Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

# 348 of 365 for December 14, 2012

Christmas Ornaments!

# 347 of 365 for Thursday December 13, 2012

I went out with two friends yesterday, to take pictures.  We visited a beautiful old church and discovered they allowed tours and allowed people to take pictures inside.  The organist even played some Christmas music for us on the old pipe organ.  They were beautifully decorated for Christmas too.  The green you see to the left of the tree is from the light coming through the stained glass.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

# 346 of 365 for Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012

This little cutie's mother lets me baby sit her sometimes.  I am trying to teach her to like having her picture taken.  I work with her a little bit each time I have her.  I think this is about my 3rd attempt :)  If I ask her if she wants her picture taken of course she says no.  So, I got the little tea party set up on the backdrop and just waited for her to notice.  Pretty soon she ask to get up on the table and play with the tea pot and cup.  These are just mismatched pieces that I wouldn't be upset if they got chipped or broken.  At two years of age her coordination doesn't make it easy for her to "pour" tea without bumping the pot and cup together. 

She poured the imaginary tea, and took the lid off the pot, and inspected it, giving me a few cute smiles and I snapped away.  Pretty soon she tired of it and we moved on to something else.  I thought I would try again in a little bit but she wanted her pretty dress off and her jammies on, so  that is what we did. 

Later when I looked at these pictures I had 8 that were useable.  I was pretty happy with that.  I checked the exif data and discovered we took pictures for two minutes and thirtyseven seconds!  That was as long as her attention span could stand :)  But I wanted to be sure and quit without making her dislike having her picture taken..... I wanted it to be fun to her.  Hopefully she will eventually tolerate it for a little longer.

#345 of 365 for Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

#343 of 365 for Sunday December 9, 2012

My picture below in Saturdays post was taken while the sky was heavy with snow and still snowing.  My photo for today shows how beautiful it is when the sun comes out, the sky turns blue and contrasts with the pretty white snow!

I think this tree is a crab apple tree.  It flowers the most brilliant pink flowers in the spring.  You can click here if you want to see what it looks like in mid April.  If you follow my blog regularly this tree gets featured often in my Pine River posts.  It is along the walking trail by the river.  As you can see by the picture someone clears the trail so people can still walk on it.  The river you see will freeze over soon and the breeze coming off of it is freezing cold.  I drove the car over and just walked across the lawn to it...... no walking trail for me when it is this cold :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

#342 of 365 for Saturday, December 8, 2012

We got our second snow fall here in Michigan last night.  It was a very wet snow that stuck to the trees and looked so pretty.  We had to go for a drive and find some pretty things to shoot.  Actually it is still snowing in the picture below, you can see the falling snow if you look at the barn.

Friday, December 7, 2012

#341 of 365 for December 7, 2012

Well my picture today is not very creative photographically but it is all I have shot today :)  I will try to be more creative with my photography tomorrow.

My little granddaughter loves denim skirts with pockets.... they are about impossible to find and she is so tiny in the waist it is impossible to get them to fit her in the waist and the length.  So her mom saw the idea of repurposing little jeans to denim skirts and sent me a picture.  At first it was a bit of a challenge but after doing a few it is pretty easy. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

#335 of 365 for December 1, 2012

Our Christmas gift from our church is a fireplace! 
 I think I need to put something "Christmasy" in the little shelf.

Friday, November 30, 2012

90th Birthday!!

A sweet little lady from our church is celebrating her 90th birthday in December.  We had her a surprise birthday cake tonight at our Christmas get together.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

#333 of 365 for Thursday, Nov 29, 2012

I passed through the dining room and saw our basket of gifts, all wrapped in blue, waiting to be taken to our church's Christmas supper tomorrow night.  I thought how pretty they looked just sitting there on the floor in the corner and grabbed my camera.

Monday, November 26, 2012

#330 of 365 for Monday November 26, 2012

Homemade Blue Berry Cream Cheese Spread

DH went on a camping trip and came home telling me about this spread.  I was amazed at how easy it was to make.  You just allow a box of cream cheese to come to room temperature then place the cream cheese and 1 can of blueberry pie filling in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until well blended.... that's it.  We have tried mixed berry pie filling too.  Next time I think I will try strawberry pie filling.  If you had fresh fruit instead I am sure you could make your own pie filling then add it to the cream cheese.

#329 of 365 for Sunday November 25, 2012

I love the taste and smell of tangerines!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

# 328 of 365 for Saturday, November 24, 2012

Well my photo project today was to work on getting a self portrait for my avatar.  I like to change it about once a year, and usually do so near my birthday.  This time I wanted my camera in the picture but if I put the camera up as though I were shooting with it I kept missing the focus..... it would land on the camera and not me... so this is what I ended up with.

Friday, November 23, 2012

#327 of 365 for Friday, Nov 23, 2012

I love this old log barn.  It sits at the bottom of some rolling hills near the base of a mountain.  I have no idea how old it is, I know it has been there as long as I can remember.  I love the old red tractor in it.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

#326 of 365 for Thursday Nov 22, 2012

#325 of 365 for November 21, 2012

Another Smile!

#324 of 365 for November 20, 2012

I am so excited!  I got shots of my oldest son's family with my grandaughter smiling!  Yay me!!  Now I know that doesn't sound like an amazing feat  to you, but if you just knew this sweet little lady you would realize how awesome this is.  She does not smile for pictures.... ever.  She just looks at me really serious if I am  lucky :)  If not, then she turns her head or on occasion has squinched her eyes shut.  She isn't uncooperative in any other way except for the camera thing.  I do have to confess I owe the success of this shoot to my sweet DH for acting in such a way that she could not help but erupt in laughter  (Thank You Sweetie).

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

#323 of 365 for Monday, Nov 19, 2012

Shine On Me Sunshine!
I loved how the setting sun was illuminating parts of this tree.  It teminded me of a line from an old, old, old, very old song, that was popular when I was about 6 years old.  I haven't heard it in forever so I had to go look up the lyrics to see what the song was about.

Shine on me sunshine

walk with me world

It's a skippity do da day

I'm the happiest girl in the whole USA

#321 of 365 for Sunday Nov 8, 2012

I loved this old barn.   Such character I see here.  It's paint is faded and almost gone, many shingles are missing, the others are rough and loose,  the tin  on the roof has been blown loose and edges are peeling upward, boards are missing and askew, it seems to forgotten.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

#315 of 365 for Nov 11, 2012

Ham, egg, and cheese on an english muffin. I made these for Dh's breakfast and he said they were good.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

#311 of 365 for November 7, 2012

Someone brought me a gift.... homemade cookies, yum, yum!   Of course I saw them as photo subjects first then food :)