Saturday, February 27, 2010

Round Robin Photo Challenge -- Blinded by the Light

This time, the Round Robin Photo Challenge is on the theme of Blinded by the Light. I found a couple of spots of bright light today. The first was on my kitchen floor, where there was a bright spot reflecting off of it. My daughter-in-law Stephanie had just mopped it so that's probably why it was so bright, as well as because of the light overhead.

The second bright spot was the sun, just on the verge of going behind the trees to the west. It shone beautifully and my camera picked up on that.

If you would like to see or participate in this meme, just go to the link in the first sentence. Add your brightness to the rest!

Monday, February 22, 2010

EMPS #78 -- Still life, featuring food

This week's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot sponsored by my friend Carly is on "still life, featuring food." We couldn't use any pictures from our archives, only fresh ones, so I looked through my kitchen to see what I had that would be usable in still life shots featuring food. My first choice was a piece of quiche from the homemade quiche that I made last Thursday evening for when my friend, Sheila, came over for breakfast the next morning. I am gradually eating what's left of it, and it is delicious!

I also decided to photograph the following, my evening snack: a glass of 1% milk and an organic chocolate chip cereal bar and graham cracker.

Last, I shot this picture of a couple of potatoes. I think they are quite interesting.

If you would like to join in with the photo shoot, just go to the link in the first sentence and you will find Carly's blog and instructions on how to participate. I enjoy it every week -- it's a whole lot of fun!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

EMPS #77 -- The Cone Zone

Carly of the blog Ellipsis has presented us with a challenge -- to photograph traffic cones or things associated with them, such as men or women at work. She said to be safe about it, which was my particular challenge, especially after having received two traffic tickets this year. I came upon a safe cone, much to my surprise, this morning as I went through the drive through ATM at my bank. I think it is kept there for when workers service the drive through ATM. Whatever the reason, I had a great shot of it and thus was able to come home and upload it for this meme.

If you would like to go cone-hunting, return with your spoils of the hunt (photos of an orange cone or two) and go to Carly's site as listed in my first sentence to get the directions. Have fun!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Round Robin Photo Challenge -- Childhood Memories

This Round Robin Photo Challenge is about "Childhood Memories." I thought I had an old bandana from when I was a girl in my then-church's Primary organization to photograph, but I couldn't find it. Mainly what I have left are these pictures. The first one is of my Grandma and Grandpa McClellan -- my paternal grandparents. The next picture is of my family on my dad's side. I am in there towards the left side of the picture. You can pick me out by finding the little girl in the same dress as I'm wearing in the next picture, where I'm with my girl cousins. I am on the extreme left there. The last picture of me is as a littler girl, probably in my 2's, and I remember the plaid couch I'm sitting on very well. It was the one in our house in Logan, Utah, and before that, in the apartment my parents lived in, upstairs from the grandparents shown. I'm guessing that my dad took all except for maybe the first picture, as he was the family shutterbug back then.

Childhood photo

Me and my cousins

Me as a girl

Below is a picture of a miniature Lane hope chest I got in high school. It was to encourage me to buy a regular-sized hope chest but my family couldn't afford that. It's just been hanging around here and has been partially broken so that it won't shut right by a couple of cats I know.

To go see more childhood memories, go to the Round Robin Photo Challenge blog and follow the links as instructed.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

EMPS #76 -- Valentine's Day

This week for Carly's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot we had the topic, quite naturally, of Valentine's Day. I don't generally have much going on for that day, although today I bought a Valentine's cookie at the store and had it half eaten on the way home by the time I realized I could have used it for this meme, but I was hungry! I did receive one Valentine's card in the mail today, from my sister, Kathy, and her family. It is pictured below.

It is a few days after I posted my original entry here, and today I bought another Valentine's cookie, This time I waited until I took a picture and then ate it! LOL!

Very sweet! If you would like to see the other Valentine's Day entries or enter your blog, go to the link in the first sentence.

Monday, February 1, 2010

EMPS 75 -- Peaceful places

Today's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot is about peaceful places, and one of the most peaceful I've ever come upon is the Mt. Angel Abbey in Mt. Angel, Oregon. It is on top of a rounded hill that sticks out in the valley, which is flat all around it. There may be a fault line under it, as the 1993 earthquake was centered there. No damage was done to the Abbey at that time, though. I loved the place so much that one day I talked for a while to a monk, and I tried writing a book called "Sanctuary" that was set there, sometime in the future, but it didn't turn out very well. Still, Mt. Angel has been a place where I could stop and reflect and look at the valley below and all around it.

Mt. Angel Abbey

For more peaceful places, go to Ellipsis, my friend Carly's blog, and see what other bloggers have done with the subject. Their URL's will be in the comments, while URL's for last week's are in the body of the blog.