Friday morning in Ohio. Simple sunrise on way to Michael’s school.
Granddaughter Anna-14- captured and texted me the Thanksgiving Feast Aftermath StillLife
A perfectly illustrated Transformation
Erica V. at WordPress writes about the photo challenge she created- elemental
“For this week’s challenge, explore the classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire. How do you capture something invisible like air, or the movement of water?”
Denali from the train
The wind captured by the flag in Florida
Snow and ice Highland Park Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Falls in Washington with my sister-in-law
St. George Island Sunrise
Rushing water in Alaska
Train ride to Denali
Burning Basket in Homer Alaska
Maura running across a field at the farm in Crestline, Ohio
Hard to feel the heat of the desert in a photograph- Arizona
and one of my favorite songs Fantasy by Earth Wind and Fire
I try to keep the blog in real time but these images are from the archives.
My bowl of ice cream with the fresh peach and triple ginger cookies from yesterday got me thinking about how desserts satisfy.
I photographed these desserts in Ohio.
I didn’t eat it myself but the the satisfaction factor was there for the nice woman who bought it and ate it (after she let me shoot it!)
and here is another person’s funnel cake – unadorned – well, a dusting of powdered sugar
The waning light, caught on the tops of trees in the backyard. or a study -how light affects color.
Jack tried repeatedly to dislodge the nylon parachute guy from the birch tree in the backyard. Stuck! It was a stunning winter day. Gray and white clouds, blue sky and just below freezing temp. A day for the real camera and not the phone.
His dad was going to help himtry to retrieve it later after work but I wasn’t there to find out if they succeeded.
I enjoyed this week’s challenge by Lignum Draco Water
Strolling with Charles (1) around the neighborhood.
Hot summer sun. The colors so rich and alive.
I appreciate the gardeners’ efforts.
Back at the house on the front porch he said “bubble” and pointed to the chair.Underneath was a red plastic bear with bubble stuff. You had to squeeze the Bear’s stomach and it took awhile for me to get the hang of it.
Can you guess what it cost to bronze a pair of baby shoes in 2016?*
I’ve seen a lot of bronze baby shoes mounted on a photo stand. Derek Jeter had a hat bronzed, I read on their site. (Doesn’t have to be baby shoes)
Wednesday night, I was cleaning out a desk drawer and found this envelope and special value certificate to “use by Aug 11, 1986”. Oooops! My money saver certificate has long expired.
American Bronzing Company is still in business (since 1934) I checked them out and there are a lot of options. Not sure if the ashtray is still available but the company has bronzed over ” 14,000,000 baby shoes.”
Our story begins in 1934, when Violet Shinbach, the “mother of baby shoe bronzing,” established a business that would soon become the American Bronzing Company, the largest and most-trusted baby shoe bronzing company in the world.
*And today it would cost $79.00 to get a pair of baby shoes bronzed, unmounted.
I should have ordered in 1986.
I see you can get silver plate restored too if you have an old tea service that needs spiffing up.