Thursday, December 31, 2009


Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me along. Tammy and Ellen, the two of you are especially appreciated for your continued presence in commenting on so many posts on so many blogs this past year! And, Ron, you have to be acknowledged as the most enterprising AND entertaining blogger in the group!

Please stop by the new place and follow me and my fellow photo bloggers as we take a Virtual Photo Walk through 2010. The doors are open even though I haven't done a thing with decorating or arranging the furniture...

See you soon!

SNACK, 365/365

So I probably won't actually drink the imported wine. I'm not a huge fan of the stuff.
Truth be told, my celebration will look more like this:

Pepsi and M & Ms. "Snack," Theme #291, of champions.

IMPORTED, 364/365

A little celebration later in the day to mark the close of my 365 blog and the beginning of the new year.
"Imported," Theme #156

PRIVATE, 363/365

And, of course, once the tent has been created, the kids have to guarantee there will be no intrusions by posting a "Privit," er, "Private," Theme #241, sign.

TENT, 362/365

There are few things more fun for kids than using every chair, table and blanket that can be found to make a "Tent," Theme #318.

KITE, 361/365

I had all but given up on this theme. I mean, where was I going to find a kite in the midwest in the winter? And then I took a look at the box containing Photoshop Elements 8. A "Kite," Theme #164!

GAP, 360/365

This small "Gap," Theme #117, at the bottom of the door explains the cold draft I was feeling on my feet.

HELP WANTED, 359/365

There aren't many "Help Wanted," Theme #147 , ads in the local paper.

BUTTON, 358/365

The remote was an obvious place to photograph a "Button," Theme #38, or two or twenty.

NEW, 357/365

My "New," Theme #198, computer awaits.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

OUT WEST, 356/365

The sun sets "Out West," Theme #219.

MONOTONE, 355/365

Leafless trees in the woods present a "Monotone," Theme #187, scene.

DISTORTED, 354/365

A glass of water in front of a wine bottle gives a "Distorted," Theme #78, view of the label.

FADS, 353/365

Personal hand sanitizer sprays are a popular "Fad," Theme #90, these days.


In a small town there are often no objections to mixing religion and "Government," Theme #125, as evidenced by this nativity on the courthouse lawn.

HAPHAZARD, 351/365

Things are stuffed "Haphazard," Theme #142, into my desk.

CUTLERY, 350/365

"Cutlery," Theme #73.


My "Handwriting," Theme #140, skills leave a lot to be desired.

HOBBY, 348/365

I gave it a try but the stack of untouched photos and memorabilia proves scrapbooking is not my "Hobby," Theme #149.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

SECOND HAND, 347/365

"Second Hand," Theme #271.

NOTES, 346/365

Music "Notes," Theme #202, from our parish hymnal.

PUZZLE, 345/365

A blank wooden "Puzzle," Theme #247, that was intended to become a photo gift this Christmas.


At last the photo that answers your most pressing question. How does a stapler work? "Mechanism," Theme #181.

PASSION, 343/365

Books are a "Passion," Theme #226, around here. All sorts.

OBSESSION, 342/365

Chocolate has begun something of an "Obsession," Theme #205, of mine. In a desperate moment I'm even willing to raid Mr. L's private stash. Sorry, honey.

HATS, 341/365

The kid does know how to wear "Hats," Theme #144. He really does.

GRUNGE, 340/365

A little "Grunge," Theme #134, look to match the gift of coal received on Christmas Eve.

OUT OF DATE, 339/365

An "Out of Date," Theme #217, gift, circa the 1970s, in a Christmas gift game.

SCHOOL, 338/365

Second grade grandson's "School," Theme #268, field trip to the Indiana State Museum.

We were chaperones. I considered it a success when I only made two kids cry throughout the day.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

CHAIR, 337/365

Santa sits in his "Chair," Theme #45, and waves at passersby.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

HOLES, 335/365, NAILS, 336/365

You can see the "Holes," Theme #150 , from the roofing "Nails," Theme #194 , in the snow sliding from this roof.

LETTERS, 334/365

Greek "Letters," Theme # , on a campus house.

NO EXIT, 333/365

Negotiating interstate construction brings a lot of "No Exit," theme #195, signs.

DESSERT, 332/365

After sampling too many cookies while baking, this is my "Dessert," Theme #75, of choice.

COOKERY, 331/365

Some 900 cookies later, one tray is the remainder of my "Cookery," Theme #65.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I like the contrast of the old "Industrial," Theme #158, park against the city background.

BUILDING, 329/365

The Hindu temple near Dayton is an ornate and interesting "Building," Theme #37.

FOR SALE, 328/365

There are a lot of these signs around right now, from industrial locations to residential areas. "For Sale," Theme #108.

CONTROLS, 327/365

The valve is part of the "Controls," Theme #64, for regulating the liquid put down to minimize ice build up on the roads.

SCULPTURE, 326/365

The city sign is an art installation too. "Sculpture," Theme #265.
Shot in motion through the car window so please forgive the blur.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

CURLY, 325/365

The "Curly," Theme #71, ends of gold ribbon bows on a package.

DISCOUNTS, 324/365

Signs advertising savings and "Discounts," Theme #77, are common this time of year.

FILM, 323/365

A sign on a camera shop advertising "Film," Theme #99.

HANGS ON A WALL, 322/365

A wreath "Hangs on a Wall," Theme #141, over the fireplace.

Friday, December 11, 2009


An exhibit in the Indiana State Museum shows a Native American village complete with "Outdoor Cooking," Theme #220.

FOLKART, 320/365

An old quilt in an Indiana State Museum exhibit. "Folk Art," Theme #104.


Not the usual idea of "treats" but these casseroles will be a "Frozen Treat," Theme #113, for a former daycare family with a parent in the hospital and two young children at home. Mom can spend her limited at home time with the kids while supper heats in the oven.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I noticed this snowman in someone's outdoor Christmas decorations, counting down the time until Christmas! "Hours, Days, Months, Years," Theme #152.

Monday, December 7, 2009

BOX, 317/365

A brightly wrapped gift "Box," Theme #30.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

ONE DOZEN, 316/365

"One Dozen," Theme #210. Snowflakes in the windows.

STILL LIFE, 315/365

A miniature horse and buggy are posed on a covered bridge in a garden setting. "Still Life," Theme #303.