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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!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day 186 - July 5, 2011

Althea flower bud
All of the flowers on the Althea tree had vanished.  I thought this tree was through flowering for the year, but actually, it was just so thirsty and draught-stricken that the poor thing couldn't flower.  We've had several wonderful rainy days, and look what I found today--several beautiful buds and a half dozen blooms.  It was a beautiful sight to see.


  1. That bud shows the promise of beauty to come.

  2. New buds about ready to open are always such a treat!

  3. I think they are indeed blooming all summer long. Some of mine are bent really low and I'm not sure why. I hope they are not dying.