Tiny Salutations

Tiny Salutations


Monday, March 13, 2017

365 Days of Something Beautiful Photo Project: February

I know. I'm two weeks late on this post. It's terrible. I hate that it's late, but it's here. I got extremely sick and ended up tearing a shoulder muscle (rotator cuff one...). As such, I was pretty much unable to do anything until this weekend. Not type, not write, not push my own wheelchair, not hold up my camera, not sleep through the pain.... Anyways now that my arm is out of the sling a good deal of the time, I can finally bring you February's installment of  365 Days of Something Beautiful Photo Project (click this link to read the description of the project with the first installment). One last note: this month's installment, there are a couple of days that I picked more than two photos (I couldn't help it) to share, but due to illness I also missed an uncomfortable amount of days, so it all works out more or less anyways. I hope you enjoy!

Feb 1: Olympic mountains
Feb 2: My son, the astronaut
Feb 2: My son, the astronaut (Jim Lovell- astronaut of Gemini and Apollo missions- is one of his heroes)
Feb 3: Myself all gussied up for my sleep study
Feb 3: The floor in a hospital building- Did you see what they did there? It's the phases of the moon! Awesome, right?!
Feb 4: Moss (Fun fact: The brown part sticking up is a different lifecycle of the moss- thus separate individual- than the fluffy green part. The brown is a "sporophyte" containing two sets of chromosomes, like human adults do, and the green is a "gametophyte" containing one set of chromosomes, like a human egg does.)
Feb 4: An abandoned bus in the woods on Tiger Mountain in Issaquah WA (Bus Trail)
Feb 4: A Licorice Fern growing as an epiphyte on the side of a tree
Feb 4: Rivets (I think?) in the decrepit bus
Feb 5: Snow! (The pond is frozen sold!)
Feb 5: My son in the snow getting ready for a snowy adventure (We visited a park with a glass conservatory that he had never seen before. A glass conservatory is a magical place in the snow- it's warm and humid, full of frgarant tropical flowers, but you can still see the snow all around you- something I thought I'd like to share with him)
Feb 5: Orchids in the conservatory
Feb 6: Building a snowman
Feb 6: Building a snowman with Dad
Feb 6: Looking out into the snow
Feb 7: (Self-portrait) Getting chemotherapy infusion
Feb 7: Infusion ward at the hospital

Feb 8: My husband's eye
Feb 8: Some type of unknown seed pod
Feb 9: Self-portrait, color
Feb 10: My astronaut child (and I, offscreen) blasting off into outer space in our space capsule

Feb 10: My astronaut child now marveling- having already blasted off- at the cosmos
Feb 10: The moon- ever full of intrigue
Feb 11: The Olympia marina downtown
Feb 11: Outdoor art installation at the Olympia marina downtown (I'm sorry, but I didn't catch the artist's name, due to needing to handle an autism meltdown) with the sun glinting 
Feb 14: Mt. Rainier
Feb 14: Homemade fudge-dipped strawberries (which we make every year as a tradition for Valentine's Day)
Feb 15: A stinkbug (I believe) on my husband's mechanic's glove, which he found in our garage
Feb 15: Caspar Babypants performing live
Feb 16: A breathtaking sunset (sent by God in a moment of complete overwhelm and defeat) 
Feb 16: A breathtaking sunset (sent by God in a moment of complete overwhelm and defeat)
Feb 16: Our family (my son and husband, with me off-screen in a wheelchair tie down) riding the bus. For what felt like eternity.
Feb 20: A kiwi being prepared
Feb 20: A kiwi
Feb 21: Close up of a section of an engraving artwork done by me
Feb 21: Close up of a section of an engraving artwork done by me
Feb 22: Reflection in a puddle of the tops of trees and sky
Feb 23: Silhouette of birds perched atop a street light (Fun fact: This photo was taken going 60 mph past the light!)
Feb 23: A dusk skyline
Feb 24: Self-portrait, black and white
Feb 25: A rose
Feb 25: Veins of a leaf (rose)
Feb 26: Photo of a collage artwork by me
Feb 28: Neighborhood cat
Stay tuned for March's installment! 
Also, an update is in serious order, as so much has happened in our lives, including more diagnoses, bad news, more bad news, bad luck, and some tiny rays of light onto which to hold.