Daily Archives: April 9, 2012

52 steps, up and down, with a camera

One of the amazing things about blogging is the way it sends you hopscotching around the world. This morning, I was looking at golappan’s blog at clickdpic, because golappan had “liked” one of my posts…and that led me to katehobbs….who led me to Sherene Schmidtler at Print Sense Photography and the 52 Step Challenge.

Whew. I’m tired. But not tired enough to stop me from being intrigued by another challenge – photography this time. I don’t know if I’ll follow along with the 52 step challenge consistently, but today I plunged in with an intro post (walk 52 steps out of your front door and take a picture):

Next to my house is a freestanding garage for a house on the next street…and between the garage and its house are bird feeders.

And then I tackled this week’s idea (52 steps, take a picture – literal or figurative – of “up”):

“Up” is nice when the leaves are coming out.

After which I decided that just now, at that spot, “down” was prettier:

I think these may be mutant violets.
Until a few years ago, we only ever saw the standard solid purple ones (and there’s an old-school violet in the lower right corner of this picture). Then these pansy-faced white and lavender flowers showed up in a yard down the block, and they’ve been marching down the street, a little farther every year.