A journal of sorts.

I am an avid photographer with a love for digital processing. The Bearded One and I have become "Townies" once again and are in the process of transforming our suburban nest into a peaceful refuge.
This blog is where I like to stash things. An assortment of random thoughts, a recipe or two, a few of my favorite photos, and the processing thereof.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday, hmmm feels like Sunday to me.

Cottage Life

This is day two officially of my adventure in slightly-unemployedness. In other words it feels like a Sunday to me. I still get up early although I'm thinking of getting a head start on daylight savings so my 5:00 would now not be until 6:00... The Bearded One rearranged furniture while I was away. It actually turned out quite nicely, making our cozy nest even cozier.


The bay facing side... note the Bearded One's weights under the sofa.

If I had planned this better I would have picked up a bit, but I wanted to show you the new look. The large casement windows are amazing but they tend to feel a bit drafty. Our desk used to be where the sofa is now. It would get a little chilly in the evening while we were working. Now the desk is against the other wall and my side faces the kitchen area, which is actually better than facing the neighbor's hot tub... but that's a whole 'nother story. I'm so glad Melody painted the trim a rich country red. Especially this time of year.



Another angle. I love the Stained glass that separates the stairwell from the main room.

My new Project that I picked up in Paulsbo. It's called "Amanda's Baby Biscuit Catcher" and is made with an elasticized yarn. Already I've run into a snafu but am determined to get it. Let's just say there are W&T's involved. I think I've figured it out but I'm not worried. There are people I can call and you know who you are....

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A fun little crumb catcher

Before and After

Went for a walk in the woods this afternoon looking for things to shoot. What surrounds me most are big leaf maple leaves. So another leaf stuck in the brambles shot.


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Straight out of camera

I actually don't mind this shot right out of camera, but this is a before and after segment, so I need a before.



Of course it's artsy. Would you expect anything else from me? I've cropped it following the rule of thirds principle and then applied cutout filters and texture in photoshop. I do like how the light shines through the leaves.

Healthy Choices

Today's gone pretty well. For dinner I made a tomato, english cucumber, feta, apple, and walnut salad with some freshly picked "fruity sage". I minced the sage which is very aromatic and fruity, hence the name, and added some of sister sandy's cranberry vinegar, splenda, olive oil, salt and pepper. It really turned out quite tasty. We also had grilled salmon, wild rice and Broccoli.  So far so good. Tomorrow's another day.

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tonight's tomato, feta, and cucumber salad with apples and walnuts

Hmmm... Pause for Thought

A closed mouth gathers no foot...



Until next time...