Sunday, May 31, 2009

365 Project: May

With warmer weather comes more time spent out-of-doors, and my photos are starting to reflect that change of focus. Sometimes the "perfect shot" was no further than my own backyard.

Most viewed image was The View from Stark's Knob


The largest numbers of comments were generated by Lilies of the Valley


and Morels


A personal favorite has to be Sentimental Journey: Saint Brigid's School, since that building is where I received my (formal) education from Kindergarten through 8th grade.


It was the beginning of quite a Journey, one that won't end any time soon, I hope!


You can see a slideshow of the 31 May photos here or view all of my 2009 photos to date here.

The two groups to which I contribute are 365/2009 and 2009/365.

4 comments:

paul c said...

'Sometimes the "perfect shot" was no further than my own backyard.'

I enjoy your monthly photo collage. So true; the world in microcosm is all around us.

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Blogger In Middle-earth said...

Kia ora Diane!

As you move into warmer weather where you are, we move into winter where we are. I love summer. I have thoughts that keep me warm through winter till spring and all its promise of summer.

During winter I work on these thoughts. Here's a thought I keep in mind, sometimes even in spring:


The hazy balmy days have come in fast,
A garden-loose late-blooming tulip yawns,
Limp petals soft from drooping roses cast,
And daisies flourish on the feathered lawns;
A cicada wakes from the nymphal sleep
Then sheds the fragile nut-brown pupal shell,
And so begins its steady skyward creep
To chant the long percussive choric spell;
The karo's darkened pods crack and expose
The cloying seed in clusters set to fall,
A blackbird swoops down keen to interpose
And sing his warbling chronicle to all;
With these the days I long for have begun,
The warm and lazy summer days of sun.


Catchya later
from Middle-earth

diane said...

Paul,

Thanks! I find that the 365 project has encouraged me to notice objects and details that I missed before.

Ken,

Lovely verse - thank you for sharing. Having friends in other time zones has been equally eye-opening. The world is a richer and more complex place than ever I imagined.