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Project Green: The Camera Walk


Project Green began with Anna of Anna Carson’s Photography.

Since my students went squirrelly on me and all they do is cry and temper tantrum, I am very happy I found all these photo blogs. I don’t know what this place might have become without them. Not only am I getting something to post, I am taking Photo Walks and getting a bit more exercise!

Of course this one, I took right here in our own home:

We don’t know who this pretty is going to be. She had no labels and no blossoms. What she did have was a fabulously cheap price, so we brought her home and placed her beside the orchid we already had.

I also took this next shot in our own home. This little beauty lives on our postage stamp lanai.

Her tag said “Cherry Tomatoes”. If it is to be trusted, these will definitely be generously sized “cherries”. I’ll keep you, ah, posted on their development.

And here is our dining room — the only decorated room in the condo. You can tell my priorities!

Please note the orchids, the air fern in the sea shell, and the overall elegance of this table. It is amazing what one can do with very little if one is willing to shop bargain-bins and close-out sales. This green scene didn’t take a lot of dead green presidents to put together, and I think I am more proud of it than I would have been if it had.

I spotted this site at the end of my walk — right near the the foot of the staircase leading to our condo.

And this shot is just because I loved the way the sun and shadow dressed this fella up. He is an ancient Volkswagen Beetle in need of repair. That seat you see inside is actually crooked. All the seats are jumbled up inside the belly of this little beast. He was once a racer and has chromed duel exhausts protruding from his trunk. If we ever have “Project Rust” I’ll get a shot for you!

Speaking of which — here is my own project announcement. Commencing May 1st and running 26 days, I will be doing Alphabet Photos. Day one is A. Day two is B. Day three is C. Etc. (Just what did you expect from a Pre-K teacher?!) I would love it if you would join me! Please, please say you will!

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Will be interesting to see what comes out of those buds!? great green pics and the peacocks tail is just gorgeous – well done :0)

  2. This was an impressive look at green.

    Thanks for your visit to my bees.

    I just did pick up the new Canon yesterday and my old one won’t be retired but will get a different lens for a while.

  3. Your dining room rocks! My favorite redecorating projects are those that cost little or nothing too. I think I’ll try and join you on the alphabet photos in May. I lack your talent, but it will get me out of this office and off my rear.

  4. WONDERFUL! My first wonder WAS what that plant is gonna be when those MARVELOUS buds open! Can’t WAIT to find out – cuz I knOw somebody will photograph them! And your ELEGANT table is fabulous too… I would certainly like to dine at it … one day… But I think my favorite is your Cheery Tomatoes! They have cheered ME for sure! And I’m sure they will cheer your tongue in another week or so! Mmmmm! GREAT take 4 Ms. Chawene! oh yea… and….

    Hippy Pappy Birthuthday to YOU!!!
    Can’t wait to see the picture of your cake… with ALL the candles!

  5. A little birdie…well a big ol’ dawg, told me that it’s your birthday. SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

    The photos are fab.

  6. I love the symmetry on the “mystery” plant.
    The shot of the green tomatoes is awesome.
    The VW reminded me of my son’s first car – a yellow VW! I like how you just framed the window!
    Very nice job!

  7. as you know, these photos are a real treat! that table looks gorgeous!

    ah, so today’s the day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY QUILLY!

    erm…alphabet photos? can’t promise anything (our alphabet is different after all) but… 😉

  8. Wish my tomatoes looked like that already. But, I just planted them from seed yesterday so I guess I’ll have to be patient. Cherry tomatoes? They look more like the beefsteak variety.
    I’ll try to participate in your ABC photo thing. It sounds like fun!

  9. Annette — thank you!

    Abe — you have two and I don’t have — well, I DO have a Cannon, but it’s a point and shoot. Still, I won’t complain because it is better than nothing, and I’ve had that, too!

    Shrinky — I made the table cloth myself. It was hard! I had to hem around all 4 edges …. :p

    Kat — thanks. I am proud of it.

    Melli — And I received more flowering plants for my birthday! I’ll share later!

    Joe — welcome. Come back soon!

    Brian — you’re either too sweet or too silly!

    Doug — you’re still a little low, but trust me, that’s just fine!

    TLP — check for fleas! (And thanks!)

    Jill — thank you!

    A.Bananna — thank you! Come back soon!

    Carletta — actually that car isn’t yellow! It was the sun filtering through the mango trees that turned everything greenish golden. It was a wonder to behold.

    Polona — oh! I think an alternate alphabet would be so cool! How many letter does your have?

    Cindy — we aren’t sure what kind of tomatoes they are. That’s why they were on the bargain table!

    Fishing Guy — thanks!

  10. Put some food on that table and invite me over to chow down!!

    There’s no shortage on green here in Arkansas. Now that spring has come, the hills are a solid forest, unless someone has cut a road through its denseness or cut out an area for a store or house or some other structure.

    Hip Hoppity Happy Birthday, Quilly!!!!!!
    I hope you enjoy your special day.

  11. I agree with you on your vision on photoblogs. I love to go out and get new pictures too, in fact making them and sharing them on my blog has become a passion!
    I love the “cherry” tomato, well done!

  12. Brig — thanks!

    Carolyn — it’s the first thing I look at when I get home from work.

    Jaime Dawn — I had a lovely day, thanks.

    Jientje — I’ll be over to see soon!

  13. Thanks for visiting, but you apparantly visited the wrong blog!
    I have a blog you CAN read, it’s on Blogspot, and this is where I have my Project Green pictures!

  14. well, ours has 25 letters, including those fancy ones with caron (č š ž)
    but we don’t have q w y x in our alphabet.

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