Arsenal (Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge)

Arsenal
Discovered while walking my dog.

Taken with my iPhone 5S. Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge, Week 4: Challenger’s Choice, Still Life.

I put a lot of thought into my Photography Challenge posts, often regarding the photo itself. Is it the best shot of the ones I took? What about the subject matter? …the lighting? This week it was all about the category.

I was struggling with whether I would categorize it as “Objects” or “Still Life.” I chose “Still Life” because “Objects” somehow didn’t seem enough. There is action and life in this scene. We simply isn’t visible.

I thought about the exuberance with which somebody created these snowballs. I wondered if it was a boy. How old was he? Did he lob any of these before being called in for lunch? Maybe he was a teen, mischievously storing them for an impending ambush.

I will never know. I can only imagine. A picture certainly can be worth a thousand words.

Arsenal 2
This was one of two caches.

Snow Day (Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge)

Snow Day

It has been sleeting and snowing since late Sunday night (pre-dawn Monday). I snapped this from my front porch. The cold never bothered me anyway… from inside.


Taken with my iPhone 5S, using Mono filter. Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge, Week 3: Black & White.

Kitchen Garden

My son set up a raised bed for me the other day. Since we have once again switched seasons (from spring back to winter), he is waiting to set out the plants until the chance of freezing temperatures is gone. It seems we have had crazier than usual weather this year… 79 degrees one day and snow the next. Yesterday I went out in short sleeves during the day and a sweatshirt in the evening. Today I pulled out my winter coat again. (My garden may remain in my kitchen a bit longer.)

Kitchen Garden
Spearmint, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Rhubarb, Buttercrisp Lettuce, Red Lettuce, Flat Italian Parsley, and Broccoli… all awaiting their place in the sun.

Snow Day

Being a teacher, I always looked forward to snow days because it was an unexpected day to catch up, get some things done around the house, or just wake up when my body was rested instead of when the alarm clock gave the command.  (I especially loved those snow days when the meteorologists’ predictions were wrong, or when the weather was cleared up by lunch time.)  As a mother, the best thing about a snow day is having an unexpected day with my kids.