Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

22 - 25

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Fairy Door, with offerings

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The party's over

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ashes to Ashes

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To dust we shall return

I did a strange thing last night. I poured the remains of my brother in law from a mason jar into a ziplock baggie.

Before my husband's brother died, he requested that some of his ashes be spread over the Pacific Ocean: the place he had learned to surf, a place of family vacations, a place he loved. We buried some of them in a memorial garden on a cold February day after his memorial service, as the wind blew snow in swirls around us. But the rest will finally be released into the waters of the Pacific this week.

This morning my husband took a plane to California, and I was charged with making sure that the ashes would pass through security. Hence the baggie. Double bagged, actually.

This afternoon the jar was still sitting on the kitchen counter. And I decided it might make an interesting subject for today's project365 photograph.

You can see that there is still a bit of dust in the bottom of jar.

going in

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The Space Between

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Fish Food

Friday, August 13, 2010

Off Key

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Off Key

getting up to date

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Dream state

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My familiar

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Living among the dead

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Dead rat
I nearly stepped on this dead rat on a walk around my new neighborhood. There was no immediately visible cause of death, but I do like the rock also being in this photo. And somehow there seems to be pink on the ground, which i didn't notice when I snapped the shot. Hmmm... Taken with my iphone.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

catching up on the East Coast

I flew to NYC for a baptism, and also tucked down to Philly to visit some friends. Here are pictures from that trip (and OH how many times I wished I had taken my good camera. Lesson learned. I hope)

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I want to be a part of it

Our plane couldn't land on our first pass over La Guardia (another plane didn't clear the runway in time) so we swooped over Manhattan, and I took some pictures out of my plane window. If only the clouds would have moved out of the way...

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Holy Baptism

A window in the chapel of St. Bartholomew, where I became a godmother for the third time

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Half: part 1

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Half: part 2

My college roomie now has twins. Fraternal, obviously. They turned one right after my visit, and were a pure delight. Also, watching my dear friend parent these girls, and their big brother, was wonderful.

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Broadway and 23rd
I had lunch with Magpie (and failed to get a picture! I had meant to, but we talked the whole time and I plumb forgot) but she told me to be sure to check out this art installation. There were identical statues on buildings all around this intersection, teetering high above. I had missed them entirely when I passed below on my way to lunch.

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taken with my iphone at the Museum of Natural History

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Suitcase living

late to the party

This is so far beyond being fashionably late, that it may better be considered party crashing. Regardless, I'm joing my fellow 365 photographers in Sue's latest endeavor. I HAVE been taking pictures, though, although not always with the best camera (I didn't take it on my recent trip... part of why I'm doing this is so that I can learn how to better utilize it, and that includes not being afraid to take it with me a lot of time!). So it's time to play catch up. I have a feeling my posting will be erratic, but we'll see. I hope to get a flickr account set up as well, but again... we'll see.