Sunday, November 27, 2011

365 - cupcake and coffee

365 - cupcake and coffee by .reid.
365 - cupcake and coffee, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Today is the last day of my Project 365. I was initially thinking that I'd try to go out with a bang, but it looks like I'm going out on a softer note, and that's ok.

After doing some of our Christmas shopping in downtown Owego at the locally-owned shops, we stopped in at the Goat Boy Coffee Shop and had a dessert snack. (Mine was this lovely and delicious red velvet cupcake.) It's so wonderful to see downtown so busy with people shopping at these local businesses. After the flood, this is really a serious sign of hope.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

364 - contact

364 - contact by .reid.
364 - contact, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

363 - going home

363 - going home by .reid.
363 - going home, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Driving home from Thanksgiving, time seemed to move slowly, even though the scenery was flying by.

362 - together

362 - together by .reid.
362 - together, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Hanging out with my family on Thanksgiving was fantastic. It was wonderful to sit on my sister's porch in the sunshine, just watching what was going on in the neighborhood and catching up with each other.

These are my sister's and mother's hands.

361 - spinning

361 - spinning by .reid.
361 - spinning, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

We got together with friends on Wednesday evening. Even when you get to be an adult, Tinker Toys are fascinating.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

360 - rain and train

360 - rain and train by .reid.
360 - rain and train, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

I like the sprinkles that the light makes with the raindrops on the windshield.

359 - iPhone photo

359 - iPhone photo by .reid.
359 - iPhone photo, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Eric's working on a 365, too, which he started on his birthday. Here's the photo that he took of me. (He's been playing with a new iPhone photo application each week, and this week's is kind of wild.)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

358 - Fisher Price farmer

358 - Fisher Price farmer by .reid.
358 - Fisher Price farmer, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

A couple of weeks ago, my mom sent a care package with a bunch of awesome stuff, including this Fisher Price farmer that we played with when we were little.

357 - drive home

357 - drive home by .reid.
357 - drive home, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

356 - napping in the sun

356 - napping in the sun by .reid.
356 - napping in the sun, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

I love the light that comes into our house on sunny afternoons. So does Natalie.

355 - reading

355 - reading by .reid.
355 - reading, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Eric got a lot of suggestions of good graphic novels to read, and now he's got a big stack of them to go through.

354 - puzzle pieces

354 - puzzle pieces by .reid.
354 - puzzle pieces, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

353 - Cinemaster

353 - Cinemaster by .reid.
353 - Cinemaster, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Our friend Andy gave me this old movie camera. If I can get my hands on some movie film, maybe I'll be able to make an awesome movie!

352 - self-portrait in the kitchen window

351 - man and city

351 - man and city by .reid.
351 - man and city, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Our friend Andrew lives in a building in Brooklyn with roof access, so of course we took advantage of that!

350 - turn to clear vision

350 - turn to clear vision by .reid.
350 - turn to clear vision, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Our friends Tim and Tara took us to the top of 30 Rock. The view was [obviously] incredible. When you look out at the city, it's mind-boggling to think of how many people live and work in the city. Insane.

349 - written on stone

349 - written on stone by .reid.
349 - written on stone, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

One of the countless pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It's such an amazing place.

348 - bare branches

348 - bare branches by .reid.
348 - bare branches, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Sometimes your heart feels as bare as the tree branches in the fall.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

347 - Owego evening

347 - Owego evening by .reid.
347 - Owego evening, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Sometimes my commute is frustrating in that I see so many things I'd like to take photos of, but I can't really pull over on the highway. I took this photo when I got home...a little too late to catch the gorgeous color in the sky that I saw during my drive.

The good thing about that, though, is that I do enjoy the view without feeling the need to capture it perfectly with the camera.

Today I'm thankful for an enjoyable and beautiful commute.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

346 - top of the stairs

346 - top of the stairs by .reid.
346 - top of the stairs, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Today I'm thankful for home.

Monday, November 7, 2011

345 - good book

345 - good book by .reid.
345 - good book, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

On my lunch hour, I really had to tear myself away from the book I was reading when it was time to return to work.

Today I'm thankful for books and for a job that lets me share the excitement of good stories with kids. Being a librarian is such a fantastic job.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

344 - great-grandpa

344 - great-grandpa by .reid.
344 - great-grandpa, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

We got together today with some of Eric's family to celebrate his birthday. Here's Eric's grandfather with our niece.

Today I'm thankful to have married into a family that I enjoy so much.

343 - leaves along the river

343 - leaves along the river by .reid.
343 - leaves along the river, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

As I was driving toward home today, I got off the highway and parked at a boat launch in Apalachin. The sun was shining so beautifully, and I had nowhere to be right away, so I was able to take a little time to snap some photos along the river, and then I headed to the cemetery in Owego to get some shots, as well.

I'm thankful to live in a place with so much natural beauty, and I'm thankful for some time to appreciate it.

342 - Eric

342 - Eric by .reid.
342 - Eric, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

On Eric's birthday, of course, I'm thankful for him.

It's so great to be married to someone who is interesting, funny, and loving.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

341 - gratitude and a crumbled wall

Shutter Sisters, a group of fantastic and inspirational photographers whose blog I follow, has a project they call the One Word Project, where they focus on images relating to one word each month. For November, the word is thankful.

As I walked into the house from my car this evening, I remembered how almost two months ago, our yard was covered with flood water. Thinking about it struck a chord in me--feelings that were neither good nor bad, really--just remembering the powerful impact of that day.

Today I am thankful for a crumbled wall in our basement. I am thankful because we were lucky enough to have water only in our basement. I am thankful that even though our wall is not yet fixed, we DO have a new boiler to make heat for our house in the winter.

I am thankful for friends who bought us a canoe as a wedding present. I am thankful for a husband who is clever and capable. I am thankful for friends who fed us and let us spend the night.

However, I am also thankful for what I learned from the flood. I learned that I need to keep a reasonable perspective on my "stuff." I learned that I can't assume it's not going to happen, but I can't panic about it either. I learned that I need to live in a way that I will not be devastated if it happens again.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

339 - blinds

339 - blinds by .reid.
339 - blinds, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

338 - helpful cat

338 - helpful cat by .reid.
338 - helpful cat, a photo by .reid. on Flickr.

Eric was sorting through some papers on the living room floor, so Natalie offered to help.