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SoFoBoMo Begins

Posted in Solo Photo Book Month by Paul Butzi on April 1, 2008

That gunshot you heard at midnight last night was the official starting gun for SoFoBoMo. Note that this doesn’t mean that you MUST start immediately, only that you MAY start immediately.

The whole fuzzy month thing means that you can pick any 31 day period, with the start falling no earlier than today (except for exceptional exceptions) and the end falling no later than May 31. Strictly speaking, I suppose you could start your effort on May 31, do the entire thing that day, and claim that your month starts May 1, ends May 31, and you’re finished, TADA!

And what of my own efforts? My knees feel better this morning. The dog seems ready to go. The weather is fine. Naturally, I have commitments that prevent me just picking up and heading out; that will happen late this afternoon.

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  1. Martin Doonan said, on April 1, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Is that a snow covered Brussel Sprout??

  2. Gordon McGregor said, on April 1, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    I’d guess a dog-chewed tennis ball under some snow.

  3. Paul Butzi said, on April 1, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    The answer is that yes, it’s a tennis ball with a little snow cap.

    Kodak’s favorite toy is a tennis ball. We live in the forest. Something like 0.5% of all tennis ball throws end with the ball disappearing into the forest, and Kodak can’t find him. It’s not unusual for me to throw one, have him go into the woods, and he returns with two.

    We buy tennis balls in big batches – three or four dozen at a crack. That gets the price down to a point where if they disappear, we don’t worry about it. Kodak’s already lost several in the past week when he took them for swimming lessons in the stream and the ball got away from him, whoosh, and swam downstream. I’m guessing if I follow the stream downstream far enough I’d find a spot where there are dozens of balls washed up.

    Anyhow, at any given moment there are probably a dozen more more just laying about. It snowed the day before yesterday, and then again yesterday, so the sight of snow caps on tennis balls was not uncommon.

  4. Rafa said, on April 2, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I’m so excited about the project!
    Here’s my project description:

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