Thursday, April 28, 2016

Black and white photography

I think I fell in love with black and white photography when my dad introduced us to Ansel Adams so many years ago.

Black and white photography tells a story in each photo.

Our rescue cat from September 2015.

When our son brought home a 3 week old kitten who was abandoned with her other brothers and sisters makes a great subject for b/w photos. Bandit was sickest of them all our son said.

She is still small compared to other cats because she did not get her mother's milk like she needed. Her growth is stunted.

BUT she is a fiesty cat and stands her ground.

Homemade Enchiladas

Something about making homemade Hispanic food.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Color Combination Inspirations

I stumbled upon this blog a month or two ago.

I love the color swatches that they post. Great color combinations for cards OR scrapbook pages.

Color Throw Down Challenges

Zebras.... they are everywhere!

Grocery flowers

I am so glad my husband puts up with my photo taking.....everywhere! Yes, the grocery store. The lighting was PERFECT for these gorgeous flowers.

The photos have not been altered or tweaked. Just the watermark was added. Now, can you see why I had to stop to take photographs of the flowers?

When I don't take photos, my husband asks: " I can't believe you are not taking photos of this? " He knows me to well. He speaks like a scrapbooker's husband. lol

The little things ...

The little things you find in your lunchbox. I know. I am aging myself. Who calls their lunch bag a lunchbox anymore.

Collectible Vintage Holly Hobbie 1979, Aladdin Metal Lunchbox, Amer. Greet.
This is what my lunchbox looked like that I took in elementary school in the early 1970''s.

When your husband and son pack your lunch(s) and your name is on your lunch.

I know that it may not seem like much. But these little name tags mean a lot to me. Lunch made with love.

Dameron Lecture 4-22-2016

My workplace hosts an orthopaedic lectureship symposium each year.

It is a chance to see our orthopaedic surgeons ( and other orthopaedic surgeons in the area ) speak on the different surgeries that they perform. Our surgeons really are great speakers, too. [Just a little bias! ;)]  One of the guest speakers is one of the orthopaedic surgeons that treat the Carolina Panthers.

This year was on the treatment of ACL injuries. I learned a lot. I love going to medical conferences.

A highlight for me: some of the xray slides were images that I did!! Yippee!!! I am such a geek. lol

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Happy Siblings Day!

This is what I posted on Sunday for National Siblings Day!

Yep, that's me in the red bathing suit. Photo taken at Ocean City, MD on one of our many summer weekend/day trips growing up. I am probably 8 yrs old in the photo.

I am sunburned! That isn't the photo tinted. Our mother put sunscreen on us AFTER we were sunburned.

What was she thinking then?!

My oldest sister was almost 6'0" tall in the photo. My little brother and I are 13 months apart.


Scrabble time

One of the many things our son and I like to do together after all of these Scrabble. Even though my hubby does not like to play it, he likes to sit near by and listen to Joe and I play.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Fresh strawberries are here!!!


I ride by our local farmer's stand everyday on the way to work. I saw that their flag " We are open " was flying. They have been closed since November. I stopped in to see what they had to sell.

We had been watching their fields that their strawberries were growing fast with the warm weather we have had in March already.

Fresh picked strawberries were on their display stands. Yum!

I picked up 8 buckets of them on Wednesday, April 6.

Guess what we are doing this weekend? Preparing strawberries to make jam and preserves.

This winter, we ate the last of the strawberry jam we put up two years ago. We missed the strawberry season last year with our son's high school graduation festivities.

We have to collect all of our empty jars, sanitize them before we can start the canning process. That is what we will be doing tonight.

Lots to do this weekend!!!

Living in the country and driving with the windows down, you can SMELL the fresh strawberries in the fields!!! Smells soooooo good!

April weather 4-7-2016

How I started my day yesterday. Before coming into the work building. Pouring rain.

The sun peeked out a little while yesterday, but a cold front was coming in the evening. This is the road leading to our house. The cloud formations were very interesting driving home.

None of my photos were tweaked or altered. The photos were downloaded from my phone as is.

NRTW goodies

Goodies I gave my employees for NRTW this year: Lunch pack that comes with portable flatware and a small container for dips...