Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cinnamon good!

This photograph really belongs in several places in my posts.  First and foremost I make mention here of our new discovery; Cinnamon Whiskey.  Thank you Adrienne and Sam for gifting this to dad for his birthday.  Say what? Dad? Cinnamon?  Yeah sure he likes it but ah em excuse me, who purposely finds an excuse to shop Walgreens just to pick up another box of cinnamon redhots?  Mom.  So...that being said, I'm thinking that this birthday gift to dad is really a gift for mom.  A way to suggest, "hey mom, there are other alcohol cocktails other than rum and coke!"  Secondly, my photo challenge this summer #23 is a picture like my favorite Pioneer Woman posts.  In other words, take a picture of what you cook.  So when we fried up our bacon and coin sliced brats for breakfast yesterday, Tim said "hey let's throw some of this in".  Generally I do not cook with alcohol, but the one time I do is when I make the Pioneer Woman's

 Rib-Eye Steak with Whiskey Cream Sauce (which is on fall camping trips) and it is the only 

time I like steak. So keeping that in mind 4 ounces was thrown in the pan...let the caramelization begin! 
Subtle cinnamon flavored bacon and brats for breakfast.  

Monday, July 21, 2014

Informal Family Portrait

Hayward Cabin on Reed Lake brings all of us together for Tim's 54th birthday!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cinnamon Popcorn

Anyone that knows me knows that I love Red Hots.  Yunno that spicy cinnamon candy imperial that bakers put on top of sugar cookies, spritz cookies and a fluffy frosting cupcakes? 
Tonight I decided to see if I could make cinnamon flavored caramel popcorn. Oh boy, it's addictive!

Monday, July 7, 2014

2014 Photo Challenge

Okay's not necessarily going to be in order this year.  I did however start with my faceless portrait.  I took one shot and I'm using it!
I can't think of a better map than one that leads you to the better things in life wine, cheese and beer!

Recipe Like Pioneer Woman
Here it is...bacon and sliced bratwurst fried with a
splash of cinnamon whiskey....pretty tasty!

360 Panorama
Here is the cabin at Reed Lake.  I used an app called Sphere.  Not too impressed : ( 

Macro Insect
My camera phone took this little gem outside the tackle box while fishing on Reed Lake.

I captured these clouds in Highland Park overlooking the old Ford Plant grounds.

Faceless Portrait

Pastel Palette

Favorite Color


Think of Childhood



I visited the Cottage house today and loved this rusty chain...but only for my photo challenge.

Vintage Blue
I know blue jeans seemed to be the obvious subject for vintage blue...but I spotted this cool old dresser at the Cottage House and I thought  this is perfect for Vintage Blue!

Low Angle

My father-in-law's 88th birthday.  We took him to Mickeys Diner in downtown St. Paul.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Amadeline Rose

Amadeline turned 27 this year.  Wow that makes me I've lived some life!

Feeling kinda lousy about the photo challenge.  I haven't started.  I think it's because the first image is a faceless portrait.  Tomorrow is Monday and I will start my 2014 summer photo challenge!

Tonight I updated my photography website.

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