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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Round Robin Challenge: Food Glorious Food!

"Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage. Lettuce pray."

-Unknown

Welcome to our Round Robin Challenge this time around, it was suggested by me, and it is titled... "Food Glorious Food! I thought it would be fun to show each other what kind of food we each enjoy the most. After all, food should be enjoyed thoroughly, and completely. I know I do. Especially my fruits and veggies! Oh don't get me wrong, I enjoy the occasional burger, and pot roast, but I love my fruits and veggies most of all. YUM. Sometimes, especially this time of year, I will make a sweet potato for dessert, rather then cake or pie or something else you might traditionally see as dessert fair. I'm weird that way. :)

Another thing you can find me doing this time of year, is visiting all the lovely organic fruit and veggie stands across the bay. Half Moon Bay has some really good stands, unfortunately many of them finish their seasons as of today. :( Roadside farms are just the best! I love picking out some lovely organic Brussels Sprouts and Heirloom tomatoes for a nice Vegetarian meal, and I miss the small stands when they are closed. Fresh ingredients. YUM. There is nothing like it.

Here... take a look at some of my other favorite foods...

Yum... A Mini Eclare.

A Field of Brussels Sprouts.

Yellow Onions.
Delicious Heirloom Tomatoes

Fresh Crisp Apples Ready To Become Candied Apples.

Leftover homemade Meatloaf made in Puff Pastry.LOL. Alan says that my leftovers are sometimes better then my original meals!

Be sure to visit all the participating Robins. Just follow the links below. :) And if you want to play along, there is still time. Visit the official Round Robin blog for all the details, or feel free to send me an email.

Linking List

Valerie... Soulfully Blond


Carly... Ellipsis
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Karen... Outpost Mavarin
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Jama Hameed... Sweet Memories
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Martha... Menagerie
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Jill... South Bay Soliloquy


Connie... Far Side Of Fifty Photos
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Nancy... Nancy Luvs Pix
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Sandra... Strong Chemistry
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Chrissie... Chrissea's Corner


Janet... Fond Of Snape
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Maryt/theteach... Work of the Poet
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Gattina... Keyhole Pictures
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Em Dy... Captured Beat
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Wammy... The Ellis Family Cincinnati
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Sherrie... Sherrie's Stuff
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Ourhomeschool... Through The Eye Of My Camera
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Ellen B... Happy Wonderer
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Teena... It's all about Me!
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-Carly
"Strawberries"
Half Moon Bay, California
October 30th, 2008
Early Evening

Friday, October 31, 2008

EMPS: Happy Halloween :)

"From Ghoulies and Ghosties and long-leggity beasties, and things that go bump in the night... Good Lord deliver us!"

Scottish Saying

I thought it would be fun to play along with my own meme this week, so, this is my entry for this week's EMPS: Happy Halloween! I hope you played along too. I always look forward to your photographs. If you haven't played along before, just pay a visit to this week's entry, which you can find here to learn all the details. I decided to do the Extra Credit option, which was to make a Halloween greeting, using one of my original photographs, but if you want to simply post a Halloween themed photo, that will do nice also. :) On Halloween... it's all good! :)

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

EMPS: Happy Halloween!

-Carly
"Happy Halloween"
Half Moon Bay, California
October 24th, 2008
Afternoon

Steven's Feline Friday: Happy Halloween!

"Nothing on Earth is so beautiful as the last haul on Halloween night."

-Steve Almond


I bet you just knew I was going to dress my new little man in a costume for Halloween! It was his idea... really! My new little guy, Hendrix, is a goofy little guy, and seems to enjoy indulging me, especially in dressing him! It's fun to wake up to kisses and paw pads again. I still miss Elvis... I have a good cry at least once a day... and I felt a bit guilty at first for falling so completely in love with Hendrix, but he seems to need me, and he loves me. So, whats a girl to do? Well, she never forgets her love for Elvis, as she loves her new little one with all the love she has inside her! Hendrix is a great cat! It feels good to play along with Feline & Furball Friday once again. Today is the day for pets!





If you would like to play along, Steven would be thrilled to have you join in the fun! Just drop by his blog for all the details.

Feline & Furball Friday

-Carly
"Happy Hendrix Halloween"
Berkeley, California
October 30th 2008
Afternoon

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's A Boy!

"It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens."

-Cynthia E. Varnado

Meet Hendrix! :)

It's a boy! Yesterday, Alan and I adopted a new baby. His name is Hendrix. Yes, just like Jimi Hendrix! He is a ball of fluff and kisses. He is smart, and quick, and he is an absolute joy! One minute he can be playing and jumping with his catnip toys and the next minute he can be found purring softly in our arms. He sat for 2 hours this morning, in Alan's arms, as he worked on the Internet, and when he heard my voice he came bouncing into the bedroom, and up on the bed to greet me with paws and kisses. Hendrix is a wonderful kitten, and I am looking forward to a lifetime with him!

