Catching Up

I’ve been under the weather with a cold for a few days.  I’ve managed to take photos in spite of – especially yesterday – being ill.  Yesterday, as my photo of the day shows, I spend most of the time reading.  I can’t complain about that.

Sick Self
Sick Self

I did get out in the late afternoon one day.  Here are my photos of the day for the last few days with two extras from the day I got out and about.

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January 13 Photo Of the Day

I have my apartment cleaned once a month – I’m much too lazy to do it myself.  When the people from Maid Pro are cleaning I leave and am away for a few hours.  On this day I cashed in a Christmas gift card at Barnes and Noble.  Then I somehow found myself in the middle of the afternoon at Pub 112 in Stillwater.  A nice place.  I had to go somewhere – much to cold to stay outside.  So here is my photo of the days for January 13 featuring my new book and Sierra Nevade ale.

The Way To Study - At Pub 12

Dragon

I spotted an exotic fruit at the grocery store – a dragon fruit, very strange looking.  I also bought a cucumber, very mundane.  Here they are.  The dragon fruit is my photo-of-the-day.  With the addition of some eyes, the dragon fruit would look like a red dragon with green nose and ears.

Dragon Fruit
Dragon Fruit
End Of a Cucumber
End Of a Cucumber

Photo Of the Day – January 08

This is not a field in the country.  It’s in the heart of St. Paul on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus.  The field is part of the ag school.

I was driving by the field in stop-and-go traffic.  It was rush hour and the whole metro area was jammed up because of the snow and wind and cold.  I was stuck and realized that if I didn’t take a photo soon I would run out of light.  It took me two hours to drive home – about 20 miles.

So I rolled down the car window and took one picture; the only one of the day.  Here it is.

A Winter Field In Late Afternoon Sun
A Winter Field In Late Afternoon Sun

Photo Of the Day – January 07

The white cyclamen is my photo of the day.  I photographed the same flower a few days ago.  That photo was in diffused, artificial light.  The photo in this post was back lit by natural light coming in a north-facing window.  I like the natural lighting better.

This week I have been photographing white and pink cyclamens and a red poinsettia.  Did you know that you can get a large poinsettia for $2.00 if you wait till after Christmas.  And a potted cyclamen for $1.50?  Good, cheap photo subjects when you don’t want to venture out into the artic weather.

White Cyclamen II
White Cyclamen II
Pink Cyclamen
Pink Cyclamen

365 Photo Challenge

For a few years I’ve tried to take at least one good photo each day.  I’ve tried the 365-day challenge.  In 2013 I made it to November 22 before missing a day.  I started the 365-day challenge again this year.  I am abandoning the website Blipfoto and will be posting my daily photos-of-the-day (POTD) on this blog. Here are my POTDs for January 01 through January 06.

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365 Challenge

I have embarked on a 365-day photo challenge.  I am going to start posting my photo of the day (POTD) every day – hopefully.  Last year I made it until November 23rd when I missed one day because of extraordinary exhaustion.  Today I’m posting a slide show on the POTDs I’ve collected this year.

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A Missed Challenge

I was involved in a 365-day, photo of the day (POTD) challenge for 2013.  I missed a day about ten days ago so I cannot complete the challenge for 2013.

I took photos yesterday.  Two days in a row that I took a POTD.  I hope to get back in the swing of things and start again on a 365 day challenge.  Over the last year and one month I’ve missed about two weeks of POTDs.  I have just decided to once again take up the challenge.

Hereby let it be known.  I am starting out on another 365-day POTD challenge.  The first day of this challenge was November 26th.  Only 363 more POTDs and I will have met the challenge.

Here are my most recent shots:

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