Thursday, December 01, 2011

Day 335 - Pure Heart photograph

An artful reminder of the word of God and His continual work in our hearts as believers.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
   and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
   or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
   and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Psalms 51:10-12

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Day 296 - Eggplant Transplant

Purple flower before it dies and develops purple fruit
Eggplant fruit
Plant about 30 inches tall.
This summer I started Mr Eggplant from seed. He was happy in the herb planter until the wind  and cold came along. They thrive in warm weather. I transplanted him inside to see how he will get along inside. If successful I'm going to try (or I should say, my husband Patrick will try ;) the recipe below.

Roasted Eggplant Spread

This is not only good, it's good for you. Many years ago we developed a group of recipes that have almost no fat for customers who like to save their calories for dessert. I love to serve this alongside other Mediterranean specialties, such as hummus, pita bread, Greek olives, feta cheese, and stuffed grape leaves.
1 medium eggplant, peeled
2 red bell peppers, seeded
1 red onion, peeled
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons good olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cut the eggplant, bell pepper, and onion into 1-inch cubes. Toss them in a large bowl with the garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread them on a baking sheet. Roast for 45 minutes, until the vegetables are lightly browned and soft, tossing once during cooking. Cool slightly.
Place the vegetables in a food processor fitted with a steel blade, add the tomato paste, and pulse 3 or 4 times to blend.
Taste for salt and pepper.
Serve with toasted pita triangles or crackers.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Day 282 - WELCOME

O beautiful mum

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty 
never grows old.    -Franz Kafka

Playful and warm, a sign to greet family and friends into your home. I found
W in a fence rail
E in an emergency escape ladder over vines.
L in a cracked stone wall.
C in my garden of forget-me-knots.
O in with the mums.
M at the library's bike rack.
E in garden art.
Order my Welcome Sign

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Day 261 - Senior Portrait

A friend from church asked me to photograph her high school senior. It turned out so well the printer refused to print them for her at first, saying they were copyrighted. Well, they weren't, but the clerk thought they outta be. What a great compliment.Thanks Angel for giving me this opportunity of photographing your precious daughter's senior portrait. She's a lovely young woman.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Day 248 - Hope photo collage

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Purchase: Hope 8x10 photo collage

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Day 229 - H for handsome

This H can be found in Shorewood, Wisconsin on the door to someone's home. I think it rather handsome.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Day 216 - Virginia Ctenuchid Moth

Out in the backyard late this afternoon for only a few seconds and this beautiful creature appears. My husband kept an eye on his whereabouts while I run in to retrieve my camera. The moth was quite content feasting on the phlox for several minutes.

Eat up my lovely.                                             Info LINK: Virginia Ctenuchid Moth

Day 215 - T is for Trish

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Day 205-213 - Leave of abscense

Day 204 - Letter M Bike Rack

This letter M is planted in the ground just outside the Cedarburg Library. Nice pose M.

Day 203 - Small Tucker World

A figurine resembling my dog Tucker sitting amount suculant plants and heart-shaped rocks in an oval planter.
Full view

One of many heart rocks.

Tucker Love ;)

Day 202 - Joy

Be joyful always;
Pray continually;
Give tanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thes 5:16-18

Purchase: JOY 8x10 photo collage

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 201 - Oo Etsy Listing

I have 2 flowers for my O listing. Many more flowers to find for other letters. Oh, so many O's, so little Z's ;).

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 200 - Ii Listing on Etsy

I wonder if I could create every letter from a flower?
I1 - Tulip
i2 - crocus
i3 - architecture
i4 - stained glass
i5 - architecture
i6 - bubble gum machine
i7 - construction  light

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 199 - Squirrel Friend

Oh this little squirrel friend has a bird seed in it's mouth. He's trying to hide the evidence, but I have you on film buddy. Now go find an acorn or something and leave those bird seeds alone.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 198 - WOW Brandon, happy 20th!

Brandon inheriting his great grandfather's cigar lighter with the initials WOW for William Oscar Wood. He was pretty impressed, or should I say, wowed!

Day 197 - Zach framed

The final result. His mom loved it, lets hope he does too. She even wants to get his girlfriend one for her birthday and envisions seeing them both up on the same wall someday, if they decide to get married. Sweet! (I wish I could have captured a better photo, but my camera battery died). Iyyy, need a back up. ;)

Day 196 - Name frame creation!

After a few tries with different wood sizes, placements and hangers, I finally found what works and why. Boy that takes a lot of patience.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Day 195 - Zach with an H ;)

Zach with an H (not a K).

For I know the plans I have for you declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.                                    Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 194 - Zack with personality

Happy Birthday Zack!

Days 104-193, 365 Blogger Error

It's not easy being a 365 Blogger. The missing 89 days on my blog doesn't mean I wasn't out there photographing, knitting or creating a great garden, just was not taking the time to blog about them. So I'm starting from Day 194. Ahhh, that feel better ;) No pressure.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 103 - I heart U

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 100 - Red, White and Wet

Red and white boat reflecting on the water.

Day 99 - Blue color fade

Playing with the degree of color to leave in.

Day 98 - Shamrock Fashion

With Shamrock being black and gray, he can be hard to see outdoors sometimes. His vest keeps him easy to spot, although he is a bit of a magician. If I'm not paying attention I'll find the vest where a bunny should be and Shamrock on the loose. ;)

Day 97 - The Many Wishes of Skye

Skye contemplating how to use her wishes as she gazes on the dandelions. Let me guess what they may be:
1. Long walks twice a day.
2. Fresh chicken in my doggy dish.
3. Barking in the house without reprimand.
4. The comb and brush would be lost forever.
5. Walks across the street to the kids park to play every day.
6. Scratch behind my ears on command.
7. Sunny days forever.
8. Belly rubs unlimited.
9. A leash free world.
10. Squirrel videos ;)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 96 - Cramer Couple

Last name photo-art for the happy couple complimented with warm white peony flower background.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 95 - God Winks

God winks at us in so many ways. Some may call it coincidence, but sometimes, things happen to us that are so astonishing with such incredible timing, that only God could compose it.

This post was inspired by God Winks a friend shared with me just yesterday. And today before I get a chance to post it, what happens? - God winked at me! It's best I keep my wink private, but I can say He winks with a sense of humor and incredible timing ;).

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Day 94 - Purple Allium, a bug's point of view

Radial blur filter applied
 Purple allium grow from bulbs planted in the fall and bloom, now, late spring.

They are symbolic of good fortune and prosperity. Like onions and garlic, allium was thought to ward off the evil eyes or spirits. In the story of "The Odyssey", the spell of turning Ulysses into a pig is warded off by an allium.
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