Thursday, December 31, 2009

Two Sisters With Two Cameras A Year Long Journey

Sisters that blog togetherJuxtapose this ...
My sister @Lv2Shutterbug and I @HooootOwl share a common interest in photography.
We have fun connecting daily on our Two Sisters Two Cameras Two States Apart Blog called Juxapose This. Mary Jo lives in Michigan and I live in Illinois. She sends me a candid or random photograph she recently took. I then choose a candid or random shot from one of my daily happenings and send them back to her to post. She has added her own special touch of a quote or comment for each post. We started last January and have just finished our first year. Today I celebrate the joy I have experienced doing this daily photo blog with my sister through out the year. I have chosen my favorite post for each month to share today on the very last day of 2009. Enjoy.

Chicago traffic perfectly captured by Mary Jo.
The taxi passes in a blur.
A true to life account of a typical taxi in the city.
My husband Paul is my juxtapose for January.
He locks focus with his binoculars while out birding with me.
Today we were following a lead on a Long-Eared Owl sighting.

The juxtapose I saw for this duo was the sphere/line visual. The colors pulled them together for me. I love this combo. My sister was in Phoenix at the desert botanical gardens. A glass/art exhibit was being showcased at the time. I was at Lock and Damn 14 at the Army Corps in Iowa. That is a barge behind the eagle who was ice fishing in the area during our visit. A great place to see eagles in February.

This was a geographical Juxtapose.
Mary jo's view was captured after a snowstorm in the mountains near Prescott, Arizona.
Mine a rustic Midwestern view of Illinois farm land in all it's flatness.

Mary Jo had corned beef and cabbage stewing in a pot one night for dinner.
My juxtapose is a seagull is having waterzooi for dinner tonight.

Mary Jo was amongst many words at the library.
She opened the dictionary to the word gauge.
I was birdwatching at Lock and Dam 13 and saw many American Coot.

The sunset Mary Jo captured here is breathtaking. I love the golden hues.
Bottom right, a Robin fledgling is enjoying an evening stroll.
The early bird above the Robin and the blossom celebrate morning views.

Juxtapose perspectives. Looking up in Chicago.The snail ... looking down and the turtle looking out.

A walk in the woods ... enjoyable views two states apart.

Juxtapose Hobbies.
Mary Jo loves yarn and crocheting.
I love canning.

Juxtapose the men in our lives.
My sister's husband plays golf.
My son, football.
We love the men in our lives.

This one may not make sense to anyone but me, but I love it.
I see a visual Juxtapose with the birch tree and the heron legs.

Juxtapose pets.
Mary Jo's dog, Shasta Baby in the land of nod.
My daughters cat, fawn taking a cat nap.

Not the end.

We will be continuing our Two Sisters With Two Cameras journey into 2010.
Pop in for a visit anytime, we would love to have you.

Wishing you a safe and healthy new year filled with peace, prosperity and love.


  1. Fabulous post Debbie! So glad we "met" in 2009 and looking forward to more blogging and tweeting with you in 2010!!

  2. Excellent post of your yearly photos in juxtaposition. I am so fortunate to have met the both of you through Twitter. You inspire me and amaze me with your creativity. Your friend, Janet