Saturday, August 31, 2013

243/365

243/365 by credd
243/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

hiding place...

this evening...
i went into my backyard...
and photographed the underside of my sunflower.

hiding...
under the petals...
were ants.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

241/365

241/365 by credd
241/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

beer...

today...
i stopped at a local ale house...
and picked up some of their beer.

i usually only go there around the holidays...
but i happened to be downtown today...
and was parked right across the street from them.

i'm not really a beer drinker...
but i had a wine glass full...
and it tasted pretty good.

this is mrchazman's beer glass.
it appears darker than it is...
because the 'crawler' is behind it.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

240/365

240/365 by credd
240/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

telephone booth...

today...
i met a coworker in davis for breakfast...
and this telephone booth was near the cafe.

when i first pulled onto the street...
i saw it...
and knew i wanted to photograph it.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

239/365

239/365 by credd
239/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

get me outta here...

today...
i had a meeting in our san francisco office...
which is only about 32 miles from my home.

i left home at 7:30.
i arrived at the office at 9:20.

i had my coffee and breakfast for the ride...
and also a new gospel cd i mixed last night.

the meeting ended a little before 3:00...
and i prepared to leave the city.

by 3:15 or so i was headed out of the parking garage...
at 3:45 i called my office...
and told my admin he'd probably be off work and home before i made it across the bridge.
btw...
we close at 5:00.

at 4:55 i called him again...
to tell him i'd finally made it ONTO the bridge...
and unfortunately i watched a tow truck and four motorcycle cops roll by me...
lights flashing.
there was an accident on the bridge

i finally arrived home at 6:10...
exhausted.
i approved timecards...
so i wouldn't have to wake up super early (corporate's on the east coast)...
had a nice long shower...
and am about to go to bed...
at 8:00 pm.

tomorrow night...
the old bay bridge will close...
as they ready the new bridge to open on tuesday morning.
i'm thankful i won't have to go to the city then!

***

iPhone
645PRO app
CS6 oil paint filter - applied twice

Sunday, August 25, 2013

236/365

236/365 by credd
236/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

great sky...

when we were driving home today...
i happened to glance up...
and noticed the sky.

as mrchazman pulled into the driveway...
i asked him to stop...
so that i could shoot this from the car.

yep...
i was a lazy photog today.
shooting on my cell from the back seat.

i love this app!!!
and really should play around with it more...
to see what all the options will do.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

235/365

235/365 by credd
235/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

picking tomatoes...

we have the little girl this weekend...
and she helped pick tomatoes this evening.

she did pretty well...
and only picked one green tomato...
and only smashed one of the red ones that she'd picked.

i don't think she's ever tasted a tomato...
except in a sauce ...
on some pasta.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

234/365

234/365 by credd
234/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

balance...

my niece can sit like this forever!
me...
i'd fall over.

just a few short months ago...
she was trying to learn how to walk.

now...
she walks...
runs...
spins...
squats...
as if she's been doing it forever.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

233/365

233/365 by credd
233/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

opening day...

at the habit...
in vallejo, ca.

i saw the place being renovated a while back...
and today checked online to see if it was open.

i saw that it was...
but didn't realize today was opening day.

when i arrived...
i saw at least 15 cars in the drive-thru...
so i decided to park and go inside.

the line was OUT THE DOOR...
and this photo was from my position...
near the back of the line.

it didn't take too long to get to the front of the line...
and i have to hand it to them for being well-staffed...
to deal with all the hungry after-work crowd.

i chatted with one of the workers there while i waited...
and she told me this was one of the best (profitable) openings they've had.

our burgers were tasty...
and reasonably priced.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

232/365

232/365 by credd
232/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

green tomato...

my 'early' tomato harvest is almost over...
and my 'late' tomatoes are doing quite well.

the late tomatoes should begin to ripen in september...
and will continue thru october.

they're all rather large...
and we had to add in more stakes yesterday.

my early tomatoes were very sweet and tasty...
and i'm looking forward to seeing how these compare.

Monday, August 19, 2013

231/365

231/365 by credd
231/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

black rice...

this morning...
i was talking with someone on twitter about black rice...
and decided to make some for dinner.

i also baked some cod...
that i brushed with olive oil...
and then rolled in a cracker-crumb / berbere spice / lemon zest / garlic chive mixture...
topped w/lemon slices...
and baked in a 400ยบ oven.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

230/365

230/365 by credd
230/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

what's that?

i asked her what she had...
and instead of holding up her chicken strip...
like i thought she was going to do...
she opened her mouth to show me.

i almost missed the shot...
because i was laughing so hard.

i know...
it was wrong to laugh...
but it was so unexpected.

next time...
i'll ask her 'what's in her hand'?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

229/365

229/365 by credd
229/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

cone flowers...

in my garden.

i used my p&s for today's photo...
for the first time in months...
and edited the photo in perfect effects.

i really like the dreaminess.

