I work from home 90% of the time, and though it comes with wonderful benefits (like being able to see my dogs all day and be in the comfort of my own home) it also has its drawbacks. A big one is that I’m always forgetting to get up out of my computer chair and stretch my legs & my back. Lately I’ve been wanting to get more and more into photography and I realized that I could combine that interest along with my need to take walks, and go out for neighborhood jaunts! Yesterday I decided to walk around the block just to see what I could see, and snag some photos along the way.
^^ I love the look of the sun coming through our tree in our front yard. I’m not sure what kind of tree it is — maybe I should look that up sometime.
^^ Two doors down, this house is getting a complete face-lift. It received an addition that is double the size and it was gutted down to the studs. They’re now working on the front of it and I really love what they’ve done so far. I’ll post some befores & afters once they’re finished.
^^ This little statue sits in my neighbor’s front yard. It kind of makes me sad because the bowl never has anything in it, aside from some dead leaves. I imagine it’s supposed to be a bird bath, but alas, we don’t get enough rain to make that happen here without some manual help with a hose. Poor neglected statue. 🙁
^^ This thing never ceases to entertain me. I’m not sure what it is or where it came from, but it’s entertaining to say the least.
^^ One of the first things I noticed after moving to San Diego 7 years ago was the abundance of random tropical looking flowers. I still am so enthralled by their beauty and don’t have any idea how they manage to stay alive in this drought.
^^ Palm trees are beautiful, no doubt, but I do miss shaded tree-lined streets. There are some here, but not nearly as many as back home in the Midwest!
^^ Speaking of palms, a little known fact — at certain times of year they drop these seeds/berries which are slippery & messy. They get everywhere! You have to be careful you don’t park underneath one or your car will be covered in goo. They’re pretty to look at though, they remind me of fall colors!
^^ I’m not a macro photographer, but it’s definitely something I’m interested in! I absolutely love flowers.
^^ Another thing I love about urban living is the street art. Not necessarily the graffiti as shown above in this picture, but the random slogans and messages around.
^^ My “photo of the day”. Though the media has long forgotten about these girls, the neighbor up the street has a ‘shrine’ of sorts dedicated to them. It’s sad and beautiful. It’s amazing how the world moves on, but a crisis is still happening out there.---------------
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