Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NaBloPoMo Days 11-15

For the month of May, I've decided to participate in BlogHer's National Photography Month and NaBloPoMo mashup. It's a slightly easier way to blog every day, as I can upload pictures that go along with the daily themes far faster than I can think up daily recipes or food-related posts. Some of the themes are a bit abstract (e.g., "your feelings", "your energy", "drama", and "vintage", just to name a few), which makes capturing them a bit more challenging, but so far I've been having fun and it's been fueling my creativity in a way that I haven't felt in a while.

I'm posting my pictures first on Instagram, then uploading them here. Enjoy!

Here are days 11-15:

Day 11: Close.

This is my favorite flower, the Gerbera daisy. This particular plant was given to me as a going-away gift when I quit my long-time library assistant job for a different library assistant job in 2011. I left behind some wonderful friends, and this flower always reminds me of them. When D and I moved to Seattle last fall, I had to leave the plant behind with my mother for a few months, but ever since I got it back, I've been treating it as royalty and, as you can see, it's really started to bloom!

I love Gerbera daisies because they are always so bright and cheery. We actually have three different [color] varieties in our yard (including this one), but none of them mean as much to me as this one does.

Day 12: Far. 

Like most cats, Betsy is a big fan of getting up high and looking down on D and me. She's a really big fan of shelves in general, but because of the location of this bookshelf, she hasn't had much of a chance to get on top of it. Of course, as soon as D helped her up, she did NOT want to get down, and that's where the fun began.

Day 13: Bokeh (Out of Focus).

I had to look up the meaning of "bokeh" because I really didn't understand the concept. I still don't think I captured it very well with my iPhone, but at least you get a general idea.

These flowers were a gift from D, just because.

Day 14: Sun Flare.

Obviously, I can't really capture a sun flare with my camera, because a) I am not very close to the sun and b) it would literally burn my eyes, BUT I can capture rays of sunlight, which is what I did on a walk D and I took the other day. That's how I grabbed this shot of sunlight beaming through the trees.

Day 15: Black and White.

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