Sunday, November 29, 2009

EMPS #65 -- Giving Thanks

I'm posting a bit late for this week's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot, as Thanksgiving was Thursday and I'm just getting organized now that it's Sunday. I'm squeezing in before the deadline!

Here are some things that I'm giving thanks for. First is 3 1/2-year-old grandaughter Emily, who is so full of vim and vigor and spunk! She's a joy to be around.

Next are 7-year-old grandson Noah and his dad, my son Jeff, here playing with some Star Wars toys my son J.D. has around for children who are guests at their house. Noah is extremely knowledgeable about trains.

Here's half the group eating Thanksgiving dinner. The food was plentiful and the company was fine. We had a very nice time.

This is the other half of the group eating dinner.

Included were friends of Kris and J.D.'s, my DIL and son who hosted the dinner, Chris and Jolie, Kris's sister Tiffany and her friend Paul, son Jeff and DIL Steph, nephew Nick, the two children, and me and, of course, Kris and J.D.

If you would like to post to this Ellipsis Monday Photo Challenge about Giving Thanks (and I think it's obvious that I give thanks for my family and plentiful food), it's not too late. Just go to the link in the first sentence and follow the directions.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

EMPS #63 -- Downtown

The theme of the present Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot at Carly's blog is "Downtown." We were to take shots of the downtown of our city or town or hamlet. I guess you could almost call Canby a hamlet -- it's not very big in the downtown area.
Here are the pictures I took of downtown Canby today. They go from the new movie theater, to the grocery store, to downtown stores, lastly showing the bricked circular intersections that have added class to the city.

To go to the meme and play the game, follow the link in the first sentence.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #62 -- Autumn Fruits and Vegetables

Today's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot by Carly is about Autumn Fruits and Vegetables. I don't have too much in the way of such things but I do have a couple of small tomatoes on a scraggly vine out behind my house. One of the tomatoes is actually two that have grown together. I'm not sure how clear that is in the following picture.

I may have to go down to my business and pick some of the Granny Smith apples growing on a tree down there, too. So this entry may not be finished yet.

I didn't go down and get any of the apples at my business; instead, I am featuring the sweet potatoes I had for dinner tonight (Tuesday) along with some ham.

I love autumn fruits and vegetables, although I'm a creature of habit and generally forget to get them.

To participate in the meme, go to the link in the first sentence and Carly will tell you on her blog how to do that.