Saturday, July 30, 2011

day.211 - otter creek

We visited a local winery in Johnstown for Frank's birthday.
The Winery at Otter Creek is a great winery tucked away in the countryside.
They have a tasting room, a grand piano and a large covered patio 
(hence the shot of the colorful canopy)

Monday, July 18, 2011

day.199 - turn my headphones up

Today's JCC assignment: what's that sound?

Never can tell what you'll hear when entering the graphics department.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

day.198 - mothman

Today's JCC assignment: black & white

This giant moth was hanging out in our backporch.
Glad today's was black & white, because it's the only setting 
I could use to (kind of) capture his markings.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

day.197 - eggwhite&shrooms

Today's JCC assignment: breakfast

This is a breakfast staple for me: baby bella mushrooms, 
egg whites and cheese on a toasted english muffin.

Friday, July 15, 2011

day.196 - natural canopy

Today's JCC assignment: look up

This is what I see when I look up in my backyard. 
Ain't it pretty?! ;)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

day.190 - alternative perspective

Today's JCC assignment: alternative perspective

So that's what it looks like from the other side of the camera...
I really like the way my reflection came out in this.

Friday, July 8, 2011

day.189 - from a distance

Today's JCC assignment: from a distance

From a distance, those storm clouds look very ominous.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

day.187 - 30 steps away

Today's assignment in "July's Creativity Challenge(JCC)" - 30 steps away
...from the second floor of Barnes & Noble. There really are 30 steps in the escalator!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

day.186 - japanese beetle

This little beetle was having a feast on one of the hasta leaves this evening.
I kindly escorted it off of the plant...

Monday, July 4, 2011

day.185 - "all i see is fireworks"

To top off our busy Fourth of July weekend, we caught 
a great fireworks show at the Freedom Festival in Gahanna. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

day.184 - lake erie water snake

On a day-cation at Kelley's Island, we were lounging on 
the "beach" when this Lake Erie water snake swam up on shore 
with a big fish in its mouth. I couldn't believe it!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

day.183 - spike

Not sure what this little guy is, but it caught my eye right away.

Friday, July 1, 2011

day.182 - zucchini e pomodori gratinati

We had a giant zucchini that grew in the garden, so I looked up some recipes
to use it in. I found this one which called for fresh mozzarella, tomato and garlic.
I even seasoned it with fresh, chopped basil from my herb garden :)

day.181 - back to life

This geranium was a wedding center piece from our friends' wedding, over a year ago.
We were certain we had killed it, but with plenty of watering and sunlight,
it has come back to life and is now blooming.

day.180 - lucky red

We visited the Chinese restaurant in Johnstown for dinner.
Frank was weighing the pros and cons for a big career decision,
I thought this red Chinese decor was fitting, since red is seen as 
a symbol of integrity in Chinese culture.

day.179 - daddy long fangs

This daddy long legs was showing his fangs tonight.
I've never seen one these do that. Crazy!
(Check out the original size of this, you'll see them better.)

day.178 - lovely daisy

The saying goes, Stop and smell the roses...
well, I stopped and smelled the daisies in our garden 
before leaving for work this morning.

day.177 - italian accent

We finished painting the kitchen, and my husband got his accent wall. 
When I told my uncle that we were going to have one, 
he joked that it must be an Italian accent (since my hubby is Italian..)
Anyway, I like this spot in the kitchen because of how the light hits the walls. 
From different angles, the walls look like different colors – cool optical illusion!

day.176 - sea of glasses

We painted the kitchen this weekend and had to move everything out,
including our buffet, which houses all our wine and martini glasses.
The only safe place to move them was the master bedroom. Both our dressers are 
covered with them...perhaps I should keep a bottle of vodka in the nightstand... ;)

day.175 - groovy feathers

This duck pen stands on the shelf of my desk; I got him for my birthday this year.
He's got a pimp hat and feather hair. He's pretty groovy :)

day.174 - mirror images

This isn't a very artsy picture today, but I found it kinda funny.
Vita and Vinny are sitting almost identical, their tongues hanging out, 
except for their back legs.

day.173 - layers of sky

One of things I love most about my home is/are the views.
The sky was particularly colorful today.

day.172 - blue beta

The newest resident of the office, this blue beta has yet to be named.
I liked this shot since he's lined up with the inside of the fish statue's mouth  :)