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February 16th, a flowering shrub next to the gym, something in the rose family I think. The flowers look like a multiflora rose, but the leaves are completely wrong. The leaves and flowers are very much like a blackberry (which is part of the rose family), but it was 10 feet high and thornless.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
temporary night club

February 17th, I had great plans to go to the Lunar New Year parade in San Jose. But came down with a terrible cold and could only manage to stagger as far as the local farmer's market.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Medusa rising

February 18th, oh, alas and alack, a world full of things to photograph and I can only stumble out of my sick bed as far as the mirror to take a photo of my medusa hair.
msspider66 11 years ago
feel better soon. I am looking forward to seeing more of your pictures.

[Ms Spider66]
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
DRM is like sex

February 19th, been too long in the trenches of the digital music wars. Don't believe DRM works, don't believe people can be forced to be honest, really believe in musicians and supporting them. What's a girl to do?

(Yes, this is really what is engraved on the back of my iPod.)
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
the second wave of flowering winter trees

February 20th, the flowering plums on the walk have started to bloom. The second wave of flowering trees.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
the rest of the pack rides in

February 21st, the Tour of California (our own little imitation of the Tour of France) rolled through town today and I ran outside to see it.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
flower petals scattered by rain

February 22nd, rain and flower blooms from the flowering pear scattered like confetti.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
sunset in a puddle

February 23rd, no large vistas today, warm and sunny and a small collection of little things.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
heron in olive grove

February 24th, I turned coming out of the art museum on the Stanford campus where we'd gone to see the Richard Avedon exhibit and this great blue heron was standing so still my husband insisted it was a plastic copy, not the real thing.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
first apricot blooms

February 25th, the first blossoms on the tiny one acre apricot orchard I pass by every day. This is the start of the serious fruit bearing blooms, none of that ornamental nonsense. I feel bad that my daily photos so far have been small things, I don't think of myself as a photographer of small things. But it's raining and there's work to be done.
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
Cootamundra Wattle

February 26th, a flowering tree I pass every day on my 10 minute drive to work. It's an Australian native, a Cootamundra Wattle, related to the Golden Wattle which is the national tree of Australia. The flowers look exactly the same, but the leaves of the tree are completely different.

Is it any wonder that everyone in this place constantly suffers from allergies.
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 11 years ago
16, 22, 23 & 26 Feb are all brilliant shots. Keep shooting!!!


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Light Image Truth by J. M. Kezman
sotonrich 11 years ago
I echo Brother John....some truely gorgeous shots!

I love whats etched on your ipod...I'm surprised Apple dont make it standard and do away with the stupid little sticker! :)

Breathed Upon
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Thank you, Frère Jacques and sotonrich. The new macro lens has really been working out for me.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
off to harrass a vendor

February 27th, in a rush to pack for a quick trip all the way across the US to visit a vendor in Florida. Yes, I'm painfully aware that this is the amount of luggage I would roll with for a entire month in Europe, but once you have to check a bag because you can't take anything through the security grid, everything explodes on you.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
yes, i know how it feels...


eelend's 2007
Simon-K 11 years ago
You've got some great shots here, I really like the Macro shots of the flowering trees.

Simon’s Project 365
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
how does a river tie itself in knots

February 28th, taken on first California to Texas leg of the flight. My best guess is that this is the Rio Puerco, New Mexico. My book for the flight was the history of Kit Carson / Manifest Destiny / California Bear Flag Revolt and the New Mexico Indian Wars — Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West — a fairly detailed history of this corner of the world.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
I am Florida, hear me roar

March 1st, the lunch crowd in Florida. You can't really swing a dead cat in Florida without hitting a pelican. One of them I swear was doing "warrior pose number 3", so he'd obviously been hanging around the Florida yoga classes.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Portuguese Man o' War

March 2nd, the lifeguard station down on the beach was flying the purple "marine life warning" flag and down near the water were a few Portuguese Man o' Wars that had washed up. The little boys were all poking them with sticks, but I did not. I've been stung by jellyfish, but these things — everyone I know that has been stung by them starts the story with "I thought I was going to die".
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Great stuff! Love the flowering trees. Where are u in FL? I was just in Orlando for a week.


Lee
msspider66 11 years ago
It looks like those inserts from bras that give you the option of extra cleavage.

