Friday, September 30, 2011

30 days hath september...

Because 


I don't have enough to do.
I gave myself a challenge...


one  photo per day
Remember, one of my goals for August?


learn more about my camera


This is the only way to do it, right?


Just use it.
get out of auto
take pictures of different things
so I did 
(i did kind of cheat~ there were days I missed so i picked 2 subjects the next day)
same result


here. it. goes.
be warned: roses are my favorite subject;
they sit still
and
are always smiling.



sept 1: ruffled roses straight from the bush and into my heart




sept 2: more of the same




sept 3: opening day of college football...
yes, 
I am a fan of this team...
go figure




sept 4:  view of home




sept 5: the beginning of the library/craft room re-do...
it was supposed to take 3 days...3 weeks...3 months?
time will tell




sept 6: these zinnias jumped into my cart at the produce stand




sept 7: details i love




sept 8:  howdy, neighbor




sept 9: getting my craft on...it's been since forever since i have created




sept 10:  family fun on the ferris wheel




 sept 11: a gentle reminder




sept 12: pretty pink




sept 13: sweetness




sept 14: look, more roses!




sept 15: young love~still newlyweds




sept 16: the pink lady




sept 17: my girl loves her some converse




sept 18: peach pie on pretty pink plates on the porch




sept 19: teamwork...and a finishing touch
reveal coming soon




sept 20: across the street





sept 21: a peek at progress




sept 22: sunrise




sept 23: sunset




sept 24: it's my birthday...NO, it's my birthday...waaaah, it's MY birthday!




sept 25: a little lotta denim love




sept 26: my front door...never before seen on this blog




sept 27: tradition continues




sept 28: my youngest grandbaby








sept 29: I'm almost done and I'm out of words. yes, it happens.




sept 30: and finally, more pink roses.
What can I say?
My roses are a reminder to me of grace.
I so do NOT deserve them.
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As for my camera, I did learn a bit. 
I did get out of auto...sometimes.  
I did learn (I think I already knew it) 
that what I really like to do is
to sit in the evening and photo edit.  
It's like decorating 
but
 I don't have to move and I don't make a mess. 
 Perfect.  

You do not  know 
what a boost 
it gave me to finish one of my projects.
Maybe, there's hope yet?


I have been away (from the computer) for a couple of weeks...
keeping my head down and focusing on the work at hand.  
I am getting there. 

It feels good.

I will be back soon,

with project reveals and a giveaway.

Have a lovely weekend.





35 comments:

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your photos are gorgeous as always. Thanks for the inspiration. I just want to grab my camera and go take some pictures.

xo,
Danielle

Faded Charm said...

I love every single one of them! I sold both typewriters I bought on the day we met up in august and also two of those bedsprings. Keeping one, but not sure what I'm going to do with it. What did you finally do with yours?

Hope all is well my friend. I've missed your posts, but I understand about taking time for yourself and your family.

xoxo
Kathleen

Diane said...

I love your daily pictures for September, it's almost a diary. Beautiful, beautiful shots. Do you live in Idaho? If you do you're my 3rd Idaho blogger. Blessings, Diane

Mrs. MK said...

The ferris wheel shot is AMAZING! Of course, it can't compete with babies!! I love the way you have pretties and people in your 30 shots...plus life events like the start of football season! Good job!!

carol ann said...

I love all your photos! I love to take pictures too! You've inspired me to take a picture a day for a month too! Thank you:)

saltbox treasures said...

What a gorgeous post! Everything is sooo beautiful. Your words and your pics! I am very impressed. Such great photo shots!!
I haven't had much time for blog visits, but I look forward to seeing more of your progress.
~ Julie

jAne said...

i hope we weren't supposed to pick our favorite cuz i just can't. but. september 18 with the peach pie on pretty pink plates on the porch, may very well take the prize. you're an excellent photographer, missy. loved every morsel of this post.

"jAne"

marga said...

Oh my..........i love love love each picture you show us, realy wonderful! I still have to find out how my camera works!!!
Have a great weekend, Marga xx

Rosetta said...

E' stato tutto bellissimo!Rosetta

Beverly said...

