Project 365: June Retrospective


Project 365: June Retrospective, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

This month has been a challenge for Project 365. It's not hard to remember to take pictures, but it's been difficult to upload them everyday (connection issues). But I'm now caught up with posting them, and I will work harder at keeping caught up. The rain this month hasn't helped matters, either. It's rained about 25 of 30 days in June. I also haven't been a very good commenter on your 365-blogs. I'll get better at that, too. Anyway, as I look at this month's photographs, and knowing all the work-related stuff I've had to do this month, I'm surprised that a recurring theme is one of nature and not work. Here I have photos of natural elements (sky and water), people, plants, and animals. OK, I guess we could all say that we have shot "natural elements" as I have defined them . . . as those topics just about cover anything that can be photographed. But still.

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181/365: Rain Catcher


Rain Catcher, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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180/365: I Wonder What She's Writing


I Wonder What She's Writing, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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179/365: Leaves and Raindrops


Leaves and Raindrops, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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178/365: Glass and Raindrops


Glass and Raindrops, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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177/365: Pink and Brick


Pink and Brick, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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176/365: After the rain, the ducks sprouted . . .


After the rain, the ducks sprouted . . ., originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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175/365: Butterfly


Butterfly, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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174/365: Duck Head


Duck Head, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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173/365: Taya and Cody


Taya and Cody, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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172/365: Pedicurist


Pedicurist, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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171/365: Purple Flower


Purple Flower, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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170/365: Glass on a Shelf


Glass on a Shelf, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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169/365: Sand and Water


Sand and Water, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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168/365: Wall Wave


Wall Wave, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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167/365: Mama Pam


Mama Pam, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

She told me how she had just won $300 in a church give-a-way. Then she asked me to take her photograph. (Best large.)

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166/365: Red Feet


Red Feet, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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165/365: Portrait of an Artist


Portrait of an Artist, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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164/365: Rainbow at Sea


Rainbow at Sea, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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163/365: Playing in the Ocean


Playing in the Ocean, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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162/365: Daytona Beach: Ocean at Sunset


Daytona Beach: Ocean at Sunset, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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161/365: A Wing and a Prayer


A Wing and a Prayer, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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160/365: Making the Bed Brings Out the Kitty in Her


Making the Bed Brings Out the Kitty in Her, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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159/365: Odwalla reminds me of Victor


Odwalla reminds me of Victor, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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158/365: Kitchen Shadows


Kitchen Shadows, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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157/365: Sunrise at 6:30 a.m.


Sunrise at 6:30 a.m., originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

There was no postprocessing of this photo; this was actual the view from my front porch this morning.

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156/365: Reflection in a Sideview Mirror


Reflection in a Sideview Mirror, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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155/365: Erin: Fun-Loving


Fun-Loving, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

I am starting an experimental photo series that will occasionally bleed over to Project 365. I stole this terrific idea from a flickr contact, Shadowjak (check out his photos . . . they are terrific). For this project, subjects are told, "Think of a word or short phrase that symbolizes [or identifies] you." This project will be an ongoing experiment of self perception. I will post a few more on photos on Flickr tomorrow.

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154/365: After (all that) Rain


After (all that) Rain, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

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153/365: Playing at War 1943


Playing at War 1943, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

In looking through photos today, I found this one of my dad. He was in the Coast Guard during World War II. That's him on the far left, at 17. I don't know what it is with young men (historically) and these types of photographs. I suppose they thought this was funny, men at war.

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152/365: The Ones I Didn't Buy


The Ones I Didn't Buy, originally uploaded by PartsnPieces.

Several years (and some pounds) ago, I wore shoes like these. I wore lots of very high heeled shoes in lots of colors and styles. Shoes like these are called "stripper shoes" around these parts (from certain close-minded people) because of the heel height and because of those animal spots (women are like wild animals, you know?). I called them cute. But I wore shoes like these, and I wasn't a stripper. I was a secretary back in the day-- before secretaries were called administrative assistants. I thought about buying more cute shoes like these today (a little lower heeled, as the higher heel is no longer comfortable), but I didn't. The store manager kicked me out of the store for taking photographs of shoes. He must have thought I was an aging secretary . . . or that I was stripper . . . or that I had a shoe fetish or something. I don't know. I do know, however, that I didn't buy any new shoes today, and that I'll be avoiding DSW for a good long while.

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