San Juan Bautista

Near Monterey, stands a mission along the California Mission Trail. It also stands on the San Andreas Fault! San Juan Bautista is a beautiful, small mission founded in 1797. Below is the church. Some of the tiles that make the floor have paw prints of cats that walked over them while they were drying, over 180 years ago! Another note of interest is that parts of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, Vertigo, was filmed here.

The church at Mission San Juan Bautista near Monterey, CA. Photo by Not So SAHM

Mission San Juan Bautista – ProjectEdit365 – 26 Jan

Did you know that your lens determines how many points you’ll have in a starburst on your lights? Hop over to Project Edit 365 to read about how many points my starbursts have and how I edited the original photo. Thanks!

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Silhouette

He’s probably the sweetest member of our family. He’s been with us for only five months less than Ash has (almost 10 years!). They’ve grown up together and because of that, he doesn’t mind being around little kids. Adults on the other hand. . . We’ve been feeding him for ten years and he’s still not 100% sure he can trust us.

He wasn’t a lap cat for the first 8 years of his life, but lately he enjoys crawling into my lap to take about a 30 minute nap. Thankfully that’s the extent of it, because my legs are asleep by the time he’s leaping out! He’s not a small cat — 14 pounds!

A cat licks its paw behind a sheer curtain. Photo by Not So SAHM

Silhouette – ProjectEdit365 – 25 Jan

Do you know what the pieces of wood are called that hold the panes of glass together? And that my cat has his paw parallel to? Head over to Project Edit 365 to see if you know the answer and to see how I edited the original photo. Thanks!

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Beauty Everywhere

Even under foot.

When we took a tour of the US Capitol we were awestruck at the beautiful architecture, columns, paintings, ceilings, sculptures, the cupola, and even floor grates. I could stare at this for a long time. I love the symmetry. It looks like it’s a fibonacci sequence. Maybe that’s why it’s relaxing to me. Is it only me? It might be too busy for you.

A grate at the US Capitol has a beautiful pattern. Photo by Not So SAHM

Beauty everywhere – ProjectEdit365 – 24 Jan

I had to turn this one to black and white. To see why head over to the Project Edit 365 blog. Thanks!

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Autograph

We’re back at the bowling alley. The girls were attending a birthday party and one of the party favors was a water bottle shaped like a bowling pin. So they all put their own names on their pins. This was back when Ash was 6 and signing her name was still a novelty. So much concentration.

Young girl signs her name on a water bottle shaped like a bowling pin. Photo by Not So SAHM

Autograph – ProjectEdit365 – 23 Jan

So, at this age, food is always on the face. I first healed out. . . head on over to my blog that I created specifically for my Project Edit 365. There you can see how I edited the original, plus all the other edits I’ve done. Thanks!

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Little Feet

There’s something about little feet. When it’s baby feet, just the little toes can set you off. Then you put the little feet in cute little shoes. Then you put the little feet in little-sized adult-type shoes, like these little bowlers.

But then they grow up to be teenager feet and maybe start smelling a little bit. I think I prefer the little feet.

Four little pairs of feet wear little bowling shoes. Photo by Not So SAHM

Little Feet – ProjectEdit365 – 22 Jan

The original was plain and I wanted to add some character and emotion to it. Head over to Project Edit 365 to see the original and how I edited it. Thanks!

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Back against the wall

I found another great wall in the downtown Fayetteville area. My girls have always been willing subjects, and you can tell my youngest was striking a pose.

On another note, I have ten more days of the year-long challenge! I started on 01 Feb 2016 editing a picture a day. In some ways it has flown by. At the end of each month it starts to drag because I feel like I’m running out of material to edit. You can read about the challenge here: Project Edit 365: About.

Two girls stand against a wooden wall. Photo by Not So SAHM

Backs against the wall – ProjectEdit365 – 21 Jan

The original was very orange. Click over to Project Edit 365 to see it and how I edited it. Thanks!

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