Purple Things July 2012

Rainbow Jello made in layers in a Bundt pan.

Reblogged from July 2012 there used to be weekly word challenges. If you’ve followed me for a time you may remember these images.

I enjoyed participating, coming up with photos to match the word of the week.

July 2012-

What I discovered is I shoot a lot of red.

I blurred my eyes to spot purple in the archives.

Yes, I  made the rainbow jello to photograph.  It took 5 hours. I got the recipe from my daughter Laura who found it on the web here 

The one pictured is not spiked and no one ate it either.  It is still in my freezer to slice and photograph with light coming through the jello like stained glass.

Purple views, white balance setting askew but it works for the challenge.

A compendium of purple.

Fellow bloggers links are at the Daily Post at WordPress. (Thanks to Jo I know how to get on the list now.)

and the cake is by Aubrey’s Bakery in Steubenville Ohio for Justin and Vicky’s wedding

Giant Rabbit Art

Rabbit Art in Downtown Pittsburgh.

When Steve came home from work we drove down to 8th and Penn Avenue to see the fifty-foot inflatable rabbit, part of the Intrude Installation . It wasn’t there!

We found the three smaller Rabbits on 7th Avenue. A person protecting the display was able to tell me why the fifty-foot rabbit wasn’t to be found. I discovered they check the wind and so the fifty- foot rabbit had been deflated to keep it safe.

Here are the rabbits I did see. by Australian Artist Amanda Parer

Fomes fomentarius
(I think)

Oetzi, the 5000-year-old “Iceman” who was found in possession of this fungus(Fomes fomentarius) and perhaps used it to start fires.”

With a bit of moss on top

The Ultimate Mushroom Guide

Fomes fomentarius

I think they got bad directions

The Wisemen are on eBay listed at $279“Large Size Vintage 70s General Foam Plastics 3 Wise Men Blow Mold Nativity 3ft” General Foam Plastics -noted for Lawn Decorations

A 2012 post Three Magi

The Last Package of Lebkuchen

When I got to Laura’s house there were three packages of Lebkuchen by the guest bed. My daughter knows me well. These are from Germany.

Unfortunately, Oscar the dog got one package and ate some (no ill effects even though he got a chocolate covered one)

but he didn’t get my favorite kind.

I just opened it tonight. One a day for six days and then will have to wait until next Christmas

Kind of a soft gingerbread with a blend of spices, nuts and peel, not too sweet.

Lots of Lebkuchen links below

Lebkuchen ice cream in Berlin

Lebkuchen ice cream at home

Aunt Rhea’s Recipe post from her mother’s father.

Friends in Florida and Massachusetts Bake Aubt Rhea’s Lebkuchen recipe a double guest blog

Annual Lebkuchen Baking

And if you want to experiment with different recipes here’s the blend of Lebkuchen spices