looking at my camera and noticed this on the screen--like the texture of my pants.2/9 Teaching Them YoungNoticed this half full drink glass on a child's booster chair near our table at a restaurant tonight.2/8 Old Twin Lens CameraWas dusting off this display camera -- a 120 roll film that still works. It filles a void in my shots for today.2/7 Wet Screen Wet WindowsSudden warm humid air--everything was steamed up.2/6 Acrylic InksAll sorts of inks. One isn't technically an ink--it's a retarder.2/5 Three FacesThis was a tissue I had been holding and the sneeze was going away, so I put it down. Looking at it a few minutes later I saw one pretty good sized face mask. Then in the computer saw two others. I have marked those with a small number below each face. If you still don't see them e-mail me and I'll show you the outlines.2/4 Foggy In WoodsWarm breezes over cold snow yields fog. Almost looks like I have moved the camera vertically, but no, it was very still. Temperature has increased almost 50 deg. in the past 5 days.2/3 Darkside of Our Beautiful SnowAll our beautiful snow turns a grayish brown anywhere within about 35-40 feet from a road, sidewalk or other shoveled place when it starts melting.Site of Old Wounds on Pine TreeIn about 5 or 6 years they have almost completely closed up, but the earlier dripping of the pine juice still shows up.2/1 Sunset Thru Front Door GlassInteresting how the screen door pattern shows up. Beautiful sunset tonight. 1/31 Frost Inside Dish CoverThis was stored in the refrigerator in the garage--it's been off for a month or so.1/30 Ten Below MorningOne of our cold mornings, after some snow the day before.1/29 Knitting StuffAnother very cold snowy day. School canceled again.1/28 Last Ornaments Putting AwayDownstairs in my studio. Good project for today--with heavy snow all day, and falling temps.1/27 Last Of The Sun for a WhileNice sunset, but bad weather is coming.1/26 KSO Logo on the Stage at Miller AuditoriumWent to KSO (Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra) A marvelous concert of Tchaikovsy (Violin Concerto in D Major and the 5th Symphony) The violinist was a 16 year old who won the Gold Medal in The Violin Competition at the Stuhlberg Festival. She blew everyone out of their seats at the end of the 1st movement.1/25 Fake FlowersIn my studio. Always bright and cheery--even on a miserably cold dreary day outside.1/24 Broken Pavement in Parking Lot.Made for a lot of different colors and textures.1/23 Frosty SquashOld 'no-good' squash has been outside on our porch table all fall and winter so far. This morning it warmed up and was very moist, so the frost formed on the super cold squash. (Was down near zero before it started warming up last night.)1/22 Freezing RainModerate freezing rain while out for Dixie's walk this afternoon. All on top of a new snow cover.1/21 My Favorite Restaurant CeilingEverything exposed, but very dark. Makes for interesting image. A group of rom from church get together once a month.1/20 Sunset Lit IciclesLast rays of sun hitting some icicles on the house roof edge.1/19 Begonia To Brighten a Cold Snowy DayBlossoms are starting to get paler than usual--not enough sunshine. They'll pick back up in the Springtime.1/18 Deutsche BurgerBeautiful hand carved village pieces at friends house.1/17 Soundboard I/OMultiple plugs for mics and speakers.1/16 West Lake Bog - Wintertime.Nice afternoon, so took a short walk here.1/15 Parially Melted Ice From Salt and then RefrozeInteresting crystal formation.1/14 Conch ShellLit with a small flashlight (LED) shining inside the shell1/13 Frosty Cold SunriseCrazy weather we're having this year. Often times we don't see the sun all through December and January.1/12 Footprints In New SnowOut with Dixie for her late afternoon walk.1/11 Red SunriseFirst one we've had in a long time. Really intense for just a few seconds. Had my phone handy.1/10 Paper Decoration ManipulatedThis is a paper decoration, made by radial accordion folding paper that had some black circles marked on it. I manipulated the photo multiple times, getting some bright colors in in.1/9 Large Fused Glass PlateInteresting piece of glass--looks greenish with transmitted light, and here with reflected light the colors of the individual pieces show different iridescent colors.1/8 Quilt In Sunshine on Back of CouchCaught a few seconds of sunshine hitting this quilt and noticed the sparkles off the gold thread used to quilt it. Unfortunately it only shows a hint of that.1/7 Dental Visit This AfternoonAlways try and get a shot in the room waiting for him.1/6 Clock WeightsThese are from the grandfather clock I made almost 50 years ago, and it's been cleaned and serviced only once before, and has stopped running correctly, so will have it cleaned, and possibly rebushed.1/5 Portage CreekWow, three days in a row with full sunshine and mild temps. This is in the Portage Creek Bicentennial Pathway park.1/4 Golden Hour ShadowsAnother beautiful day, and feeling better also.1/3 Golden SunsetBeautiful day today, especially after yesterday. Went for a short walk this afternoon.1/2 Silhouette Type DayFeeling a little better and got outside for a bit this afternoon. A very gloomy, dark day, all day.1/1 Frozen Butterfly Bush - Just the Way I Feel TodayHave had a bad cold/flu since day after Christmas, and today seems the low point. I feel the way this plant looks.