2012 Challenges: March-Photo A Day

February has past and it seemed like the longest month yet. Okay, there have only been 2 so far and there was an extra day, but it still felt long. It’s probably winter setting in and my longing for the central coast of California that made it appear longer.

I made it through the month’s challenge of getting to bed around 11. There was one night that I went to bed past midnight, but it was a Saturday and I felt the need to live on the wild side. It was actually a lot harder to make it to bed at a reasonable time, which I attribute to a slight addiction to all 5 seasons of Friday Night Lights and Downton Abbey. I’m pretty sure I need a no TV challenge in the near future.

At the beginning of the month Porter evidently took up a sleep challenge too and started sleeping through the night. Woohoo!! He did great too, only waking a few times in the middle of the night for teething pains. Now that my body has had a taste of regular undisturbed sleep, it wants more. There will certainly be earlier bedtimes on a regular basis, maybe even 10pm, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

March has arrived in Boise with snow flurries and tulip leaves breaking through the soil. I’m busy planning my Victory Garden for this summer and getting ready for Spring, which starts in just a few weeks. Thank goodness for that! This month’s challenge will require a different kind of discipline than the last two months (Spend Less and Sleep More) and should prove to be enjoyable.

Everyday for the month of March I plan on taking a photo with my nifty new white Lumix camera (it does video too!) and posting it to the blog. The only requirement that I’ve put on this assignment is that it not be a photo solely of my son Porter. Of course I will continue to take pictures of him, but it wouldn’t be much of a challenge if I didn’t try to actually photograph new and exciting people and places.

Day 1
Outside the Boise Library! It was snowing, and I’ve found that snow photos are much more dramatic in black and white.

Bike Racks

This is usually a large copper sculpture with caveman hieroglyphics on one side.
Today in the snow, however, it turned into a snow bunny.

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