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