[Ms Spider66]
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
leesure, I was in Jupiter, Florida, for a sitdown with the engineers from a customer that we license software from. It's south of Orlando, I think. All golf courses and really really drunk retired people.

msspider66, ha! There's another photo in my photostream of a different one from a different angle, but yes, they look so fun and harmless.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Worthington Mountain

March 3rd, the second Dallas, Texas to California leg of the trip back from Florida. This is somewhere over Nevada.

You stay a moment too long on the east coast and you start to feel that it's some else's world and you're just living in it. But this my American west, my raw hills and broad sky, my prickly creatures great and small. This is where I am larger than life.

Oh, good to be home.
msspider66 11 years ago
beautiful shot!

Welcome home.

[Ms Spider66]
stevelyon PRO 11 years ago
I very much dig the engraving on the back of your iPod. DRM is evil.
lramiro520 11 years ago
Great shot from the airplane! welcome back!

The Other Side Of The Fence
eelend PRO 11 years ago
wow!
great shot!!

eelend's 2007
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Thank you. I have to admit that I'm only roughly sure that this is Worthington Mountain after 3 hours on Google searching Nevada wilderness, BLM, and Nevada highway sites. This part of eastern Nevada is mostly unimproved and uninhabited, except for the ghost towns, and not well documented.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
part bird, part beast

March 5th, part bird, part beast and once again I've completely missed carnivale to be with my kind.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
apricot blossoms

March 6th, passed by the same orchard from February 25th, this time in sunshine instead of rain, sunset instead of sunrise.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
OK - here is where I make my apology for not having come round more often. There are so many good threads on this MDPD - sometimes I tend to zoom through. My apologies - your thread is funny, thoughtful and just plain entertaining. Thank you for that. "Part Bird, Part Beast" stops me in my tracks. Well done against the white - not easy to do. And...well - good stuff here

CollardGreens: Oops!
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
Thank you, CollardGreens. :) I have to confess that my standard white background is the surface of my dryer in the laundry room.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
feeling disposable

March 7th. Tough day followed by conspiratorial margaritas with my co-workers, feeling a bit wobbly and disposable. Feeling that I'm only loosely in control of my opposable thumbs.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Darwin really got it right...adapt ! It is not the strongest of the species that survive it is the most adaptable that do. Now - learn to pick up things with your toes !

I really like the match here - brilliantly simple and well in focus...oh this idea is stolen for sure !! Good Stuff...

CollardGreens: Oops!
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
never trust a girl with a crooked nose

March 8th, Lacking all other subjects tonight and being intrigued by the person who sold me the 100mm macro lens going on (and on and on) about what a great portrait lens it was, I turned the camera on myself. But I think the 50mm lens I usually use for portraits is much truer, has less distortion. Unless of course, you're hoping that your chin looks truly enormous. It's like a fabulous Dudley Do-right impersonation.

Ah, well, what is life without experimentation? Really, do most of the things we eat look edible to you?
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
I found that the 60mm macro gives you what you want in the extreme (bugs , flowers, grains of sand etc.) as well as making good portraits. But 95% of the time I just leave a 50mm f1.4 (for bar shots) on the camera. With the 100 you just about have to stand across the room to bring the perspective right. Anyway...a flat hat and a horse would be fun !!

CollardGreens: Oops!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
experimentation is life
or that's said


eelend's 2007
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
fleeing Silicone Valley

March 9th, fleeing Silicon Valley for a short weekend in Yosemite. And depending on which direction you choose to flee Silicon Valley, the last thing you see are the propellers that blow away the intense heat produced by the oversized egos. You see the valley is filled with these gazillionaires who confuse accidently achieving large sums of money with intelligence or self-worth and without these blowers we would literally cook in their self-importance.

Yes, here it is. The dirty little secret about global warming.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Half Dome in late afternoon light

March 10th, Yosemite. Half Dome in late afternoon light. Just try making it not come out in black and white.
msspider66 11 years ago
beautiful!


Kelly

[Ms Spider66]
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Upper Yosemite Falls, closeup

March 11th, Upper Yosemite Falls.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
yet another orchard in full bloom

March 12, another shot of the orchard.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
firestarter

March 13, well, every day can't be waterfalls, mountain sides and flowers. This is a closeup of one of the pine cones I keep in a basket as kindling to start the fire.

