2021 Photo A Day Project January – June
1/1/21 1/2/21 1/3/21 1/4/21 1/5/21 1/6/21 1/7/21 1/8/21 1/9/21 1/10/21 1/11/32 January 12, Harvey and TV January 13, Okra January 14, sunrise January 15, fog January 16 Grilling January 17 Summon the Crow Army January 18 More fog January 19 Sunset January 20 Sunrise January 21 Walk January 22 Camping January 23 Cape Disappointment January 24 Rainy walk at the middle school January 25 impromptu collaborative stuffed peppers and rice January 26 cold night Riverwalk with loaner phone January 27 work from home January 28 neighborhood sunset January 29 neighborhood deer January 30 back to the rainy beach January 31 my messy studio / laundry room / box room / plant room / mud room January 2021 The plan was to use only phone photos but then on january 22 my phone bit the dust, so improv was necessary. Going forward it will be mostly phone, I guess. I kind of like the idea of doing a whole month of fisheye, so that’s probably going to happen. Maybe in May. Also, the WordPress gallery is a giant PITA to work with, so instead of one big six month gallery there are going to be six somewhat smaller galleries per page. Hopefully that will make it easier not just to create but also to view. FEBRUARY
February 1 work selfie February 2 dog walk on the Warrenton dike trail February 3, coworkers February 4, doggie in the window downtown February 5, signs of spring February 6, bowpicker for lunch February 7 beach walk February 8 downtown February 9 view from the hill February 10 beach February 11 my neighborhood February 12 ice day February 13 at the edge of the river February 14 horrible day of the rat February 15 rocks from the deep sea February 16 tree reflected February 17 the city across the water February 18 Perdita behind the knitting February 19 a long stressful work day so here’s Harvey destroying his toys February 20 a sunny Saturday morning at the beach ahhh February 21 cool gray fog and waves where the river meets the sea February 22 doctor’s appointment February 23 stormy over the dike trail February 24 quick lunchtime walk by the river February 25 neighborhood reflections February 26 fire alarm at work February 27 Saturday is beach morning day ahhhhhhh February 28, an eagle overhead. no, like extremely overhead.
That was February. Every picture on here except the last one was taken with the loaner phone, an HTC Bolt. It sucked as a phone, I had to tweak the hell out of the photos but actually, let’s face it: even the shittiest contemporary phone camera is so much better than the early digital cameras that there’s no real comparison. Anyway I kind of like some of these. February! It rained a lot. My son went back to NC. The pandemic continues. Work and dogs and dogs and work, an unpleasant rat interlude (I pissed off the vermin goddess a long long time ago and she will just never relent) and that’s about it for February 2021.
Monday March 1 blurry early morning deer Tuesday March 2 bufflehead in flight Wednesday March 3 sunrise over astoria Thursday March 4 deer on the way to work Friday March 5 there’s a deer down there Saturday March 6 Elk Sunday March 7 hailstorm! Monday March 8 frosty morning marsh Tuesday March 9 neighborhood early light Wednesday March 10 sunrise Youngs Bay Thursday March 11 golden hour view from Patriot Hall Friday March 12 sunrise walk Saturday March 13 late afternoon walk to Youngs Bay Sunday March 14 parasailors Monday March 15 pre surgery Covid test window view Tuesday March 16 light and shadow Wednesday March 17 colonoscopy prep UGH Thursday March 18 hospital waiting room is extremely Oregon Friday March 19 giant driftwood beach morning Saturday March 20 over the river Sunday March 21 wide sweep of sky and water Monday, March 22 ship coming in, there’s a murmuration in there too Tuesday March 23, 8 inches of dead fish on the beach. Look at those teeth! The gulls were having a good evening. Wednesday March 24 snoozles and they miss the bonanza going on outside Thursday March 25 walking back from the mechanics, a rainbow Friday March 26 a visit to the Astoria Coop is not complete without a dog walk around the mill poind Saturday March 27 en route to a friend’s houe, these deer caused a small traffic jam Sunday, March 28 just the beach Monday March 29 separate dog walks Tuesday March 30 I found a skelketon! Wednesday March 31 Okra waits impatiently for me to change the sheets
And that was March. I finally got a phone so almost all if not all of these are phone pictures. It looks like I get out more than I do from these – I work all day! I never really go anywhere! – but I do walk the dogs at least twice a day and that’s prime photo time. In March I had a colonoscopy, worked, walked the dogs and one day I went over the river to Cape Disappointment and on the way home I bought a crab in Ilwaco and had it for dinner. Thrill a minute around here, let me tell you.
