Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May 26, 2010-Day 146

Strawberry, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

My strawberry plant is sprouting strawberries!

May 25, 2010-Day 145

Missing, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

I saw this sign on a street pole yesterday. It may not be the best photograph, but I found it interesting.

Monday, May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010-Day 144

Rain Drops, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

Here's another picture of rain drops on a leaf. I need to try this again earlier in the day. It was a too dark when I came home, so, even with raising my iso to 1600, I had to keep the aperture small to let in enough light. Unfortunately, this created too much bokah for my liking.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

May 23, 2010-Day 143

Gardening, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

Today, I decided to do some gardening. I forgot to put gloves on.

May 22, 2010-Day 142

This weekend was filled with nature.  On Saturday, we went to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center in Queens.  It is part of Gateway National Park.  It is really beautiful and peaceful.  Here are some of my favorite photos from our walk:




Mamma and Baby Goose

Here are some that prove that this is in NYC:

Empire State Building

Verrazano Bridge

New York City

When we got home, we found this spider in our yard:


Saturday, May 22, 2010

May 21, 2010-Day 141

Bee, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.
Another bee. This one was sitting still so I was able to get a better picture of it. Still, I wish I had a smaller aperture to get more of it in focus.

May 20, 2010-Day 140

Macy's Wooden Escalator, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

When Macy's at Herald Square was built in 1902, it was the first building to use modern escalators (according to their website.) Some of the old wooden escalators are still being used.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 19, 2010 -Day 139

May 19, 2010 , originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

I bought some new purple flowers just in time. This week's scavenger hunt requires something purple.

May 18-2010-Day 138

Bubbles, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.


Monday, May 17, 2010

May 17 2010-Day 137

May 17 2010, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

This is in one of the sculptures that can be found in a park called "The Real World" in downtown Manhattan.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May 16, 2010-Day 136

Went to play tennis with my mom today.




May 15, 2010-Day 135

Rose, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.
I planted a rose bush in our garden yesterday.

May 14, 2010-Day 134

It was my husband's and my 5th anniversary.  We celebrated by having a little champagne.


The 5th anniversary is the wooden anniversary.  Here are our rings on top of a wood box.

Happy Anniversary

May 13, 2010-Day 133

Fire Escape, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

Here is another photo of a NYC fire escape. This time, the occupant is using it as his laundromat.

May 12, 2010-Day 132

Work, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

Another item we had to get for the scavenger hunt was "your work space." So here I am at my desk. As you can see, I am daydreaming about being some place else.

May 11, 2010-Day 131

Me, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

I'm participating in a photo scavenger hunt. One of the items we had to take this week was "what's in your purse." So, here is a photo of a bunch of stuff in my purse. I actually think it is pretty representative of who I am.

May 10, 2010-Day 130

Clouds, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.
I liked these clouds because they look fake, like cartoon clouds.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May 9, 2010-Day 129

My  mom and I went to the Bronx Zoo on Mother's Day.  My dad actually works at the Bronx Zoo, which makes me totally jealous.  I took over 500 pictures.  Before I get to my favorites, I need to get political.  NYC is proposing to cut the budgets of the Bronx Zoo and Coney Island Aquarium by 42%.  Please consider signing this online petition against it.  Thanks.

Now, here are some of my favorites:

Here, all the older monkeys are wrapping themselves around the 2 week old baby monkey (who is orange) while they nap in order to protect him.


And here is the baby clinging onto his mother. (Taken in TV mode)

Baby Monkey

From the butterfly house.


And some of the lion cubs. (The first one was taken in TV mode.)

Tiger Cub

Tiger Cub

While I normally only take photos in full manual, I have to admit that I wound up throwing my camera into TV mode for part of the day.  For those that don't know, that means that I set the speed and iso, and the camera sets the aperture.  It felt a bit like cheating, but it was pretty helpful when taking photos of the animals when they were running between shaded and sunny areas.  I just could not keep up with setting the correct exposure in full manual.

May 8, 2010-Day 128

I am pretty annoyed with myself because I accidentally erased my photos from May 8th before I uploaded them to my computer.  I swear I took some photos, though. 

To make up for the missing day, here is a photo that I took back in November.

Leaf, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May 7, 2010-Day 127

May 7, 2010, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

May 6, 2010-Day 126

Fountain, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

I found this fountain by the entrance to the Holland Tunnel.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May 5, 2010-Day 125

May 5, 2010, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

Taken with the powershot.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 4, 2010-Day 124

Breakfast, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

I mentioned a few weeks back that I'm on a bit of a health kick. I decided to make a green smoothie for breakfast. I blended spinach and a banana. It was actually pretty good. The banana really covers the taste of the spinach. Plus, I felt pretty energetic all day.

May 3, 2010-Day 123

Rain Drops, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.
We've been having very weird weather the last few days. It would pour for about 10-15 minutes and then the sun would come out.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 1, 2010-Day 121

My husband saved this little guy while he was cleaning up the backyard.  I made him pose for some pictures.


Then I put him in the garden.


April 30, 2010-Day 120

April 30, 2010, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.
More fun Brooklyn graffiti and Buddha love.

April 29, 2010-Day 119

Motorcycle, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.

I passed this art piece that was just sitting outside a building in Williamsburg. I'm glad I stopped to take the photo because it was gone the next day.

April 28, 2010-Day 118

NY Harbor, originally uploaded by Ms. Baboo.
Another of NY Harbor.