So, the goal of my 8 am blog is to take a picture at 8 a.m., where ever I am and write about it. For me it's more about forcing myself to get out of the house every day, and getting back into writing that doesn't involve work or being on Facebook. I haven't been religious about choosing the picture that was taken at exactly 8:00 a.m., I usually manage to take a bunch of pictures and choose one that inspires me to write. Here are some of the rejects:
spider web picture. This isn't focused enough to really be able to see the ant lion well, I need to practice using the extender more, and also practice squats so I can get closer to things on the ground.
the mourning dove egg. It is a Cuban anole snuggled down in my pineapple. Which sounds like a euphemism but is not. Anyway, I figured there will always be anoles, but it's not every day you find a mourning dove egg, so I went with that picture instead.
the great mud incident. I actually took this right from the parking lot where my car was parked. So basically, I didn't even have to go through that whole ordeal, technically, I didn't even have to leave my car that day.
Barty bird watching. The squirrel is cute, but my Barty is way more adorable.
green heron the day I took the shot of the dead fish. Indignation won out over a nice photo that day.
mockingbird picture. A really stupid joke won out over an artsy photo.
Rejected from 17-January blog.
17-January, but I really wanted to continue with the Mercenary Blue Jay story.
January 18. This tells a story, but I couldn't quite tell it.
January 18. Green Heron. Great picture, but I couldn't think of anything to write.
January 18. This is another one that tells a story, but the Great Egret is out of focus. Perhaps the story it tells is that I suck as a photographer.