Posted in My 'hood, Photography

August, a month in photos….

I’ve been sadly absent from this page for the past month…no apologies, just busy with family and work.  That being said, I did keep up with my photo of the day.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them! 🙂

First group, Fat Mum Slim Photo-a-day

1.  something beginning with ‘n'(necklace that was given to me by my mother)
Aug 1 - something beginning with 'n' {necklace; pearls from my mom} #fmsphotoaday #necklace #pearls
2.  incomplete (current quilting project)
Aug 2 - incomplete {this quilt is still 'incomplete'} A good start to "Baltimore Pinwheels" #fmsphotoaday #quilting #quilt #pinwheels #reproduction #quiltforthecure #moda
3.  skyline (skyline of my little town)
Aug 3 - skyline {my view from Books & Co; volunteering @ the CLIC Photo Show today} #fmsphotoaday #skyline #sky #clouds #booksandco #picton #princeedwardcounty #volunteer #pecartscouncil #clic #clicphotoshow
4.  fresh (fresh harvest at a local farm stand)
Aug 4 - fresh {fresh fruit & veggies} I love this time of year. #fmsphotoaday #fresh #veggies #fruit #farmstand #princeedwardcounty #laundryfarms
5.  early (sunrise from my front porch)
Aug 5 - early {early morning sun in my front yard. It's magical} #fmsphotoaday #early #sunrise #lawn #sunshine #shadows #princeedwardcounty
6.  this means a lot to me (my family)
Aug 6 - this means a lot to me {my family} #fmsphotoaday #family #mother #daughters
7.  a sign (I love country signs)
Aug 7 - a sign {I love thus overgrown sign with the corn field behind it} #fmsphotoaday #sign #princeedwardcounty #ridgeroad #westlake #asparagus #cornfield #rural
8.  peek-a-boo (there was a much-needed rainstorm last night and the sun was just peeking through remnants of the storm clouds)
Aug 8 - peek-a-boo {this morning's sun is playing peek-a-boo with the last few remaining storm clouds}. I love sunrise after a storm! #fmsphotoaday #sunrise #princeedwardcounty #ctyrd1 #rural #meadow
9.  2 o’clock (just another day at the office)
Aug 9 - 2 o'clock {still lots to do at the office} #fmsphotoaday #office #work
10.  beverage (coffee – enough said)
Aug 10 - beverage {my morning coffee is so much more than just a beverage} #fmsphotoaday #coffee #beverage
11.  I love doing this! (easy Sunday mornings)
Aug 11 - I love doing this! {planning tonight's dinner and future vacations; in my PJs} #fmsphotoaday
12.  macro (rose of sharon)
Aug 12 - macro {one of my 'Rose of Sharon' blossoms} #fmsphotoaday #macro #roseofsharon #flower
13.  fast (self explanatory)
Aug 13 - fast {fastest lunch in town} #fmsphotoaday #fast #lonestarrestaurant #lunch
14.  trash (reduce, reuse, recycle)
Aug 14 - trash {reduce, reuse, recycle} #fmsphotoaday #trash #recycle #bluebin
15.  the best (early morning light is the best)
Aug 15 - the best {early morning light is "the best"} #fmsphotoaday #sunrise #morning #pictonharbour #princeedwardcounty #boats #sailboats #water #bayofquinte
16.  cooking (I love cooking and cook books)
Aug 16 - cooking {still deciding what to make for dinner}. This looks good! #fmsphotoaday #cooking #cookbook #yum #pioneerwoman #reedrummond
17.  exercise (every day!)
Aug 17 - exercise {my 'Thera-band' ball that I still use regularly since my car accident} slowly getting stronger #fmsphotoaday #exercise #theraball
18.  someone you spoke to today (great visit from daughter & husband)
Aug 18 - someone you spoke to today {daughter & son-in-law} #fmsphotoaday #family #daughter #soninlaw
19.  lost (I am always looking for my keys)
Aug 19 - lost {if the keys are not on their hook, they must be lost} Fortunately they were quickly found  #fmsphotoaday #lost #keys
20.  stairs (the only stairs in my current world)
Aug 20 - stairs {I live in a bungalow; and work in a one story building so this is the best I have to offer. It is lovely though, with the setting sun peaking through} #fmsphotoaday  #stairs
21.  slow (rural decay)
Aug 21 - slow {as I drive by this building daily, I am watching it's SLOW decay} #fmsphotoaday #slow #rural #princeedwardcounty #decay #grass #field
22.  a room (my favourite room – cozy & comfortable)
Aug 22 - a room {my living room; it's very comfy & cozy} #fmsphotoaday
23.  yellow (glorious yolk of a free-range egg)
Aug 23 - yellow {the glorious yellow of a free-range egg for my breakfast} #fmsphotoaday #yellow #egg #freerange #breakfast
24.  in the background (moo)
Aug 24 - in the background {cows @ a local watering hole} #fmsphotoaday #princeedwardcounty #cows #fence #wateringhole #rural #farm
25.  culture (morning yogurt & granola)
Aug 25 - culture {yogurt & granola parfait for breakfast} #fmsphotoaday #culture #yogurt #breakfast #yummy
26.  entrance (one of the local churches – St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Belleville, ON)
Aug 26 - entrance {St Michael the Archangel Parish, Belleville}. An impressive entrance. #fmsphotoaday #church #romancatholic #entrance #stmichaelthearchangel
27.  10 minutes from home (on my way to work)
Aug 27 - 10 minutes from home {this morning is foggy but very pretty} #fmsphotoaday #field #CtyRd1 #princeedwardcounty #fog #weather #rural #trees
28.  corridor (at the office)
Aug 28 - corridor {at my office} #fmsphotoaday #corridor #office #work
29.  lucky (classic music)
Aug 29 - lucky {listening to some classic Joan Armatrading; "I'm Lucky"} #fmsphotoaday #lucky #ipod #joanarmatrading #music #itunes
30.  cluttered (time for a tidy up!)
Aug 30 - cluttered {my desk is very cluttered; time for a tidy up} #fmsphotoaday #clutter #desk #timetoclean
31.  dangerous (cooking is one of my passions)
Aug 31 - dangerous {sharp knives in the kitchen are necessary but can be dangerous!} #fmsphotoaday #knife #kitchen #henkles #mac #shun