While I was in Yosemite, we came across a family searching the forest for a redwood pine cone, sure it would be this enormous thing. But redwoods have very tiny pine cones. For the memento pine cone, you want a cone from a sugar pine or a Jefferson pine. The ones about as big as your forearm.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Oh - nicely done - Yosimite. Your half dome is spectacular !

We spent a few days there some years ago with a new digital point and shoot...we erased 3 days worth of shots on the way down from a lookout !

Nice stuff here - CollardGreens: Oops!
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Thank you, CollardGreens, Late afternoon is the trick for Half Dome.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
meet my little friend

March 14th, everything looks different when you're big.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
the front door

March 15th, the front door I walk into every day.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
paint on asphalt at night

March 16th, the local playground after dark.
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago


March 17th, hike up Mt. Diablo to see the wildflowers. A week or so early, but a few flowers out. Still working on processing and categorizing them, but this one was one of my favorites.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Good depth of field here - going to look at exif to see how you did it...beautiful.

CollardGreens: Oops!
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Thanks, my 100 mm macro lens again. Shutter priority setting (which I tend to overuse) set at 100, gives a few shallow depth of field to the point where you're dancing around trying to get the flower flat enough to you to get the whole thing in focus. You can see the same affect in this one.
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
California strip mall

March 18th, I've never had the courage to eat here, but who doesn't want their food to be famous.
sotonrich 11 years ago
Your pictures are amazing! I love the macros in particular. Cant wait to see what the rest of the year brings.

Breathed Upon - my 2007 daily dairy
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
sticking out the green tongue

March 19th, a flower from the yard. I love their little green tongues.
ItinerArts 11 years ago
Beautifully delicate.
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
not who you think they are

March 20th, Deadlines came and went, employees grunted their disgruntledness, torrential "Noah, get the ark" downpours. It just seems like a good day to confess that in addition to odd ceramics and perfumes that will kill my husband, I have a fatal addiction to windup toys. Who could resist their little Frankenstein feet?

These two were purchased in Tokyo in a huge, 5 story toy store in the Giza.
Simon-K 11 years ago
A 5 story toy shop?? Surely every kids dream come true :) Love the flower shot from the 19th
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Oh, yes, SimonKimber, the entire Giza shopping district is a kid's dream come true. Odd stores, filled with odder things.
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
it's the little things

March 21, out in the back yard, the smallest of spiders, dead center in its web.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
the marshmallow flock

March 22nd. Is it too early to start celebrating Easter? I had such fun with my Valentine's day series. But my co-workers who see my daily photos, say, wow, LeeAnn, you need to get out of the house more.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
easter chicken given new production quotas on eggs

March 23rd, Easter chicken given new production quotas on eggs.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
old service road

March 24th, Edgewood County Park. A few wildflowers that I'm still color-correcting and identifying, but nothing as stately as the California oak on green spring grass.
Simon-K Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Simon-K (member) 11 years ago
LoL I love the chicken picture!!! Definitely not too early to start celebrating easter, especially when it comes to easter chocolate :)

Simon’s Project 365
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Two-fisted toadstool in a vacant lot

March 25th, spring showers bring spring fungi. The neighborhood kids have not yet discovered this two-fisted monster.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
you have a magnificent photo diary -- so much variety. and yosemite too.... and it's only March. So many beautiful pix -- -think i'll mosey over to your photostream and choose some favs :-)
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Thank you, BellaGaia. It's true this project keeps making me do crazy things like climb up on the roof at sunset (like I did tonight).
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
storm twilight with half moon

March 26th, sunset and the moon in the middle of pouring rain and me on the roof.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Marshmallow peepies

March 27th, these are not the marshmallow peepies of my youth. They smell right, but I don't trust those smiles.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago


March 28th, sometimes at the end of a long day, it's all I can do to stumble out to the yard and click.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Yow - it looks like you are using one of those "lens babies" here. Nicely done over the last days - toys, easter candies and mushrooms - could be the ingredients for a good soup ??

CollardGreens: Oops!
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
No, no lensbaby, just your typical unsteady hand with a fixed macro lens. :)
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
extra easter egg confetti for those festive moments

March 29th, special easter confetti, in case anyone is experiencing spring fever.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
once more into the breech

March 30th, once more into the breech (as Shakespeare's Henry the V said). Tomato plants for the garden. We once again put our foolish tomato hopes and tomato dreams on these frail vines.
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
morning on my mother's picture

March 31th, morning on my mother's painting.

