Thursday, June 23, 2011

208 - rainy grass

208 - rainy grass by .reid.
208 - rainy grass, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Y'all know that I have an obsession with water droplets. That's one of the reasons why I have enjoyed the unusually large number of storms this spring.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

207 - fan

207 - fan by .reid.
207 - fan, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

This reminds me of a flower. (On a muggy night, a fan is almost as beautiful as a flower.)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

206 - resting

206 - resting by .reid.
206 - resting, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

There just seemed to be something peaceful about the way that the bedspread was resting on our bedroom floor.

205 - through the viewfinder

205 - through the viewfinder by .reid.
205 - through the viewfinder, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

This is a camera that we found in my grandparents' home. I wish I were more clever at capturing digitally what I see through this camera's viewfinder!

204 - project

204 - project by .reid.
204 - project, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

This lumber that my parents brought to us will turn into some bookshelves in a few months. I am SO EXCITED about these shelves!

203 - bug jars

203 - bug jars by .reid.
203 - bug jars, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

We had a bunch of friends over after the Strawberry Festival in town. Two of the couples have children old enough to figure out how they want to entertain themselves, and one of the activities of the evening ended up being bug collecting. They came to us and asked for jars (which, thanks to Eric's canning habits, we have in abundance), and they went off in search of creatures to put in the jars. After digging around in the rocks that made up the fire ring, everyone ended up with a worm or a cricket or a beetle. As soon as the hunt was over, the poor buggers were forgotten until it was time to release them before everyone went home. I'm so glad that these kids enjoy playing outside so much, and I love having a yard that they can run around in!

202 - plastic dinosaur

202 - plastic dinosaur by .reid.
202 - plastic dinosaur, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

201 - feminine

201 - feminine by .reid.
201 - feminine, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

I took this photo after I had been reading Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. It's a teen novel about a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes into a deserted island. Only about a dozen of them survive, and they have to figure out how to make things work. It's a hilarious commentary on femininity and the ways that the media tries to influence women into thinking they should be a certain way.

(I'm not really a stereotypically feminine person, so it took me a while to find something in the house that could represent femininity without a ton of effort.)

200 - cloudy

200 - cloudy by .reid.
200 - cloudy, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

The sky seemed like a painting that evening.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

199 - full moon

199 - full moon by .reid.
199 - full moon, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Fantastic full moon this evening!

198 - chopping wood

198 - chopping wood by .reid.
198 - chopping wood, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

In the storm a couple of weeks ago, the wind cracked one of the trees on the line between our yard and our neighbors' yard. Our neighbor cut it down and cut it up into pieces and left it in our yard for us. Some of the pieces were kind of big, so Eric chopped 'em up.

197 - core

197 - core by .reid.
197 - core, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

196 - raindrops

196 - raindrops by .reid.
196 - raindrops, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

This spring, it seems like every other day brings a storm, but I actually like it most of the time. This evening I realized that the railing on our back porch is a fantastic place to capture the rain as it falls. These drops reminded me of fireworks.

195 - companion

195 - companion by .reid.
195 - companion, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Natalie was a good companion to me while Eric was away for a few days. It's good to have someone to talk to, even if that someone doesn't have a clue what you're saying.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

194 - whoops 2

194 - whoops 2 by .reid.
194 - whoops 2, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

I missed another one! Darn it all!

Friday, June 10, 2011

193 - broken glass

193 - broken glass by .reid.
193 - broken glass, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Walking in downtown Binghamton, I happened upon this broken glass. It makes for an interesting photo, but I really wish that Binghamton had more signs of life than signs of decay.

192 - night sky

192 - night sky by .reid.
192 - night sky, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

191 - piano keys

191 - piano keys by .reid.
191 - piano keys, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

My parents brought us this piano after storing it for us for about...I dunno...eight years. (They're very kind.) It's nice to finally have it in our house, and it'll be nicer once we get around to getting it tuned!

190 - banjo player

190 - banjo player by .reid.
190 - banjo player, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

There was a concert in BInghamton's Recreation Park to raise awareness about the scary practice of hydrofracking. This gentleman was part of a band that I believe is called Cabinet.

189 - ice cream

189 - ice cream by .reid.
189 - ice cream, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

This is the first Owego ice cream shop visit of the season. I don't really like much about the summer, but I sure do love that the ice cream shops are open!

188 - walking and thinking

188 - walking and thinking by .reid.
188 - walking and thinking, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

My dad is a very thoughtful man. Here he's in the middle of two or three projects, trying to figure out how to make each one turn out just right.

187 - peek

187 - peek by .reid.
187 - peek, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

I can't tell if my sister was mugging for the camera or just annoyed that I wouldn't put it down.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

186 - tall grass

186 - tall grass by .reid.
186 - tall grass, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

The landlord of the house next door to ours has apparently decided not to mow the lower part of the lawn this summer. I don't mind, since right now it's actually really pretty swaying in the breeze with the evening sun shining on it.

Ask me again in a few weeks if I still like it.

185 - towers

185 - towers by .reid.
185 - towers, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

We had a meeting at Sky Lake, and for whatever reason, I was in a sentimental mood while we were driving home. (Maybe it's because we were listening to the new "80s and More" radio station.) As we came around a certain bend on Route 17W, I saw for the millionth time these three radio (?) towers up on the hill. It took me back to every other car ride where I watched those towers as they seemed to move as the vehicle maneuvered through the turn. I watched them as I rode with camp friends, boyfriends, and myself. I used to really dislike driving/riding Route 17, but now it's starting to feel like a friend.

183 - Owasco Lake

183 - Owasco Lake by .reid.
183 - Owasco Lake, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Since much of our relationship was built on time that we spent working at Sky Lake, I thought it was appropriate to visit one of its "sister" camps in the new UMC Conference, Casowasco, on our anniversary. It's quite lovely there.

182 - Eric at the falls

182 - Eric at the falls by .reid.
182 - Eric at the falls, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

As part of our anniversary weekend festivities, we went on the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. It was fantastic to visit some of the farms and taste the cheeses and other treats!

We stopped briefly in Montour Falls to see this falls (called Aunt Sarah's Falls!) and the big falls, too.

(There's my sweet husband.)

181 - rain

181 - rain by .reid.
181 - rain, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

ANOTHER rainy night! We went to the cemetery at the top of the hill in Owego to watch this storm, but it wasn't nearly as wild as Thursday night's.