Here is the second group that I follow:

1.  wood (cherry wood buffet)
Aug 1 - wood {my buffet is made of cherry wood} #photoaday #wood #cherrywood #furniture
2.  shout (a fun film from my Hipstagram app)
Aug 2 - shout {I'm so excited to use the "shout-out" film on my Hipstamatic App; here are 4 samples} #photoaday #shout #hipstamatic #princeedwardcounty
3.  lighthouse (@ Long Point, Prince Edward County)
Aug 3 - lighthouse {the lighthouse at Long Point} #photoaday #lighthouse #lakeontario #princeedwardcounty
4.  fool (peaches & whipped cream, mmmmmm)
Aug 4 - fool {this 'prompted' me to make a peach FOOL for tonight's dessert} #photoaday #fool #dessert #peach #yummy
5.  project (quilt in the making)
Aug 5 - project {Baltimore Pinwheels is coming along nicely} #photoaday #quilting #moda #ironing #pinwheels
6.  try (trying to wake up at the office after a long weekend) 😉
Aug 6 - try {trying to wake up after a long weekend - hoping a large coffee does the trick} #photoaday #coffee #starbucks #office
7.  weakness (I do have a sweet tooth!)
Aug 7 - weakness {I have a real weakness for Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins. I only have them occasionally; but HAD to today for the prompt} ;) #photoaday #weakness #muffin #starbucks #banana #chocolatechunk
8.  zingy (both hubby & I love spicy food, not crazy spicy, just a little background heat!)
Aug 8 - zingy {we love spicy foods; these sauces are pretty zingy} #photoaday #zingy #chilula #habanero #cooking
9.  date (I live by my calendar!)
Aug 9 - date {the count down to my vacation is on!} #photoaday #date #office #work
10.  hearing aid (gotta have them to listen while working out, walking, hiking, etc.)
Aug 10 - hearing aide {this is mine} #photoaday #TitleFx #earbuds #hearingaide
11.  soul (This is my soul-mate)
Aug 11 - soul {my soulmate} We laugh, play, argue & love together. #photoaday #love #hubby
12.  what is it? (can you guess?  it’s my last blooming holly hock)
Aug 12 - what is it? #photoaday #macro #mygarden
13.  choose (so many choices!)
Aug 13 - choose {with this much choice, it's hard to choose} #photoaday #starbucks #breakfast
14.  dare (Dare cookies, a long time favourite)
Aug 14 - dare {I used to live a couple blocks away from the Dare Cookie factory. Mmmm, what delicious aromas}. #photoaday #dare #cookies
15.  shine (the first rays of morning sun shining into my dining room)
Aug 15 - shine {early morning sun is shining on my buffet} #photoaday #shine #sunrise #dishes #morning
16.  mistake (the trick is to make it look like it was meant to be there!)
Aug 16 - mistake {made a mistake and had to improvise with I e of the sheep. It turned out the best feature of this quilt. It called "I WOOLLY LOVE EWE"} #photoaday #quilt #sheep #ewe
17.  hope (I didn’t inherit my mom’s green thumb – I always have high hopes when planting my garden)
Aug 17 - hope {when planting the garden each spring, you HOPE for a good harvest. We have tomatoes already } #photoaday #hope #garden #tomatoes #oregano #dillweed #beans #parsley #cucumbers #zucchini
18.  forgiveness (Hubby says, “forgive the mess while I’m working”)
