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365 Photography Project_4th_February Post

First, as always_February 1, 2014_January reading_mainly consisted of Neil Gaiman's American Gods, for which he won several awards and which I enjoyed tremendously. So fun! Crazy Wisdom is one of my old old books that I had never read, which makes the case for an alternative life-view, it's written by Wes 'Scoop' Nisker, who once was a San Francisco DJ I listened to and liked, which is probably why I bought the book eons ago.

I learned a tremendous amount from Le Guin's Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Long Navigator or the Mutinous Crew, which I also thoroughly enjoyed. The Great Courses vid, Writing & Civilization, was about the science of the decipherment of ancient languages. Terrific!!
February01_2014_Saturday_January readingA

February 12, 2014_Thursday_David was driving us home from somewhere when I noticed the sky! Taken through the car window while zipping along the highway :)
February13_2014_Thursday_cool sky
February13_2014_Thursday_cool sky_A

February 14, 2014_Friday_Valentines!!! Nom nom :)
February14_2014_Friday_Valentine's Day

February 16, 2014_Sunday_David went away to Boston for a few business-related days so, I spent four hours of Sunday watching Lauren play Kill Zone which weirdly, given I am vaguely pacifistic and entirely non-violent, I thoroughly enjoyed watching her play. That's her big ole gun in the lower right-hand corner! The game is David's, but she plays it A LOT better. Interesting :)
February16_2014_Sunday_Kill Zone

February 20, 2014_Thursday_So, when my dad died, I inherited ALL of his and my mom's and my Grandparent's photo albums, which had been somewhat organized over the years by my mom, but unfortunately she used the albums in this photograph, nasty albums that eat your old and precious pictures, bad plastic, sticky pages, so, I took them all apart and am starting over again, using archival quality albums. These are empty and have since been disposed of in the garbage and taken away to the dump.

I first started this project five years ago, taking apart a couple of these albums, but I got frustrated, then bored and so stopped. Now, as I look at the hundreds of photos I have to reorganize, I hope I've haven't bitten off more than I can chew!!
February20_2014_Thursday_mama's old albums

Ending on a pretty note_February 26, Wednesday_I have had some bulbs in a pot on my porch for several years that leaf out but have never before bloomed. This year, they did. Nice!!

Stay creative!!



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Feb. 28th, 2014 10:15 pm (UTC)
It really can be but, at least you have family to spread the wealth around. I have Lauren and if I want her to keep any of these photos, I have to make it as easy for her as possible by organizing 13 albums into 2. Getting rid of duplicates should help me since my parents sent me dups of ALL their travel photos, that's 2 or 3 albums worth right there :)
Feb. 28th, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
Sounds like this month's reading and viewing were very satisfying.

I'm glad somebody else has books they bought years ago and never read. I'm chronic.

What an amazing sky! I'd love to know what weather pattern formed those clouds.

Ah, the album problem. I have something similar that I must start tackling. John and Pam have already said they will toss my albums when they clean up after me, so I need to pull out all family-and-friends pages (which I know they or my other sons will want) and consolidate them. I also must decide what to do with my recent pictures since putting them in albums seems purposeless.

And that flowering plant. The colors are gorgeous! Do you think it was waiting for a drought to bloom?

FanSee, already looking forward to your March post.

Feb. 28th, 2014 10:22 pm (UTC)
Re: February
Very much so! And definitely, I have a draw full that I grab from now and then and am actually making headway in :)

Our sky recently has been so boring. Now that we're finally getting some weather, things are looking up (literally & Metaphorically)

I'm trying to reduce my parent's albums from the 13 shown to 2, that I think Lauren can handle. Happily, I've pretty much kept up our albums so, I'm okay there. You should still put yours in albums, you never can tell what they'll do when actually faced with the decision, keep or throw away.

And yes, I'm fairly certain the bulbs were just waiting for the drought to show their colors, the silver lining :)
Mar. 1st, 2014 12:35 am (UTC)
Re: February
I'm feeling inspired to get out my catalogs and start thinking about a few plants for my extremely shady back yard. Ferns? Perhaps some shade-loving shrub? (Is there such a thing?) Despite today's high of 25F, spring MUST be coming. FanSee
Mar. 3rd, 2014 10:48 pm (UTC)
Re: February
Coleus? I love them but our weather runs a little too hot. Ferns and coleus are wonderful together. Keep the faith, I'm sure spring's around here (or there) somewhere :)
Mar. 2nd, 2014 11:40 am (UTC)
That sky is amazing.

I know what you mean about those horrible old albums, so many of mine and my parents' photos were in those, it has taken me ages to sort them all and transfer them over.

Beautiful freesia, or that's what it looks like to me.
Mar. 2nd, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
I agree, I was impressed.

I remain midway in this task, but knowing it can be done, that you have actually completed it, gives me hope. Thank you!

The flowers are from a bulb, that is what I know so, sure why not, let's call them freesia :)
Mar. 3rd, 2014 01:54 am (UTC)
The flowers are stunning! Love the sky pics as well.
Mar. 3rd, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
I almost titled the sky pics 'For Secretsolitaire' :) Thanks!!
Mar. 3rd, 2014 07:27 am (UTC)
Must have needed dry weather???

Weird weather. Every single bulb I planted is coming up in two weeks. They are supposed to be early, mid late spring and early summer bulbs and they are all coming up now!

Check out Project Life Pocket page albums; you might like them if you like journaling in them, too.

What did you learn from Steering the Craft? I didn't care for it much.

M Lyn

Edited at 2014-03-03 07:28 am (UTC)
Mar. 3rd, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Amyrillis
It is weird weather and I really don't know why my little bulbs decide to bloom now, but they're pretty so, I'll take it. It does sound like your bulbs are very early.

I did check those pages, you sent me links to some that you have used, but I'm not so much journaling as organizing my parent's old old photographs and at the moment, I'm just trying to get them into better, less corrosive binders :)

For once I did all of the exercises included at the end of the chapters, enjoyed and learned a great doing them very much and since I did all the exercises focused on a particular story I'm working on, I'm much further along on it then I would have been otherwise.

Mar. 6th, 2014 03:44 am (UTC)
didn't see the last pic. Definitely not an amyrillis. Pretty flower though. You can always get me with flower pics.

M Lyn
Mar. 8th, 2014 03:53 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it as we are coming into springs so there should be plenty of flower pics posted here over the next couple of months!
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