Friday, January 30, 2009

Poetry Friday!

As the day
slips slowly away
shadows deepen

Mountains black
against sunset skies
clouds briefly lit

For the moment
all is bright
then light flees

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Depression Glass Continues

Today I finished up the shoot of depression glass ware. There are some beautiful pieces and the nice thing is that they are all functional!

Finally Snow!

Every since Christmas , I have been patiently waiting for snow. The lights that should have been removed earlier, have been waiting for their chance to shine in the snow.

Last night was the night, tho it was sleeting , I went out and got the pictures while my husband held the umbrella.

I love the way the light shone on the snow and the long exposure mixed the colors.

Bird Watching instead of working!

I love the bird feeder I put outside of my office window. It is over the porch roof so many birds can feed at once.
At first the second I would move, they would fly away,

Then gradually they became used to my movement and gave me a glimpse of their lives.
Bird politics are fun to watch and they always keep me entertained , some would say distracted. It is always amazing to be given a glimpse into the lives of other species.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Shining Glass

I love black backgrounds and when I had a call to photograph Depression glass these are the results.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Early Morning Help!

When you work at home, you need companions to help motivate you.
These companions have totally failed at their jobs.
Looking at them actually has me yawning and tho it is 9:30 am, I am wishing I could nap like them!

Lazy morning
snoozing away
doesnt help me
start the day

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Fossil Hunting

For years I held on to a tiny scrap of paper, each time I cleaned out the drawer, I saw it and tucked it back away. Till yesterday, desperately seeking a way to get out of cleaning, Terry, my husband suggested we finally follow to the directions to find the crinoid stem fossils in pink granite.
Tho we found the crinoid stem fossils, I found the actual creek much more interesting.
The color of the rock under the water was like the fine patina of copper aged to a delicate blue green sheen.

Still encased in ice, the color shone through

the color of copper
rich green and blue
aged to perfection

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Noodles Part 2

Now you have to flour a pastry cloth, use a lot of flour.

Then begin rolling out the noodles

Keep going till they are very thin. Now let it rest for a few minutes to dry out some.

Then roll up so that cutting the noodles
is easier

Cut the noodles into thin strips.

Then you seperate them and let them dry for several hours. To finish, drop into boiling broth , either chicken or beef, and cook till done!

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Sweet Smell of Spring! Poetry Friday!

The sweet smell of spring

Sweetly, lightly lingering

Hoping spring will come.

While spring is still in the future, the sweet fragrance of paperwhites , sweeten the air, and lift the spirits!

Homemade noodles YUM! Part 1

The other day I went over to my mother in laws to learn how to make noodles. Now this is a process with no recipe so it makes it rather hard.
We got the ingredients together.

You beat one egg and then add it to a bowl of flour.

You then begin gently and slowly adding flour to the egg.

Then using your fingers, you begin to knead in small amounts .

You add flour till you get a dough you can pick up .
I really think it is one of those things you have to do again and again till you get it right!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Change is Good!

Change is part of life. While change is often not easy, it is often part of life. We get used to one thing,

Then something changes.

If we are lucky , we emerge on the other side, stronger , better able to handle life.

Then once again, change comes, and you shed your old skin.