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!

319/365 Caught

319/365 Caught, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
The leaves are mostly all bursting with color and they are dropping quite rapidly. I don't think they'll last through the upcoming rain.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

317/365 Up Around the Bend

317/365 Up Around the Bend, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
A short trip early this afternoon led to the tracks along the Hackensack River in Ridgefield Park, NJ.

Friday, November 12, 2010

316/365 After the Fall

316/365 After the Fall, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
At Tommy's Pond, while there are still quite a few trees that are far from bare, looking down shows signs of things to come.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

315/365 Golden

315/365 Golden, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Outside my office on a perfect autumn afternoon the sun shines bright and makes these leaves pure gold!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

312/365 P-Nuttier

312/365 P-Nuttier, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Rosie finds Maddox's stash of birthday biscuits... hope he doesn't find out she was into them!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

311/365 SugarPup Reads Winkie

311/365 SugarPup Reads Winkie, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Winkie - mild-mannered teddy bear or terrorist mastermind?

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Autumn Morning

It isn't often that I am out and about with my camera in the morning. Lately I'm just not a morning person, when and why that changed is a mystery.

This morning Hubby and I had an early appointment and I managed to get some photograph's in morning light that I seldom have the opportunity to shoot in. It's helps that we're so late in the season, and today is the last day of Daylight savings, making this light available a bit later in the morning. It was very chilly, there was definitely frost on the neighboring lawns, surely signs of things to come!

As we left our appointment, the sun was beginning it's ascent... rising, almost above the trees.

The sun rises above the trees

We stopped at our favorite local coffee shop, where we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

Our Place, early Saturday morning

The morning's First Cup

Autumn flowers... in the early sunlight, these beautiful flowers caught my attention. Despite the time of the season beauty can still be found in gardens.

Autumn Bloom

I was very surprised to see the Butterfly Bush beginning to bloom again. The leaves were full of dew and very colorful.

Butterfly Bush
As I walked up the path and on to the front steps I was reminded that the season is slowing heading forward and it's time to focus on what lies ahead.

Halloween Mat

Today I'm feeling a bit more inspired than usual, maybe it's the season... maybe it's the blogs I've reading lately, more than likely it's a combination of both! Have a great weekend!

310/365 Morning Brew

310/365 Morning Brew, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Early morning visit to our favorite coffee shop. The days are definitely getting shorter and cooler!

Friday, November 05, 2010

309/365 Recycle Day

309/365 Recycle Day, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Jeero and Ox help around the office by gathering up the recyclables. I could hear them singing from my office - "Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho we recycle don't you know..."

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

307/365 Using the Noggin'

307/365 Using the Noggin', originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Jeero takes the lead in carrying off the Milano stash, Ox quickly follows hoping to go unnoticed.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

306/365 Leaf Diving!

306/365 Leaf Diving!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Jeero and Ox both came into the office today, when it got very quiet I checked on them and they were out back jumping in the leaves!

Monday, November 01, 2010

305/365 Friendly Photos

305/365 Friendly Photos, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Jeero finds a picture of Ox on my Blackberry... now he wants to go home and hang with Ox! Uglies... so much like kids!

Project 365 October Mosaic

Project 365 October Mosaic
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem

1. 274/365 Side-ways, 2. 275/365 Sun's Piercing Light, 3. 276/365 Nuggets of Gold, 4. 277/365 Rain Drops Keep Falling, 5. 278/365 Belle's Feast, 6. 279/365 New Gang in Town..., 7. 280/365 Leadership, 8. 281/365 RaRa RU Football, 9. 282/365 The Replacement, 10. 283/365 Coming of Change, 11. 284/365 Little Red Riding Hood, 12. 285/365 Evening Sky, 13. 286/365 Fall Flowers, 14. 287/365 Disney Vinylmation, 15. 288/365 Vinylmation Revealed, 16. 289/365 The Edge, 17. 290/365 Lego Minifigs, 18. 291/365 Baseball (DS337), 19. 292/365 Baubles and Beads, 20. 293/365 Tangled, 21. 294/365 Millstone, 22. 295/365 Flames of Autumn, 23. 297/365 Sunday's Lite Music, 24. 296/365 Bang, Bang!, 25. 298/365 Commuter Line, 26. 299/365 Leaf Hunt, 27. 300/365 Maddy's Monkey, 28. Cup O' Joe, 29. 303/365 Mini Pie, 30. 302/365 Happy Office Worker, 31. 304/365 Halloween Leftovers

Wow, 10 months completed and just 2 more to go! Soon it will be time to think about next year's project. I'd love to hear what you are working on and if you have any suggestions for new photography/blog projects let me know! Don't be shy... post your comments.