Wednesday, February 29, 2012

i'm the captain, i run this ship

i'm the captain, no really, that's my name-the captain.  my humans gave me this name because they let me run the ship.  well, they don't really let me but i don't give them many choices.  i've worked hard to get them trained just right and they do just about anything i want them to do.  especially if it means i get to eat something-they always give me tasty treats.

today, i noticed that my lady human was busy with her lap heater-she kept tapping the little button thingys. then came out the picture making thingy.  off to the garden she went.  i always go to the garden with my humans.  someone needs to keep an eye on them and the birds and the squirrels.  i like to sneak up on my lady human; when she is walking across the grass, i like to run as fast as i can straight towards her and when i get close enough, i smack her on the back of the legs.  it usually causes her to laugh but i am sure i saw her leg bendy thing almost go out from under her-soon, lady human, soon and then all the pretty birds will be mine!!!

when the lady wasn't looking, i took some fabulous photos of my beautiful self but this stupid yeller daffy dill kept getting in the way

 for pete's sake, they are everywhere!!!

 maybe if i smack them around a bit, show them who is boss-the real captain of the ship, they will leave

 maybe not...

 this is getting a little annoying

but they are almost as pretty as i am...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

share the shot; week 2-yellow

for this weeks assignment, amy gave us the color yellow.  in my line of work, that is an easy subject.  the hard part, getting a good photo in a busy kitchen with fluorescent lighting.  i might also add that on this particular day, the idea to bring my camera never crossed my mind either.  that left me with my cell phone, specifically, my not so smart phone...

 i separate a lot of eggs every day

 cornstarch boxes on a shelf-lined up like little yellow soldiers

 bananas are always present-can't make banana pudding without them!

 buttermilk comes in yellow jugs with yellow caps.  the cap and it's reflection on my work table.

after work, i made the rounds in my neighborhood thrift stores-again with just my cell phone
 yellow was a popular shoe color at some point.  i can't help thinking that anyone wearing these would look like they had big bananas on their feet.

 have you ever noticed that some stores separate the clothes by color?

 the yellow shoe trend did not get by the men either...or, clowns from when the circus was in town made a donation

the only photo i took without using my cell phone.  for this one, i used the canon
zested lemons get squeezed for the juice to make a batch of lemon bars.  you can read about them and see the recipe here.  if you are inspired, make a batch and take a lovely yellow photo!  to see the photos that were submitted, visit amy's website, she wears many hats.

thanks again amy for making the day go by quicker at work and a fun filled afternoon of thrift store giggles

Thursday, February 23, 2012

share the shot-week 1, blue

 this poor blog page-if it actually had feelings, i'd really be deep in it!  while it may seem as if i have been gone for good, actually i haven't been far away.  most of my entries go over on my baking page, easier than pie.  but some things just don't seem to fit there so i put them here.

recently, i found a photography challenge called share the shot.  it is a challenge open to anyone of any skill level and does not require any kind of experience or talent-just the ability to take a picture.  and the great thing about this-no fancy camera is needed.  i have decided to take amy(hostess with the mostest-she blogs at she wears many hats) up on her challenge and i pulled out my camera, a canon rebel t1i.

the whole point of the challenge was for amy to get back to taking pictures that she "wanted" to take rather than those she "had" to take.  i totally get it.  for me, this will be an opportunity to learn how to use all of the functions of my camera as well as a chance to get better at taking photos.  so the first assignment-blue.  that's right, blue.  what that means is just take a photo that is focused on something blue.  all i had to do was look around, i saw lots of blue stuff without ever leaving the confines of my own home and garden.

a tile that serves as a trivet on my dining room table

a bowling ball that lays below my fig tree

 some cookbooks on my shelf-so many different shades of blue and turquoise

 russell wright sugar and creamer on a shelf in my dining room

 my favorite pie dish

and my old fuzzy slippers-doing your assignment in your slippers and sweats-that's what i'm talking about!

check out all of the participants on amy's blog, she wears many hats.  thanks for a fun afternoon amy!  can't wait for the next assignment-it's theme is yellow and for fun, i used my cell phone as well as my camera.