Miscellaneous Things

Just like the title says, I couldn’t decide which pictures were the ones I most wanted to post.  So it’s going to be a conglomeration of things instead.   Mostly spring things, like a crocus, and a hawk on a cloudy day, and a cool old house or two I visited on a recent photo tour, and a storm sneaking up on us during seeding.

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Pi(e) Day 2017!

It’s that time of year again!  When we celebrate Pi and the circular shape by creating and eating fantastical pie creations.  I mean, I guess we could bake circular cookies or cake or pizza or whatever, but since Pi sounds like and is only one letter from Pie, it seems to be meant to be.  This year’s pie is a Peanut Butter Banana Split Pie.  It was supposed to be a banana cream pie, but the filling had a banana liquer in it and ever since an unfortunate illness when I was a kid that led to banana flavoured penicillin I just cannot eat banana flavoured things without gagging.  So I made vanilla filling, and that seemed to taste like ice cream sort of, and so I renamed it.  The filling seemed like it was going to stay liquidy and sloshy until I gave it a stern talking to.  Then it set up, and I could get a nice slice out, for you all to drool over.  Happy Pi(e) Day!

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Best of 2016

I sort of let my posting on my blog fall by the wayside this past year.  Which is really too bad, because I took a rather large amount of photos this year.  Nearly as many as I did the very first year I had the blog, I just didn’t post them.  This year in review post, then, will not be links to previous posts like in other years; instead I will post my favourites from the year all in this post…so it might be a bit of a long post!  Happy New Year!

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Happy Thanksgiving, Lalala

With all the snow this week, it felt more like Christmas than Thanksgiving, but the calendar says it is only October, so turkey day it is.  I promised a friend of mine, Krysta, that since she beat me to posting the annual Thanksgiving greeting card on facebook, that I would torment her with pie pictures.  So, I thought, why deprive the general internet of the same fate?  These are the ones I made:  Lemon meringue tart (dough and meringue from a recipe book, filling from here), raspberry chiffon, pumpkin pie (family secret recipe) and my very favourite chocolate silk pie, a previous PI Day entry, I do believe.   I didn’t get to taste the lemon or raspberry, but they were all gone, so I choose to believe they were tasty.  Maybe next Pi Day.  fall-2016-150_resize fall-2016-131_resizefall-2016-140_resize fall-2016-129_resize

 

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Canada Day, 2016

Most people who know me, know of my love of fireworks.  If there is an occasion where I can buy fireworks, and then cheerfully set them off, I will do so.  You can waste a lot of money pretty quick when you decide to have fireworks, so I have to be a little choosy about when I actually buy them.  So far this year, I’ve had the pleasure of doing it three times, and I am just as excited every time.

Now, as good as the ones I can buy are (there are certain types that are better, just so you know), the ones that the city buys for Canada Day are better (usually).  It stands to reason, they should have more than 200 bucks to spend.  This year, they had two nights of fireworks (yay), one set on July 1, and one set on the last day of the fair the next night and I went to both, of course.  The second night was rather disappointing, perhaps they spent all the money on the first night, but the ones on Canada Day were pretty great.spring-2016-1829_resize spring-2016-1839_resize spring-2016-1850_resize spring-2016-1861_resize spring-2016-1882_resize spring-2016-1896_resize spring-2016-1903_resize

 

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The Return

Um, whoops.  I did not actually forget about this space in the internet, it’s just sort of fallen by the wayside accidentally.  I intend to rectify that mistake.  And since the last post, ages ago, was a panorama, I thought I’d continue in that theme, and show some of the other ones I’ve done since I figured it out in photoshop.  It’s fun to make them, so I did it a lot this summer.

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Panorama

I’ve always like panoramic photos.  And even though I have Photoshop, I had never bothered to figure out how to combine a set of photos into a panoramic view.  However, it has been raining here recently, and so one evening I decided to look up tutorials on youtube, because you can find tutuorials for pretty much everything on youtube.  So I followed the directions, which were quite a bit easier than I expected, and two minutes later, I had successfully created a panorama.

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