October 10, 2009

Calendar Photographs.

Today I removed my coffee table set that I keep on my front terrace and placed it in our shed for the winter, where it will stay until spring. This signifies that the season of warm days has ended and that very soon, we will receive the first frost.

I will also sort all my photographs which I have taken over the course of this year and decide which ones to to use for the creation of my calendars. In mid October, I create 3 small table calenders; one for my parents, one for my aunt and for myself. I have done this for the past 3 years and it seems to be a hit among my relatives.
Interestingly, the word calendar is derived from the Latin word kalendae, which is the Latin name of the first day of every month. I had no idea that the first day in each month was significant enough to have term of its own.

As I type this, it slowly getting dark outside. Not only do days loose the heat, they are also loosing light by each passing week. Once we reach the end of this month, the onset of the dark period will envelop Scandinavia once again.

19 comments:

Michelle H. said...

I love picture calendars. Although usually I have no idea what today is without looking it up on my laptop, there's just something about staring at those whimsical photos that eases and relaxes the mind.

Creating calendars is a great and wonderful idea! I wish I had the patience to do it.

Hilary said...

What a great gift idea. Do you print and put it together yourself, or bring it to a printer.. or online site to do it?

Blogaire said...

Yes the homemade calendar is a wonderful idea. I have a programme for making a calendar on my PC but I never had the patience.

I just HATE the long dark nights - the only thing that gives me hope is counting down the days until December 21, the shortest day of the year. After that I know the days are getting longer and you can actually see little signs of the approaching Spring almost immediately.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend Protege.

Scribe816 said...

When I read your postings and view your photos it’s heard to believe your chosen field is science. Scientists are usually so analytical, yet you have such artistic abilities. I like the pic of the calendar, it’s very creative. I also like how the fruit and autumn leaves are in the foreground, and the fireplace is out of focus in the background. You have a gift for taking very interesting photographs.

Sandi McBride said...

Lovely work from a talented artist!
Sandi

Brian Miller said...

so cool that you make picture calendars. they mean so much more than just one from the store...a little touch of you in each one. stay warm.

Poetikat said...

Even so, the dark period is the time of fireplaces, and hot drinks and music on the stereo and the spicy smells of autumn. I think your calendars are a great idea, Protege!
Your relatives are fortunate to have such a talented member in the family.

Cairo Typ0 said...

A homemade calendar is such a nice idea! My mother sends me a canadian one every year bu i think a personal one like that sounds so much nicer. :)

Blog Princess G said...

What a lovely gift idea! I particularly love your posts that mark the changing of the seasons. I have to remember to investigate calendar candles here... first seen on your blog last year! :)

Julie Hibbard said...

your home looks warm and cozy!! And your calendar is beautiful. You are so creative...
you really do it all, don't you?!

Myussop said...

What a marvellous idea. Changing table calendars.Could be another internet sensation business.Hmmm, am thinking if you e-mail me your calendar would do one in return.Just in case - mahmudyussop@gmail.com

Jill said...

A lovely gift!!! Creative and fun too.

sprinkles said...

What a wonderful gift idea! I can see why it would be a hit with your family.

I've gotten quite the education reading your beautiful blog - thanks for sharing all the interesting information.

Holly said...

I LOVE that you make your own picture calendars!!! I love it. With your gorgous picture collection why wouldn't you, right?

Guess what?????????? You won my giveaway!! I swear that it was totally random (although I may have been tempted to just choose you if it were up to me.) But,...with my husband as my witness it was fair and square!!!:):)

I know that I still haven't emailed you because I am a schmuck!! But I am asking you to email me one more time with your mailing address so that I can send you your goodies!!

Thank you for participating and making my silly festivities even more fun for me.;)

steviewren said...

What a thoughtful personal gift to make for your family. I love the idea. When they look at it, they will see the things that you've seen.

Protege said...

=Michelle,
I agree, I have always had a table calender. Even today there is something so traditional about turning the pages to another month, makes the passing time more special, if one can say so.;)xo

=Hilary,
I could probably do it myself, but I only select the photos and then send them (by uploading online) to the company that usually makes my prints. Mostly as the photo paper is a bit costly. I usually wait until they have good offers.;)
Hope you had a great weekend my friend.;) xo

=Blogaire,
I completely agree with you. Once we reach the winter solstice, I know better times lie ahead.;) I guess you have very similar climate in your part of the world.;) Thank you so much for always taking the time to stop by.;)

=Scribe816,
your words are always so very kind. I guess I am a bit of both and sometimes they say that artist make good scientist as they have great imagination.;) I am so flattered you enjoy the pictures I take.;) Hope you had a nice weekend.;)

=Sandi,
thank you, you are way too kind.;)

=Brian,
so right you are, they are more personal, just like written letters.;) Hope you had a great weekend.;)

=Kat,
of course, autumn an winter offer the cosy days, or the "hygge" as we call it and you know it too.;)
Thank you for your lovely comment.;)xo

=Cairo,
that is a nice gift though, to get one with pictures of your homeland.;) But I agree, nothing beats personal photographs.;)xo

=BPG,
yes, I recall you like the idea of the candle.;) I agree with you, I always buy one for my home.;) Hope you had a lovely weekend.;) xo

=Julie,
yo are so kind, but I really can not do that much.;) I am very limited to tell you the truth.;) Thank you for this lovely comment.;) xo

=Mahmud,
glad you like the calendar idea. I will be happy to send you the photos I use for my calendar, just let me know.;)
Always enjoy when you stop by.;)

=Jill,
thank you, hope you had a lovely homecoming weekend.;) xo

=sprinkles,
thank you, that was very kind of you to say. I am so glad you find the information I share educational.;) I so enjoy your visits.;) xo

=Holly,
I can not believe I won! I never win.;)
But I am so excited about the prospect of receiving the lovely gift, just like a child.;) An email is on the way shortly; thank you again dearest Holly.;) xo

=stevie,
that is so true, they see the world through my eyes. That was very poignant.;) Hope your weekend was lovely.;) xo

gaelikaa said...

Well, you are a creative woman, I must say. Your calendars must be beautiful.

Claus said...

I like to create photographic calendars as well, only I make only one, and for myself :-) I tend to be very "seasonal" when making them of course, as it gets me more in the spirit of that particular time of year. What a wonderful gift for your family!
Sorry for the late comment...busy days!

Protege said...

=gaelikaa,
I am not sure how creative I am; I just like taking pictures and sorting out photographs. And creating something out of them, such as collages or calendars.;) Always happy when you stop by.,) xo

=Claudia,
I also use seasonal pictures for each month.;) That is why it takes time to choose the absolutely best ones of all the hundreds photos.;)
How fun that you make a calendar too, but I should have guessed you too like to take pictures.;) And Photoshop is great, right?;)
No worries about being late with comments, I LOVE when you stop by.;) xo