Saturday, July 3, 2010

365 Project: June



"Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights

And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower's scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;

I am the fairest daughter of the year."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



"And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays." - James R Lowell




"In summer, the song sings itself." -William Carlos Williams



"I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June." -L. M. Montgomery



You can see a slideshow of the 30 June photos here or view all of my 2010 photos to date here.

The three groups to which I contribute are 2010/365, EdTech 365/2010, and Project 365.

58 comments:

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

No statistics? Which was your most viewed? I think my favorites are the macro of the purple flower, and of course you and sister at the Chairs.

diane said...

I was traveling, woman! But just for you...

Most viewed was the poster, Fences, by a large margin. I added it to the Great Quotes about Learning and Change Pool, at the suggestion of a commenter, which probably generated more traffic.

Other popular photos were "With a Little Help From My Friends," (where I tracked down the origins of some family heirlooms); "Fairy Ring;" and "Finest Silken Threads."

Your favorites had respectable numbers - and they were my favorites, also :-)

Wm Chamberlain said...

Your flower pictures are beautiful. Do you blow any of them up and frame them?

diane said...

Thanks, William! I haven't framed any yet (so hard to choose) but I'm investigating having some of my photos put on to canvas.

Colby said...

All these pictures are great, I like how the contrast brings out the detail.

diane said...

Thanks, Colby! I've never taken a photography class (although I hope to, one day) but if you use your camera a lot, you learn what works and what doesn't. Do you like to take pictures, too?

Blanca said...

Ya i love June to its so beautiful the flowers when i went to Texas but its probably nothing compare to your flowers be sides the ones they sell at the stores.

Keira said...

Wow the flowers are pretty in june

Houa said...

Your flowers are really pretty, I like almost all the pictures

diane said...

Blanca, There are two small parks not far from my house, where I love to take photos of both the cultivated and wild flowers http://dmcordell.blogspot.com/2009/07/which-is-yes.html

Every part of our country has amazing plants to see, "weeds" and wildflowers, if you just look around carefully.

fidel said...

I love your flowers they are really pretty.

diane said...

Keira and Houa, Because of the 365 project, I have learned to observe my surroundings more closely. Even the pods and seeds that are visible in winter have beauty in their shape and form :-)

diane said...

Fidel, Thank you. I would take pictures any way, because I enjoy it, but I appreciate feedback from other people.

Kyle said...

I do not see how you can take a picture a day without forgetting to. You have pretty good pictures there.

diane said...

Kyle, Sometimes my need to take a "picture of the day" gets me outside on less than lovely days (I hate winter cold!). Of course, there are also things inside my house to photograph. This is my second year taking part in the 365 project, and I haven't run out of subject matter yet!

Anonymous said...

Hi,I real like the flower it was real pretty.It remains me of April when the flower bloom.I like the flower so much and it my favorite color pink.

diane said...

Thanks! Pink is such a cheery color, especially in early spring, when we're tired of winter whiteness.

Austin G said...

That is a beautiful arrange of poems and pictures. I think that it would have been a better display of poems if you gave the reason you made this I would have liked it even more.

daniel said...

that's cool i love June because my birthday is in that month

daniel said...

That's cool I love June because my birthday is in that month

alberto said...

I really like the summer so for me June is like the heart of summer it is very beautiful.

austin said...

It would be pretty cool to have every day in June.

yovany said...

nice pictures there awesome

Wade said...

I love the array of scenery and flowers in your pictures. I think you could be a very talented photographer.

Ricky said...

Wow, the flowers in those pictures you took were really pretty and beautiful.

Elio said...

summer is the best no school,party's,and hanging out with friends.

Macy said...

That is so cool June is so beautiful I think June is the most prettiest month of all.

ariana said...

I love the the pictures that you took there are really beautiful and June is my favorite month because its summer time.

Yolanda said...

I think your pictures are very interesting. I like the way almost all of them have like a connection to nature. The pictures of the flowers you took are awesome. They are very colorful and I like that a lot. You are an awesome photographer!!! Please keep up the awesome work!!

ariana said...