There will be many, many stories to share as we learn all about each other. He already has an amazing story to tell, about what his life was like before we found each other. I will share more about that in another entry. For now I just wanted to introduce my new baby to all of you. My baby Hendrix! There is a lot of happiness in our house once again! Stay tuned... there's more to come...

-Carly

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

With One Week To Go; I Can Haz Vote!

"Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote."

-William E. Simon

I Can Has Vote!

Can you believe there is only one more week to go until we choose a new president? It has seemed like it has taken forever to get to this point, and who would have figured we would end up with the exact choices we have? I have already cast my vote, I almost always vote by absentee ballot. It's just nice to be able to sit in my own home, relax, and maybe do a little praying as I mark my choices. It is a comfortable way to vote, but it isn't as exciting as going to the polls early in the morning on voting day. Alan, on the other hand, prefers to vote in person on Election Day. To each his own I suppose. I guess it really doesn't matter how you vote, as long as you vote! Right?

So tell me, will you be voting this year? If so, will you vote in person or by absentee ballot? Do you live in a state that votes early? If so, have you already voted?

-Carly
"I Can Haz Vote"
Berkeley, California
October 28th 2008
Afternoon

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #9: Happy Halloween



"When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween."

-Unknown NOW CLOSED!

Halloween is only a mere 4 days away! Are you as excited as I am? Lets see...

EMPS #9: Happy Halloween!
Halloween
is my favorite holiday, I think it is the best holiday of the year! I like the decorations in particular. This Halloween, however, I haven't seen nearly as many Halloween related decorations as in previous years. Let's fix that. Show me all things Halloween! Costumes. Decorations. A photograph of spooky movie posters hanging on a wall. Bowls of candy. Pumpkins. Foggy deserted roads. Plastic spiders. A bubbling cauldron. October 31st circled on a calendar. A fake ghost. A REAL GHOST! A witch and her broomstick. A black cat crossing your path. Anything that says Halloween to you!

Extra Credit: Show us a picture of yourself in a Halloween costume!

Extra Extra Credit: Make A Halloween Greeting From One Of Your Original Photos!

You have until next Sunday evening, November 2nd, to do your EMPS entry and comeback here with the direct link back to it. Please folks, do not leave a general link to your blog, I need the direct link to the entry specific to the Monday Photo Shoot! And don't forget to link back here, so others can play along as well!

Linking List for EMPS #8: Reflections. 10/20/08

NOW CLOSED!

1. Julia - My Photo Journey

2. Jama - Sweet Memories

3. Lisa - Life On A Bison Farm

4. Nancy - Nancy Luvs Pix

5. Judi - Talking To Myself

6. Mr. Brainwhispers - A Brain That Whispers

7. Skip & Vicki - Cluckin A Critter Farm

8. Gina - Gina's Space

9. Vicki - Maraca

10. Bea - A New Bridge

11. Cassie - Spring Meadows

12. Tammy - The Daily Warrior

13. Martha - Menagerie

14. Wammy - The Ellis Family Cincinnati

15. Karen - Outpost Mavarin

16. Connie - Far Side Of Fifty Photos

Good job everyone! I really enjoyed what you came up with for last week's photo assignment. Now, be sure to visit everyone on the Linking List and show your support. We have a number of new photographers this week, so let's make each other feel welcome! There are some really excellent photographs to be seen. You are an impressive group of photographers!

Ok, that's it for this week. So, GO BE PHOTOGRAPHERS! GO GET THE PHOTO! Have a safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's assignment! By the way, I am playing along with the assignment this week, so look for my entry next Friday!

-Carly

Sunday, October 26, 2008

California Is Puttin On A Show...

"In autumn you take one maple lead and see almost all the colors of the rainbow in it - although you would need your imagination to see blue."

-Dorothe Eisenhardt

I took this photo last Tuesday, along HWY 50, just a few miles south of South Lake Tahoe. The hillside was just glowing with every imaginable color of autumn! It was stunning to be sure. I didn't take as many photos that day as I would have liked to, because we were on our way to Reno, but tomorrow (Monday) I am going on a day trip to Plumas County, to see the gorgeous autumn trees there, and I am really looking forward to that! It will be good to be able to take my time, and put my camera through a hefty workout. According to the Plumas County website, this weekend is the height of the color in the area, and that confirms what I have been reading in the Farmer's Almanac. California is putting on quite a show, I can't wait to see it for myself! Wish me luck!

-Carly

Click Here To See What Plumas County Looks Like This Weekend!