Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Best Photo of 2014

I'm in a Project 52 group on Facebook, and I have to admit that I haven't been keeping up with it the way I would like to.  However, for our last week -- 52/52 -- we had to pick our favorite picture from 2014.

I picked this picture of G:

There's something fascinating about the outside world, even when you're just a little squishie.  :)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

July 24, 2014
Ann Arbor, MI






Flowering Agave
This is an agave plant, which only flowers once in its lifetime, then dies. It is about 80 years old and is currently flowering. Very cool to be able to see this!

Cone Flower

Monday, June 30, 2014


I went outside this afternoon to check for texts/call a friend back, and while I was pacing behind our building, I looked down the side of the hill and saw two deer, munching away:

Deer behind the NCASB

Deer behind the NCASB

Deer behind the NCASB

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lunchtime Flowers at NCASB

Flowers seen during a quick walk on my lunch break at work:

Purple Flowers

Pink Knee High Compression Socks

Art at Domino's Farms

A couple of my favorite pieces:

Colorful Abstract

Yellow Cathedral

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Troy Sunrise

Troy Sunrise
Pretty sunrise, crappy cell phone pic

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sacred Heart Major Seminary Chapel

SHMS Chapel from the Choir Loft
As seen from the choir loft

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Stats and Stuff

Out of curiosity... I have all (well, most) of my pictures backed up to my Flickr account. Flickr keeps track of how many pictures you take, when, etc. And since I had some free time on my hands, I thought I'd take a look and see how many pictures I took each year.

It turns out that, on average, I take 4,637 photos a year (at least since 2008). Here are the stats for each year, as well as a photo from the month in that year with the most photos taken:


6,419 photos
Sydney Opera House, July 17, I took 440 photos on this day


3,860 photos
Hunter's Perfect Swan Dive - DSCN8306
Perfect Bellyflop, July 4, I took 567 photos on this day


4,142 photos
2nd Degree Black Belt Test, May 22, I took 1,101 photos on this day


4,080 photos
For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son....
New York City, May 21, I took 422 photos on this day


7,196 photos
My Best Friend's Wedding, June 16, I took 2,721 photos on this day


2,126 photos
First Birthday, April 21, I took 376 photos on this day

Oops! I Am So Sorry!

A crappy picture of me, showing my surprise and horror

My sincere apologies to anyone who has taken the time to leave me a message! I didn't realize it until a few minutes ago that my blog wasn't set up to let me know that I had a comment. And there wasn't any indicator of comments when I logged on to post. So I assumed that no one commented.

Which means that I have just read comments which were left for me, including ones over 2 years old! Hopefully, I've fixed that.

I promise I didn't ignore you on purpose!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014