Day 102-A Little Yard Work

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There’s never a shortage of stuff to do in the yard:

Day 102-A Little Yardwork

Today I got home from the office, put on my other work clothes (the ones with holes in the knees) and headed out to the back yard to do some work. We had a large bush that had died last year that needed to be removed. I cut off all the branches, chopped them up and put them in several lawn bags. Two hours later I was finished.

Next up, trim some more bushes, mow the lawn and pickup a bunch more pine cones.

Day 94-Anybody Want To Buy A Pine Cone

If you are looking to buy some pine cones, I have them by the bucket-full:

Day 94-Anybody Want To Buy A Pine Cone

Our yard is full of pine trees, Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda if you speak Latin)  to be exact. All these trees generate a tone of pine cones. I spend a fair amount of time picking them up out of our yard. So, if you need a few thousand pine cones for some reason, let me know. I’ll make you a great deal on them :-)

By the way, this is one of the 1st images I captured with my new to me Canon EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 lens. I haven’t had too much time to use it yet but so far I’m impressed. I’ll be doing a lot more shooting with it in the next couple of weeks and then I should be able to do a proper review of it. Stay tuned…

 

Project 365 Update Day 68 to Day 80

Yes, I’m still alive, just extremely busy. Between work, life and spending time demoing the new Adobe Lightroom 4 (which I’ll post more about here very soon), I’ve been lax in posting to this blog. Well, time to catchup a bit. Here are the last 10 days or so of my project 365 images from newest to oldest. I should be back on track with more regular posting here very soon.

Day 80-Backyard Azaleas in Bloom

Day 80-Backyard Azaleas in Bloom

Day 79-Snorting Pollen

Day 79-Snorting Pollen

Day 78-Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Day 78-Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Day 77-Mourning Dove

Day 77-Mourning Dove

Day 76-Spring Colors

Day 76-Spring Colors

Day 75-Time For A New Refrigerator?:

Day 75-Time For A New Refrigerator?

Day 74-Red Azalea Bloom:

Day 74-Red Azalea

Day 73-White Azalea Bloom:

Day 73-White Azalea

Day 72-Avocado and Shadow:

Day 72-Avocado and Shadow

Day 71-Is Lightroom 4 The Answer:

Day 71-Is Lightroom 4 The Answer

Day 70-Sushi Lunch:

Day 70-Sushi Lunch

Day 69-The Circle of Life:

Day 69-The Circle of Life

Day 68-Ginger Snaps:

Day 68-Ginger Snaps

Day 63-See The Tree at 3:33 on 3/3

I’ve taken up poetry as of today:

Day 63-See The Tree at 3:33 on 3/3

Today is the 3rd of March. A local entertainment publication, Creative Loafing, came up with the idea of having everyone take a photograph at 3:33 on 3/3. I thought this was pretty cool since it’s day 63 for me in my project 365. I decided to keep the rhyming theme by taking a photograph of a tree in our neighborhood that is starting to bloom.

Pretty creative, huh :-)

Ok, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Pink Hyacinth

The Hyacinth’s are blooming:

Pink Hyacinth

This is one of the many Hyacinth plants that are in our front yard. Each year a few more pop up. I think they spread via root bulbs (or something like that). They are a nice addition to all of the pine straw we have and help to brighten things up a bit.

On a separate note, I’m 60 days into my project 365 and so far I’ve managed to post a different photograph each day. I feel pretty good about my chances of completing this so stay tuned and we’ll see if I can keep this thing going!

Happy Leap Day!