Monday, January 31, 2011

Jan. 31, 2011 - Day 326

Rotisserie chicken package warning: CAUTION. Not ovenable. For one time microwave reheating of food only. Other uses may cause melting or injury. (Ovenable?)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Jan. 30, 2011 - Day 325

We haven't had fresh flowers in several weeks. It's nice to have some bright color. The weather's dipping back into winter in a couple of days.

Jan. 29, 2011 - Day 324

Glasses can throw such interesting shadows in the right light.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Jan. 28, 2011 - Day 323

Today was a beautiful day - almost like spring, with bright sunlight and temperatures in the low seventies. Lovely.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jan. 27, 2011 - Day 322

Last night I wasn't sure why I picked up the can of Spaghettios. Maybe it was intuition. The orthodontist made some adjustments and my teeth have been increasingly sore since then. Thankfully, this meal requires no chewing.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jan. 26, 2011 - Day 321

Super Bowl is taking over Dallas and outlying areas - starting with the vacant lot next to where I park at work. Here you can see construction trailers and the frame of a big pavilion in which they're building the "Beach Bowl," one of a bunch of events surrounding the game. I'm going to laugh pretty hard if it's freezing when they have the beach out there.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jan. 25, 2011 - Day 320

The golden tone along my top braces is what the orthodontist called a "power chain." I go back on Thursday - hopefully my last round of braces before they come off!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jan. 24, 2011 - Day 319

I've been saving this one for a slow day. Funny for how many things we don't read the directions. I knew you could choke by inhaling powdered sugar off a lemon bar, but had never thought about marshmallows being a threat. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jan. 23, 2011 - Day 318

It's always amazing how little dirt and care plants need to establish themselves. This little lawn lives in the remains of a traffic sign pole.

Jan. 22, 2011 - Day 317

A detail you notice when walking rather than driving. I think now there are ordinances against posting signs everywhere, so who knows how long these have been in this pole.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Jan. 21, 2011 - Day 316

Had to drip the faucets the last few days. It was 23 degrees when I woke up this morning. I'm looking forward to lows only in the 30s the next few days.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jan. 20, 2011 - Day 315

The sky is really beautiful when the sun is out, but it has been very cold.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jan. 19, 2011 - Day 314

The moon is absolutely huge tonight. On my way home I saw something interesting: two long, straight lines of cloud or con trail appeared across the moon like an 'x' stretched sideways.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Jan. 18, 2011 - Day 313

This is the architecture for one of the gargantuan vines that grows on the fences around here (and anything else it can climb). It attaches with these little blobs that look like many-armed starfish.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Jan. 17, 2011 - Day 312

I guess everyone loves pansies so much in the winter because of how hearty they are - rain, sleet, snow and cold temperatures for more than a week and they still look pretty good.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Jan. 16, 2011 - Day 311

Jen and Tom get points today, both for a yummy dinner and for a hilarious box of tea: Erase Your Past tea "because don't we all have something we'd like to forget? The caption above the 1950s housewife says, "I only shot him once."

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Jan. 15, 2011 - Day 310

Challenge met: ornamental cabbage in some nearby landscaping gets us out of they grey color range. Raindrops provide some extra shine.

Jan. 14, 2011 - Day 309

I'm hoping the color palette for this month contains something other than grey. Time to head indoors for some of my photos.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Jan. 13, 2011 - Day 308

Lights on the porch railing where we had dinner last night. Warm heads from the overhead heaters, cold feet from the wind. Good, warm food and company though.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jan. 12, 2011 - Day 307

The sprinklers in this median next to a road I drive on were left on, and this morning the grass looked as if someone had dumped out a truckload of ice. The flowerbed there looked a bit like an ice rink.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jan. 11, 2011 - Day 306

Improv tribal style dance classes started today for 2011 - yeah!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Jan. 10, 2011 - Day 305

I didn't expect to see the sky yesterday. When I did, there was a were a couple of kinds of clouds out. The puffy ones were really moving fast.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Jan. 9, 2011 - Day 304

Raindrops on branches outside the kitchen window this morning. By now these are frozen in place.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Jan. 8, 2011 - Day 303

The weather today would give no hint that tomorrow it's supposed to hover near freezing all day and have either rain, "wintry mix" or snow. Perhaps those are the first clouds of the cold front in the back there.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Jan. 7, 2011 - Day 302

Though this photo's not from today, it pretty much sums up my afternoon.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jan. 6, 2011 - Day 301

When the waitress asked if I wanted my curry spicy I said yes. I don't think they did the automatic conversion to "non-native" - I thought my head was going to begin smoldering. Yummy though. On the humorous side, Michael says the way the serve rice in a cone shape reminds him of Madonna's stage wear.

Jan. 5, 2011 - Day 300

I have two pots of these purple, yellow and pale blue pansies. The yellow ones are always standing the tallest.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dec. 4, 2011 - Day 299

Taking so many photos has really made me appreciate the shapes and curves of everyday things, especially the many ways tree branches look against the changing sky. (It's a good thing, since most trees are very bare, or well on their way to being there.)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Jan. 3, 2011 - Day 298

I think it's officially soup season.

Jan. 2, 2011 - Day 297

Finally hung some artwork. Makes the place feel more like home.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Jan. 1, 2011 - Day 296

Walking around the neighborhood, Michael and I are surprised to see roses still blooming. This yard had several tall blushes with large, lovely blooms.

Dec. 31, 2010 - Day 295

It has been pretty cold the last few days, but the light has been beautiful.