Thursday April 1, I got my first Moderna Covid vaccine shot! Right in the heron. Friday April 2 roots in the woods Saturday April 3 low tide reveals the anthropocene Sunday April 4 snoozing elk at Fort Stephens Monday April 5 a coworker Tuesday April 6 early morning eagles Wednesday April 7 my sweet potato vine is going nuts Thursday April 8 an outing to Clatsop Spit / Trestle Bay after work Friday April 9 these daffodils have been in bloom for almost a month Saturday April 10 Harvey at the beach Sunday April 11 very clean birb Monday April 12 walk cancelled due to elk snoozles Tuesday April 13 sudden neighborhood walk view Wednesday April 14 sunrise Thursday April 15 the view on just a regular ordinary errand Friday April 16 sunrise at the beach Saturday April 17 Seaside plant shopping Sunday April 18 in the richest country in the world. . . Monday April 19 morning visitors Tuesday April 20 early morning walks on the dike trail are a joy Wednesday April 21 evening walks on the other dike trail are pretty good too Thursday April 22 helicopters over the dunes Friday April 23 no telling what you’ll find in college storage Saturday April 24 buying Astoria Clownbread Sunday April 25 these blurry dogs just had a DQ pupcone Monday April 26 a little woods hiking after work Tuesday April 27 sunrise at the rec center wednesday April 28 early walk selfie with amazing hair Thursday April 29 second shot! It is done! Friday April 30 perdita in the sidewalk blossoms
April: the month of vaccination! It started and ended with a shot and in two weeks I will be immune to Covid, which is wonderful and amazing. In other April news we had clouds and deer, eagles and dogs, trees and beaches. It is not really possible to have a boring life in a place as beautiful as this one.
Saturday May 1 I fought off the 2nd shot side effects just long enough for a beach walk in the morning Sunday May 2 ferns unfurling with Perdita looking on Monday May 3 the odd but beautiful lily type plants in the front yard Tuesday May 4, my birthday and I sat on the dunes for a while without the dogs Wednesday May 5 suddenly sick again, very strange, something triggered a migraine, day in bed. Thursday May 6 morning walk on the other dike Friday May 7 some early morning neighbors Saturday May 8 Harvey likes the weekends and so do I Sunday May 9 a long walk south from the wreck Monday May 10 the old ship resting place Tuesday May 11 spectacular morning at the rec center Wednesday May 12 banana slug Thursday May 13 view from WineKraft omg I went for drinks with a work friend Friday May 14 after work beach visit Saturday May 15 a friend outside Coffeegirl Sunday May 16 Sunday Market Monday May 17 Perdita at the demonstration forest Tuesday May 18 paragliders at the beach Wednesday May 19 two trees two dogs Thursday May 20 geese in the morning Friday May 21 the brain people came to campus Saturday May 22 fisheye elk through the truck window Sunday May 23 Perdita at the beach Monday May 24 kelp and algae and driftwood Tuesday May 25 the patio garden is coming along Wednesday May 26 fisheye view from Patriot Hall Thursday May 27 dead sealion in the distance Friday May 28 this is my house Saturday May 29 the kitchen window Sunday May 30 Harvey and Perdita the album cover Monday May 31 my friends’ duck house
May! It was fisheye month and that was great for hmmm the first three weeks. 😀 Then it got old. People say the fisheye is gimmicky and I say so what? Fuck off. I like gimmicky. I like distortions and oddities. I also like the lensbaby fisheye on my Canon because it is purely manual and I have to think about it. Naturally I hate it for the same reason. Anyway, of the photos above, the Lensbaby on the Canon are the ones with a ring around the image. The ones that take up the whole square were taken with the Cameringo app – a fun $2 app I recommend – on a Samsung Galaxy S9.
Tuesday June 1 a crow at work Wednesday June 2 perfect reflections Thursday June 3 a visitor gets a drink Friday June 4 a coworker takes a stroll Saturday June 5 crab pots at the industrial part of the docks Sunday June 6 made strawberry jam! Monday June 7 that’s actually a very sad looking eagle, I thought it was a vulture! Tuesday June 8 ducklings! Wednesday June 9 Harvey at the beach at sunrise Thursday June 10 dinner at La Cabana de Raya Friday June 11 Pride with these lovely ladies Saturday June 12 awesome belated birthday gift from son Sunday June 13 rainy work meeting at Coffee Girl Monday June 14 riverwalk Tuesday June 15 ducks on the dyke at dawn Wednesday June 16 commencement rehearsal Thursday June 17 parasailors at the beach Friday June 18 commencement – a long work day Saturday June 19 darling Perdita at the beach Sunday June 20 ducks in a bathtub at my friends’ house Monday June 21 sand crab monster Tuesday June 22 neighborhood deer Wednesday June 23 I made a cherry pie! Thursday June 24 Perdita really likes the dyke hike Friday June 25 foggy morning low tide rec center Saturday June 26 the heat dome begins and a killdeer is nesting in the vacant lot next to the Coop Sunday June 27 the hellish hellish heat dome at the beach. Monday June 28 by evening blessedly back to our regularly scheduled weather Tuesday June 29 elk in the dunes!! Wednesday June 30 just the kitchen window
And that was June. Took me a month to finish it, since I went to Asheville shortly thereafter, so honestly I don’t remember much about June. It was really busy at work, there was the truly horrible heat dome and, um, I think that was pretty much all that happened in June.