Aug 18 - forgiveness {this one is tough until I heard hubby tell me to 'forgive' the mess while maintaining the yard}  #photoaday #lawn #yardwork #lawnmower #garden
19.  dance (my dancing shoes)
Aug 19 - dance {my evening bag & dancing shoes ready to go to my friend's daughter's wedding} #photoaday #shoes #eveningbag #celebrate #dance
20.  open (wine with my girlfriend!)
Aug 20 - open {when a girlfriend dropped by after work I HAD to "open" a bote if wine...} #photoaday #open #wine #farnese #montelpulcianodabruzzo
21.  grow (I’m always happy that the garden did ACTUALLY grow!)
Aug 21 - grow {to my amazement, my garden did grow and actually produce!} #photoaday #grow #garden #veggies #herbs #rhubarb
22.  focus (tried to focus on the rain drops and splashes)
Aug 22 - focus {I tried to focus on the rain drops on the pavement; not easy & not as impressive as I would have liked} #photoaday #rain #weather #focus
23.  dream (dreaming of my vacation!)
Aug 23 - dream {dreaming of my vacation; the countdown is on} #photoaday #florida #madeirabeach #gulfofmexico #sunrise
24.  happiness (weekend morning coffee with my hubby, enjoying the morning sun on the porch)
Aug 24 - happiness {is Saturday morning coffee on the porch with my hubby ☕} #photoaday #sunrise #morning #coffee #ilovesaturdaymorning
25.  yes (when I asked if hubby wanted fresh bread for breakfast, he exclaimed, “YES!”)
Aug 25 - yes {fresh, hot out of the oven, homemade bread for breakfast} YES! #photoaday #fresh #bread #baking #breakfast #homemade
26.  mouth (mouth of the Moira River as it enters the Bay of Quinte)
Aug 26 - mouth {the mouth of the Moira River as it empties into the Bay of Quinte} #photoaday #moirariver #belleville #bayofquinte #morning #afterthestorm #clouds #weather #water #river #waterfront
27.  listening (currently listening on my car radio)
Aug 27 - listening {to my satellite radio; the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band} #photoaday #listening #radio #siriusxmsatellite #nittygrittydirtband #thebridge
28.  boat (a glorious old tugboat – Rosebud)
Aug 28 - boat {"Rosebud" The tug boat in Picton Harbour} It's another foggy morning. #photoaday #picton #harbour #boat #tugboat #rosebud #princeedwardcounty #fog #weather
29.  passion (another of my passions is quilting – I love the creative process)
Aug 29 - passion {I have several passions; cooking, photography, travel to name a few but my fav is quilting.}  I am hand quilting my latest project called "Too Many Margaritas" #photoaday #quilting #handquilting #hobby #passion
30.  pieces (lots of pieces in this block)
Aug 30 - pieces {lots & lots of pieces for this block; part if my "Sew Out Loud" quilt} #photoaday #pieces #quilting #quilt #fabric
31.  evergreen (great tall pines guarding hubby’s workshop)
Aug 31 - evergreen {these four (4) pines guard the entrance to hubby's workshop} #photoaday #evergreen #trees #pine

Thanks for taking the time to visit.  Until next time, Connie 🙂

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I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

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