Friday, December 31, 2010

365/365 2010


365/365 2010, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

The final image for 2010... a review of my year in photos.

A challenging yet rewarding project that introduced me many new and inspirational friends.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

364/365 Just One


364/365 Just One, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.


Like these delightful candies, there's just one left....

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

363/365 Penquins


363/365 Penquins, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

Winter Wonderland courtesy of the penquins.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

362/365 Enchantment


362/365 Enchantment, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

Memories of those precious moments when enchantment was still a part of Christmas.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

358/365 Christmas Eve


358/365 Christmas Eve, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

Kate's Christmas treat... 7 Shrimp with spaghetti! She did great and it was delicious!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

350/365 Hark!


350/365 Hark!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

The herald angels sing...

Our tree would not be complete without these little wooden angels.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

349/365 Gnarly Christmas


349/365 Gnarly Christmas, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

Taz snowboards over the river and through the woods to get his presents delivered on time.

348/365 Christmas Delivery


348/365 Christmas Delivery, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

Red brings home the tree on the M&M Express.

347/365 Seriously?


347/365 Seriously?, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

Stormie thinks this decorating is way too girlie and wants to know "who picked these ornaments?"

346/365 Joy!


346/365 Joy!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

Yotsuba is getting exciting about Christmas...

Yotsuba: "Joy is the best part of the holiday!"

Monday, December 13, 2010

345/365 Checking his list


345/365 Checking his list, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
It's that time... Santa is now checking his list!

Looks like my crazy week has caused me to fall a bit behind... I'll be trying to catch up over the next couple of days. I'm so close to the end I'd hate to lose out on finishing this project!

344/365 Twinkle


344/365 Twinkle, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Little mouse basking in the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree.

343/365 Time to Share


343/365 Time to Share, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Toys for Tots, a noble cause to provide toys to needy children

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010

Monday with Maddox


Marvelous Maddox
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem


Maddox blessed me with an actual pose this morning!

340/365 The View...


340/365 The View..., originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
After working working late, this is a view from the car.

Seeing more lights and decorations as we get closer to Christmas... it's nice to stop a moment and enjoy the sights!

339/365 Wreath


339/365 Wreath, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Appreciating every little thing brings more joy to the season!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

338/365 Music is the Key


338/365 Music is the Key, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
When it's time to de-stress and get rebalanced, a little private time with music is the key to relaxing and getting a focus on what really matters. Clears the mind and soothes the soul!

Friday, December 03, 2010

337/365 Love of the Game


337/365 Love of the Game, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
My great-nephew plays in the NJ HS State Championship at Giants Stadium... Now State Champs Wallington Panthers!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

333/365 Vision: Adjusted


333/365 Vision: Adjusted, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

The Daily Shoot assignment for 2010/11/29:
Illustrate what the word vision means to you. Either be literal or interpret it broadly and artistically.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

332/365 Screened View


332/365 Screened View, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
A view of the yard, through the screened window. November very quickly coming to an end, final cleanup needed.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

331/365 8th Deadly Sin


331/365 8th Deadly Sin, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

These delightful little treats are only available in Autumn/Winter which is "Mallomar Season" in NY. Reminds of S'mores for city folk... no campfires in the streets of NYC, please!

330/365 Domo's Black Friday


330/365 Domo's Black Friday, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Domo had his fill of turkey, and spent Friday night watching Jeff Dunham while snacking on bread sticks.

Domo thought Peanut was hilarious... he almost lost his snack he was laughing so hard!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

328/365 Domo Hungry!


328/365 Domo Hungry!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Domo wants to know when he'll get some turkey.... then he'll be thankful!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

327/365 The Remedy


327/365 The Remedy, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
The common cold is running rampant... and my daughter brought one home with her this week!

Monday, November 22, 2010

326/365 FAIL


326/365 FAIL, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Sorry for such a bad one, another attempt at taking a shot of the moon failed miserably... this is the best I could do, it just got too late. Until next time...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

325/365 Holiday Window


325/365 Holiday Window, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
A quick stop in Clinton this afternoon, the shops on Main Street are all ready for the Holidays to begin.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

324/365 Golden Carpet


324/365 Golden Carpet, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
The golden leaves cover the lawn as a carpet.

Friday, November 19, 2010

323/365 Bella Casa


323/365 Bella Casa, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
This wise and soulful cat is from the Bella Casa by Ganz line. I've had it quite some time, unfortunately I don't recall what it is called and can't find it online anywhere. I guess it's retired.

322/365 Good Morning!


322/365 Good Morning!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Scruffy wakes up so very happy!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

321/365 A Little Something Extra


Lunch at home between client visits... nice to add a bunch of Triscuits to the plate!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Easing the Boredom


Easing the Boredom
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem


There are two items that I always have with me; my camera and SugarPup. There are times when they are all that keeps boredom at bay. So glad I had them with me today, an appointment for a checkup with a wait that was just too much to bear. I forgot my book and SugarPup is always a willing model! Problem solved.

How do you stay occupied when appointments take longer than expected?

320/365 Time and Date


320/365 Time and Date, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

Yesterday Daily Shoot completed it's first year of assignments! The final assignment - Make a photograph with a calendar theme today.

While I don't follow on a daily basis, it does help give me direction in picking a shot for my own Project 365.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Autumn in New Jersey

I love the colors of autumn! 

Spring brings new life, buds and blossoms that soon turn to blooms of pretty flowers. But...


"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."  ~Albert Camus



Over this past weekend we took a trip to Ridgefield Park, NJ where I lived for about year.


How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~ Maya Angelou



Who can resist the beauty of the flaming red maples?


The parish church where I made confirmation, founded in 1890.


One thing I've always remembered about this NJ village was the celebration of the holidays, it being the weekend immediately following Veteran's Day this tribute brought back many memories of parades, picnics and patriotism.


This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  ~Elmer Davis




The afternoon was spent having lunch with my aunt. Lover of giraffes and new owner of this cute little "Beany Boo" Safari!