12/1 Polished Black Granite
It's a stone, and it's highly polished so that it reflects like a mirror, but imparting it's own texture.
12/2 Geode--Cut and Polished
This shows the internal structure of a geode which on the outside is rather plain. The colors in the crystals are beautiful.
12/3 Rotten Tree Still Standing
Found this on my walk this afternoon. Looks like it could blow over in a strong wind. But pretty with the low sun shining on it. This week I think I'll concentrate on parallel lines--to see where I can find them.
12/4 Stacked Chairs
Again, lots of parallel lines.
12/5 When are Parallel Lines not Parallel?
When viewed straight on the edges of this pole are parallel, but in this camera view they are converging. Ah, a lesson in 'perspective
12/6 Piano Keyboard
Lots of parallel lines and some converging parallel lines.
12/7 Parallel lines and a Polygram
The lines on the wallpaper are converging, and the polygram is from the wall, the right side of the frame and the top strip.
12/8 Parallel Lines and some not so parallel
Assortment of Christmas wrappings for sale--as found.
12/9 Detail of Painting
This painting, done many years ago has many parallel lines as well as parallelograms, rectangles, squares and triangles.
12/10 - Flowers in Strange Places
In the wintertime around here I find flowers (although fake here) "growing" in the stranges of places.
12/11 Christmas Floral Arrangement
On table at dinner at church tonight
12/12 Christmas Ornament
Christmas party--tree nicely decorated and I couldn't resist not taking another picture of Christmas decoration ornaments.
12/13 My Favorite Oak Tree in Snow Storm
There are several power lines that run close by and usually can't be avoided in a photograph, but it was snowing so hard they are totally obscured.
12/14 After Yesterday's Storm
The next morning skies were blue and trees pretty with a layer of snow on them. The blue skies didn't stick around long though.
12/15 Slight Pink Sky in East at Sunset
Maybe it will clear up for tomorrow.
12/16 Saturday Morning at Farmer's Market
Hall is jambed with vendors and shoppers for homegrown/made food.
12/17 Center Ceiling at Grace Harbor Church
Finally got a halfway decent image of these sky lites. At Kalamazoo Ringers Christmas concert this afternoon.
12/18 Cardboard Mailing Tubes
Some mailing tubes used by the pre-school at church. Liked the lighting with just a distant hall light.
12/19 Selfies in Christmas Ornaments
Was looking out the front window this morning and these are in a bowl in front of the window and caught my eye. Tried a couple cameras, and my phone camera gave me the best rendering. When you want good depth of field, you can't beat the very short lens in phone cameras.
12/20 Handmade Christmas Ornament - Crochet
a very old ornament of ours
12/21 The Flower of Christmas--Traditional Red Poinsettias
Seems like they come in all different colors these days, but to me the red ones are the true Christmas color.
12/22 Our Big Oak Tree with Overcast Winter Sky
With a cold wind whipping in from the North, this oak stands tall and sturdy, with huge limbs over a foot in diameter. And, as scar still visible from a previous huge limb loss
12/23 Milkweed Seeds Still in the Pod
In spite of all the wind and precipitation. They don't look very plump though, so probably have been sucked lifeless by the milkweed bugs this summer.
12/24 New Snow for Christmas
Ornament hanging on a big spruce in back yard.
12/25 Mary & Matt's Christmas Tree
A natural tree, and nicely shaped.
12/26 Beautiful but Frigid Cold
Snowed pretty much all day yesterday. Today, occasional lake-effect snow bands, mixed with sunshine.