I got a nice surprise today. I am the next “keeper” of Flat Stanley, a school project for my special needs niece. Today I took him to lunch with his grandma and 2 grandpa’s. Introduced him to his cousin Chuy – who scared him as he got sniffed, but then they became good buddies. I even made him some hiking clothes and boots; I plan on taking him for a walk and/or hike this weekend.

I might be showing more photos of flat Stanley while he is in my care.

Flat Stanley at Lunch
Flat Stanley at Lunch
Flat Stanley With His Cousin Chuy
Flat Stanley With His Cousin Chuy
Flat Stanley Ready For Hiking
Flat Stanley Ready For Hiking

Photo Info

  • iPhone SE
  • Camera-M app
  • Focal Length: 4.15mm
  • ISO: 25
  • Aperture: f/2.2
  • Shutter Speed: 1/30
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.0EV

Post Processing Info

Straight off the phone jpg’s shrunk to 1200 x 900 pixels

74 days down, 291 to go!!

7 thoughts on “Day 74 of 365

    1. I had a really fun time doing this project for my niece. I made him a hiking outfit complete with hiking boots, and took him everywhere. It surprised me how many people recognized him. I took over 100 photos of his adventures over the 4 days I had him.


      1. I’m not sure, she has a bit of Down’s syndrome. Her mom really liked the outfit I made, but my niece never said anything about it. As far as I know she only saw the pictures on her moms phone, but when she and her mom came out for a visit I showed them to her on my 12.9” tablet, that’s when she really got into seeing his adventures and was smiling.


      2. Could be a phone image is too small for her. The tablet is about the size about a book and easier to see. It’s cool that she enjoyed the images. there’s a huge variety of mental age in Down’s so it depends on what age her mind has developed to. As development is slower, she’ll probably enjoy the adventures for a lot longer than most kids. I didn’t see the images on your instagram. Why not share it there too? a lot of adults enjoy that kind of whimsical humor too.


      3. My sister and brother-in-law were just told that her mind is at about 4 (she’ll be 12 in July). This little one has been through quite a bit in her short life – open heart surgery at 6 months old and then in a hospital for I don’t remember how many months with leukemia. I think she was 4 when that happened. She definitely lights up a room with her presence and is very loving to everyone.


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