My mother is a force of nature, like a tornado or a tsunami. She is destructive to herself and everyone she comes in contact with. She is the kind of mother that has a favorite and a next favorite and a "where the fuck did that one comes from?" Guess which one was me. Her version of the story was that I started puberty at about 5 years old and never got beyond it. My version of the story is that I decided at an early age that I wanted nothing to do with this woman who's wake of destruction I kept getting drug through.

That said, I have her artwork around the house. She went through a period after my father's death where she was burning everything she could carry out to the barrel. So, I have the photo albums and the art. The silver, the china. This is a watercolor / ink map she did of the ranch I grew up on, done in a sort of Winnie-the-Pooh fantasy way. And it's true that the landscape we lived on as children has a second layer of imagination — here was the pirate's cave, here was the giant oak that fell down in the storm, here's where the river rose to that year with the terrible floods.

We are caught in the tension between changing our landscape and our landscape changing us.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
do chocolate sheep dream of teeth?

April 1st, more easter chocolate. This time, tiny chocolate sheep nervous, hearing teeth on the wind.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
the egg girl cometh

April 2nd, some days that daily photo just doesn't jump out of the box. :)
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
sidewalk chalk Easter bunnies

April 3rd, sidewalk chalk easter bunnies.
jrayfarm1980 11 years ago
I'm really enjoying your photos! Knowing that I am not the only one that struggles with finding a daily photo will hopefully encourage me to not miss a day anymore. :)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Such fabulous photos...
I really appreciate your entry for the 31st. While I was my mother's apparent favourite, it gave me an uncomfortable seat for viewing the way she treated "son #2". What's interesting is the way each of us--my brother and I--has developed (or not).
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Thank you, jrayfarm1980 — we all struggle with the photo a day thing. It's not the photo, it's the day.

Thank you, ebilflindas — I've always thought I was better off not being the favorite. :)
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
the grey dog don't come this way anymore

April 4th, abandoned bus station down the street. It's always the signs that are the last to go. Either people just don't know what to do with them or someone thinks they can still provide useful navigation beacons for all those cars lost out on the open road.
daxster78 11 years ago
Cool retro sign!
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
the last tree on the Marin headlands

April 5th, looking back as I head north for a couple days off. It's not so much that I've managed to get the typical tourist shot of the Golden Gate Bridge but there on the right side is the most photographed tree in the Bay area — the last lonely tree on the Marin headlands.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
storm coming in at sunset

April 6th, Gualala, California coast north of San Francisco. Storm coming in at sunset.
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April 7th, the dog was terrified of my camera. Doggie treats and photo assistants with squeaky toys had to be deployed to get this shot.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
the last in the easter series

April 8th, the last in the Easter series. In the end, we all come to the egg.
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
I like the dog portrait-- very expressive! My dog would actually get very alert when the camera came out and POSE when it was aimed at him. I have no idea why he did this,since as far as I know he never looked at his photos. Smart dog, in any case.

Great colors on the eggs.

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
souvenir from Barcelona

April 9th, a cheap souvenir from Barcelona, a Gaudí-style lizard. I'm a sucker for small momentos of place.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
chalk diagrams on the underside of the overpass

April 10th, chalk diagrams on the underside of the overpass — which makes me wonder if they were designing it on the fly?
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
we're suspended, we're crowded, we're not equivalent in size

April 11th, chemistry experiments brought to you by the letter "O".
eelend PRO 11 years ago
WOWWOOWOW

I LOVE IT!!!!!!



eelend's 2007
ReeBeckiSupergirl PRO 11 years ago
Wonderful image!
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Thank you, eelend and ReeBeckiSupergirl. I'm playing with my food a lot these days to make my daily quota. :)
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
jasmine tea

April 12, jasmine tea. But who ties the little twisted knots?
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
collect the whole set

April, Friday the 13th. I had a photo session scheduled with a 45 something surfer, I wear my cap backward to hide my bald spot, dude and his brand new red Ferrari. And he canceled on me because "the car was too dirty".
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
still wet with rain

April 14th. The rain coming and going. I went here looking for the "Hog Heaven Roadhouse" to take a picture of it and there was this instead. Don't know when it changed, can't tell from the street whether this open / closed / coming soon.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
where baby oranges come from

April 15th, lazy Sunday in the garden.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
sometimes you have to slow down and enjoy the sunset

April 16th, me and the snails chilling and enjoying the sunset.
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