Sunday, November 9, 2014

Playing In The Kitchen, Playing With My Camera

This is day 4 Bliss, This is my bliss.

Good Morning to you! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. It is absolutely beautiful here. I was lucky and spent most of the morning yesterday out in that beautiful crisp fall weather. It is getting colder here the winter coats have come out and we fired up the wood stove. There is nothing better then curling up on the couch in your fuzzy robe with a cup of tea and a warm blazing fire.
  I have been really busy with the photo 101 class. Every day requires a photo and to get that one photo you have to go places and see things and take dozens of photos. Then you have to post a blog with the photo you pick so others can see it and comment on it. For the most part the feed back has all been positive however I will be going back to retry a few photos. I like getting the feed back it helps more then you might think. Honest feed back rather then flattery is the most helpful. Yesterdays assignment gives me trouble all the time and the feed back I got on the pictures gives me a better idea of how to achieve good wide angle landscapes.

I wanted the focus to be the sand pile and summer toys against the contrasting fall back ground.

 My favorite feed back on yesterdays work was one that after giving me a few suggestions on directing the eye, she suggested that maybe I was ready for a wide angle lens. Now how did she know what is on my Christmas list? 
  After not finding the picture I wanted I came home and played in the kitchen with my camera on hand just for the fun of it.

 I made pumpkin pie and pumpkin cups. I won't be writing out the recipe because well it is on the can of Libby's pumpkin. Not the pie mix just pure pumpkin. I followed the recipe word for word. Do your self a favor and get 3 pie shells if you are buying the pie crust instead of making your own. Yes I bought my pie shells, I was going to make my own but changed my mind. The large can of pumpkin will make 3 pies instead of the 2 the can says it will make. I think that is because the recipe is 50 years old and pre made pie shells were a little bigger if they even had them back then. Keebler sells a crust that is bigger 2 extra servings it says, 2 of them would work as well. I always thought making pumpkin pie was hard I am not sure why but I did. This was one of the easiest things I have baked so far. Also very good.

 I didn't have 3 pie crust or the larger ones but I had enough pumpkin for another pie left over and I really just didn't want to make a crust I also didn't want to throw away the pumpkin. What to do, what to do. Well if your me you make pumpkin cups.

 I crushed some graham crackers sprayed a cupcake pan and lined the cups with the crumbs and then poured in the pumpkin mixture. The baking time was about 30 minutes for the cups. They were good but we all agree the pie is much much better.

 Today will find me back outside with my camera retaking some pictures and trying something new. I hope your day finds you doing something you love as well.
Day 5 Solitude. I took this picture once before and was blessed to see it again on a cloudy day.
 Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for stopping by.


  1. I like the new look! The Day 5 Solitude photo is frame worthy. Keep up the great photos.

  2. Thank you bd. I really like that picture too.