Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday - Slippery People

Beautiful and slippery sea turtles

Don't miss out on photo week! Visit Sue's blog for more info!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday - Torn and Frayed

Yes, it's more vacation action, but it's cold here and stifling my creativity...must get warm...

Super literal!

Monday - Of Angels and Angles

Ok, so I'm a little behind on the new photo week due to a fantastic and just-in-time vacation last week, hence many of these photo week pictures... here goes Monday! (Sue, great theme!)

I skimmed through my vacation pictures while listening to the song,
and this picture grabbed me.

Notice the two crustaceans on the sea wall,
they probably fell in love while listening to the Decemberists!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursday - Smell

Smells bad (the dump)

Smells good (detergent and fabric softener)

One day left of this fantastic photo week. Tomorrow bring on the touch!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Speaking of Sound...

Why not dress up those sound hearing beauties on the side of your head?!

I love earrings, particularly ones that dangle. So, I made these Monday night. Next time I take a picture like this I'll use a darker background so the silver stands out and the details are more apparent. Shoot and learn I guess.

Anyway, I'd love to hear what you think.

Black drops, crystal, and shell earrings

Wednesday - Sound

The Sound of Morning (boo)

The Sound of Fun (yay!)

Viva la photo week! Up tomorrow: Smell.
More info on photo week here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday - Taste

Ironically, on Taste Day, I came home from work to find Lex dog had "tasted" the mattress pad on the guest bed. This pad was under a fitted sheet and a fitted mattress cover, which were both unharmed in mayhem that caused the demise of the pad. Grrrr....

What Lex tasted today.

What I tasted after the clean up.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Monday - Sight

The new photo week is here and it's back to our Senses Week. Check out all the details on Jen's blog. (Jen, you've really put down the gauntlet here, and I love it!)

Sight Protection

Sight Distortion

Sight Aid

Sight Removed
(These are my acquisitions from a stop at the Arcadia Fall Fest on Saturday: a jar of pepper jelly and a miniature sock monkey, which I pulled the eyes off of on the way home because they were so not right for his face. Any ideas for replacement eyes?? I'm thinking sequins, but that might be too glam for a little ol' sock monkey.)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Good Grub Compilation is here, salsa anyone?

The grub is moving here. As part of Mission Simplicity, the food is coming together with all the other things I love right here!

So... Scott, the suburban farmer, has a bumper crop of tomatoes just wanting to be made into the world's best condiment: SALSA. (yeah, I threw it out there, the WORLD'S BEST!)

I read over a few recipes and then created this concoction.

The before.
I ended up using only Roma tomatoes and shied away from the fresh pepper.
Roughly, the Ingredients:
2 Romas, pureed in the food processor
6 Romas, chopped
1/2 Onion, chopped
1/2 Shallot, chopped
5 Stems worth of Cilantro leaves, chopped
3 Tbl. diced jalapenos, from a jar
1 tsp. Tabasco
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. lime juice
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

Mix everything together.

The after.

After everything was mixed together, I threw in some corn and black beans we had as leftovers and some chopped avocado. It turned out about like a mild salsa. Scott thought it was a little tomato-y, which was okay with me. Maybe more cilantro next time.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Train Graveyard

Today we visited the abandoned trains parked randomly on the tracks near Cicero. Rest in peace or at least in place, little run down train cars...

And I had to take the Kodak Brownie for the mini-road trip.

The Brownie's are still blurrier than I would like. The empty train was pretty creepy, so I didn't do a lot of playing with settings. Shoot, shoot, and out.