Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

272/365 The Big Guns

272/365 The Big Guns, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Looks like the neighbor had some issues with the water main into the house.... the water company stopped by with all the crew and the big guns to uncover a faulty meter pit.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

271/365 Electricity and Beyond

Buzz: Just need to tighten this connector port so it's covered up tight....

Stormie: So, you think all the really big money is in energy?

Monday, September 27, 2010

270/365 Old USB/Ethernet Adapter

There actually was a time when these were far more useful. I haven't seen a need for one in over 2 years.

269/365 Loose Screws

269/365 Loose Screws, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
I've often heard it said that I had a few loose screws... little do you know I keep all in a tin in my desk draw!

*Note: Somewhere in this project I lost a day, this is the make-up shot. I am now back on track :-)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

268/365 Blanket of Leaves

268/365 Blanket of Leaves, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Ox found Maddox's bandana from the groomer and decided it was a great blanket!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

267/365 Basket Handle

267/365 Basket Handle, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
SugarPup found the perfect place to chill out on the basket.

Friday, September 24, 2010

266/365 Ewww.... Broccoli

266/365 Ewww.... Broccoli, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Ox, back from Ugly World after his cookie dough injection makes it known that he "does no likes the broccalis... noes to the green"

Thursday, September 23, 2010

265/365 September Moon

265/365 September Moon, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Another attempt to get the moon... still need to work on this.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

264/365 Day in the Life - 2

264/365 Day in the Life - 2, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Morning Calls...

Communicate chaos, disorganization or messiness in a photograph. Find some beauty in it.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

263/365 Skateboardin'

263/365 Skateboardin', originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Jeero is anxious to get outside and take a run on his new Clone Wars skateboard. He was very hungry on his return and made a stop at Mickey D's to get him lunch!

Monday, September 20, 2010

262/365 Soft

262/365 Soft, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
The Daily Shoot assignment for 2010/09/20:
Make a photograph of something that is soft, or at least looks that way. Convince the viewer of the softness.

I don't know what these plants are called, but when I seen the feather buds I knew this was the shot for today's assignment!

If anyone knows what these are, please let me know.

Project 365 2010 August Mosaic

Project 365 2010 August Mosaic
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem

1. 213/365 Sunday Stroll, 2. 214/365 Beauty of Surburbia, 3. 215/365 SugarPup Ace Technician, 4. 216/365 The Heat is On, 5. 217/365 Fun with Friends, 6. 218/365 Flip-Flop Mat, 7. 219/365 Strawdog of Frenchtown, 8. 220/365 Fun with Buzz, 9. 221/365 What's Keeping Us Busy, 10. 222/365 Keeping Sweet, 11. 223/365 Cookie??, 12. 224/365 You've Got a Friend in Me!, 13. 225/365 BBQ Essentials, 14. 226/365 Rosie Returns, 15. 227/365 Fun with Hoops and Yoyo, 16. 228/365 Goin' Country, 17. 229/365 Summer Sky, 18. 230/365 Kate was little?, 19. 231/365 Metuchen Chief, 20. 232/365 Yuki "Luck", 21. 233/365 Hershey Park at Night, 22. 234/365 Rainy Start, 23. 235/365 Take 5, 24. 236/365 Marvel-ous Heroes, 25. 237/365 Trusty Tech Tool, 26. 238/365 He's a Joker..., 27. 239/365 Thirty-One, 28. 240/365 Boardwalk Bubbles, 29. 241/365 Prince Charming, 30. 242/365 Dorming Domo, 31. 243/365 Meeting Chair

Created with fd's Flickr Toys

Sunday, September 19, 2010

261/365 A day at the Park

261/365 A day at the Park, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
SugarPup was ready bright and early to go to the playground in a nearby park... she loved climbing and being outside on a beautiful day!

260/365 Beach

260/365 Beach, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Had a wonderful afternoon at the beach in Long Branch. Found Pier Village, never knew it was there. Nice place to walk, shop and grab lunch.

