Sunday, July 27, 2008

I must be Italian

This is our granddaughter Samantha having her first spaghetti dinner. Do you think it has too much garlic?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Portrait of our Miniture Schnauzer

This week the photography assignment was to take portraits. Festus was a willing participant once he learned that after each session he got a bone. In fact, the second day of shooting he was jumping on the chair and preening. Which portrait do you like best?

Monday, July 21, 2008

Get Together

Last Saturday night, Arlene and Gene hosted the first Friday Lunch Bunch Ladies and spouses for a lovely pot luck dinner. Talk about good food. Here are some of the fabulous creations: Shepard's Pie by Joan D, Key Lime Pie, with real key limes form Key West by Carolyn and she also made Guava and coconut bread pudding to die for. Joyce made a tasty Mediterranean Pasta Salad and Ruby pulled and pulled pork for Cuban pulled pork. Susan was in the hippie mood and made Taboule and shrimp. Celeste's husband smoked a Boston butt and now he is named Steve Smoking Butt. Suzie treated us to hor's dourves while Audrey delighted us with Italian pie. Joan L created a grand desert and Nadine made sure we had our Popeye Spinach salad. Lory made Cabbage rolls and the pan was licked clean. Geri , of course went over the top with her Quiche de resistance & caramelized onion. Many others brought goodies also and went home with very little leftovers. Thanks to Gene and Arlene for opening up their home and hosting such a good time

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Critiques from my online photography class.

Original Photo
Cropped Photo

The top photo is our first assignment. We were given the word blue and told to take a picture of anything that represented the word blue. Her suggestion was to crop the globe tight. She thought that the exposure was fine but would have liked to see better placement of the globe. The picture above has been sharpened and of course cropped. See my reflection in the globe?

This is the cropped one.

This picture was taken at Disney Animal Kingdom. I sent it into my online photography class for critique. She suggested cropping both the top and the bottom.

Original Photo taken with Nikon D60.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Chosen One

These are the horses that pulled the carriage ride on the 4th of July. Aren't they grand? The owner of the horses said that they were very proud to be chosen for this ride. They held their heads high and pranced around. This is a two page layout I did for the online digital scrapbooking class that I am taking. This is the last week and I have learned so many new techniques.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Butterfly emerges

Remember the caterpillar that was my first photo of the day? I have included the catapiller nursery. Everyday Steve and I would count all our caterpillars, making sure we did not lose any. Aren't we good "Cater"parents? I am a proud "Cater"Mom of a butterfly, or is it the ButterMom. Probably ButterMom since I have been using many Paula Dean recipes.

In the second picture you can see the crystallises from which the butterfly emerged. ( My mother would be so happy I did not end with a dangling preposition) I was so excited that I was able to capture this with my camera. In fact the first flight was directly over my head. I think that must be very good luck. In fact, I am sure it is "huge" good luck. I ran all over the yard trying to capture pictures of my beautiful butterfly baby but only got pictures of the tops of tress. I guess the butterfly is a little camera shy.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Angels Among Us

This is our layout for Week 3 in my digital scrapbook online class. It was really, really hard. Look carefully for our special angel.