Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Project 366: Week 45

When I’m outdoors, I look at everything. Up, down, left, right; every direction is explored by my eyes. Then something catches my attention. It might be the colour or shape of a sighting. There might be something interesting or unusual about it. Perhaps it’s the symmetry or lop-sidedness of it. Whatever ‘it’ is, I will stop and stare at it, move a little closer if need be, whip out my camera, frame it and SNAP...capture it forever. And keep on walking.

This week's photo theme: What I Look At


Friday, November 04, 2016
Straight Ahead
"On my way home."

Project 366, Day 309: Straight Ahead


Saturday, November 05, 2016
Contrast
"The leaf and the ground go well together.”

Project 366, Day 310: Contrast


Sunday, November 06, 2016
Autumn Snow
"Last month we had a dusting of snow.”

Project 366, Day 311: Autumn Snow


Monday, November 07, 2016
The Church
"Old buildings always attract my attention."

Project 366, Day 312: The Church


Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Nature’s Carpet
"The leaves cover the ground in a wonderfully colourful way."

Project 366, Day 313: Nature's Carpet


Wednesday, November 09, 2016
On Fire
"Even though it’s so small, this little bush puts on quite a show.”

Project 366, Day 314: On Fire


Thursday, November 10, 2016
Symmetry
“Twin doors, side by side, catch my eye.”

Project 366, Day 315: Symmetry


What I've learned this week:
The world is filled with things to explore and enjoy and be thankful for.
Listening to reply instead of listening to understand is not effective communication.
There is always something new to learn.
Make your point without insulting others. Focus on the debate, not the debater.

A great day to all!

38 comments:

  1. I like the photographs very much. It's about as much as I can do.

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  2. Great pictures! I especially like the one of the old charge. I like old buildings too. I'm jealous of your dusting of snow! I normally don't care for it, but we need rain/snow really bad right now.

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    1. Thank you, Danielle! And thanks for stopping by for a visit. That dusting has long ago melted but eventually we'll get a lot of snow. You're welcome to it! :)

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  3. I like your last point, focus on the debate, not the debater :)

    Such great pictures. I would love to see and explore that church! Wow, snow already, even a dusting, when we are still running the air conditioner (albeit not as often as summer).

    Winding down this project!

    betty

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    1. It was a light dusting and now it's long gone. It's been amazingly warm, unusual for this time of year. But I think this weekend will bring some cold with it! YIKES

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  4. Great shots Martha...nice to see you out and enjoying what Nature has to offer...
    The best things in life are free,eh?
    Thanks for your lovely comments over at mine...much appreciated!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thanks, Linda! The best things in life are definitely free. I hope you are enjoying a lovely Thursday!

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  5. Great photos and great lessons, I especially appreciated "Listening to reply instead of listening to understand is not effective communication."

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  6. You live in such a pretty area.

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  7. I love your blog and your "eye" Martha. You sound like me - I'm always going out to explore and photograph what catches my eye. Great pics and i enjoyed seeing them.

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    1. Thanks, Sandy. It is fun going out and 'observing'!

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  8. Love the fall colors, and looks like you even got a dusting of snow!

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    1. We did but it's long gone now. I'm not ready for snow yet!

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  9. I love the "brick work" around the church windows. It's funny how the roof that is on there now actually covers up the very top of each window detail. -Jenn

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    1. It is, isn't it? You are good at noticing details!

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  10. Another lovely selection.
    I agree with you ... those leaves do cover the ground in a wonderfully colourful way.

    All the best Jan

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  11. Some of the American politicians could learn from your last "What I learned."

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    1. I completely agree. This is ridiculous.

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    2. I hope it all settles down soon. There is a lot of finger pointing and no one wants to find a middle ground and communicate. In my opinion, there are people on both sides that have behaved - and continue to behave - badly. Politicians are there to work for the people. Keep tabs on them. Keep them accountable. Pay attention. But don't battle with one another. That just divides a country. End of rant... This while thing gives me a headache.

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    3. Good rant. I se other good rants. It seems that politicians don't listen.

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    4. So true. And that's why we have to make them listen by working together. They spread lies and have us arguing with each other instead of making them do the job right.

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  12. I love the way you see things. My sister and I can take pictures of the same subject and they are so different. We see your heart in your art and through your lens.

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    1. That's the beauty of any type of art! Perspectives are unique.
      Thank you, Gail!

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  13. Oh wow. You got snow! Today I was outside in my shirtsleeves taking photos of my still blooming alysums! The weather has been astoundingly beautiful. Unfortunately it's supposed to cool down tomorrow, but am I ever grateful for the warm weather we had today! I like your shot of the lone leaf, and the church looks like it would be a neat place to visit.

    Loved your advice "Make your point without insulting others. Focus on the debate, not the debater."

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    1. We got a small sprinkling of snow last month and within a few hours WHOOSH it was gone. THANK GOODNESS! Because I'm just not ready for it. Other than that, it's been unbelievably mild for this time of year. I want the snow to take its time getting here!

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  14. Your pictures are always so beautiful. I, too love old buildings. What an awesome shot.

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  15. I love stained glass. but it is mighty expensive here.
    people get insulted by me because i aim to win :P

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    1. Stained glass isn't very cheap here either. I don't see it in many places.

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  16. It's funny, when I got to the church pic I remembered I live in a state where the capital city is known as 'the city of churches'. Irony, we have more pubs than churches and I don't even know where ours are. Certainly don't look old like that one anymore. They're all falling down.

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    1. Considering what a small city I live in, there are quite a few churches around here. I'm not sure, though, how many are really active.

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