Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

Orange…is not a color I am typically drawn to.

However, it is beautiful, and bright and the world would be quite boring without it!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: New

A few new tools for my kitchen!

I’m so excited to finally be the proud owner of a Red KitchenAid Mixer! I have wanted one of these for so very long, and I finally took the plunge, waited for the sale, and bought one!

I’m so glad I did! I love it!

While I was at it, I also thought it might be a good time to update the old muffin pan  (I really should have taken a picture of the old one, it was in really bad shape), and buy a good quality, new one. I did a little research, and read that the Williams Sonoma brand was one of the best around, so again….I took the plunge.

What a fantastic decision this turned out to be! Who knew that good quality cookware could make such a difference, and also has an effect on the end product?

Now I know.

Well, I am one happy person with my new toys, and I’m looking forward to many new adventures in cooking and baking this year!

 

Are you looking for something “new” to do in 2015 on your blog?

Consider the Weekly Photo Challenge.

It’s fun, interesting, and often times challenging.  You don’t have to be a pro, (at least I hope you don’t, because I certainly am not), and there aren’t any judges. So come on, give it a try, and try something new!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

This was the challenge for the week:  An artfully executed minimalist photograph is anything but mundane. It illustrates a moment in time, or an artistic perspective, with simplicity and grace. Minimalist photography is characterized by a large portion of negative space, a fairly monochromatic color palette with good contrast, and an interesting subject that is able to stand on its own to capture the interest of the viewer. At first thought, it may seem like it would be easy to shoot an engaging minimalist photograph, when indeed it can often be the opposite. A minimalist photo can also effectively tell a story, in spite of its relative simplicity, and it is anything but “plain”.

These little beauties are blooming in November! 

I’Simply Purple

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

Oh to be a kid again, and experience the joy and the wonder of making the great descent down the slide!

R going down the slide!

 

Join the fun, by taking the Weekly Photo Challenge!

It’s interesting, never boring and always, always fun!

Have a wonderful week!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

Refraction:  the fact or phenomenon of light, radio waves, etc., being deflected in passing obliquely through the interface between one medium and another or through a medium of varying density.

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Reno Casino

The colorful array of lights from rows and rows of slot machines, refracting through a water feature in the middle of the room.

You have to play to win, so no, I didn’t win, but the people watching was fascinating!

 

For more information on this challenge, or if you just want to see some amazing photos, take a look here!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

Not only was I impressed by this clever sign, but the food in this little café did not disappoint me either, and was true to its word.

The atmosphere and the food were great!

Serving Great Food

Are you looking for more signs?  Click over here and you’ll find some more!

Enjoy and have a wonderful week.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

We were reminded again this weekend of the much-needed requirement of endurance when spending time with a busy, busy three-year old!

My great-niece came to visit us this week-end, and I’m pretty sure she has more energy in that cute little body of hers than all 3 of my grandchildren combined!

While at the park, she challenged her Great Grandma to go down the slide with her….

GG and A GG and A going down the slide GG and A

Great Grandma will be 79 on October 11th….now that’s what I call endurance! 🙂

Celebrating the moments and enjoying the memories! Way to go Great Grandma!