Monday, September 2, 2013

245/365 Still Life

"Flowers is a Vase"

It was nice to see that the day's prompt was "still life" because still life is exactly what I had planned for my day!  We had nothing on our calendar that had to be done. Yay!

We slept late - really late.  Considering that most of our mornings begin at 6 am, anything past 8:30 seems late.  Past 10 constitutes really late!  Oh well, it is the last time that we will get to do that for a long time.  We savored every moment of those sleeping hours.

It was nice to have the time to cook a big breakfast at home.  Breakfast is my favorite meal to eat and though I don't mind cooking it, if you have a big breakfast, it becomes labor, dish and clean-up intensive.  Today, none of that mattered.  We had awesome breakfast burritos -filled with potatoes with hatch chilies, scrambled eggs and a little cheese and pico de gallo.  All I can say is YUM!

After all the hard work of preparing, eating and cleaning up after breakfast, we watched a few episodes of 30 Days.  If you have not seen this or aren't familiar with it, it is one of the few TV programs that I think is a "must see."  It is a little dated having begun its three season run in 2005, but the message is still fresh.  If you are interested, it is available on Netflix.

Despite a lazy day, I did manage to get all of our laundry done, the rest of last night's party stuff cleaned up and my preparation for school this week done.  I consider today to be a successful day!

I also had time to play a little with today's photos.  I am fond of the picture above because of its blue and orange.  That is a no-brainer in my world.  But, I tried some other shots as well.  I really like the photo below.  The single flower in a recycled jar as a vase has a simplicity about it that speaks to me.  Compositionally, it is a little odd, but still, I like it for some strange reason.

 'Flower in a Jar"

I am trying to learn more about conversion to black and white.  It seems like it should be simple.  It's not.  I did convert the picture above.  I like the way the jar converts; the flower takes on a whole different character.  The jury is still out on this one.

"Flower in a Jar 2"

I am thankful for this low-key day, especially since it will be Thanksgiving before we have another one like it.  How depressing!  Forget I said that.

Have a great week everyone!