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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Day

Yesterday, May 15th, was a day to photograph daily life.  It is a project by some folks from Stockholm.  It's worldwide in scope and the basic concept is for people of all ages and ability and from around the world to submit photos from their daily life and specifically pictures they take on May 15th.

I love taking pictures and there is so many things to take pictures of, even in my own neighborhood. I was excited to walk around my neighborhood around 6th Ave and South Pine and take some photographs.  I grabbed my humble camera and headed out for adventure.

Before I left the house, I took a quick photo of my seven year old granddaughter Aiyanna (or Yaya as we call her).

I decided to walk over a couple of blocks to a little garden in the neighborhood.  On the way, I took this of our street looking back toward my house.

On the way, I found a flower or two that caught my eye.

The Garden is a private lot that the owner has created and allows the people of the neighborhood to walk though and enjoy.  It is filled with all kinds of Rhododendrons and other flowering shrubs and plants.  These next two were also submitted.  

I did not submit this next one.  I include it here to give you some idea of the colors n the garden.

This one was submitted:  It's a path in the garden.
We love to take the grandkids and walk through it, admiring the beauty of the flowers and the owner's loving care.
The colors are so vivid!
On the way back home some kids were playing basketball at the hoop in the Epworth-LeSourd UMC parking lot.  This young man was happy to aid me in a my quest for some photos to submit.

And, in stark contrast to our beautiful street pictured above, is the back alley.

Lastly, I noticed a neighbor's cat resting on their porch as I headed for home to upload my pictures.

Here of late, I've started taking my camera more and more.  I find that it helps me to look for the interesting and the beautiful while going about my life.  I especially love taking pictures of flowers and my grandkids.  I hope you all are having a wonderful spring and enjoying this weather.



Mizu Sugimura said...

Hello stranger! So great to see you again in the neighborhood. Wonderful photos. Keep up the good work. :)

JosephMcG said...

Beautiful pictures and story. Thank you.

Stephanie Frieze said...

Yes, beautiful pictures!

Lorraine Hart said...

Alright! Nice shots...good to know you're in the neighbourhood still...and Yaya has grown so much!

These little digital cameras make my heart flutter, having wanted to be a photographer all my life. It does take you out of the ordinary day, just to frame pieces of it. Well done!

VW said...

Thank you all!