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Daily Photo: September 16.

I guess I’ve got a sort of “bikes on sidewalks” thing going on. This one feels very different from yesterday’s, even if the subject matter is similar. I saw this bike with the leaves and it just felt so September-y, very fall, very back to school.

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Daily Photo: September 15.

I love that the colors on the motorcycle match the colors on the fire hydrant. Great un-intentional urban still-life.


Daily Photo: September 14.

This plant lives in my kitchen and was acquired simply because I thought a knotted tree was made of awesome.  I do my best not to touch it though, plants tend to see me coming and kill themselves. This photo is the closest I’ve ever gotten to it.


Daily Photo: September 11.

I didn’t *mean* to take a picture of a tall building today, it just *happened.* This is the Prudential tower as seen through the jungle. Or the Borders on Boylston St. Either way.


Daily Photo: September 10.

I really love these circular windows that look like portholes from a boat.


Daily Photo: September 9.

First signs of autumn… the older Schmoop went for her first day of kindergarten yesterday, and the leaves have started falling.


Daily Photo: September 8.

I was really excited about this photo I took this morning, until I got home and uploaded it and found that it was a bit on the blurry side. *sigh* Oh, the perils of candid photography. This woman’s dress matched the green line so well, I thought it warranted a photo. Of course, this was one of those opportunities where I couldn’t ask her to re-pose and the train to come back and open its doors again, so this was the best I could do.


Daily Photo: September 6.

As promised, here is the whole set of photos I took during my trip to Plum Island. My only regret is that I didn’t find a trustworthy looking soul to take a photo of my mama and me together. Oh well. It was a really great trip, and I got some nice photos. I’m still not terribly good with landscapes. I’ve got a lot of photos of sand dunes where I kind of have to wonder “Really? Another sand dune? What exactly was going through my mind on this one?” I see a lot of really stunning landscape photography, but it’s just not my forte. I take a picture of a landscape and it’s totally uninspiring to the point where I wonder why I bothered. Stick to what I’m good at, I suppose. What I’m good at being random details and the occasional candid portrait.

This photo of the Boston skyline is, admittedly, totally uninspiring, but there is an actual *reason* why I took it. Coming into the city on the commuter rail this morning, this was the first time since moving here in May where I totally, totally felt like I *live* here. I saw the John Hancock Tower in the distance and my heart started fluttering with joy because I felt like “Oh, hooray! I’m HOME!” And this is what I saw when I had that feeling.


Daily Photo: September 5.

These are a few of my favorite things: sunflowers and the ocean.


Daily Photo: September 4.

In honor of the 27th anniversary of my emergence from the womb, my mama and I spent some time in Plum Island. We’ve been going there every year since, well, my birth, and it’s one of my favorite rituals. I’m still going through the photos from the trip and will post a link to the whole set with today’s photo when I’ve finished.

Here’s the photo from my actual birthday: my mama’s red toes in the sand.