Saturday, July 3, 2010

Round Robin Photo Challenge -- Food Preparation

Today is the start of another Round Robin Photo Challenge and the subject is Food Preparation. I was making a chocolate cake and had the ingredients out or in the mixer bowl to mix up and cook. It makes me hungry to cook another one! Maybe tomorrow, since it's the 4th of July.

Here is the batter in the pan, all ready to bake. Yum!

If you would like to see more of the Round Robin challenge, go to the Round Robin blog linked in the first sentence.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot -- Organic food

Today I got a little bit caught up on some of the Ellipsis Suddenly Carly for the week. The only way I know if something I buy in the store is organic is if it has a label to that effect. These bananas are a little on the ripe side and I will probably eat them with milk or cream and include strawberries that aren't.

I will have to eat the bananas up pretty fast -- I try to get them in varying degrees of ripeness but I don't always manage to do that. These may be good for making my Protein Freeze although I'm not sure there's room for even one in my blender with my other ingredients. It sounds good, though! (The Protein Freeze is chocolate whey and it's delicious with peanut butter so why not bananas?) My dishes are getting scarce for such treats so it may be a couple of days before I can make it.

Go to the link above and you will find instructions for how to participate in this Photo Shoot. Have fun!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #94 -- Faces

This week the Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #94 is about faces. Here I have some kitty faces, although not very close up. Still, I like them a lot.

I do believe they're all of Socksie. She has such a cute little face!

To join in the Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot, go to the link in the first sentence. You will get instructions there.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shop -- Fire

I'm a little bit late for the Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #93, so I am trying to catch up. I don't have a lot of fire around here so I created some. LOL!

I lit a candle and caught it as it burned brightly. This was after trying to photograph the propane coming up from the burners while I cooked eggs and seeing that nothing showed up.

I then decided to use a paper towel to stick under the burner and get a picture of the burning towel. It started off hot and I had to throw it in the sink, having burned my little finger slightly, but I did get the picture of the fire burning in the sink. I was a little concerned about the embers floating around but I pushed them in the sink and ran water on them so all turned out all right.

If you would like to see the newest batch of EMPS, go to the link provided above.
Have fun and have a great day!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Round Robin Photo Challenge -- Garden Portraits

For this Round Robin Photo Challenge, which comes along every two weeks, the theme is Garden Portraits. I seem to be in between blossoms out there but I did find some pretty azaleas. First, though, is the side garden, with rose bushes that don't seem at all ready to blossom (I think it's been too cold). There is another nice-sized bush along there, too.

Here is the blossoming azalea. The ones I have are from my late husband, who planted them and cultivated them after receiving the seeds from the Royal Gardener in England many years ago. He was able to sell most of them to a neighboring nurseryman that he had worked for but kept a few for himself.

The azaleas always bring back memories. To see more Garden Portraits, go to the link in the first sentence. This meme is always fun!

Monday, May 24, 2010

EMPS #91 -- Get set, ready, go

Carly at the blog Ellipsis has the theme of Ready, Set, Go this week. I have taken pictures of Socksie getting ready to jump up on the office window and then when she got up there. She likes to cling to the window sill and look out at birds and such.

That's also one of her ways of keeping me company when I'm up here typing. Funny kitty! LOL!

If you would like to play this Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot, just go to the link in the first sentence, to Carly's blog, and you will find directions there, as well as other blogs to look at.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Round Robin Photo Challenge -- Statues

This time the Round Robin Photo Challenge is about statues. I have a few small statues around my place, including the following. The first is of two kitties and the second is of one.

To see more statues, go to the link in the first sentence and you will find quite a few links to blogs that contain statues.