What was I thinking?

What was I thinking?  Did I seriously commit myself to doing a WEEKLY photo blog?  A week is such a short period of time, why would I do that to myself?   Okay, now that I have the whiny over with, let’s get down to business.   The subject for this week is “bed” and it is as wide open as the subject of “let’s eat” was last week, and quite frankly just as hard to photograph.   I have had lots of ideas but nothing that I can really capture in pixels.   So my pictures this week are sparse and probably not my best but hey, you get what you pay for and, huh umm, it’s free!!!!   🙂   I hope you enjoy.

Our bed

Rileigh’s bed – well actually it’s a bed we bought for Rileigh that she has NEVER slept in (not even for a nap) but at least Cassie (our cat) has used it.

The guest bed – with the quilt my Granny handstitch just for me.  It’s a double wedding ring with a scallop edge.  No machine sewing on that quilt!

And last but not least, and my favorite picture for this week, Rileigh’s REAL bed.  I think I like this because of the angle and the way you are looking straight back into the crate.

And this weeks challenge subject is SKY.  Another wide-open subject -LOL!

As always, thanks for looking and please share by blog with others who might be interested in looking at the pictures or better yet playing along with the weekly challenges.



Let’s eat

For a subject as everyday, like 3 or more times a day, as eating, this was certainly a hard one for me to come up with ideas for snapping pictures.   A few things floated through my mind but nothing really stuck.  Then I realized I was having lunch with a group of friends for one of their birthdays and it would be the perfect place to snap a few pictures of what I knew would be some georgeous plates of food.  I was not disappointed.   I can’t really decide on a favorite this week so I will just show you the pictures and see if you can pick a favorite.   By the way, each plate was delicious according to the person eating it, I know mine certainly was delicious.  Happy birthday Melinda!!!!

And a little something to wash it all down with

The “trick” to last weeks bottled water picture was that the bottles are actually lying down, not standing on a shelf.   If you go back and look you can see the air bubbles on the side of the bottle instead of the top.

Next weeks subject is “bed”.   I love my bed but I don’t think this is going to be an easy subject.

Thanks for reading.


Refreshing Water

Cool, clear, clean refreshing water!   We play in it, bathe in it, drink it, washing things in it, look out over it longingly…..yes, water is a wonderful and amazing thing.   Water can make us feel better pretty much every time we come in contact with it.

The possibilities for photographing water are almost as endless as the ways we use water, but I am, afterall, limited in my ability, my time and my access (no big ocean outside my window, you know).   Once I put my thinking cap on I did come up with some ideas though.

The first thing I thought of to photograph was bottled water.  I don’t really know why that came to mind first but it did and this is the result:

It’s a little tricky though.  Can you guess what the secret to this picture is?  Leave a comment with your guess and I’ll let you know next week how many and who guessed correctly.

This next picture was inspired by Facebook.  Can you imagine that, FB is helping with my photo blog!   You just never know where ideas will come from.

What’s summertime without a little run through the water hose.   Yea, I know, most kids these days have no idea what it’s like to play in the water in their own backyard.  But most of you reading my blog will remember the “good ole days”, also know as the “dark ages” to kids these days.   LOL

Next up is a little water fall action.

It’s pretty and all but the following picture is my favorite of all the water pictures I captured this week.

I love the green color, the kind of pinkish color of the water from the setting sun, along with the reflection of the retaining wall in the water, just beautiful!

I have one more bonus picture for you this week.  It does still pertain to water but not like my other pictures.

A man was fishing where I was taking pictures and caught this beautiful 17″ bass.   I’m so glad he was putting him back for the next person to catch again someday.

So on to another week of photography.   Drum roll please…the subject for next week is “Let’s Eat” – Wow, now that could be anything!

Thanks for looking!


Cooking, really?

Honestly, I’m not much of a cook.   Yes, I can follow a recipe and usually get good results, and there are a few things that my mom taught me to make without a recipe (dressing and cornbread to name a couple) but I don’t really consider that being much of a cook.   Now my two sisters – they are the cooks in the family!   My oldest, well, she can pretty much cook anything you want her to, and she doesn’t necessarily need a recipe.   Her husband is pretty good in the kitchen as well.  My other sister (the middle child) makes great pies, candies and cookies, which to me takes a real talent, especially certain candies.

All that to say I didn’t have much of an idea for the subject of “cooking” this week.   I took a couple pictures of my brother-in-law’s cooker-grill-thingie and they were okay.

Then I decided to take some pictures of my gas stove top burner.  It is, after all, what really cooks my food, huh?   This is the first house I have lived in that had a gas stove.  It’s been an adjustment but after 14 years I might be getting the hang of it.  Just don’t ask me about the smoke detector going off the other week and freaking out the dog.  I’ve noticed she still gets a bit nervous when I turn on the oven.

And so, here’s my cooking photo

What do you think?  I would love to here your comments.
P.S. I almost forgot – the subject for next week is water.

Happy 50th!

This is the 50th post for my blog!   Yea me!   I didn’t know when I started this if I would keep it going or not. And, as you know, I did take a bit of a sabbatical.   I’m not sure I learned anything so maybe it was just a vacation.

I also wanted to share that I have found and adapted a new weekly photo challenge for myself.  I was checking out some blogs that I don’t specifically subscribe to but that I watch occasionally to see what is happening on them.   They are mostly food blogs and since I’m SUCH a good cook, I don’t really need to subscribe to them.   If you know me, you can quit laughing now.  If you don’t know me personally, trust me, I’m no cook!

Soooo, anyway – one of the blogs had a daily photo challenge for the month of August which got me to thinking about how much I miss my photo challenges.  I decided to adapt their list from days to weeks, deleting some to make it finish up at the end of the year.  And Waaa-Laaa – a new challenge begins!

I set some rules up for myself.  Here are the basics if anyone wants to follow along either on their own or I would love for you to share you pictures and/or comments below.  On Friday I will draw a subject out of the “pot” and post it here on the blog for everyone.  Sometime before or on the following Friday I will post my photo and blog about how it came about, how difficult it was to capture, etc.   If the post is early in the week (not likely), I will post again on Friday to announce the subject for the following week for anyone that is following along.  This past Friday I drew out my subject for this week – wouldn’t you know it’s “cooking”.  Well, I wanted a challenge now didn’t I?

Wish me luck and see you in a few days!