Monday, July 1, 2013

182/365 Half Way

"Ready to Dig In!"

Today marks the half way point through 2013 and my first year of Capture Your 365.  I am proud to say that I have taken and posted a picture every single day for the past 182 days.  I wasn't sure that I would make it this far.  There have been days and nights where I have barely had the time and or energy to do that things that absolutely had to be done yet somehow I always managed a photo.  I will be the first to admit that there are many that are not good, but I don't think the goal here is to take a super photo every day; it to to document our life.  Like some of the photos, some days just aren't good.  The good thing about that is that it makes you appreciate those that are so much more.

They say that it takes twenty eight days of doing something for it to become a habit.  A photo a day has gone beyond being a habit to what some would probably call an obsession.  I prefer to think of it as a passion.  I have learned to look at the world around me more intentionally finding interest and beauty in the simple ordinary things and places of my life.  I have learned to embrace imperfection.  I have learned that my husband is a good sport and super supportive.  I was reminded of that as I looked back through the year's photos and saw all the photos where he agreed to be my subject when I was fresh out of ideas.  This is a win-win for me.  I got photos on those days and I have pictures of him!

Though I have been in a creative slump over the past few weeks, I am looking forward to whatever I can find to photograph over the next 193 days.  I am determined to get to December 31st having taken a photo a day for an entire year.

Thank you to all of you who have continued to hollow my progress here and who have sent comments and emails in response to the photos thus far.

I am ready to dig in to the last half of 2013.

181/365 Wings

"Welcome Home"

The only wings that I saw today were the wings of planes as we made our way from Minneapolis back to Dallas.  And, I never even had a good shot at a photo of these.  I love airports - people watching, and photographing the travel experience, but it just didn't happen today.  The prompt was intended to inspire photos of insects.  I didn't see any of those either.  I guess that I should be thankful that I didn't have any encounters with Minnesota mosquitoes, which apparently are huge.  In fact, one of the tourist T-shirts that I saw in the airport had a huge mosquito on the front with the text "Bite Me."

When we got home, we went out for Thai food with Brooke.  Though the food at the hotel where our meeting was held was very good, there was a distinct lack of vegetables in our world over the past five days.  After dinner, I had some work to do for school.  Weber volunteered to go to the grocery store to get some breakfast food.  (Though Brooke has been at the house with the dogs, she does not see the breakfast hour very often so does not consider breakfast food a priority when she grocery shops.)

Shortly after he left, Weber sent me a text message with a picture of the bottle above.  My response was, "That does not look like breakfast food."  As I looked at the label, I realized that it has my name on it.  Obviously he bought it.  And no, we are not having it for breakfast this morning, but we will find a nice time to share it.sent me 

Though I had a great week away, I am glad to be home.