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Prompted 365: Days 75-81

Thanks to the encouragement of a few friends, I decided to change my Prompted 365 schedule and begin posting them once a week. This insures a weekly update, even if I have nothing else to say, and keeps my posts a bit shorter. A good decision all around, I think! If you disagree, please do let me know–this blog is all for you. These photos mark a shift in my project as this is the first week I have had to use a different lens; my trusty 50mm is in the shop, and not having it pushed me to finally replace my old walk-around. I am very much enjoying my Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8! If the photos looks any different, blame it on the lens, but I’ve actually found it very versatile. 16 March: Tiny Our herb garden is still tiny but is heartily growing. Pictured above will someday be thyme.…

Lazar Wolf

Last weekend Joseph and I went to visit my family and came home with a new pet, to the insistence of my dad. This little guy walked under my dad’s foot, so he was picked up and set in a jar for the day, mainly so my nieces could look at him. We decided to name him Lazar Wolf.  Appropriate, yes? Doesn’t he have the cutest little face? Lazar Wolf has a pretty good life for a turtle, as I couldn’t talk Jospeh out of buying him a 15-gallon tank (though I did talk him down from the 26-gallon one he was eyeing).  I made a mound of rocks in one corner so he could  sunbathe, and lately he’s preferred sitting with his body half in and half out of the water. A very unrelated question: Would you guys prefer I post my Prompted 365 photos every other week like I…

Prompted 365: March 1/2 (And Help 日本)

My friend Chantell and myself in Japan–2005 I blogged about my wonderful visit to Japan once before and feel it’s time to plea for a country I love. A lot of help is needed after this continuing disaster.  Here are some wonderful and easy ways to help the disaster relief fund (list stolen from Sara, who made a wonderful blog post about the country she grew up in): Amazon (top right ad) Causes.com Google Checkout American Red Cross International Medical Corps Paypal Now back to the my regular blogging: 1 March: Growing Up This is my teddy bear, Monty. He used to have good posture and silky fur, but he’s showing his age now. I still think he’s quite handsome, though 2 March: Symmetry 3 March: Dark 4 March: Weathered 5 March: Culture 6 March: Lace This prompt came on just the right day, as I just gotten a wonderful…

Lennon Weekend

Apologies for my recent disappearance.  I still haven’t gotten this blog thing down. I have some sad news. I broke my lovely 50mm 1.4 lens. My lovely, lovely lens. Hopefully it is fixable–I’m dropping it off at a local shop tomorrow. Because I don’t know what to do without my wonderful lens (and because losing it sent me into a pathetic spiral of depression), I decided to bite the bullet and ordered a new walk-around lens, which I’ve been needing to do for a while. So even without my 50mm, I should be good to go soon. This past weekend Joseph and I drove down to visit my family. We were overdue for a visit–so much so that we exchanged Christmas presents in March. I was also looking forward to doing senior portraits for my sister and her friend and baby portraits for my newborn nephew Lennon. Unfortunately, just as…