I love the the pictures that you took there are really beautiful and June is my favorite month because its summer time.

adrianna said...

The flowers are really pretty and you took really good pictures.I LOVE June because we don't go to school.

serenity said...

Man it's all really good. I wish I could be able to take pictures as good as that. I really want to be a photographer when I get to college.

Anonymous said...

the pictures that you took are awesome!!!
my favorite one is the beautiful pink flower, because it's pretty and my favorite color is pink.
well good luck and hope you take more pictures....

aorta said...

I love the pictures!
they're very beautiful and colorful...

Francisco said...

I think these are the best looking pictures i have ever seen but what do you do when weather is really bad?To where you can't go out?

Kiley said...

I really like the idea of taking one picture a day for 365 days. Very interesting idea!

Florinda said...

Those are good pictures. I love flowers. I wonder you can make it look wonderful.

Trystan F said...

Wow I really like these pictures! And the poems are really good too, June is one of my favorite months, its the start of summer and everything just seems warm.

Florinda said...

Those are good pictures. I love flowers. I wonder you can make it look wonderful.

Cheyenne said...

The flowers are really pretty. Your are a natural at taking photos.

carmen said...

I love those pictures..I wish I lived there all the Junes....PRETTY FLOWERS>>>'-'

daniel said...

These pictures are very magnificent, very good the pic has a lot of stunning detail.

Anahi said...

Those pictures were so beautiful and creative. I thought it was enormous! I mean i cant even take some pictures that are so beautiful.

levy said...

I bet you had a lot of fun taking pictures like flowers witch are very pretty. I would of been frustrated because I am a little impatient. I think it was a very pretty good idea because you at least had something to do over the year and not be as board as doing nothing.

Ismael said...

Great pictures and I wish I could take pictures like the ones you have.

jordon said...

Wow! That is like the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I wish that I could go there

Kenya said...

Yea it would be so awesome to live in a world that its always June because when its June everything just looks so beautiful and, everything is so colorful!!

jasmin said...

Wow.... I think that the 365 project is really cool.And i also like the pictures they are so beautiful and colorful.

Kirsten said...

I love your pictures. They all very pretty. Great job!!!

david_leflett said...

Wow I wish I could be right there to pick a flower for my mom.She is still sick so she would like the flowers.

Aaron said...

I like the pic with the boat by the bush it is rather a relaxing pic.

Courtney said...

Wow! Your pictures are so beautiful. I especially love the flower pictures, because of the beautiful colors.

Ryan said...

What is your favorite one?
Those are some cool looking pictures.

Daisy said...

I love your flowers they are so beautiful!!!

Brittnee said...

Wow great pictures I like all of them. Great job! I also like to take pictures, I think I'm okay.

edgar said...

I like the pictures they are pretty i wish i took them!!!!!! =D =D

diane said...

Well, my friends, you have certainly made my blog a much livelier place! Thanks for all your comments.

Some random thoughts: although you speak of June as summer & vacation time, students in New York State have classes until almost the end of June. Of course, they don't return to school until after Labor Day; this year, their first classes will be on September 8!

I take photos because I enjoy it. I'm amazed by the beauty and variety of nature, so that is frequently my subject. You should try photographing local wildflowers, buildings, landscapes, and, of course, your hobbies and friends & families. It's fun, and it provides a wonderful record of your community and your personal history.

My pictures are saved on Flickr, so that my family and friends can share them. Sometimes strangers send me messages about pictures that have meaning for them - family gravestones, and scenes from their hometown, for example.

You don't have to have an expensive camera. Ask your family for a digital camera as a gift, or save up money yourself to buy one, and just start clicking away. This is a hobby that can last a lifetime.

Neileigh Chastain said...

My name is Neileigh Chastain and I am a student of Dr.Strange's from the University of South Alabama.

I just wanted you to know the the pictures of June are beautiful. I really loved the picture of the boat. It reminded me of a painting that I saw a while back and it just brought back so many memories that were so happy for me. These photos are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them.