Tuesday, February 28, 2012

56-366 Hydrangea

56-366 Hydrangea, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Monday, February 27, 2012

55-366 I have to buy some Spring along with my groceries

'cause it's not popping out of the ground yet.


54-366, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Playing with macro lens and extension rings

I manage to take a pic everyday for this 365+1, but it seems to take me awhile to get them off my camera.

53-366 quiet afternoon

53-366 quiet afternoon, originally uploaded by saralonde.

February is turning into all about still life month

52-366 tea and sensibility

52-366 tea and sensibility, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


51-366, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Saw my Argus sitting dusty on a shelf, a bit unused and unloved for awhile, except as a prop. Thought I'd try a little ttv again, but being to lazy to get out my "contraption", I just set it on a table and balanced myself on a rather high stool to take this shot.

50-366 Pentax

50-366 Pentax, originally uploaded by saralonde.

ahh, film

Monday, February 20, 2012

49-366 Candyland

49-366 Candyland, originally uploaded by saralonde.

48-366 coffee love

48-366 coffee love, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Obviously I was a little stuck for a pic today!

47-366 demitasse

47-366 demitasse, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Inherited from my mom

used one of Kristybee's Nodding Violet actions. She has a few free ones for you to try (limited time only).

Thursday, February 16, 2012

46-366 a bit of bloom in February

I love buying an amaryllis bulb every year just after Christmas. They are inexpensive (this one was $3.00 and included the soil and pot) and provide a little cheerful color, as well as a photo opportunity, when they bloom in a cold wintery month.

What more can you ask of 3 bucks:)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

45-366 Happy Valentine's Day, flickr friends!

44-366 What's Valentine's Day without candy hearts?

44-366 This many books (plus more!) on a nook

Love my e-reader, never thought I could get used to it so fast. Our house is overrun with books, so it really keeps the clutter down.

42-366 B&W landscape

42-366 B&W landscape, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Oops, everything is out of order again. I really need to label these pics better!

41-366_Never too much dessert on your birthday!

Another birthday dinner out, this time I subbed a small camera for my phone, but the pics aren't much better :(

And, no, I didn't eat all of these, but I did try each one :)

1. Fried Apple Empanadas
vanilla bean cider reduction, toasted oat streusel, caramel ice cream
2. Milk Chocolate-Hazelnut Torte
caramelized bananas, espresso syrup, banana ice cream
3. Sweet Potato Cake
peppercorn-date sauce, toasted marshmallow

40-366_eleven mosaic

40-366_eleven mosaic, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Last week was my birthday. My husband said I managed to drag it out a bit into several dinners out with family.

This one was at a restaurant called "Eleven". Wonderful food and my camera phone absolutely does not do it justice, especially in a dark restaurant!

1. Tuna Tartare with Meyer lemon mignonette, pea tendrils, white anchovy
2. Roasted Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Soup with curry and shallots
3. Beet Salad with brioche, pear, lolla rossa, citrus, crème fraiche, maple vinaigrette, pumpkin seed
4. Lamb
5. Beef Tenderloin with roasted cauliflower & broccoli rabe, chimichurri, crispy potato gratin
6. Chocolate-Peanut-Pretzel Candy Bar
brownie, peanut brittle, milk chocolate-peanut butter ice cream
7. Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake
coconut milk granite, hibiscus syrup, pomegranate, candied macadamia nuts
8. A little birthday treat :)


39-366, originally uploaded by saralonde.

just trying to see if I can get a starburst (or is it a "sunburst"?:))

Thursday, February 9, 2012

38-366 bookstore

38-366 bookstore, originally uploaded by saralonde.

I love bookstores. All those books, each with an adventure or a fright or a piece of wisdom.

I have had a Nook for over a year now and read almost all my books on that, but nothing beats browsing in a bookstore :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

37-366 Our weirdly warm January/February has my daffodils poking out their sleepy little heads wondering why they are waking up so early.

36-366 sun and blue skies

36-366 sun and blue skies, originally uploaded by saralonde.

After some gray and cloudy days, sunshine is always welcome.

35-366 sushi

35-366 sushi, originally uploaded by saralonde.

spicy tuna :-)

34-366 loki likes video games

34-366 loki likes video games, originally uploaded by saralonde.

My daughter is playing a video game and Loki likes to settle in on her lap and watch the game, too. He wouldn't look at me for the shot until I tricked him by saying "Treat?"

Smart cat, he only fell for it once, so this is the only pic I got. He'd rather watch her slay dragons.

33-366 sunshine coming in a window

definitely can lift your spirits.

The flowers I had on my desk may have dried, but some that were downstairs in my kitchen were lingering on, so ... another flower shot! I decided to give the flowers a soft focus, but now that I look at it, I'm not so sure that was a good idea.

LOL, I've got to take my camera out of the house more :-)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

32-366 it's a good day

32-366 it's a good day, originally uploaded by saralonde.

when the sun shines, you have some coffee and a camera. Simple things are the best!

31-366 Pizza: before and after

31-366 Pizza: before and after, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Basil, sundried tomatoes and pine nuts. Yum! I guess the [i]real[/i] after shot would have been crumbs, but that would look less yummy :-)

30-366 purple mug

30-366 purple mug, originally uploaded by saralonde.

This was my favorite morning coffee mug until the handle broke off unexpectedly. Thank goodness it was empty at the time. It says "Cafe DuMonde" on the side, a souvenir of a visit to New Orleans. Reused the flowers from a previous day, only now they're a little dry and brittle. Cloudy winter weather does not leave me feeling very creative!


29-366, originally uploaded by saralonde.

Rain, rain, dreary, dreary. I know it's a mild winter and I'm thankful for very little snow, but the gray skies can really bring you down. So it just might be that I fall back onto flower pics for awhile.

Just a square crop, a levels adjustment and a color fill to perk it up :-)

28-366 all-purpose rainbow

28-366 all-purpose rainbow, originally uploaded by saralonde.

My last 365 a few years ago had me constantly carrying my large dslr. So much easier this time with a phone that takes halfway decent pics. Now there are few excuses when your day is hectic!

27-366 mmm...chocolate

27-366 mmm...chocolate, originally uploaded by saralonde.

My daughter is testing out some dessert ideas for the restaurant. We get the benefit of the taste-testing. Not sure my waistline thinks of it as a benefit, though lol!