Thanks to the leap year, I couldn't resist adding an extra day to the 365 project. Here we find Andrew, Cory, and Liz headed to dinner at Greenhouse Tavern on a cold and snowy night far different from the unseasonable weather we enjoyed last year. As usual, Greenhouse delivered an amazing culinary journey that made for both a delightful birthday celebration for Liz and a satisfying end to a challenging year.
It's with a bit of surprise, mixed with pride, delight, and no small amount of relief that I come at last to 365 of 365, the conclusion of my year-long photographic odyssey. I barely knew what I was getting myself into when I started, but in spite of (and perhaps because of) all the time and work I put in over the year I can truly say that I've enjoyed it and hopefully grown and improved.
If you've been following along, thank you for the opportunity to fill your eyes with what mine have seen this year. If you've been a voice of encouragement, thank you for keeping my spirits aloft when it would have been easier to quit. If you've been a subject of one (or more) photos, or even just put up with me and my camera, thank you for your patience and cooperation. No matter what roles you've played, thank you for indulging me; I hope you've enjoyed watching it all unfold.
Here we find some celebratory Legos that I assembled for the occasion, with my 365 Flickr set in the background.
ZERO more days to go--WOO HOO!!!
We were just starting to rearrange cars in a driveway to facilitate a departure from our late-December game night when a car skidded around the corner and sailed gracefully off the road and into a snow bank. The high school-aged driver was clearly well and properly stuck, so we gatherered shovels and came to his aid, eventually freeing his car. Unfortunately, this freedom came at the cost of his front bumper, which the packed snow and ice staunchly refused to release without damage.
Just one more day to go!
At this point, shooting something every day has become such a part of my life that I'm not really sure what I'll do when I've completed the 365. It's really hard to believe that it's coming up so quickly...
Two more days to go!
Claire demonstrates one of the projects from her Snap Circuits kit that we built together. She's a little young for it, but she's definitely enjoying the process of discovery. The set is well-made and offers a lot of interesting possibilities (the included book contains over 180 projects!). We did six projects over an hour or two, so it should give us plenty of great father-daughter science time.
Three days to go!!
Claire decided that instead of cookies, this year we'd leave maple bacon donuts for Santa Claus. (Santa wholeheartedly approves, by the way.) So we zipped over to Peace, Love, and Little Donuts and picked up a box, and I got my photo on.
I've started locking down pictures of Claire again, so you'll get a few extra shots of her being ridiculously photogenic if you're flagged as either a friend or family member once you've clicked through.
Six! Days! To! Go! And Christmas in the morning, woo-hoo!
I was really stumped for a 365 subject today.
Then when I got home from the grocery store, I saw this deer just feet away in the neighbors' front yard. I dashed as silently and swiftly as possible upstairs to get my zoom lens onto the camera and get back outside before he could bolt. He ended up walking calmly into the back yard for a few nibbles of our rhododendron and then moved over to this tree at the perimeter of our lot, where a sudden parting of clouds gave me this wonderful golden light.
Just seven more days to go!
We returned to Port Canaveral a few minutes before dawn, so I was able to poke my head outdoors and capture the sun rising over the already-active port.
And with this post, the promise I made so long ago when I returned from the epic Disney vacation is fulfilled--I am finally all caught up on posting! Well, until tomorrow...