Monday, June 30, 2008

Color Week


My skin is kind of sort of brownish, pinkish, yellowish white.
My eyes are grayish, blueish green, but I'm told they look orange in the night.
My hair is reddish blondish brown, but it's silver when it's wet.
And all the colors I am inside, have not been invented yet.
~Shel Silverstein

I adored Shel Siverstein when I was young. I thought he was insanely clever. I truly thought he was describing my eyes in this poem, (except for the orange part) because I truly don't have an eye color. The best way I've heard them described is sunflowers in the blueish green sky. (I thought that was clever as well.)...however, back to the point of the poem, I thought it would help me jump start the project Park and I are embarking on this week. It's not a big one or terribly complicated. But it's educational and fun, and I'm taking pictures and Park is helping find the colors!

Color week. A color a day. In the order of the rainbow of course, because that's how I roll. Orderly in a non orderly way. Join me if you like. In your head if you want, you don't have to have a camera. Notice all the things for the color of that day. It's amazing when you start looking. It makes you notice ugly things in a non ugly way.

Today was RED. We played simple today. Stayed close to home. Which was fun in itself. I love red. It's probably one of my favorite colors...

Red glasses, red list, red toile cup of green tea, in the red room.

Our mode of transportation from the day....or his, I'm just the chauffeur, to him and 60 of his stuffed animals.

Awesomely funky redish-orangey shoes.

A most important little red monster that inhabits my house.

A Man in Plaid

I love a man in plaid with only two teeth and dimples!

I also love getting these looks....the "are you done yet, because I'm tired of looking adorable now" look. He even had a furrowed brow which made it even more adorable!

So Happy Together....

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Outta Towners

They came an awful long way, and I'm so grateful they did......because I just ate their cuteness up. They sucked me in right away and we became instant friends. How could you not with looks like that.

Top of the mornin' to you

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things.....

Week 26: Summer

I love open windows and sunlight passing through sheer curtains.

Screen doors with outside noises filling up the inside.

Crisp white sheets on the bed and late morning naps on them. The way my skin looks darker against them.

Clothes lines full of colors blowing in the breeze. Breathing their freshness fully before I bring them in.

Lemonade, the pink kind.


Water to play in. Dip my toes in. Swim in. Water laden eyelashes.

Hanging my arm out the window of the car after the sun has gone down. Street lights. Romantic dash lights.

Soft summer music over the radio....and sometimes not so soft.
Lingering light.



Flip flops. Bare naked toes.

Smoldering heat.

Coffee outside in the morning.

Hot cement.

Cotton blouses saved for the occasion of a hot day.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Library Baby

Well, it was my first time to be in trouble for causing a fire hazard in the library. It was completely worth it for this little guy, my library man. I couldn't help it, he brought out the rebel in me!

Who is that Red Head in the Window?

Week 25: Windows

A friend of mine asked me a while back to do this window shot she had seen in a magazine. So I thought this was the perfect week to do that. So instead of taking pictures of interesting windows I took interesting pictures through windows.

The trick to getting clear pictures through a window is to use a circular polarizer filter on the lens. It's like wearing the sunglasses. You're able to see through glass and water and sometimes they really help with landscapes...or so I hear, I've never used it for that. The filter allows you to select which light rays enter the camera by just turning it.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Good Morning Bright Eyes

Nothing like a 7:00am date with this darling doll. It was a perfect way to start my day!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Here Comes the Sun.....

do un doo doo doo. (By the way Bon Jovi does an awesome rendition of that song.) Felt like sunshine today. So I took my little sunshine down to the Oasis Car Wash and hung out for a while. It's the only place in town where there's a palm tree. (Painted, but none the less, it's a palm tree). I think he did a pretty good job of pulling off cool. Of course it doesn't hurt that he inherited nothing but cool genes from me. (no snickering)

Poppy Love

Isn't it romantic?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

N'awlins Muffuletta

Olive haters please pass this one by. Skip down back to the cute babies. Because if you don't like olives you will be disgusted by this. I on the other hand, sit here drooling on my keyboard because this is a taste twisting sandwich that I adore.

I discovered this at a little restaurant here in town. The Sagebrush Sandwich Company. (they deliver for those of you that live here) It's a New Orleans specialty. I'm a big fan. Really big fan of sandwiches. Could live off them. (I know I've said that about a lot of things, but this time it's true.) They are fast and healthy (most only contain 45 grams of sugar if you don't go overboard with the extras) and you can eat them in the park, which is one of my most absolute favorite things to do in the summertime.

1 cup Pimento stuffed Olives chopped
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata Olives crushed
1/2 cup Black Olives Crushed
1/4 cup Chopped Cauliflower (I didn't use that today)
2 tablespoons Capers chopped (I only used one because they are SOOO salty)
1 tablespoon chopped celery
1 tablespoon chopped carrot
1/2 cup pepperoncini
1/4 cup cocktail onions chopped
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1 tsp dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil (I used fresh because I had it)
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
dash of olive oil
Italian Bread (I used wheat, but Italian is wonderful too)
Salami sliced
Ham sliced
Provolone sliced
(I've also had it with roast beef which is good as well)

To make olive salad:
Combine green olives, kalamata olives, black olives, capers, onions, celery, carrot, oregano, basil, vinegar, oil, pepperoncini, pepper, capers, cauliflower, and celery seed, Mix together and transfer to glass bowl. (non-reactive container)Cover and refrigerate overnight. (I just let mine sit for about three hours)

Make sandwiches as desired with meats and veggies of choice. Notice that pretty green lettuce....I picked it two minutes prior to making the sandwhich. Gotta love that!!! Normally they have tomatoes, but they aren't available here yet. And instead of eating them with chips I go with slices of jicama instead. It's a lot healthier and I'm a little addicted to it. Oh, and southern food always requires ice tea. Sweet tea actually.....but I kinda prefer just the regular kind.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Yellow Mellon

"What is that" you're probably asking yourself. Well, it's a Canary Mellon. "A Canary Mellon? What is a Canary Mellon?" Well.... I have absolutely no idea. "What do you do with a Canary Mellon?" Well.....I have absolutely no idea. But after I tasted it, (which it is very similar to a honey dew and really very soft and sweet and juicy) I decided the best thing to do with it was to make a yogurt shake out of it. With pineapple. And yogurt. And Milk. And Ice. It's like a tropical vacation in a glass.

And even if I wasn't taking pictures of it, I would have still garnished it like this. Because lets face's so much more realistic to imagine I'm in a hammock in Mexico when it looks like this. And some days, I like to pretend like that. And yes, in the summer I keep fresh pineapple around too.

It tasted very tropically fabulous for a second. Then I got the eyes from the baby. The "please mama I need to drink every last drop of that and I know you will let me because it doesn't resemble a cookie at all and I'll look more pathetic every second you make me stand here and wait" look. So...with a sigh. (the mama sigh)...I handed it over. So much for my imaginary tropical vacation. He told me it was good though.

Monday, June 16, 2008

96 Hours

Be still my heart. 96 hours old and stealing mine already, my heart that is. I love his little lips. They are so kissable. And he gets to sleep on real sheepskin. It can't get much more dreamy than that.