This blog is a place for me to work on my photography. My goal is to submit a new picture every day and to get better as the moments go by. I take all pictures with my digital camera. I worked for years with a 35 mm minolta, and this is a learning experience for me. I am afraid that I got lazy and allowed the camera to choose most of the settings for me. This is my journey of learning how to shoot a camera that is not in a program mode. It is harder than I ever imagined. That makes this challenge both a new experience and a joy for me.
And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"
The following is my husband's family motto. You should know that chili in our house is judged by how much it makes you sweat. Every year, his family has a chili cookoff, and without fail, the entry that wins is the one that I cannot eat. Personally, I prefer chili that I can taste! (But don't tell his family that!)
I went outside today and received a wonderful surprise! The rhubarb was coming up in the front yard, between the pine trees. We do love our rhubarb. It reminds me of summer pies and jam. I can almost taste the coming of spring!
My daughter had a science project to do. She chose to focus on making music with wine glasses (no surprise as music is her life!) She had to measure the liquid and determine how much to add to change the notes. There were experiments and data and just plain fun as she "played" the glasses for the family. Who know that science could be so fun??
Music isn't just learning notes and playing them,
You learn notes to play to the music of your soul.
Some wonderful friends of ours introduced or family to the wonderful world of Ebelskivers. These round pancakes have become a family favorite. All the girls love them and we make them nearly every weekend. You can eat them with syrup, powdered sugar, cinnamon, honey, or even jelly. The jelly is our favorite and the girls love to try different kinds. This week, they were especially fond of the berry jams that we made last year.
The batter is very similar to pancake batter
The pan is cast iron and has all these round holes in it to cook the ebelskivers.
We use wooden skewers to turn them over so that they cook all the way through.
My husband makes these and he wanted a better picture than the first one!
Oh, we do love them.
And my girls can never seem to get enough.
One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ~Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story
"March is a month of considerable frustration - it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away."
- Thalassa Cruso
"People say they 'find' love, as if it were an object hidden by a rock. But love takes many forms, and it is never the same for any man and woman. What people find then, is a certain love. And [he] found a certain love with [her], a grateful love, a deep but quiet love, one that he knew, above all else, was irreplaceable."