Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A Month of Letters Challege
It's been a week since the start of A Month of Letters. How's it going for anyone participating?
I wanted to give a daily log of what I've been doing, but between writing letters and the other writing I'm working on, it was hard to fit it all in. So I'm going to give you a week by week play. (This is late because blogger wouldn't allow me to post my photos.)
My mailbox is at the end of our driveway which is about 1,000 feet long. I decided I'd walk the letters to the mailbox each day and bring my camera with me. Along the way I'd snap some photos keeping my eye out on whatever "theme" I picked for that day. I'm going to include just one or two of my favorite shots. It's interesting each day looking for something different along the same route. It's also rather amazing how your awareness opens.
Day One February 1st
I mailed four letters. Received two letters. They weren't from this challenge, but letters received all the same.
When I first saw that squiggly line I thought it was a crack in the driveway and then realized it was a shadow. I was looking up trying to figure out what it was and then I noticed the fence (to the right) and realized it was the line in the fence. I still don't get why the line isn't straight. The lines going the other way are straight.
This next shot of shadows I really liked and in case you are wondering - that short, wide fire hydrant looking shadow in the middle is not a fire hydrant. It's me!
Day Two February 2nd
I mailed three letters.
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a lover of rocks. I spotted all kinds hiding underneath ivy and leaves. But these two were especially likeable.
Day Three February 3rd
I mailed four letters. Two of those were to the gals that had written me on Day One.
Seeing the red flag on this mailbox was a no brainer as one of my favorites.
Since another one of my passions is gardening, I liked how the rose bushes were sprouting out some red.
Day Four February 4th
I mailed two letters. I also mailed two birthday cards. I know cards, postcards, and whatever else you mail to someone counts with this challenge, but I would have mailed these cards anyway.
I didn't think I'd see anything yellow except this ball, but I was surprised at how many things I did shoot that were yellow.
I'm not sure what this is, but thought it was interesting in its fuzzy little way.
Day Five February 5th
Sunday - no mailing of letters, however I did write one.
Day Six February 6th
I mailed five letters. Included in the mailing was the one I wrote the day before.
If my bff is reading this she'll know that I picked Polka Dots just for her. This was a challenge to find polka dots in the woods, but if you use your imagination like I did, you'll see the resemblance.
Day Seven February 7th
I mailed one letter and two cards. One of the cards was a birthday card--and again, I would have mailed them regardless.
When I stepped outside to mail my letters, I wondered how in the world I would find anything blue. The sky was gray. Since I had been keeping my eye out on various things that past six days--walking the same path every day--I didn't remember seeing anything blue. Ha, but when I stepped outside, this caught my eye. Even though it's still the winter season, with our unseasonable warm weather, the landscapers came to clean out our ponds and spruce up the yard. Imagine my surprise seeing this as I stepped out the back door.
Fearing I wouldn't see anything else blue, I snapped the envelopes that I was mailing. However, I did spot a lot more blue. Mostly trash though, so that's not too exciting. Not as exciting as a stamp!
Stay tuned for Week Two. And if you want a letter from me and I don't have your address, send it to me! I'd love to write you a letter.