Friday, August 16, 2013

228/365

228/365 by credd
228/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

napa hillside...

headed to napa...
to the movies...
to see lee daniels' the butler.

the traffic was pretty heavy...
and as i looked to my right...
i saw the beautiful hillside...
and those gorgeous clouds.

i quickly unlocked my phone...
opened my 645pro app...
and took this photo.

the movie?
it was excellent!
the soundtrack sounded good too!

afterwards...
we went for a drink at a downtown restaurant...
before stopping off for takeout...
and returning home.

227/365

227/365 by credd
227/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

reflections...

vase...
and wall hanging...
reflected in mirrored table.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

226/365

226/365 by credd
226/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

candy apple...

today...
our building had a lunch...
for tenant appreciation.

the theme...
cirque du diablo.

the decorations were beautiful:
the red & gold drapes...
the circus tent.
trapeze balloons.

the food was tasty:
chicken apple sausage corn dogs...
bbq pulled pork sliders...
shrimp & veggie skewers...
corn on the cob...
green salad...
twice baked potatoes...
bags of popcorn...
& candy apples.

unfortunately...
i set it in the sun...
on the windowsill to take this photo...
and the caramel started softening...
and the little candies started sliding.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

225/365

225/365 by credd
225/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

white chicken chili...

the temps were elevated today...
but i was in the mood for chili.

Monday, August 12, 2013

224/365

224/365 by credd
224/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

school supplies...

today...
the fall semester began.

and yes...
i'm taking another photography class.

if i had to guess...
i'd say the average age of my classmates is 19...
and it's only that high because about 5 of us are over 30.

this should be an interesting class.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

223/365

223/365 by credd
223/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

salad ingredients...

for dinner tonight...
i baked salmon...
simmered black rice...
and made a tossed salad.

the salad ingredients...
minus the lettuce...
came from my garden.

i love a colorful salad...
and to the green romaine lettuce...
i added red onion slices...
green padron pepper cubes...
& brown, orange, yellow and red tomatoes...
as well as some homemade bread cubes...
and a homemade vinaigrette.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

222/365

222/365 by credd
222/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

sunflower...

this is one of my mother's sunflowers.
what amazes me about it is...
it's one that i gave her...
and while mine has only one flower...
and the entire plant is maybe a foot tall...
my mother's is over four feet tall...
and has at least a dozen flowers on it.

there are different kinds of sunflowers...
and i'll be sure to get some of these seeds...
for next year!

Friday, August 9, 2013

221/365

221/365 by credd
221/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

first time eating chicken...

tonight we had fried chicken...
and i gave mj her own piece of the wing.

Created with fd's Flickr Toys

Thursday, August 8, 2013

220/365

220/365 by credd
220/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

today's garden selection...

tomatoes & peppers.
basil, rosemary, cilantro, chives, & curry.

i took the basket into the office...
shared some with my co-workers...
i have some for friends...
and i see a panzanella in the near future.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

218/365

218/365 by credd
218/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

national night out...

our neighborhood watch group...
came out this evening.

the turnout was relatively small...
considering the number of homes in our area...
but the camaraderie was felt.

a representative from our city council was present...
as well as a local police lieutenant.,,
and a few of our firemen.

we chatted...
shared a bite to eat...
and rolled thru the streets in the fire engine...
big kids and small...
lights and sirens blaring.

all in all...
a fun evening.

Monday, August 5, 2013

217/365

217/365 by credd
217/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

friend or foe...

probably foe..
but i let him live.

my cone flowers have been coming back every august...
but i think i'll plant some more to go with them.

i saw a post on pinterest the other day about bulbs...
so i've go to do my research and get ready for next year.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

216/365

216/365 by credd
216/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

sunflower...

my one sunflower in the garden.
i didn't plant any this year.
this is a volunteer from last year.

my mother also had volunteer sunflowers this year...
except hers was five feet tall...
and had eight flowers on the one stem.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

215/365

215/365 by credd
215/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

more fireworks...

the fair is still going on...
so i photographed more fireworks.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

213/365

213/365 by credd
213/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

fireworks...

at the solano county fair...
shot from inside my house...
handheld.

i hope to photograph some of the rides...
before the fair leaves town.