Friday, September 17, 2010

259/365 Peek-a-boo

259/365 Peek-a-boo, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
A perfect Friday.... Yotsuba was loving the sunny dry day so much she wanted to play way past bedtime.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

258/365 Gretel

258/365 Gretel, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Another Madame Alexander doll from McDonald's.

I'm trying to get the entire collection and I have six of the eight. eBay here I come, I have about 6 Hansel's so the odds of getting my missing pieces are getting slimmer by the day!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

257/365 Chopper!

257/365 Chopper!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Chef? Not really
Pampered... don't we all want to be?

Crazy day left me uninspired... but there was this one find from a recent Pampered Chef party that caught my eye!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

256/365 Spotted Fever

256/365 Spotted Fever, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Poor Jeero and Ox! Ox wasn't feeling too well and wouldn't even eat the cookies I brought him, then I noticed spots developing he said "I no feels too goods, I thinks I needs a doctors!" Then I noticed Jeero was beginning to gets the same spots... poor guys! I contacted the Pretty Ugly Transportal and they said it looks like they have to return to Ugly World for treatment. According to the Ugly Healths Dept. Jeero and Ox need to get medical attention right away!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lake Papaiannia - The Storm

In pursuit of the photo of the day I took a quick detour on the way home this afternoon. With The Daily Shoot assignment in mind for today's shot I headed over to Lake Papaiannia Park in search of a leading trail.

As I spent a few minutes at the park I noticed a storm just rolling right in from the northwest, with quick moving clouds that were just rushing right in.

The reflection on this little lake caught my eye... and despite the impending storm the water was pretty calm.

Within feet of where I stood was the signs of warmer, brighter summer days

A lakeside table for a picnic lunch or late afternoon snack,

A bench to relax and take in the view of the lake and it's surroundings. There is a trail around the lake that is used frequently by the town residents and leashed dogs on their daily walks. Maddox has had fun walking the trail in the past, it time to take him back!

255/365 Storm Over Lake Papaianni

Late summer storm at Lake Papaianni Park Edison, NJ

This afternoon took another trip to Lake Papaianni in search of the Daily Shoot... what greeted me was a storm rolling in from the northwest. Caught it just in time before the downpour!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

254/365 Hansel

254/365 Hansel, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Hansel looks lost without Gretel!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

252/365 Power Rangers

252/365 Power Rangers, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Delivering High Voltage power to a substation near you!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

251/365 Lake Papaianni Park

251/365 Lake Papaianni Park, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
An afternoon stop at Lake Papaianni Park, very relaxing to just sit for a few minutes and clear the mind!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

250/365 Seriously?

250/365 Seriously?, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
This goose appears to be baffled by the camera... or maybe he heard I'm at # 250 of my Project 365. Or maybe he's just looking for a hand-out!

Actually I felt sorry for him, he appears to have a hurt wing, though I don't think he's in pain.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

249/365 Sun Rays

249/365 Sun Rays, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Catching the sun rays always makes me feel I'm in the presence of a higher power. I find this light always takes me to my spiritual side, I am in awe!

Monday, September 06, 2010

248/365 Yoohoo!

248/365 Yoohoo!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Yotsuba: It's a great day to be outside, can anyone come out and play?

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Saturday, September 04, 2010

246/365 Vitamin D

246/365 Vitamin D, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Vitamin D deficiency seems to be reaching epidemic proportions!

Friday, September 03, 2010

245/365 Did You Ever....

245/365 Did You Ever...., originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
have to make up your mind? Jeero cannot decide "Honey Mustard or Catsup?"

Thursday, September 02, 2010

244/365 Video Pop

244/365 Video Pop, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
SugarPup examines the video card to the office computer, seems there was a loud POP! and a little while later the monitor went a little crazy. "I think these exploded capacitors are the culprit" Good find SugarPup, I couldn't agree more!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

243/365 Meeting Chair

243/365 Meeting Chair, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
As I walked into the office this morning I was surprised to see SugarPup sitting on the conference room table. When I asked what she was doing said she was practicing holding meetings. "I don't want to be stuck just working in the office all the time, if I get good at meetings I'll be able to go out to meet clients with you!"

Gotta love a girl that wants to get ahead!