Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 244 - pumpkin decay

i have absolutely {loved} watching this pumpkin decay
i could have moved it many times
and tossed it away
but there was a strange beauty every time i looked at the stem
popped up among my fallen leaves under my favorite
japanese maple tree
i love the texture, color and the feelings
that this pumpkin evoke
a life cycle
and i wonder
what kind of benefits will this pumpkin leave behind
will it nourish the new growth
making life more abundant
in the leaves and beauty of my tree

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 243 - toothfairy

~tooth fairy duties, fairy dust~
alyssa's left front tooth

Day 242 - good morning cheers

make it a great day!

Day 241 - christmas postcard

when I saw this opportunity to take a photo of my sexy friend Amoris's legs and her red birthday shoes next to the tree wrapped with christmas lights, I was just bubbling over inside with visual creativity. the bicycle in the background is perfect for Portland, OR.

I absolutely love the simple romance of this photo~

Day 240 - fashion humor

if you are going to go out dancing in heels, it's a good idea to at least wear the correct size shoe

this silly girl dancing at 80's Night, Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
kept falling all night long

I couldn't stop laughing at her shoes :)

Day 239 - toy story ♥

♥ how children have attachment to toys ♥
love her heroes Buzz & Woody
"to infinity and beyond"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 235 - autumn snow

my beautiful autumn was blanketed in a lovely white snow

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 234 - Milton's great grandchildren

love family gatherings
summer, august 2010

Day 233 - OMG Yummiest Pork Ribs EVER

I have an OBSESSION with pork. most of my favorite dishes have some form of pork in them at the moment. my friend Dean Flint posted how amazing his ribs were on facebook and I begged for him to share his secret. Dean is an amazing "chef" and you can following his tasty food combinations on his blog Food Romance.

How To:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Score through the membrane on the back side of the ribs with a sharp knife to allow seasoning to penetrate the meat.
3. Rub with olive oil and a dry rub, I used McCormick's Montreal Steak Rub. Cook the ribs for 20 minutes bone side down in a roasting pan.
4. Turn the oven down to 250 degrees and cook for 3 hours.
5. In a small pan, boil 1 cup of water. Add 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of hickory liquid smoke. Cook for a few minutes and remove from heat.
6. Pour the brown sugar sauce over the ribs and return to oven for 30 minutes.
7. Remove ribs from oven and let rest approximately 10 minutes.
8. Serve with more yummy food {and don't forget to brag about Food Romance}



the cook has to sample the yummy ribs first ~
Thanks Dean!!! They are seriously "ah-MAZ-ing". Promise to follow your Food Romance blog and try more of your recommendations. :)

Day 232 - multi class reunion

i was so excited about the response i received from friends, old classmates and extended high school classmates for a multi-class reunion. so i began to organize an event for August via facebook and the idea grew from there~
i took photos of most everyone that attended and plan to put together a dvd. others suggested we post all of our photos on a main website so that we could print into a mini-book.
this blog post represents some of my favorite moments that i was able to capture. but sometimes you have to put down the lens and just "enjoy living"~
so those are the moments i will just have to hold close to my heart ~♥~
my sister, Laurie and me
Pliny, my brother Brian, Notchko {Warrior Boy} and me
talking about my Warrior Pony and the ride we survived~
with a lot of help from above ♥
Pete & me
prom memories~
Trudy & me
upward bound hugs~ xo
Lele & me

~overflowing with love~
chef Dean

~ winecoolers ~
~ horse shoes ~
~ sunglasses ~~ lettermans, EPIC reunion moment ~

so this entry may take me several edits... organizing peektures :)

Day 231 - banana bread by b

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 230 - Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie

Savory Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies with Vanilla Mocha ~ yummy!

Day 229 - morning mist

edited w/picnik~
unedited beauty of my roses in the morning ~ Fall 2010
love the softness of this rose~

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day 227 - spider in web

spider at the pumpkin patch

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 226 - morning fishing

~saw this moment on the way to the twin's soccer game. so the photo opportunity and we stopped the van. i ran back until i found the perfect composition for me. Addington took video of me capturing the moment. entertaining on many levels~

beautiful photos of the water, fog & sunlight

Friday, October 15, 2010

Day 225 - the grasshopper w/pumpkin

this grasshopper is a hard worker
'Luck is when opportunity meets preparation'

Day 224 - scooters

great moment ~ kids playing soccer in the yard with the neighbor kids
loved seeing the scooters lined up
nice memory

Day 223 - stirfry

~veggies sliced on an angle make a pretty presentation~

~ginger & cilantro are the secret ingredients~

~Addington chicken stirfry is the BEST EVER~