Beautiful....I have to say, I love the three little ones together.....adorable. What do you use to edit your photos?

Bee happy said...

Your photos are great, I've really enjoyed looking through them :) have a great weekend.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

FlowerLady said...

Oh Gracie ~ What wonderful photos! I need to get out my camera's manual to see what all it can do.

No matter what you do, you are an inspiration.

Roses are a lovely reminder of grace, something we all need in our lives each and every day.

Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady

A Cottage Muse said...

This post was so much fun Rene!
I've pinned so much and even created a new category! Thank you, thank you...this was a beautiful way to start my weekend!

Victorian1885 said...

Good morning Rene
I love coming over to visit your beautiful Blog! Great photos...you are doing something right with that camera! The detailing in the woodwork is so amazing in your character home..love the door! Again I can't say enough about the interesting shots you snap..love it! Have a wonderful weekend.
HUgs,
Wanda

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhh your pictures are just beautiful!! Your blog makes me happy :)

xoxo
Lori

deb mills said...

i always enjoy your posts and your beautiful photography, rene'. you have a wonderful eye for composition, which i am trying to develope in myself. i'm in the learning process...both in that aspect and in learning to use the manual part of my new used slr camera. thanks for the inspiration.

Stuff and Nonsense said...

such a good idea
to make yourself
haul out the camera
and practice and capture and just
see
all around you

the photos are so lovely and
i am so glad that you shared at
fridays unfolded

alison

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your photos are awe inspiring! I finally started using my new SLR camera I purchased about 5 months ago. I'm taking a 3 hour community ed class on Wednesday to hopefully learn about the advanced settings, so I'm trying to QUICKLY learn the basics so I don't make a fool of myself!!! At least I have the weekend to "study".

Gwendolyn said...

I so enjoyed all of these fabulous daily pictures! I think the flowers may be my faves.
Blessings~

MARY PERNULA said...

Lovely photo's it is a joy to visit you. Hugs Mary

kpaints said...

Stunning photos...I like a challenge...you did great! Love each and every one!

jenclair said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! I wish I could record moments like this!

Pamela Gordon said...

Your photos are quite wonderful! I love your never before seen on this blog front door! Sooo old and such a beautiful patina!! And your roses are gorgeous. I love the idea of a picture a day and of reading the manual. I need to read mine. Thanks and blessings to you. Pamela

Karen's Place said...

Your September was filled with many lovely moments. Thanks for sharing. What a cleaver idea Grace.

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

You have inspired me to do a 30 day challege for the month of October. Just love your beautiful photos especially the sweetness one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Theresa said...

Hi Rene! I have missed so much over here, so i have been paying catch up! Your photos are beautiful, every one of them. I like editing too, but I wasn't sure why until you just said it. It is like decorating without the mess :) t. xoxooox

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Love,love,love these pictures so much!
I have a new camera and i am trying so hard to learn everything it is capable of,some times i have the manual other times i just go for it,i adore your first picture its crystal clear,
x

Sandi said...

I love each and every one of your photos Rene! Love your front door. It is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the reveal that your hubby and daughter are working on. Thanks for sharing!!
Blessigns~

Leah C said...

Oh how I love your photos!! And doesn't it feel good to "cross" something off the to-do list? :)

janet said...

I love your home and posts..Have a great week and I can't wait to see what you have been working on..
Janet

Passionate for White said...

Now that's what I call a front door!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Lovely photos! So excited to see your new projects! You are so creative and always share such great ideas.
Can't wait!
Hugs,
Patti

podso said...

Your photos are wonderful --can you improve? I wonder. I know what you mean about photo editing--I find it so relaxing..I love to see how cropping a photo changes it so much ... and certainly it meets some creative needs!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

I have to tell you, these are some absolutely GORGEOUS photos! I am impressed at the fact that you actually looked at the camera manual. Very. You gave some wonderful shots and I had a hard time picking, but the ferris wheel shot is drop-dead gorgeous.
xoxo
Joni

Missy @ Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Hi Rene!

Love the photos you shared. You won't believe it (but you will!) but I have a black vintage cast iron patio set just like yours on my back patio. ;).
Lots of blessings,
Missy