Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Still Life with Heirloom Tomatoes

Look what happens when you're home on a sunny notice all kinds of beautiful things, like the sun streaming in on these heirloom tomatoes and their reflection on the pot they were sitting next to...
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

More Orange...

These poppies are growing in a rockery off Admiral that I happen to pass every time I walk home from the grocery store.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

One More Picture of a Picture

Grandma in 1989, all dolled up for the Snoqualmie Valley Centennial. She was so great. (And unlike me, she loved having her picture taken.)
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I took these with the little Elph on the macro setting. Not bad.
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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Food Day

Tomorrow is "food day" at the office. So I thought this was a perfect opportunity to test out a new snack theory of mine. I believe I will call them Campfire Crackers. They are graham cracker sections topped with melted chocolate chips and then sprinkled with crushed smokehouse almonds. I like the idea of having campfire in the name because they have two out of three of smore ingredients: graham crackers and chocolate AND also because of the smokey almonds. Very campfirey. I think it's probably time for me to go check out my creation and see if it's up to "food day" standards. (It's really a pretty low bar.)
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Finished Product

Sliced mushrooms with olive oil, lemon thyme, sea salt and mozzarella after being run under the broiler:

A few slices atop baguette:
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Beginnings of Dinner

Inspired by Jamie Oliver via Orangette.
Portobello mushrooms:

Grilled herb baguette:
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Petal Confetti

These pictures are two weeks old. On Pike Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.
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Linguine with olive oil, fresh herbs, lemon zest, sea salt, garlic, prawns and scallops. Tasty!
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Monday, May 19, 2008

Last Round

Baby Uncle Dave:
(Such a sweetie!)

My cousin Stan:
(So freckly and giggly--and check out the length of that collar--very 70s)
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More From the Vault

This is my favorite picture ever of my Aunt Ann. That smirky little grin that says, "I'm on to you!"

My handsome Uncle Mark's graduation picture:
(So bright and shiny!)
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Old Photos

When Kim and I went to visit Uncle Dave a couple of weeks back, I decided to take some pictures of some old family photographs.

Granny in her younger days:
(What a looker!)

Dad as a young boy...I'm guessing around three years old:
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Two Weeks Behind

Hello. As some of you have noticed, I haven't been posting lately. (This was due to a combination of technical difficulties and a lack of time (and the patience) needed to fix the problem.) So, sorry about that. Here are some pictures I took at Pike Place two weeks ago today, when I had the day off. Oh the glories of a day off...
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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Monday Afternoon's Macro

I took these shots with my new Canon Elph SD1100 that I got at B&H Photo when we were in New York. (Thanks Dave and Shlomo.) I was in a hurry when I took these--thinking the next round of showers was about to hit-- so composition took a backseat to convenience...but I don't think these shots are too bad for just holding the camera near some blooms and clicking.

It may still be excessively damp and cold for this time of year, but there are still some flowers holding out hope.
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Happy Birthday to Me

OK, so it's a little after the fact. But still--here is my sassy new messenger-style camera bag, courtesy of Dave's folks' birthday generosity. (Thanks John and Ann!) I believe this messenger style completes my quest to have the perfect (camera) bag for any occasion. You may wonder--how many different camera bags does one person need? All I can tell you is: I'm searching for the answer. I'll keep you posted. (But I really feel like I'm onto something with this one.)
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My Gardening Skills Revealed

Nice, huh? I'm good at growing weeds--hooray for me!
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