Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Stills : Fruit

The Sunday Stills challenge was fruit.  I went to my archives for this one.
A Crabapple tree, ( Malus species)  with some crabapples, you can preserve some kind of sweet brine.. we called them candied Grandmother served them at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  You can also cook them up and use the juice to make jelly.  Typically birds eat them, especially the small ones..Crabapples vary in size from the size of a marble to the size of a golf ball.  I took this photo at our daughters house in September of 2009.
Another good bird food is these chokecherries,  ( Prunus virginiana). You can cook up these berries and use the juice to make Chokecherry  Jelly. If you eat one of these berries before they are ripe, they are very unpleasant and sour..hence the name Chokecherry.  I took this photo in our yard in September of 2009.
I used to make jars of jelly from both of these fruits years ago..and then I gave them away at Christmas time:)  

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bloggers Community Photo Challenge: Tree

This is a photo I took  this past week, a forlorn looking Minnesota Burr Oak tree in February in our yard, The sun was hidden behind the tree late one afternoon.   Check out more trees at the Bloggers Community Photo Challenge:)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Macro Monday: Crabapples

These are Crabapples, they are smaller than a golf ball and you can pickle them or cook them up and strain off the juice and make Crabapple Jelly.  These were in my daughters back yard in August of 2009.  Ed suggested that we start off a fruity Sunday Stills week with a fruity macro..good thing I could go to my archives! Check out what everyone else came up with here:)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday Stills : The Letter G

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was the letter G.   Well you only have to look outside most think Grey.  The low colorfulness that drives me nuts in February.

I took this yesterday..all shades of grey..tints and shades ranging from black to white. Yuck.

Last Sunday we went to our Grand Girls Hockey Game, that is one of our Grands number 13... an escape from the outside Grey:)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Macro Monday: Cooking Companion

This is a little rooster that my husband gave me for Christmas.  This little rooster sits in my windowsill, he makes me smile.  Anything that makes me smile in the kitchen is worth it's weight in gold!  Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday Stills: Valentine's

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was Valentine's.  I chose to make a your heart out Hallmark.
These are White Bleeding Hearts or Dicenta eximia 'Snowdrift'.  Up here this particular variety blooms all summer long if they have enough moisture.  Have a great day everyone:)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Macro Monday: A Wild Rose

Ah it is snowing here and it has been since Saturday night.  I am in I found this little Wild Rose, it was a photo I took at my parents house in says summer and warmth to me..not winter and snow and cold.  Check out more macros here:)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Stills: Salsa

The Sunday Stills Challenge was a little difficult for me.  Food photography is a real art.  I do have an interesting small bowl for salsa.  I received it as a gift one winter when I watched the neighbors dog while they were enjoying some Mexican sunshine.
I do like chips and salsa..
Now bring on the margarita's...
Check out more salsa at Sunday Stills..have a great week everyone:)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Macro Monday: A Rose

I couldn't stand it anymore, I had to post a flower.  This is  Morden Rose 'Blush'  it is a Canadian rose and extremely hardy, my daughter has a whole row of them at her house.  I am always in charge of pruning them.  They seen to thrive on neglect and the rough play of two little boys and their friends.  The bud is pink, as it opens it fades to pale pink, and by the time it is fully open it is almost white.  I took this photo in June of 2009. Check out more macros here:)