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I am usually typing on a computer most of the day, but today I am trying my hand at a new project: My 2011 365-Day Photo Journey. I gained a love for photography when I was required to take a fine arts class for college--I chose photography. The course required a lot of work--Professor Loehr saw to that--but it opened my eyes to a new world. It's been many years since I took that class and I don't know how much I actually remember, but following Laura Delagal's 365 Photo Journey and watching my niece's love for taking pictures has peeked my interested in photography again. Although I don't have a professional camera, I did receive a really nice Sony digital (point-and-shoot) camera from my sweetie for Christmas this year. Going through some difficult times in my life, I thought that undertaking my own 365-day photo journey might be a way to relieve a little stress and have some fun with my new toy. Through this journey I will capture some of life's joy and its pain, but I will also be able to refocus the lens of my life on the many wonderful things that God has created. Well, here goes. Wish me luck!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 72 - 3/13/2011

Althea tree (botanically known as Hybiscus syriacus)
Signs of new life are everywhere.  All of the trees and shrubs are sprouting new growth, flowers are budding, weeds are sprouting flowers.  I am so glad that spring is on it's way.

Of course, that means that I will also be pulling out the lawn mower soon to rake up all of the leaves in the front yard and mow down some of those pesky weeds that are sprouting up all over the place.  Some of them are already taller than my little dog!  lol


  1. Ahhh green...soul soothing medicine for spring fever. Thanks for including the name...now I know what those are called.


  3. Love spring and the first signs of it! Every little leaf I notice brings a smile on my face:)

  4. Gotta love those scientific names. This is the reason why I love this time of the year. I love to see those plants in bloom. We have a love-hate relationship with them though because once they start to bloom and wind picks up, oh boy for the allergies!!!