Saturday, November 28, 2009

SWIM, 298/365

There's nothing like going for a "Swim," Theme #313, in the kitchen sink.

Friday, November 27, 2009

SMOKE, 297/365

You have to love a town that has a tractor parade. Pipe "Smoke," Theme #289, swirls around one of the drivers.

CROSS, 296/365

An ornate "Cross," Theme #68, marks the memory of someone dear.

SEEDS, 295/365

Who knew cutting vegetables for dinner could lead to a 365 photo op? "Seeds," many, many seeds, Theme #273.

ONE HUNDRED, 294/365

The upcoming weekend shopping should make a serious dent in these guys. "100," Theme #1.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Over the Rhine is one of the toughest neighborhoods in the city. And one of the up and coming neighborhoods. Blocks of renovated warehousing surrounding the area are becoming high end condos and restaurants. Apparently it's trendy to live well on the edgy side of town.

But for the people who live deep inside Over the Rhine, life can be hard. It's decaying buildings, corner drug deals, empty storefronts and rents that are rising with the trend of renovation. But it's home.

I watched her skip along the street, past boarded up buildings and people huddled in decaying doorways, holding her mom's hand, smiling, chattering with the enthusiasm of any little girl anywhere. Clearly embarking on a shopping trip. And that purse. That bright, pink, happy make-you-smile purse in the middle of all the gray.

"Home is Where the Heart Is," Theme #151.

BROKEN, 292/365

"Broken," Theme #36, windows at an old munitions factory.

CULTURE, 291/365

Yellowsprings, Ohio. A group of demonstrators promoting a "Culture," Theme #70, of peace.


The quilt hanging over the lodge entrance at a nearby state park is a beautiful "Handicraft," Theme #138.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanks, but give yourself a break!

I have a little disclaimer to relieve the possible burden of multiple daily comments here:

I love all the comments from everyone. And I'm especially appreciative of folks who try to comment on every shot posted. That's not just amazing, it's kind and helpful and a dozen other good things.

However, I fell way behind in posting to the 365 in September and October. So I've been posting 4 or 5 shots a day in order to be on target to complete the list next month. I'll probably continue to post multiple shots a day until the first week of December when I'm hoping to be caught up.

PLEASE don't feel like you have to comment on each shot individually. I know it's a greater burden when I've posted multiple shots a day! I love hearing from you but I don't want to take advantage of your kindness or time. If you see several you would like to comment on, it's fine to mention them all in one post comment on any picture.

Of course, if you have the inclination and time, all comments on every shot are always enjoyed! Just don't beat yourself up trying to keep up with my catching up! I appreciate this community and each of you more than you know!

SMOOTH, 288/365

Morning sun catches the mist rising over the "Smooth," Theme #290, glassy lake.


The "Peaks and Valleys," Theme #230, of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

DIRT, 286/365

Maggie the pampered housepet found great joy and freedom in a muddy area beside the lake. Maggie was thrilled. Her owner was not.

BENT, 285/365

Ronald MacDonald is a little "Bent," Theme #24, it seems.


The bell tower at Purdue University. The bells can be heard across the campus several times a day.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

SYMBOLS, 283/365

Call it commercialism, call it the holidays, call it Christmas or whatever you want. The signs and "Symbols," Theme #315, of the approaching season are showing up all over the city.

MULTIPLES, 282/365

The Roebling Bridge is comprised of "Multiples," Theme #190, of open gridwork framing including the road structure--you can see right through to the river below.

EXERCISE, 281/365

Crawling for the first time is a serious "Exercise," Theme #87, in coordinated effort--especially when there's a toy you want that they keep moving just beyond your reach.

ROLLING, 280/365

His big trick for October was "Rolling," Theme #269.

Monday, November 23, 2009


The roofline of a favorite bookstore sports the names of "Famous Authors," Theme #92.

BARGAINS, 278/365

The newspaper is full of ads showing each store's "Bargains," Theme #21.


"Concrete," Theme #63, figure on the Hamilton County building.


