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Project 365: First Week of September.

Due to having recently acquired gainful employment (yay), and several other circumstances this month, I don’t have as much time and energy for this blog. However, I’m still going to try and finish out the year of photos.

In order to accomplish this, I’m altering my usual format of one to three pictures per update, and will also be writing less to accompany each photo.

Hopefully it will only be for this month, and I can switch back to the old format in October. But for now, I’ll be posting a week’s worth of photos at a time, with maybe a sentence or two for each.

To begin…

 

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#244: Flowers for a Friend.

Mum gathered these from around the farm, to cast into the ocean in local tradition at the memorial of a dear friend.

 

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#245: Backyard.

Dad gathering greens for the pigs in the morning.

 

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#246: Sunrise on the Farm.

Getting up early for my first day at the new job.

 

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#247: Mauna Kea Sunrise.

Second early morning for the new job, seeing Mauna Kea through the screen of the porch during a cloudless sunrise. In the foreground is hanging some ripening bananas from the Farm.

 

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#248: Breakfast?

Leftover coconut flour birthday cake from my Dad’s birthday… It’s actually perfectly healthy (apart from the frosting) and full of protein!

 

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#249: Hanging Laundry.

While we have renters staying in the vacation rental side of the house, we share the laundry facilities, and they get the clotheslines. Which just means we have to string one up across our screen porch as needed! Also note: There is a second bunch of bananas now hanging from the first bunch.

 

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#250: Packed Up. Again.

This time it is for a house- and cat-sitting job for the next two weeks (part of why my time is limited this month). As you can see, I take only the essentials: electronics, bath bag, clothes, and a new book from the library (recommended by Neil Gaiman, no less!).

 

That’s all for now. Please check back next week or sign up to follow by email to see pictures of the kitty and of where I’m staying!

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Project 365: Double Post, the Sky.

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#133: Midday.

I love those literal silver-lined storm-cloud moments, when the sky seems like it’s being deliberately dramatic. To me, clouds are the greatest of abstract artists: always being new and inventive while still producing the classics better than any master painter. And always, always so beautiful.

The sky is one of my touchstones; when I need calming or centering, or simply to gain perspective or distraction, I just have to remember to look up.

 

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#134: Sunrise.

For some reason I woke up at 5am this day and actually felt like getting up. This meant, of course, that I would be able to photography the fifteen-odd minutes that there was color in the sky for the sunrise.

Being at sea-level with no mountain-ranges about means we don’t really get those long pre-dawn or twilight times of day I was so used to in North Idaho, where the world is still and light lingers without shining. Here the sun is either up and roasting hot, or down and it’s so dark you can see all the stars. The in-between times are very minimal.

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Project 365: Triptych Catch-Up #10.

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#127: Doggy!

The mighty and fearsome huntress gloats over her prey…

 

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#128: Early Morning.

The sun plays peek-a-boo in the trees as it rises.

 

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#129: Walks.

Twice a day while I house- and dog-sit, I take this little princess for a walk through the neighborhood.

It’s fun to see what changes in the weeks or months between times I’m here; some empty houses are now lived in, others now empty, new plants or designs in yards, a new house being build, new dogs barking their warnings and greetings…

It’s also a nice routine to get into, taking half hour to hour long walks in the morning and evening. It’s healthy in so many ways for the body and the mind. And as an added bonus, I’ve been using it as time to listening to audio books!

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