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April 2019 Photo-A-Day roundup

For the last two months, I’ve been taking a photo a day, using lists of prompts from the internet. 

Why? I enjoy taking photos, and having a daily prompt makes me pick up my camera more often than I otherwise would. And it also makes me take photos of things I otherwise wouldn’t!

This month, I used Fat Mum Slim’s April photo prompts.

I shared some of these on Instagram (I’m thefrugalgirl over there), but some of you aren’t on Instagram (WHY), so I put them all into a post here for you.


It’s hard to choose one thing for this prompt…but walking outdoors in spring definitely is fun for me.

spring path

This is Me

Well, it’s me, correcting math.

That’s not exactly a great representation of my personal passions, but it IS something I’ve spent lots of hours doing in the last 15 years of homeschooling.

Kristen math saxon

(I used the timer on my phone for this one.)


This prompt was for the purpose of taking a photo of what’s around you.  And something that’s often around me is this: a kid reading a book.

Sonia reading

Flat Lay

These are ingredients for orange chipotle chicken tacos. But without the chicken, obviously!


The only shoes I can walk in with my broken toe. Aside from flip-flops.

In Bed

Ok, that seemed a bit personal. So here’s a view from our outdoor bed, the hammock!


This hanger’s cross bar broke, but it’s still perfectly good for shirts.

Something weird

I got charcoal toothpaste in my Mighty Fix and it looks SO strange on my toothbrush!



A daffodil was the obvious choice.

I did this today

This: getting my glasses adjusted. Unfortunately, they are still hurting my head bones.

I have a sensitive head, apparently.


Makes me laugh

This is a weed of some sort. I was about to get rid of it, but Lisey said no, we should keep it, and we should name it Cauliflower.

So now I have this unknown plant in my border, named Cauliflower, and I can’t really get rid of it now that it’s named.

(I don’t make the rules here, people.)

It makes me laugh every time I see it.

Night Sky

This isn’t exactly a night sky, but a dusky sky. 

When the sun is going down, the light gets very blue and you can really see that when you take a photo.

blue dusk sky


I got these pants right before Sonia was born in March 2004.

(You can see a photo of them in this post!)

Somehow, they’re still kicking.  Good job, L.L. Bean.


A bunch of leftovers, mixed together and topped with sriracha.


An azalea, not quite blooming. Sometimes I think flowers look more interesting before they bloom.

A good thing

Rain after a week of yellow oak pollen dust.

Someone you love



I really love the shape of redbud leaves, especially when they’re tiny.



From a walk Mr. FG and I went on. I only had my phone with me, but I wished I had my SLR!


A shirt of mine from ThredUp. You can see the whole shirt in this post.

A green food

parsley plant


This window is under an overhang, which means that all the dirt and pollen has not been washed away by the rain.

dirty windowsill


I could think of a lot of things that represent freedom to me, but this is definitely one: NO SHOES.


I love having my toes free.  Such a good feeling!

Golden Hour

golden hour

And that’s the last one!

Fatmumslim’s May photo prompts are all colors, so I might give that one a try. 

Here’s the complete set of my March daily photos, in case you missed those.

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Karen L

Friday 3rd of May 2019

I enjoyed your pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.


Wednesday 1st of May 2019

I have not read through the comments but I suspect you have or will get many comments on Cauliflower. He (she?) is an elm and will attract all kinds of nasty bugs. I would recommend a mysterious kidnapping, disease, donation to someone who really needs this nuisance tree much more than you do or even (dare I say it?) murder. You could pay a guy. It looks pretty good sized and will likely put up a good fight. The little suckers are resilient.

Love your pictures. It looks like a fun project.


Wednesday 1st of May 2019

Also, I’m no expert so if you have a cooperative extension nearby someone there can identify it. There is also the Plant Snap app. Good luck. Now you must let us know what you learn.

Sally Nicholson

Wednesday 1st of May 2019

I broke the last joint of my toe last December. I was walking down a wooden walkway early in the morning, and it was just ever so slightly icy underfoot. Anyway, I fell over, bounced right back up, and carried on. I didn't think I was hurt. As the day went on, my big toe got more and more painful! Shoes were difficult for a good 3-4 weeks. I ended up living in my UGG boots, because they were the only shoe I had that didn't press on the bone at all. Fortunately, it being the middle of winter, wearing UGGs constantly didn't look out of place! I hope your toe is better soon! Mine was better in about 4, but did continue to give a little bit of very occasional pain right up until the end of March.


Wednesday 1st of May 2019

I am lucky that this happened in warmer weather, when flip-flops and bare feet are acceptable options!

I didn't think my toe was broken at first either; I thought I'd just bruised it really badly. But nope. There was a little crack.

It's actually encouraging to hear that yours took a while to feel completely better because I wondered if mine was healing poorly! It definitely does feel better bit by tiny bit, but the progress feels so so slow.

Diane C

Wednesday 1st of May 2019

You're a lefty! And I didn't think I could love you more... <3


Wednesday 1st of May 2019

Yes indeed! Mr. FG and I are both lefties, actually. But only one of our four kids is a lefty (and that's Sonia.)


Wednesday 1st of May 2019

I love these! Every time I see yours, I want to do this, but I never do. So I'll just enjoy yours! Let us know how Cauliflower turns out.


Wednesday 1st of May 2019

It is really fun! I love having prompts to work with because it stretches me a little.

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