I find this time of year hard. In the U.S. it’s the Food Season. Our Thanksgiving is Thursday so, of course, everyone’s favorite foods are front and center most anywhere food’s on display. And stay out of any kind of waiting room. Magazines pick up the slack and up the ante with slick shots of foods no self-respecting cook can resist. But Thanksgiving’s just the kick-off for further temptations, binges, snacks, little “extras,” and the only-at-this-time-of-year noshes. If it’s not one thing it’s another. And if you deny yourself one treat there’s a siren call just ahead…compensation for cold-shouldering the eggnog, pumpkin pie, Aunt Mabel’s ambrosia.
An entire wall of chocolate bars? Why not?! Heck, remember? You didn’t buy that 3 lb. box of peppermint chocolate bark yesterday. You’ve got it coming!
I never tire of them mountains, the light, the clouds, the colors. I hope you don’t, either, since I provide a steady diet of them.
A beautiful sunset, a quiet moment, and they had the world to themselves.
I’ve admired this cute little outbuilding for a while. It wasn’t until I stopped to take this shot that I discovered its apparent purpose: I think it’s a chicken coop. You may be able to see a three chickens back behind it on the right. Pretty classy digs, no?
I posted a picture of Annie’s eyelashes last week. It generated enough curiosity about Annie that I thought I’d give you a fuller view of this little sweetheart. She’s about three years old and weighs roughly 20 pounds. She’s very sweet.
I wanted to practice with the zoom lens on my new camera, expecting this seagull to take off. He probably expected a handout and stayed put. I got to practice. He was disappointed.
Sometimes people create irresistible spectacles. This bicyclist in Portland wheeled past so quickly I barely caught him. Really? Two bicycles welded together? Pink?? It’s one way to be sure you’re seen…and to see what’s coming at you.