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365 Photography Project Forty-Sixth Post

Sunday August 21, 2011 A glimpse of Lauren as we did some final shopping for her move. I find this photo rather symbolic.

Monday August 22, 2011 Jimmy grew a sunflower from seed, protected it like it was his child and then...a squirrel got it. Of course, only thing I can think is, 'man, cool photograph!' He's now using this as his background on his laptop :D

Tuesday August 23, 2011 We to the train to San Francisco in order to see the Stein exhibit. The Stein family, not only Gertrude and Alice, collected modernist art, amassing a totally amazing collection...Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Brancusi and on and on. In the photo, it's me, then Cindy with Lauren standing next to Jimmy.

We went downtown Wednesday evening, we being Cindy, Jimmy, Lauren and I, to attend a planning commission meeting at City Hall, which is in the background while our shadows are in the foreground, for a proposed shopping center near where we live.

Wednesday August 24, 2011 In the end, the developer was required to adhere to more strigent EPA requirements. I heard them talking out in the hall and they were NOT happy, but have too much invested to allow their shopping center project to not happen, so YAY!!

Thursday August 25, 2011 It's starting to take shape. Of course, since this pic was taken three weeks ago, we have already shopped in what is now a finished store.

Friday August 26, 2011 Vita has put a brown dye on my eyebrows, which has to soa- in for awhile, so she is now next door giving Lauren her facial. While waiting, I got bored and started playing with the magnifying glass. I like how it turned the top of the painting upside down.

Saturday August 27, 2011 waiting for our restaurant to make the little red lights go round&round so we can eat dinner

The flickr of our lives


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Sep. 19th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
we waited so long, I finally realized I hadn't taken my pic for the day and was able to. This is at Oakridge Mall, the pic is of PF Chang's.
Sep. 19th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
Love the pics as always, but the symbolism of Lauren half out of the shot is quite impacting.
Sep. 19th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
thank you!! and I think so too, I just caught her before she was gone, from the frame anyway :D
Sep. 19th, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad Shadow commented as she did. I don't know your daughter well enough by sight to know she was half out of the shot. Most symbolic. I like the pic with the round shape in it.

Did the sunflowers have anything to do with the reflections?

Sep. 19th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
'Did the sunflowers have anything to do with the reflections?'
No, with the sunflower, I took the photo of it lying on the table, looking inside of it where the squirrel had eaten half of it away. You can see all its little seeds.

The reflection photo is into the museum's bookstore window as we waited in line for our tickets to go in.
Sep. 19th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
ONe of my pics wouldn't open; just a tiny blue square with a questions mark in it. No pic. Was t that the sunflower pic?

Sep. 20th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
sometimes you just have to give it a second or two to load, the pic is there and will remain so :D
Sep. 20th, 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
Wow! it was there right away now, and earlier, it wouldn't open. ;-) Reminds me of the giant ants in Them a film that gave me nightmares for years. Saw it on TV last week and the ants were furry and fuzzy and ridiculous lookingi.

Interesting photo, the sunflower, interesting.


Edited at 2011-09-20 04:34 pm (UTC)
Sep. 20th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen the movie so fortunately, no 'ant' associations, for me the flower is just a remnant of Jimmy's tender loving care trashed by a squirrel and thereby made into a cool object for me to photograph :D
Sep. 21st, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
It's a very interesting subject for your photo.

Good stuff.

Sep. 20th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
That sunflower shot is bizarre and very cool!
Sep. 20th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
you're looking inside it, the squirrel ate half across, so you can see the seeds down toward the stem, so cool
Sep. 20th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
I love the first picture. And will love the first homecoming one that pairs up with it.

Your city hall is quite attractive and the way the human shadows line up on the pavement which segue into the building column shadows, great shot.

What restaurant is the last one? The round part looks like a water tower.

The one at Vita's place reminds me some miniatures I just saw behind round panes of glass set into the wall. The photo reminds me of a life-ring with sky instead of sea.

Sep. 20th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
weekend after next, she should be coming home and so, I will be sure to take the one that pairs up with it then :D Great idea.

It's a very attractive city hall, very controversial at the time of its construction. I hadn't noticed, only maybe subliminally, how our shadows lined up with the columns, good eye.

The restaurant is P F Chang's, the tower structure is a feature of the mall while the sculpture of the horse is a part of the restaurant.

Ooh, cool, the miniatures sound very interesting. I should probably google life-ring with sea because...??
Sep. 21st, 2011 02:18 am (UTC)
I thought it might be PF Changs but wasn't sure. Is the sculpture a water tower?

I may post some pics of the miniatures soon. I love them.

No need to google life ring with sea. It's my abbreviated comment-speak. Normally, the life-ring is associated withe the sea, if you saw it floating in water, the sea would fill the center. In your photo, the sky fills it. It's unexpected.
Sep. 21st, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
the water towers are a feature of the mall, see?

Do post the pics, that'd be cool.

I like unexpected!
Sep. 20th, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
I love the sunflower pic! Really cool =)

The one with "half" Lauren, as you said, it's very symbolic...

I've enjoyed the post as always ♥ Thanks for sharing =)
Sep. 20th, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
I felt kind of bad being so gleeful in front of Jimmy about photographing his mauled sunflower, he had babied that plant for a couple of months, I think but still...very cool image.

It was suggest above by Jude that I take the 'other' half when Lauren first comes home to visit and so I will, stand by for that.

and as always, thanks for stopping by.
Oct. 11th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
Reflections and Shadows
Along with Lauren disappearing in the first photo, in two more she is only a shadow. Makes me a little sad. (Three other people are shadows, too, but still!)

How are you doing? (I'm sure Lauren is fine, but I've been thinking about you.) FanSee
Oct. 12th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Reflections and Shadows
And, interestingly, since one of those shadows is Lauren's best friend Jimmy and he went over the hill with her, I see him even less than I see her. The third is his mom who I see very sporadically. Only the fourth, me, do I see with any regularity :D

She realizes that we need to establish a new kind of routine for me to maintain my grip of reality, one based less on her actual visual presence, one based more on words, so she emails me frequently, texts me periodically, and calls nearly every day. We talked on the phone an hour yesterday, unheard of. We manage. She comes home this weekend for the first time. Will be amazing. Thanks for thinking of me, I very much appreciate it.

How are you doing? And Sam?
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