I'm a notorious procrastinator. Can I really stick to the project? Can I post one photo a day for 365 days? The pressure is almost unbearable.

(I DID IT! I stuck to the original project and in 2010 I took two photographs every day, for two different groups! I'm going to continue to add 365 photos per year to this blog, but they probably will not be taken on consecutive days. That is too much to ask...)



Thursday, August 26, 2010

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238/365 a dog, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

She's feeling so much better she was driving me nuts today. She finally settled down on her bed for a bit. I'm just so glad she's feeling better!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

237/365 Pretty fungus


237/365 Pretty fungus, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

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another caterpillar, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Another cool little caterpillar. He was on the house, right next to the front door. He's not in the field guide I have for caterpillars, though.

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236/365 Too soon!, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

The leaves are starting to turn a little.

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You can't tell from this, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Finally feeling better and bouncier--you just can't tell from this picture.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

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her bowlegged highness, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Not the most flattering of photos, but you can see how bow-legged she is in the rear. She finally felt pretty good by Saturday and hopped up into her chair without help. Good news!

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231/365 Casper and shadow, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Casper and her shadow. She still wasn't feeling up to snuff when this was taken.

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not having a good day, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Casper testing out the memory foam before I added it to her bed.

230/365 Not having a good day


230/365 Not having a good day, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

She's bowlegged and has bad knees. She had some trouble getting up this afternoon, poor little thing. She's resting now, has had some aspirin and all of her beds have memory foam added. Hopefully she'll be back to normal in the AM.

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frogdog, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Casper in one of her favorite positions.

Monday, August 16, 2010

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more intersting fungi, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

One of my friends said she hoped that when I was done with my photo projects that I would still continue to blog about my photos. I'm pretty sure I will. I have enjoyed both projects, but sometimes the deadlines and rules about taking the picture on that day find me scrambling at the end of the day for anything to shoot. What I have really liked is that I am constantly looking at the world around me in a totally different way and I am never without my camera. There are a lot of photo challenges like scavenger hunts and color challenges and they leave you a little more lee-way when your life gets in the way and you don't have time. I am such a procrastinator that I will have to have some sort of project or goal or I will probably slack off. (I like how Marti, another friend, has challenged herself in the color challenge to try to find two of each color--something organic and something manmade.) So rest assured Louise, I will continue to keep the camera handy!

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I visited the quilt shop today, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

I visited the local quilt shop on Saturday and saw this wall hanging. Isn't it beautiful?

226/365 A portrait of the boys


226/365 A portrait of the boys, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Artist Jim Coon, who loved Diesel & Feezle and who felt that we must be related due to the things that we talked about.

225/365 grasses in the roadside ditch

224/365 chakra bracelet


224/365 chakra bracelet, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

My sister calls it my gay pride bracelet. Either works for meI can wear it with any color.

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a knick-knack/bric-a-brac, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

I needed knick-knacks for a scavenger hunt photo.

222/365 lil athlete


222/365 lil athlete, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

My grandson

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

221/365 It's been a whole year


221/365 It's been a whole year, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Last year at the beginning of August, one of the bull terriers from my flickr group went missing. He was being walked by his owner and they got to an area where he could be safely off leash and she let him go and he simply vanished. She scoured the area for days, called his name, posted flyers, did everything she could. A week passed and we had all but given up hope when some fisherman spotted a white lump along the very steep bank of the nearby river. They assumed it was Alfie's body. Then it moved! It WAS Alfie and he was alive. He had fallen down the embankment but could not get up because the sides at that point were almost vertical. He must have tried valiantly judging from the worn off toenails and scrapes to his underside.

Unfortunately, due to his injuries, he was suffering from peritonitis and after being home for a few days, it was apparent that he was not well and was rushed to the vet, but there was no saving him. He managed to come home to his mum and dad to say goodbye and the bull terrier community around the world went on a roller coaster ride of emotion, between heartsickness at his loss, jubilation at his rescue and devestation at his eventual death. It was what really cemented our group, with members from around the world and it brought us all so much closer.

The one year anniversary was yesterday. It still makes me sad and I never even met Alfie or his owner as they live in the UK.

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220/365, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

I have this problem at work with my pencils always coming up missing and it irritates the life out of me. So I decided to buy my own so people will hopefully know if they pick it up and it isn't a standard issue yellow pencil, they they will PUT IT BACK. I will be able to track them down easier, too. Courtesy people, courtesy!

219/365 Sunflowers!


219/365 Sunflowers!, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Three different varieties of my favorite flower at $1. a stem. So beautiful, so cheerful.

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taken over my shoulder, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Taken over my shoulder in the car. Casper decided we would go for a ride. I decided we would stop for ice cream.

217/365 napping on the knee


217/365 napping on the knee, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

After a rough week at work, I relaxed in my pj's with Casper in my lap. Truly the best way to end a day.

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a commercial truck, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

I am also in a photographic scavenger hunt and needed a picture of a commercial truck. I just thought the name on this one was funny.

215/365 Caterpiller


215/365 Caterpiller, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Monday, August 2, 2010

214/365 New relatives!


214/365 New relatives!, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Harvald the Jacabunny and Lester the Ursabob.

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213/365 Happy Birthday Jerry, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Happy Birthday Jerry! (8/1)

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Not a license plate you see every day in NYS! Seen in Skaneateles NY.

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a horse of a different color, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

a horse of a different color

another piece of art I was drawn to

No pun intended. I liked the shape of this as it reminded me of a hammered dulcimer--or one that got squished.

209/365 I <3 you


209/365 I , originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

I think the center of the flower looks like a heart.

208/365 yet another Phlegmingo!


208/365 yet another Phlegmingo!, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.