January 2013 Photo a Day…The View from Here!

Day 4. The view from here: With many people around the world on holidays, it’s a great way to see where people are. Take a picture of your view from where ever you are.

Today’s view is from my back porch…Every morning while drinking my morning cup of coffee I stand at the back door and look out across the yard.  I am ever hopeful of being greeted by a majestic buck.  So far I have only seen small herds of does and their fawns.


Today, as I stood looking out the door I noticed there was something very different about our yard.  Nocturnal groundskeepers showed up and cultivated the ground around all of our oak trees.  Wasn’t that nice of them!


As I stepped out onto the porch to survey the work that had been done it became apparent that the over zealous groundskeepers had cultivated almost the entire yard…


During their haste to complete the job before the sun came up they left their footprints in the yard…I think they should come back and smooth out the rough edges.


They did more work than I was expecting…but they were willing to work for grubs and acorns.  If you are looking for nocturnal groundskeepers with affordable pricing I will be more than happy to send them your way….all you have to do is ask.  Really!


Our groundskeepers are better known as feral hogs…the hog population in Texas has reached the millions.  These shockingly destructive wild hogs wreak havoc across the southern United States.  It is estimated that these animals do some $400 million in damages annually.  They have no natural predators. Sows begin breeding at 6-8 months of age and have two litters of four to eight piglets every 12-15 months.  Do the math…these hogs are a huge problem!


What was your view of the world when you woke up this morning?  Fun in the sun on the beach or slippery slopes in the mountains?  Join the month-long challenge.  Visit FatMumSlim for the who, where, what and when…

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What do the prompts mean?

There are no rules when playing along with photo a day, you can be creative as you like! Interpret the prompt as you please. For those that need a little help, some more suggested details about each prompt are below:

5. Movement: Get moving and take a photo. You could take a photo of cars whizzing by, somebody jumping or you could even take a run and take photos as you’re jogging along.
6. Mine: Take a photo of something that’s yours. Perhaps it’s a thing, something you’re proud of or a person you call ‘yours’.
7. Street: Take a photo of a streetscape.
8. Something beginning with ‘T’: Take a photo of something today starting with the letter ‘T’.
9. Paper: Take a photo of something made from paper. Perhaps it’s someone reading the newspaper, or it could be wrapping paper. Think outside the square.
10. One o’clock: Take a photo of whatever you’re doing in the hour between one and two. It could be in the middle of the night {you party animal, you!} or during the day.
11. Water: Perhaps it’s the beach, a river, water in a glass, the bath {keep it PG!} or even the rain.
12. Surprise: I love when I stumble across coins when I’m walking. It’s a lovely surprise. That would be a lucky photo for me. Can you think of a way to capture surprise?
13. Circle: Look as you go about today for things shaped in circles. Is it the tyres on a bus? A big sign? Or something else?
14. Something yellow: Find something yellow in your travels today and take a photo.
15. An ordinary moment: Choose an ordinary moment and capture it. Is it you grabbing your daily coffee? Or playing with the kids? Or something that you do often and consider it as kinda ordinary?
16. Two things: Look for things in pairs today. Is it a lovely old couple that you see from behind? Or the salt and pepper shakers sitting on the bench? Find two things and take a photo.
17. Ready: Is it a photo of your dinner being ready? Or you ready to catch the bus? Or something else. It’s a toughy – but it will get your mind thinking!
18. Shadow: Find a shadow and shoot it. It could be your own, or a shadow of something else. Shadows look great with a black and white filter over the top {just sayin!}.
19. Delicious: What’s delicious to you? Is it the chubby cheeks of your toddler, the hunk at the gym or a cake you plan on eating for afternoon tea?
20. Something you saw: Go about your day with eyes wide open and take a photo of something you saw.
21. What you do: Do you go to school? Train elephants at the circus? Write at home? Play mum to your kids? Act as CEO to a big business? Paint in your spare time? Dance when no one is looking? Take a photo of what you do {something that makes you ‘you’} and share it.
22. Corner: It could be a sharp corner of a building, a corner of an artwork, a corner of your home or something else. Corners are everywhere. Shoot one.
23. Electric: This could be a simple photo of your toaster {but get creative} or something else electric.
24. Stripes: Look for stripes in your everyday. They could be in the zebra crossing on the road, or in your outfit or somewhere else.
25. Landscape: Step back and take a photo of a landscape near you. Or even take a little trip just for the photo. Would be nice to explore your town for a beautiful photo.
26. Together: There are many definitions for together. One is: In or into a single group, mass, or place. Take a photo of together, whichever definition you’d like to use.
27. Sun: Whether the sun is out in full force, or hiding behind the clouds today – take a photo of it. Or you could get creative and take a photo of sunlight or some other interpretation.
28. Through: Take a photo of looking through something – through the window, through the gate, through the trees… whatever you please.
29. Grow: People do it, plants do it too… get creative and take a photo of something that grows.
30. Down: Is it looking down or something that makes you feel down? Interpret it however you like.
31. Yourself: Take a photo of yourself. Or something that represents you.


Filed under 2013 Photo Journal, Photo a Day Challenge

5 responses to “January 2013 Photo a Day…The View from Here!

  1. Nice photos. Thanks for the link 🙂

    Dorcas Yhj

  2. Seems like their should be pig hunting season down their. People can bring home their own bacon! Your poor yard.

  3. Pingback: January Photo a Day 2013: One o’clock…somewhere! « jeanne's blog…a nola girl at heart

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