Monday, December 29, 2014

THE HOURS - 2014 My Year in Review

December has brought our year long project of The Hours 2014 to an end.
Over the last year I have participated with over 30 other photographers at taking a photo each month at a specific hour. We started in January at 7:00am then moved to February at 8:00am and so forth until we reached our final post of the year which was this month at 6:00pm.

I decided to take a look back at all of my submissions (above) for The Hours to see if there were any common threads. Here is what I found.

 color. nature. words.

Looking back at the collection it does make me smile (which is part of my 8:00am hour). I managed to shoot a "hello" and a "bye". I noticed there were several pops of pink - on flowers, on words, on shirts, in bubbles and pink yarn. I started the 7:00am hour at home and ended the 6:00pm hour back at home.

This project made me really take notice of the light, one of my favorites was the 4:00 o'clock hour while the sun was dipping behind the backyard trees but still shining enough to light the face of a bubble blowing boy.

While we only took one photo a month each of my photos brings back memories of the year. I see vacations, holidays and the start of a new hobby.

My favorite part of the project was waking up every Sunday morning and taking a look at the new photos posted for the week. If you haven't seen The Hours site you should! There are so many amazing images from such talented photographers. It's interesting to see what each of us were looking at during the same hour from around the globe  Viewing the project as a whole we really created something amazing. I'm hoping someone will sponsor us and publish a book! Or better yet, buy us all plane tickets for one big meet up! How fantastic that would be?!

I was honored to take part in this project. Below is a closer look at my 2014 submissions.
To view everyone's submissions go to The Hours website and count down the year by clicking on the clocks.


View ALL The Hours at

Sunday, December 14, 2014

THE HOURS - 2014 6:00PM

6:00pm was magical at The Hours.
Our year long project ended at this 6:00pm hour. Being that this dark hour came in December this led to many sparkly holiday photos, including mine.

6:00pm outtake.

To view all of the magical 6:00 hour submissions visit The Hours at

Friday, December 5, 2014


It's November's favorite five on five and there was so much to be thankful for this month.
At the end of this post there is link, a very special link! After taking a look at MY favorites be sure to continue on to see what everyone else was up to this month starting with a link to Alison (it's a blog circle!).

Thankful for the changing season and the colors of fall.

Thankful for foggy morning drives that take me into work.

Again, thankful for colorful walks.

Thankful that I took an awesome weaving class that taught me how to make this! I love it, if I don't say so myself! Go me!

Most thankful for a new place that we can call our own home sweet home.

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! Now let's find out what the other ladies were up to...
Up next are Alison's picks on her blog at Alison Bents Photography > 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

THE HOURS - 2014 5:00PM

My 5:00 o'clock photo was taken while I was at a workshop held by the amazingly talented Maryanne Moodie. I have admired her work for such a long time, and when she said she was coming to the west coast I jumped at the opportunity to take her weaving workshop.

To view all of the 5:00 hour submissions visit The Hours at

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

FAVE 5 ON 5 - 2014 OCTOBER

Oh October.
My picks for this month are all about being hands on, about color and about looking up.

Remember I'm only one piece of this 5 on 5 blog circle, be sure to take a look at what the other ladies were up to this month by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

1. Laying out the colors of now.

2. Weaver fever. I've got it.

3. Birds don't usually gather here. It was a sign.

4. Finding turkey feathers at sunset.

5. Watching crazy clouds blanket the sky.

New seasons bring new ways of seeing. I wonder what everyone else saw this month? Let's find out.
Up next are Alison's picks at Alison Bents Photography > 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

THE HOURS - 2014 4:00PM

Bubbles in the backyard is where the 4:00 o'clock hour found us.

 4:00pm outtake

To view all of the 4:00 hour submissions visit The Hours at

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Another round of our favorite five on five! Continue the circle by clicking on Alison's link at the end of this post.

The transition from Summer to Fall has not been easy. Summer is over, school routines have started again and it's time to get back to business. Shorts will soon be packed away and coats will be soon be dusted off. Greens will soon be replaced by browns and reds.
Looking back over the last month my photo pickings were slim and the inspiration just wasn't there. I blame the in betweens of the seasons.
I'll miss summer but am ready for Fall. So let's get it started Fall, I can't wait to see what this next season brings.

My Favorite 5 photos:
1. Change is in the air (above).
2. I love this plant.
3. Back to school.
4. A quiet cup
5. Feeling Fall.

Continue the blog circle by taking a look at Alison's picks at Alison Bents Photography > 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

THE HOURS - 2014 3:00PM

3:00 found me out and about running errands, as I usually do on the weekends.
Read all about my photo for this round of The Hours in my "After Hours" post.

3:00pm outtakes:

To view all of the 3:00 hour submissions visit The Hours at

Thursday, September 4, 2014

FAVE 5 ON 5 - 2014 AUGUST

This last month of summer vacation was all about being out and about. We roamed the city, went to a craft fair and took in a baseball game.

Here are my favorites in order:
1. What you find at the craft fair. (above)
2. What you see while waiting at the stop light.
3. I will cut you.
4. In the car, in motion, knew this street was coming up quick and snapped a hopeful shot.
5. Oakland A's for the win! I'd also like to mention that while at this game we, along with the rest of the stadium, did the wave, unprovoked, a total of 4 times in a row. fun!

(Remember to see what the others in the blog circle chose as their five favorites of August by clicking at the link at the bottom of this post.)

Continue the blog circle by taking a look at Alison's picks at Alison Bents Photography > 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

THE HOURS - 2014 2:00PM

2:00 found me in the backyard. The berries were about ready to be picked. A bird friend joined me. He came to either keep me company or to keep an eye on what he thought were His berries.

2:00pm outtakes:

To view all of the 2:00 hour submissions visit The Hours at