I am continuing my 52 Week Project – 52 Weeks of Blue – but it hasn’t always been easy.
Week 31 was a challenge so out came my blue marbles. I decided to manipulate the photo by layering a copy of the inverted photo on top to create the bright shadows. I messed with it for quite a while, but eventually liked the way it looked.
We were in Vermont during Week 32 and I came across this rustic old blue door in downtown Rutland. I think it has a lot of character.
We actually passed this old place in Brimfield, Massachusetts, home of the famous Brimfield Flea Market, on our way home from Vermont and I made a special trip back there to take a photo of this old door for Week 33. This used to be Joe’s Package Store, but it is obviously closed these days. I’m glad they didn’t tear it down until I had a chance to snap at it.
The Brimfield Flea is going on as I type this right now. While it wreaks havoc in our town traffic-wise and in the local hotels and restaurants, it is a fun experience, which I often liken to going through your old aunt's attic. Not that I've ever had an old aunt with an attic full of treasures, but some of you must have.
Week 34 was a busy one for us and it culminated in a trip to Bangor, Maine for a wedding. I thought it would be easy to find something blue on that trip, but when I looked through my photos, this was the best I could come up with. It was a disappointing blue week.
I had to get creative with Week 35, too. I have a lot of blue glass and took some pictures of a few pieces of it in the bright sunlight. I wasn’t pleased with any of the results, but started messing with this one and layered a photo of flowers on top of it. I like the idea, but I think I will play with it a little more in the future and see if I can do it better.
In other news, I'm heading to Ohio tomorrow morning to help my sisters and brothers with my mother's estate sale. They have done so much work getting ready for this, that it's the least I can do. My mother, who was very reluctant to go into assisted living, seems to have settled in at this point and has not tried to escape recently. There's no doubt that getting older isn't for the fainthearted and dealing with loved ones getting older is almost as difficult, but it is the way life goes.