The "Millennium," Theme #184 , Hotel in Cincinnati.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I like the "Silver" of the weathered window trim against the "Gold," Theme #285, of the setting sun through the abandoned church's windows.

SKIN, 274/365

The super soft "Skin," Theme #287, of youth. Oh, what we wish we had known long ago before we baked, broiled and braised ourselves for that suntan look!


The sisters were clearly enjoying their walk; many smiles and waves were exchanged as they strolled along the sidewalk in this small community within the larger city. It reminded me that sometimes these are "The Good Old Days," Theme #321.

STRIPES, 272/365

Brightly colored "Stripes," Theme #306, decorate the outside of a downtown restaurant in Cincinnati.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

DANGEROUS, 271/365

Life on the streets is "Dangerous," Theme #74, so you rest mid-day, mid-sidewalk rather than risk falling asleep alone and unprotected.


From Wikipedia: An "Environmental Portrait, Theme #86, is a portrait executed in the subject's usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject's life and surroundings. The term is most frequently used of a genre of photography.

Inner city life in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. Every block. Every street. Every day. People working at living. I like the contrast of the well kept neighborhood in the background against the man walking those same streets, salvaging cans for a living. And the fence like a barrier between the two lives.

Friday, November 20, 2009

CORNERS, 269/365

Downtown Indianapolis had many people sitting at bulding and street "Corners," Theme #66, selling papers, water, playing music and generally trying to get some cash.

GOAL, 268/365

The team goalie makes a dive to prevent the other team from gaining access to the "Goal," Theme #124.


The soccer team uses an unspoken "Communication," Theme #60, of looks and body language even when pounding down the field in pursuit of the ball.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

LEAVES, 266/365

The colors, the textures, the smell, the sound--I love everything about Autumn "Leaves," Theme #169.

OUR TOWN, 265/365

"Our Town," Theme #216, is identifiable by the coating of corn cob dust during harvest time each year.

LANDSCAPE, 264/365

Rural "Landscape," Theme #165.


One of the things I love most about the college campus is "The Global Village," Theme #320, of it. Students from all different walks of life, different cultures, different races, religions, all gathered together as a community.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

PAWS, 262/365

I've finally had to accept that the only nieces I will ever have will be the type with "Paws," Theme #229.

PORTRAIT, 261/365

My daughter's family gathers for their annual family "Portrait," Theme #238.

GIRL, 260/365

My favorite "Girl," Theme #122, has taken up my favorite hobby and appears to have a talent for it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

NEGLECTED, 259/365

This old barn has been "Neglected," Theme #197, for too many years.

PAMPERED, 258/365

The baby is "Pampered," Theme #224, when his aunt manages to wrestle him into a clean diaper (Pampers brand) after his bath.
Yes, Ron, I know it's a stretch of the theme but do you see how far behind I've fallen with my posts? A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.


At this time of year, farming is a 24 hour a day "Occupation," Theme #206, as folks rush to harvest corn and beans before the rain and snow begins.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

COMPANION, 256/365

His daddy's childhood bear is now a constant "Companion," Theme #61, of our grandson.

FLARE, 255/365

The sun sets over the farm lot like a brilliant "Flare," Theme #102.


Do you think parking is "Prohibited," Theme #242, in this area?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

OPEN, 253/365

Broadway Across America's White Christmas will "Open," Theme #212, tonight in downtown Cincinnati. We have tickets for a show next week. I'm so excited!

FREE, 252/365

A number of "Free," Theme #110, publications are tucked up with the newspaper boxes on a downtown corner.

STEEPLE, 251/365

A skyline view of downtown Cincinnati shows many "Steeples," Theme #302.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


"Coin Operated," Theme #58.

Friday, November 6, 2009

REST IN PEACE, 249/365

A old cemetary section reserved for those unclaimed and often un-named. Many of the stones have only faint engravings of numbers on them. May they "Rest in Peace," Theme #260.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


The local cemetary reflects a "National Pride," Theme #195 , for war veterans. The flags are there not just for Independence or Veteran's Day, but everyday.