Saturday, July 31, 2010

212/365 Little Pet


212/365 Little Pet, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Yotsuba adopts a new friend, can you help her name her new doggie?

Friday, July 30, 2010

211/365 Tech Lesson


211/365 Tech Lesson, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
SugarPup gives the gang a lesson on basic pc maintenance. Informing everyone that it is important to defragment the hard drive occasionally... while Yotsuba catches a short nap.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

210/365 SugarPup Rocks!


210/365 SugarPup Rocks!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
SugarPup was so excited to share her stories from the Tom Petty concert last night, she was showing off her ticket as she worked on yet another client pc.

209/365 Spotlight


209/365 Spotlight, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Wonderfully awesome show at Madison Square Garden - Tom Petty's definitely got "Mojo".

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

208/365 Upgrade Success!


208/365 Upgrade Success!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Yotsuba is impressed with SugarPup's technical skills!

SugarPup: Our client should be very happy with this pc now.

Yotsuba: Wow, this is cool!

207/365 Pinky Pose


207/365 Pinky Pose, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Today's theme is the color pink. Find something that's pink and make a creative photo.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

206/365 Slowing the Hunt


206/365 Slowing the Hunt, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
MG: It's time to come in, the rain is falling hard!
Yotsuba: Can we go on another hunt tomorrow?
MG: I don't know, we'll have to see tomorrow.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

205/365 The Hunt Begins


205/365 The Hunt Begins, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Yotsuba: Finally, we've started the hunt
MG: Good luck, it's going to be very hot so go easy!
Yotsuba: We have more ice cream, right?

Friday, July 23, 2010

204/365 Ice Cream and Skatesboards

MG: I thought we were going on a cicada hunt today?

Yotsuba: I was skateboarding and now It's hot enough for another ice cream break. Can we go tomorrow?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

203/365 Summer Angle


203/365 Summer Angle, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Yotsuba: It's time to go on our cicada hunt... can go tomorrow?

Today's Daily Shoot:
Rotate your camera today a bit and make a slightly off-angle photograph. Use the angle to emphasize your subject.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

202/365 Welcome Rain!


202/365 Welcome Rain!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
After several weeks of little to no rain the downpour is more than welcome by the gardens!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

201/365 Happy Maddie!


201/365 Happy Maddie!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Nothing like this greeting when you come home... always thrilled to see me, no questions asked :-)

Monday, July 19, 2010

199/365 To Infinity and Beyond

Buzz give origami a try...

The Daily Shoot assignment for 2010/07/19:
Ads promote removing wrinkles, but they often add character. Make a photo of something wrinkled, crinkled, or folded.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

200/365 Dreamy Sunflowers


200/365 Dreamy Sunflowers, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Compose an image that has a soft and dreamy look today, and make a photograph. DS245
Dailyshoot Sunday Challenge

The missing photo!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

196/365 Pink


196/365 Pink, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
I believe this is a Rose of Sharon, anyone know for sure?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

195/365 Memphis Rocks!


195/365 Memphis Rocks!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Great afternoon at the matinee of 2010 Tony Award winning Best Musical.... Fantastical!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

194/365 Where'd They Go?


194/365 Where'd They Go?, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Yotsuba is wondering what happened to her chocolate jell rings.... wonder if Jeero or Ox know what happened?

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Butterfly Bush

On my way home this afternoon I couldn't help but notice all the butterflies circling and landing in my neighbor's front yard garden. I had heard of Butterfly Bushes, but didn't really know what they looked liked. I've been noticing quite a few butterflies on this plant... and confirmed it was indeed a Butterfly Bush.










While I was in the garden, I also managed to get up-close and personal with the Hydrangeas






Another lovely flowering vine was close by, unfortunately I know what these are called




It was a beautifully overcast afternoon, and the photo's was all in the same area. But my favorite photo for the day is one of the hydrangeas and it is on my Photo Page

193/365 Hydrangea


193/365 Hydrangea, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Today’s Daily Shoot assignment is:
Focus on a fragment of an object today. Make a photograph that only shows part of an object, not the whole thing.

See more from this quick visit to my neighbor's garden on my other blog

Sunday, July 11, 2010

192/365 Best Behavior


192/365 Best Behavior, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
The gang is on their best behavior as they visit at my aunt's house.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

191/365 Lids


191/365 Lids, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Festival table, a sea of hats for warm weather.

Friday, July 09, 2010

190/365 All Dressed Up...


190/365 All Dressed Up..., originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
and no place to go!

For The Helix Challenge - July 2010

1. All dressed up and no place to go

Thursday, July 08, 2010

189/365 Communicator


189/365 Communicator, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Late shot and no time to look for a more interesting subject!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

188/365 Look at the time!


188/365 Look at the time!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Buzz reminds me that I better get a picture for today... "it's getting late!"

Historic Track

July 4th weekend was a great time to take a trip out to Goshen, NY where the town was celebrating their Great American Weekend. We took a trip up on Saturday to visit the Historic Track, America's oldest track! Part of the week also included vendors and activities around the town.

A few pictures from the afternoon at the track - 


Ulysses S. Grant once watched the races from the loft of this barn


The refreshment stand is located under the Grand Stand, and proudly displays it's National standing

The band stand and judges stand are prominently located where all can be clearly seen from the Grand stand


The town library participated in the The Great American Weekend by hosting a book sale, there were quite a few people gathering around for the sale.


Despite the heat, we enjoyed the day and may go back again in cooler weather to take the quick Walking Tour offered by the Chamber of Commerce.



Tuesday, July 06, 2010

187/365 Fashionista Blue


187/365 Fashionista Blue, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Today's theme is the color blue. Blue sky. Blue plate. Blue M&Ms. Make a photo of something blue and post it today.

Kate's designer bags are often a subject of my daily photograph!

Project 365 June 2010


Project 365 June 2010
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem


Another monthly completed and more than half way through. I've already made it further than I thought I would, thanks to all my Flickr friends and supporters!

Monday, July 05, 2010

186/365 Glar Returns


186/365 Glar Returns, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

Glar spent some time with Buzz today and he was impressed with Buzz's latest adventure - Toy Story 3!

Monday with Maddox


Neighborhood Watch (dog)
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem

Always watching out for the neighborhood, Maddox is frequently found in our front window.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

185/365 Yumz!


185/365 Yumz!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

Jeero managed to get out of the house tonight and was found at the local ice cream standing begging for some of the cold treats. Poor little guy, the heat is driving him mad.
Jeero: Me Luvz ice creams... is this one for me? You have more to share?

Independence Day

Independence Day
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem

Happy 4th of July!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

184/365 Hot Dog!


184/365 Hot Dog!, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Jeero enjoys a giant Hot Dog at Goshen Historic Track.

Friday, July 02, 2010

183/365 Jersey Fresh


183/365 Jersey Fresh, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Visited the local Farmers' Market this afternoon. Onions were fresh and available!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

182/365 Hippy Protestor


182/365 Hippy Protestor, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Glar has recently been protesting miltary actions on Planet 51, but he dreams of eventually booking a gig at the Mos Eisley Cantina!