Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day 58

 This interesting abstract image is of a wineglass, looking up through the stem.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 57

I shot this out the window of the van on the way to work this morning. Much as I like the winter, I am looking forward to Spring coming!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 56

Looking out onto our deck through the frost-decorated door.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day 55

I spent most of the day working on a friend's website, learning a lot as I went along. I'm glad, though, that I had Spike to help me :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 54

Donna's mini horses complain about the weather, but with their thick winter coats they don't really feel the cold :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Day 53

Here are the Cheese Boys, Jack and Colby. These adorable guys are still looking for a home, so if you know of one, please give us a call.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day 52

Maggie making magnificent mozzarella.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 51

I have finally found the text for my next tattoo! It's Sanskrit, the first line of the Anusara Invocation, which is chanted before our yoga classes. It's pronounced "Om namah Shivayah gurave" It doesn't have a direct translation, but a very rough approximation would be "Salutations to that which I am capable of becoming". It's very beautiful, and means a lot to me. This is a shot of my computer screen, and the Devanagari text it has given me. I may look for a little more stylized version, but hope to get my tattoo (most likely as a band round my right upper arm) very soon. 

Friday, February 19, 2010

Day 50

Day 50, and yet another snow day :( Here's what I just made to take Maggie's mind off the weather - a dirty martini. And no, you can't all have one!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day 49

Late evening in Woodward. The crescent moon in Donna's favourite dead tree.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 48

Loads of pasta dough, some for noodles for my soup, some for  ravioli, cannelloni and other goodies. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 47

Sticking to the same theme, here are my vegetables sautéing in the pot, before the stock is added. As I write this, the soup has been finished and is in the freezer. Tomorrow I'll make the noodles.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 46

Another vat of yummy stuff, this time the start of the chicken noodle soup I'm making for the Prairieland Herbs Great Soup Swap, which is happening out at the farm on Saturday. I think I'll have a bit more than the six quarts I need for the swap :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 45

This unappetizing-looking bucket of stuff is the start of our home made wine. We are very excited about this, and looking forward to our first taste in about four months' time (we purposely chose one that matures quickly for our first try).

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Day 44

Well, for Valentine's Day, here's a perfect couple - a Penzey's salt and pepper set.

Life with Love

A few pictures from last night's "Life with Love" show, organized by Jen Kees of Kees Camp Pole Fitness Studio, and held in aid of the American Lung Association. There are lots more on my Flickr page.

Day 43

I spent all evening taking pictures with my Nikon, at "Life With Love", a charity show organized by and starring many friends. Maggie was onstage with her LED hula hoop, dancing to these wonderful and talented African drum group, Tubabu. This is the only picture I took with my iPhone today, so this is what you get. I hope there'll be a few better shots from the big camera - keep an eye on my flickr.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Day 42

I got to play with one of these this evening. It's pretty decent for a P&S camera. This one belongs to Maggie's granddad, who got it for his 90th birthday. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day 41

Here are Colby and Jack, "the Cheese Boys", having a siesta on our footstool.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 40

Well, at least somebody ventured outside today. Me, I stayed in - I was able to reach out through the back door to get this shot :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 39

I like experimenting with close-ups, and some of the results I've got with the iPhone are surprisingly decent. This one isn't particularly good, technically, but I kinda like it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Day 38

Home made fudge and a nice red wine... now what were you saying about Superbowl?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Day 37

I finally finished Maggie's LED hula hoop. Here she is in action with it :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Day 36

This is Suki, the beautiful lilac-point Siamese we have been fostering for the past six weeks. She is going to her new home tomorrow. I'll really miss her.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 35

More food stuff today, this time Maggie's home made cheese. Here she is cutting the curds that have separated from the whey. This is feta. She also makes fabulous mozzarella and amazing queso blanco, and looking forward to experimenting with other cheeses.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 34

The innards of a "New York Cheese" squash. These seeds, salted and roasted, are utterly addictive - I'm looking forward to a yummy snack :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day 33

Qwerty is now accepted as an official word - I got 42 points for playing it in a recent game of Scrabble :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Day 32

Here is a view of a PCI modem I pulled from an old computer. I think PCBs are fascinating to look at, reminiscent of miniature cityscapes.