Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 166 - Spokane River Falls

I took this with my husband's camera phone through the glass at Anthony's Restaurant. This great view made a grey day worth while.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day 165 - Corned Beef Hash

I ordered the Corned Beef Hash from the hotel's restaurant that we stayed at. As you can see, it came with two poached eggs. I was scared to have the horseradish directly on my meal, so they put it on the side, and I ended up loving it.

Day 164 - Rice Bowl from Red Robin

My rice bowl from Red Robin's. I love this dish. Also taken with my husband's camera phone.

Day 163 - Freshly Shaved Parmesan

Freshly shaved Parmesan is my new addiction as of late. I know this picture has some odd lighting, but I didn't aim to fix it because I thought it added some depth to an otherwise boring photo. I took this with my husband's camera phone because my camera was packed for our big vacation the following day.

Day 162 - Life Size Frog

We ate at a restaurant that is decorated like a rain forest inside and they also have a frog walking around. This picture pains me as well because I had to use my flash; the lighting was very low, but at least I took a picture that day. (Note all the stains on the frog's hand (hand?) from the food encrusted kids giving him high-fives.)

Later on we saw the frog exit the restaurant to a door which was probably a break room or a bathroom. My son asked where the frog went and my husband said, "Well, maybe he had to go to the bathroom." My son responded, "Frogs don't go to the bathroom, they don't have penises or butts." As for me, I'm just glad that the life-size frog didn't have a penis or butt.

Day 161 - Birds

This pains me. See the bird on the left side of the house? She's feeding her babies and I wanted to get a close up of this, but every time I step outside to get the picture, the birds fly away. So to get this shot, I'm actually standing inside my house so the birds wouldn't be frightened away. I like how there are two birds hanging out on the right side of the porch.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Day 160 - Raspberry Mojito

 I was inspired to take this picture after I saw the recipe for the drink and the picture that accompanied it. The recipe's picture is the most beautiful thing I've seen in a while. I love the light in it. Now my version doesn't do it justice, but I'm glad I tried it and I obviously didn't have white rum available, which is why mine looks yellow. I'll have to try again another day! Darn. I was really lucky to have a rare hour of sunshine to take this picture.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 157 - Dirty Kids

Due to all the rain, we have lots of mud in the backyard. My girl has no qualms about sitting down in muddy water. Needless to say, she was FILTHY! I'm never letting her out again. Yeah, right!

Day 159 - Roasted Vegetables



I did two new things for this picture. I took it around 5:30pm tonight, and it has been very dark out for the past month it seems: rain and grey skies. So the light you see here is my happy light (thanks Mom!) The happy light has a blue-ish tint to it, but with all my tungsten lighting, I think it all balances out.) To me, it looks like I have sun streaming in the window. You'd never know it was grey and raining (which is why I am roasting vegetables in the first place!) The second new thing I did was use the exposure compensation button on my camera. I learned about it on Pioneer Woman's post today. The only post-processing I did on this photo was to push Picasa's "I'm Feeling Lucky" button, which darkened it a smidge, maybe even half a smidge.

The veggies were nummy, by the way!

Day 158 - More Raindrops

We've had TONS of rain for the last month it seems. I took this shot during a thunder storm (I was safely inside, just hanging out the door).

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 156 - Squirrel

This squirrel has started to visit us this week and has gotten quite up close and personal.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 155 - Raindrops

I know I've done this same shot before, but I was not feeling inspired and it's been raining and raining, and right after this my camera battery died, so that was it for the day! At least I post-processed this shot differently than before.

Day 154 - Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Dove Candies

Yum!

Day 153 - M&Ms

Day 152 - Building at Night

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