Henry the Airedale sat serenely while Maura jumped around outside for a few minutes. She shed her coat. I had on wool socks, wool sweater, down vest and wool hat. I could hear my mother in my head, warning me about pneumonia weather or catching a chill. Maura thought that the sun being out and her running around made it an early Spring. She kept her hat on her head. Then put her coat back on. Brrrr. My hands were cold when I got inside.
Henry just sat there, taking in the fresh cool air. No “sit” or “stay”command given.
And no, I did NOT knit her hat.
Maura has wanted to be guest blogger for the longest time. Her brother Michael did the honors yesterday. Today, Friday, was her chance.
I handed her the Canon 6D and said “halfway down, then all the way.” Click Click Click. Here we are- We gathered on Laura’s front porch before pulling away from the curb. We almost forgot to snap a picture. Longtime friends mini-reunion in Columbus OH.
Charlie sure likes that garden owl.
I took this one of Maura holding Charlie. Cousins!
Change is this week’s photography challenge and Friday I posted my children as they are all grown up with families of their own. I’ve looked at quite a few fellow bloggers posts and didn’t see this one yet but I might have missed it. So many possibilities for posts illustrating change.
I was baking some cookies, noticed the mixing bowl of dough, and I thought- change.
I went to the other room and got the real camera instead of the phone.
The light seemed nice in the kitchen.
Oatmeal Crisps from the Farm Journal Cookbook (1972 ed.)
I cut the recipe in half and left out the coconut. You could add nuts and/or raisins.
My minor adjustments to the original recipe below.
1 C butter, room temp ( I happened to have Irish butter on hand)
1 C brown sugar
3/4 C white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C flour
3 C Bob’s Red Mill Oats
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
dash of cinnamon and dash of ginger
Bake about 11 minutes @ 350
Thanks to Kristin Snow for the challenge this week. You have to check out her blog Snowmads
Excerpt from her blog is below. You will be inspired for adventure after reading it.
“Who are the Snowmads?
We’re Jason and Kristin Snow, a travel-addicted couple who walked away from cubicles and conventional lives two years ago to roam full-time, gaining valuable perspective on life and meeting new friends at every turn. We hope to inspire others to follow their dreams and collect experiences instead of things. Please feel free to share some travel tips right back at us whenever possible — we love hearing from you!”
And at a high speed!
Yes, it’s a thrill ride. Watching it from the ground with a 70-200 lens, you’re mesmerized.
You wonder why a person would want to get buckled in and subject oneself to the sensation.
Actually they look serene.
I would be screaming, I know.
Here’s a youtube post of the ride in action so you can get a better idea.
Arrived back in Columbus and went straight to the hospital to see new grandson Charlie. Mark and his family (with all four kids) came to visit too and filled up the hospital room fast.
Ms. Stacee Roy keeps the hot funnel cakes cooking. (Yes, that is two e’s in Stacee)
Son Cedric told me he’s the muscles of the operation. I’m sorry I didn’t photograph him for the blog.
Earlier I asked if I might photograph Mr. Ron Roy of Fun’l Frenzy as he cut the strawberries. Knew he would make a great portrait for the people at work series! Thank you Mr. Roy.
Experimenting with camera settings.
Read more about the origin of Funnel Cake here