May 4, 2010

WW - My month in pictures

I have made it through another month of the picture a day project.  Completing April brings the grand total to 485 days that I have been participating in this project.

I have a certain love hate relationship with this project.  I hate when I'm busy, tired and uninspired and  need to get a shot for the day.  I want to stop on days like that.

What I love is that the project makes me think outside of the box (when I'm not tired, busy or uninspired).  It also gives me pictures of my life that I would not normally have.  So I press on.......


I wanted to share my favorite shot of the month.  This is of my 14 year old daughter sprinting the 400m. 

This is Reid's first year running Track.  She was fast enough to participate in meets, but never fast enough to come in first.  In fact, most of the time she came in 3rd place and many times ended up second to last in her heat.

Despite not being the "best" she always tried her hardest and strove to improve her own personal time (and she had fun doing it).

I love that about her and it is why this shot is my favorite for the month.



Happy Wordful Wednesday!

42 comments:

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i want a picture a day challenge maybe you should host one, I love it, and I love the melted bead turtorial. I have a blog challenge for you at http://nf1andpre-kwhisper.blogspot.com it is a outdoor clothesline challenge please come see.

robin said...

Wow. When you are THIS talented, you should be taking pictures every day! (Not that you were asking, but that's my selfish take on the matter! LOL!) Thanks for sharing!
PS- Have I already told you how much I love your blog header?

Marcy said...

I adore seeing all of one month's photos together. The big moments and the small - it is a wonderful peak into your life.

I admire your perserverance and your creativity - the photos are fabulous!

Jen said...

Love it!

Jenners said...

I'm glad you are sticking with this because you get so many amazing and interesting shots. And I'm impressed with your daughter too.

Muthering Heights said...

She looks like such a pro!

I really like your photo of the white rose. :)

Buckeroomama said...

I always love looking at your collages... and your favorite shot of the month? Was also what caught my eye in the collage... beautiful!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

What a great collage!! I love that photo too - I used to run track and I just remember that the 400m was awful!!!

Genny said...

I think it's so great that you are capturing life like this. I love all of your photos... they show so much about your world. Loved looking at these Michelle!

Hugs,
Genny

Krystyn said...

Wow. I don't think I've ever done anything that many days in a row (except me a mom). That's super impressive.

And, WTG to your daughter for getting in the meets...that says a lot right there.

Emmy said...

Wow that is a long time! And yes, it is now 8:40 PM here and I am yet to take a picture today... looking around and so not getting inspired. Your pictures are always beautiful.

Elaine A. said...

I love the meaning that photo has for you.

You're so very talented. :)

debi9kids said...

Your words are so sweet and "spoken" with the absolute love of a mama :)

In answer to your question about my 365 blog, I feel EXACTLY the same way you do! Most days, I love the challenge. But, there are those days that I just don't feel very inspired and it's annoying. LOL
but, I press on...because sometimes I get a really great shot that totally makes my day :)

4thelove! said...

a post from a mothers view point is always special...

Life with Kaishon said...

I love her name. How pretty. I had a great friend in college named Reid. He was one of the nicest people I have ever known!
Way to go in the race Reid!
Love your collage of all the pictures. So pretty. Amazing that you have done it for so many days. Really, really cool!

RhondaLue said...

Those are some REALLY GREAT PHOTOS!!! Especially the one of your daughter..way to go! I love that stick-to-it-iveness she demonstrates!

Alicia said...

You're such a great photographer. I love the shots you take!

And that's awesome about your daughter!! Good for her! I think track is great (even though I'm not a runner).

blueviolet said...

I can see why you chose that particular shot! It's amazing and you can see in her expression how determined and focused she is! I love all your photos!

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Love your new header!
The collage was awesome!
I enjoy coming over and looking at your colorful pictures!!
I have lot to learn!
Thanks for sharing!
Happy WW!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

Okay.. the dog, the remote, the strawberries... the NIKON lenscap!!! :)

I love all your pictures too!

Makes me want to try a 365 project.. almost..

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

I need to start doing the collage. Your pics are awesome!

sara said...

I love your month in pictures!!! so fun to see them all together.

yea for Reid!!! I miss that time of life with my kids....who am I kidding..I miss all those times with my kids!!! :)

Amanda D said...

I love your pictures. You always have such great light so I find it hard to believe that there are days that you are uninspired. You always get the shot before it's 11:00 and dark out!

My kids just started track this year. I love it. It's great to compete with yourself.

girlytwins said...

I love watching my girls improve on their skills. It's a proud Momma moment.

That is a beautiful shot. And I love your April shots as well :)

Abby said...

I love it! The picture a day challenge is a great idea!

Pam said...

Congrats to your daughter! Yea for her positive attitude.

Susie said...

Looks like a great month:-)

Whimsical Creations said...

Glad you are sticking with it. I really need to start.

Great shots!! Love your favorite one. Have a happy mother's day!

EG Wow said...

I think it's great you are sticking to this project even when it's difficult. And I can see where Reid gets her inner strength to try her best.

Kelly Tirman said...

Amazing photos!!! I really need to read my manual! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

K said...

you rock.
but i've known that for years.
:-)

Staci Danford said...

I LOVE that picture.. and can sure tell you that if she already has a spirit of determination like that then what a FINE woman she will be .... If you could just bottle that and sell it.. What a thing it would be. Love it, love it...
Staci

CC said...

I always love your monthly collage. Looking at so many different things all combined into one is so cool.

And yeah!!!!! for your daughter. We have high track hopes for my son one day. He was born a natural runner.

Casey's trio said...

I always love your collages because they show so much variety, color, texture, and personality! You take great pictures:) And congrats to Reid for doing such a great job in Track and keeping such a great attitude!

Amy said...

beautiful picture of your daughter running. what a nice tribute to her.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful, beautiful shots!

lisaschaos said...

I love that you do this! And wow, some dedication too! My husband is encouraging me to document a year starting on the 25th of this month, I'm worried I will have really boring days. I'm hoping to be able to do it though.

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

YOU are a very talented photographer...

Wowee wow wow...

angie said...

I'm so glad you are pressing on. I LOVE seeing your month/week/day in pictures. Your "view" is really beautiful.

Honey Mommy said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean! I love that this project makes me think about taking pictures... but it drives me crazy on those "ugh. I need to take a picture of something today" kinds of days.

I am digging the picture of your lens cap. I may just have to take one like it one of these days.

JamericanSpice said...

This is very cool. I'm in AK watching my BIL graduate and also run in track meet and do other sports. It's really cool.

Ronnica said...

Good for her! It's always great to see someone doing their best, no matter what place that puts them in.

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