Today’s Photography Challenge Is Something Smooth

Today’s photography challenge is to photograph something smooth. In my  jewellery box I found this brooch, given to me by a patient at the dental office where I worked before retiring. I’m sorry to say I can’t remember his name, but I do remember his face clearly. he had the firmest handshake of anyone I’d ever met. I know he’d once been in the navy, because he’d shared a photo of himself, in his naval uniform with me and my co-workers. He was a much older man by that time, and was learning lapidary, the art of cutting, polishing, and engraving stones. I’m taking part in this photography challenge to improve my photo taking skills, but today I was reminded of someone I haven’t thought about in years.


Editing a Photograph

I’m packed and ready to return to California, so I am trying out some of the edit choices in the Aviary app I have on my i-phone.  I’d taken this photo of  some lovely carnations my daughter received, and did some editing on it, as you can see. The background is black and white, and I chose to emphasize the color of the flower.

I Love to Photograph a Nice Street Light

I took this photo today while walking our dog, Annika in a nearby park. I have a good friend who once told me that she noticed I often take photos of light fixtures. She is right. Lights, whether inside or out are one of my favorite subjects.

Although it was mid-morning, and the lights were not on, I was fascinated by the modern look of these light fixtures.

It looks like I’m not the only one who enjoys a nice street light.

The Goats of Cedar Post Farm

Here is one of the lucky residents of Cedar Post Farm. I took this photo last summer while visiting our daughter, son-in-law, and grandson in Maine. Below you see me playing with two babies born the night before we arrived. They were so adorable.

I wrote about that trip in two posts. Memories of Maine, and a Lighthouse in Maine.
Since my visit, our daughter has begun to produce delightful  homemade soaps, lotions, and bath products. Some are made with the richness of goat milk. If you’d like to see more of their beautiful 1840’s farmhouse and the home made bath products, please go to Cedar Post

This last photo is one of our grandson with one of their baby goats in his lap. I love this picture and it makes me want a baby goat of my very own. They really are like family pets.

What I learned While Knitting This Scarf

As I’ve written in previous posts, I love knitting and I’m always excited to begin a new project. I do have a bad habit however of wanting to start my next project before I’m finished the current one. Above is a scarf I worked on recently, and as usual, while knitting it, I was already daydreaming about choosing colors for the next. I quickly finished, and It looked nice, but unfortunately because I’d hurried, this scarf was a little too short. I set it aside for a couple of days and then decided to undo the finished end and lengthen the scarf.  When I finished for the second time, I was much happier with the results.  Below you can see the completed scarf. This certainly was a lesson in patience. Next time, I plan to slow down and enjoy the project I’m working on, before jumping to the next.