Monday, April 28, 2008

Bench marks

These pictures were taken last year after my niece's wedding reception. What I like about them is that the worn out grass shows that the benches are not just decorative, people really take time to sit and watch some really amateur tennis players. And they came to my mind after I saw Anna's post with a green bench.

To view more participants of Project Green, or if you want to join in the fun, please visit Anna's blog to add your name to the list, there are over 200 entries now!

Friday, April 25, 2008

An apple a day

The funny thing about blogging is that you become more aware of your surroundings and not even a simple errand can be done without a camera... So, while doing my grocery shop I spotted green apples that were so nicely displayed... I am not sure whether we are allowed to take pictures inside a grocery store, but I could not help it... And you know I always have a camera in my bag even when running errands.

My entry for Project Green at Anna's blog!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My Wellies!

Aren't they cute? I just wish these mini wellies were my size! My friend from the UK sent me this key chain and I love it!

This is part of Project Green, please visit Anna's blog and you will be able to view over 100 participating blogs!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Go Green!

This week Anna's challenge focuses on green. An environmental theme for April 22nd, which happens to be Earth Day and my birthday too... No wonder why I love green themes, even though it is not my favorite color. My shot for Project Green features organic grape leaves.

How green is your life today?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Looking through a pizza oven

This week both my themes revolve around food, first the window at a restaurant and now this pizza oven. I had made other attempts trying to shoot pizza ovens and failed. This time I did not have my tripod with me so it was more of a challenge but I liked the results. Happy Friday everyone!

Please visit Mark's blog to find out some great blogs that have been posting wonderful pictures for Project Looking Through!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Looking through the window

Looking through the window from a nice country restaurant. Fresh air, good food and no rush to leave. The check won't be sent to you unless you ask for it. Oops... it has some yellow, am I in the wrong project? I meant to send this to Mark's blog and his Looking through project!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Yellow orchids

My last shot for the Project Yellow at Anna's blog. The project has come to an end, but I am sure it was the beginning of many new friendships and great finds!

Yellow is the color of sunshine. It is warming, gets our attention (even more now) and it is very cheerful, just like the project. I had such a great time visiting so many blogs that I had never heard of.

I leave these yellow orchids in your window boxes and a big thanks to Anna for giving us something to think about (or not) while taking the pictures!

Monday, April 14, 2008

All that glitters

Should I say I have organic and sustainable earrings? My earrings and my purse below are not made of gold. They are made of golden grass, a plant that has this unique and natural gold color.

Golden grass can be found only in in the Amazon region of Brazil, in a place called JalapĆ£o, and is harvested only once a year. The artisans make beautiful earrings, handbags and other items.

This is my entry for the Project Yellow at Anna's blog!

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Earthmover

This post is dedicated to my husband who started this collection a few years ago when he was a Consultant and implemented a project at Caterpillar. He is on his way back from India and will be home tomorrow! He is always on the move and on the Earth's surface! We miss you honey!

If you want to take part in the yellow project, please visit Anna's blog and find out more wonderful pictures that many fellow bloggers are taking!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Yellow balconies

Visiting a friend this week I parked the car, looked up and saw what... yellow balconies!!! There were people around and this is an only shot, very unusual for me. I don't handle the camera well when people are watching, my favorite shots were taken when I was alone, funny huh?

So, here's my photo for Anna's yellow project!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My neighbor's yellow car

A sweet old lady and her yellow car, that's our neighbor. Most of our parents had a Beetle at some point in their lives, mine did! We don't see many nowadays, but I remember when I was little and my sister had her first car, it was a 60's Beetle, around 1978 I believe. Boy, did we have fun!!! I was only 9 then...

It's been a fun week, I had never paid much attention to yellow but it is everywhere! Yesterday, I counted six yellow houses in one block! To see more yellow pictures, please visit Anna's blog.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Just follow the yellow sign

Ok, I have done some crazy things to shoot a photo. And this was just one of them. This morning on my way back from Sam's Club, I spotted from a distance a yellow sign near the mall entrance, reached for my camera in the bag and turned it on! There were cars behind me, oh well, I thought they were not that close and I looked in the rear view mirror! So, I slowed down and took this shot! It was a little scary but it surely put a smile on my face!

And the sign goes for the yellow project at Anna's blog!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Yellow flower and a busy bee

Anna has an inspirational blog that combines beautiful posts and photographs. This week, or for a while, she's challenging bloggers to take yellow pictures! So, off we go to the yellow mode and here is my contribution!

This bee started feeding on the flowers I was shooting. My favorite photos revolve around flowers... I think they make me peaceful as I never get tired of admiring how gorgeous they are and to me they act as little reminders of God's love and care.

What do flowers mean to you?