It has been a year now since I started doing the Filo (or Planner) Photo of the Day challenge. I never thought I’d make it through a year. I figured I’d give up somewhere along the way.
I have to say that I have loved doing this. Following a daily photo challenge not only gives me an opportunity to be creative throughout the day, it has also forced me to look at the world differently: each day, each time I go outside, or even if I’m inside, I am given the chance to look at the world through the camera lens (or at least the camera lens of an iPhone). Everywhere I look, I am now looking for that golden photo opportunity.
I have seen so many in a year. And it has started a new hobby.
I am by no means a professional photographer, or even a good photographer. I am mediocre at best. I am lucky to get the shot at all, really. But the point (for me) isn’t so much the shot of a lifetime, as it is looking at the world in a new way and being creative while doing it. I try my best to capture what I’m going for; sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. But what matters is that I’ve had fun along the way.
I have done more photos than the Photo of the Day shots. But since it was the Filo Photo challenges that started this, I figured now would be a good time to highlight my favorites from the past year. They are posted by month and include credit to the person/group/blog who created the monthly list. Above each photo is the date and topic of the day.
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October 2013 – A Bowl Full of Lemons blog
Day 1 – In Your Bag
Day 15 – Planner Collection
Day 24 – Where It Lives
November 2013 – Bowl Full of Lemons blog
Day 9 – Apples
Day 27 – Gobble Gobble
December 2013 – Gillio Facebook Group
Day 15 – Lights
Day 30 – Precious
January 2014 – Gillio Facebook Group
Day 10 – From Below
Day 17 – Stunning
Day 22 – X Marks the…
I’m not sure how I referred to the topic with this picture, but Winston seems to be enamored with Carie Harling’s video.
Day 23 – Never
I think I made mention to how, when I’m home, Winston is never not by my side.
February 2014 – Gillio Facebook Group
Day 1 – Vintage
Day 11 – I Wore
March 2014 – Gillio Facebook Group
Day 19 – Music
Dierks Bentley’s album Riser is one of my favorites this year. Plus, his concert was one of the best I’ve been to.
Day 24 – Confession
Last winter I started watching Grey’s Anatomy. I had a big crush on George. I miss George.
Day 27 – Far Far Away
“In a land far, far away…”
April 2014 – Yay for Fridays blog
Day 1 – No. 1
A note from my number one. Aww. :)
Day 8 – Spinal
Day 9 – Upside Down
Day 22 – Starts With a B
May 2014 – Gillio Facebook Group
Day 10 – In the Card Slots
Day 21 – Selfie
A very, very rare selfie of me.
Day 22 – Official
Day 24 – Not Again
Not again…another nap for these two.
Day 31 – So Very…
So very…me. A birthday gift from my mom.
June 2014 – Gillio Facebook Group
Day 6 – View
Day 10 – Beam Me Up
Day 21 – Please the Crowd
Day 29 – Party
The mini planner stack at the mini, mini New Hampshire meet up with Zoe.
Day 30 – Choices
Oh, so many choices when it comes to Vermont cheese!
July 2014 – Yay for Fridays blog
Day 5 – Scheduled
The day we were scheduled to leave our annual Vermont vacation.
Day 15 – Huge
Lady Godiva’s rings compared to a compact binder
Day 22 – Plannerd
Day 25 – Something Orange
Not exactly orange, but close to it is my “Ray”dori.
August 2014 – Mulberry Appreciation Facebook Group
Day 13 – In My Bag
I absolutely adore this Dooney & Bourke bag.
Day 16 – Makes My Day
I bought this little red bowl to corral our remote controls. It matches the living room perfectly.
Day 20 – Starts with M
Day 21 – Flower Power
Zinnia that we planted in the front.
Here is where I start to fade. For September 2014, I decided to do my own photos. I captured whatever I felt like during the day and called it my photo of the day. None of the ones below are planner-related.
Photo 1 - Sunrise
Photo 2 – Battery Candles
Photo 3 – Battery Lanterns by my sidewalk
Photo 4 – Some say that Starbucks is bad (not me)…
Photo 5 & 6 – An evening with friends
(I’m not advocating drinking with these photos; I merely like the photos.)
October 2014 – Mrs. Brimbles blog
In October, I decided to go back to following an official Planner Photo of the Day because I missed doing photos of my planner. However, in the end I didn’t always include my planner, nor did I do a photo each day.
Day 13 – What Autumn Means to Me
Google “Autumn in Vermont,” click on Images, and you’ll see what autumn means to me:
Nature at its most beautiful!
There you have it, one year (almost) of Filo Photos. Going forward, I would like to continue with these daily photo challenges, and I would like to include my planner in as many of them as I can manage. Any thing else would be extras.
Stay tuned for more Photo of the Day updates.