Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June 18 - Something We Don't Know About You

I really really like watermelon, but I really really dislike anything watermelon flavored (taffy, drinks, etc.)
Just keep it real.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

June 17 - In The Bag

It is my friend RuBen's birthday.
Here's his birthday prezzie.
Hmmmm... Wonder what's in the bag?

Happy Father's Day

A very Happy Father's Day to my dad!  Here he is in front of "1072" - what a great house!  Our family made it an amazing home and I am so thankful for the memories of all the holidays, vacations, regular ole days and on and on.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16 - Out and About

Even though I was out and about at 6:30 am this morning (taking a friend to the airport), I just couldn't do a picture of the airport.  So instead, I have included a lovely pic of the backside of my Honda CR-V.  I recently added the stickers (me and two little doggies!!) --- aren't they cute???

June 15 - Yellow

The theme for the picture of the day on June 15 was "Yellow", and one thing you should know, if you don't already, is that I have a bit of a fondness for fun "yard art".
This particular piece was a birthday present last summer from my sister.  It is from "Cactus Joe's", here in Las Vegas.  Cactus Joe's is a funny little place out in the desert, on the outskirts of town, and it is full of pottery, yard art, colored glass rocks, and of course....cactus.  Any trip to Sin City should include a trip to Cactus Joe's.http://www.cactusjoeslasvegas.com/

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 14 - Time

Hmmmm - what to photograph that represents "time" in my life today.  I could take yet another picture of the inside of my office at the theatre, because I face a really big clock - but I posted TWO pictures of the same office (and the same view) last week - and this girl has got to break out of her shell!!
Instead, I kept with the tour of family pieces that are in my house. This mantle clock was my grandparent's (on my mom's side). We've always referred to it as "Grandpa's clock".

June 13 - Art

Oh dear, I missed a day.
Well, let me remedy that.
Art is many things - and all of it needs to create emotion or feeling within the viewer.
This is a picture of Sydney, Australia.  I bought it on my first day in Sydney, while on a high-school exchange program.  What better place to visit on your first day in Sydney, than The Opera House.  My host family took me to the harbor and we saw the Opera House.  This pen and ink drawing was rolled up in a basket in the gift shop.  The memories of that day are still pretty strong, lo these many years later......
It was marked $30 AUD and that was sure a lot of money in 1981.  (My exchange was during the summer before my senior year of high school).  I bought this piece of art for my parents and it hung above their fireplace for years.
Mom gifted it to me when I bought my first place and I've had it with me ever since.
I lurv it.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 12 - From A Low Angle

My mother's antique sewing cabinet.

It holds a million and one memories of my family and the homes I grew up in.

I feel blessed that it is in my house.

Monday, June 11, 2012

June 11 - Door

I had a fabulous idea of taking pictures of my dogs going in or out the dog door. Needless to say, that was easier said than done.

I even tried to stage the pic - which was pathetic.
These dogs of mine are fast!!

In the end, after much "placing the dogs back outside", we got a sort of "keeper" - and I know they were done - so we wrapped the photo shoot and moved to the couch.  I wonder if there is a Pic Of The Day with the theme "couch"??

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 10 - Best Bit of Your Weekend

Today was lovely.
Tonight was dinner with friends and then watching the Tony's but before all of that???
A dirty martini.
It's true... Best bit of my weekend was the following martini.
Happy Tony's viewing everyone ....

Saturday, June 9, 2012

June 9 - Your View Today

The funny thing is.... Today's picture is practically the same as yesterday's.
This is my view in my office.
The door is closed because the show is happening about 15 feet on the other side of the door.

Friday, June 8, 2012

June 8 - Six o'clock

Crud. I missed 6 pm.
I was asleep for 6 am so I thought I'd shoot for my "view" at 6 pm.
It was just after 6 when I shot this picture. I'm sitting at my desk in the theatre.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 7 - Drink

Here I am, in the 11th hour and I haven't posted my photo of the day yet....
Today's theme? Drink. It wasn't specific as to noun or verb so I went with noun.
Milk at bedtime = a good thing

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June 6 - Hat

I was at a bit of a loss for a picture of a hat today. I wanted to be all creative and fabulous but the day got away from me and my sisters and I were in the final stretch of the slide project.
So in the waning hours of the day, I bring you "hat".
A single black baseball hat that hangs on my coat closet door.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 5 - Sign

When you live in Las Vegas, you pretty much have to go to the Las Vegas sign and take pictures!!
With my sisters here visiting, we went down to the sign and took some pictures!
It has been fairly windy for the last few days - but it was super fun!
Today's photo theme for the "picture of the day" challenge is "Sign"
This was a total slam dunk for picture choice!

Monday, June 4, 2012

June 4 - Close Up

More slides taken care of today.
Here are the ones we didn't keep - and my photo post for today's topic ... "Close Up"

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June 3 - On Your Plate

What a day it has been. My two sisters are visiting and we are going through all of the family slides and readying them for digital processing.
We started with over 10,500 slides.
We are pretty much chained to the kitchen table here at "the ranch" and are going through carousel after carousel of slides. Meals have been pulled together quickly and eaten in and around the plethora of slides and lists.
Tonight we cleaned off the table and had quite a lovely dinner.
I snapped a pic as the plates were going on the table - so here is what was on our plate --- before we actually ate.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June 2 - Empty

Today's photo topic is "empty".
I've got two dogs and one visiting (my sister is here with her pup) and it appears they've all been very busy in the doggy toy basket.

Friday, June 1, 2012

June 1 - Morning

And so it begins.....
Maybe you saw my May 31 post about the June "photo a day" challenge.
It suggested a different "photo topic" for each day during June.

Well, I'm happy to post my June 1 photo:
I was up this morning at about 5:30 am.  This is a shot through my neighbor's almond tree of the rising sun.  Pretty, right?  It almost looks like I live in a lush, tropical place - but alas, it is Vegas after all, and we'll be at 105 today and probably only about 15% humidity.

See you on the 2nd!