Sunday, August 31, 2014

No Pictures, Rainy Weekend And A Little Crocheting...

I had big plans this weekend to get out and take some pictures with the Rebel but the rain put a stop to that right quick. It has rained off and on the entire weekend. So, no picture taking yet but I still have high hopes that the rain will stop by tomorrow. The Mr. has been busy finishing the framing of the walls in the basement, he told me earlier today that he is sick of looking at 2 x 4's. Guess what, me too! The drilling and hammering has been going on since we moved in and it is starting to become a little nerve wracking. Thankfully, the framing of the walls will be completed by tomorrow. Up next, finishing the walls. Once completed there will be a full bath (shower, no tub), a sitting area with a TV and his racing memorabilia, a game room (shuffle board, darts, checkers, space for card tables and such), an exercise room and a nice big closet for all my stuff junk. He plans to have it completed by Thanksgiving so that it can be used for the Holiday season. It'll be nice when its all completed. I'm looking forward to the exercise room, I really miss Lance, my treadmill.
On another note, I did a tiny bit of crafting today. I was busy filing papers and organizing craft supplies so I pulled out some cotton yarn and crocheted a little baby headband, took all of four minutes to make but it felt so good to craft something. I'm hoping it can be used for the babies as well as the hats from this post. If so, I'll make a few more to go along with the hats which did not get delivered as of yet! My daughter is in charge of the delivery and should be delivering them to her friend very soon. Here's an Instagram of the Baby Headband I whipped up today. It measures a little over 8" around and should be a good size for the cause.

I'm off to enjoy the rest of this Labor Day weekend.
Happy Labor Day, Be Safe and
Enjoy your time with Family and Friends.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dusting Off The Rebel...

Over the weekend I decided to get the Rebel out to see if it still worked. It does but I'm not so sure about me. I was shooting in AV mode and my picture were very dark. You would think that after taking a couple of online photography classes and partially reading some books that I could have figured out what was going on. At first, I did not so I switched over to manual and my pictures came out fine, back to AV, still dark. I then realized that I just needed to change the light meter. How did I not know this (or did I) and why were my pictures always light enough before, was it luck or did I just forget about this very important step. Anyway we ( the Rebel and I are working fine now) and I can't wait to take some photos now that I've remembered/figured this out.
I have a niece that has volunteered to let me take a few photos of her for practice. Katie, when are you available? I'm ready anytime.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Bakery...

I love going to the grocery in the early morning hours. There are very few people, the lines are short and the baked goods are fresh. I was out of there in 40 minutes and I did a weeks worth of shopping. I snapped this photo while there today. Another item marked off my list for the SPSH.

#9 A bakery

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Just A Minute In August...

Watching...lots being cleared and houses going up.

Listening to...Nora Jones on Pandora. little as possible.

Eating...more salads.

Buying...a few new craft items. Shame on me!

Looking forward to...learning a few new things.

Friday, August 15, 2014

An Abundance of Lamp Posts...

Sharing #17 on the SPSH list today. The first one was found at Eli Lilly Corporate Headquarters here in Indiana. My sister is a retiree and we stopped by after the fair so she could run in for a couple of minutes. Me, I'm not allowed all! But it sure is pretty on the outside. I love the water fountain that sits out in front but I've been told its really called an animated water structure. Anyway its really pretty. Sorry no picture of that today. The other two lamp posts were found at the Indiana State Fair last week.

#17 A lamp post
This one is by the entrance to
Eli Lilly Corporate Headquarters.
I love that its surrounded by flags
from different countries.
See that Australian flag, it is the
reason for this picture.
Australia is #1 on my travel bucket list
of places to visit.  
#17 A lamp post
Located at the Entrance to the Midway
at the Indiana State Fair.
#17 A lamp post
Located by the DNR area at the
Indiana State Fair.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SPSH And The Indiana State Fair...

Last week my sister and I attended the Indian State Fair. Of course I had to look for some items on the SPSH list. Luck has it that I found a few.

#19 A public garden. Purdue University puts out a flower
and vegetable garden each year at the fair. Lots of 
gardening information is available at their booth. I
gathered up some information on flower gardens
this year.
#18 A water fall. Manmade in the FFA

#10 A photo bomb. I was sure that I
captured this animal (Ram) sculpture/bush
by itself but there they are lurking in
the background.
 Its a little hard to see things on the
phone screen sometimes.
#11 A horn (s). On an animal (Ram)
Its quite different but I like it.
I may still look around for a photo
of one or the other just so I'll have
21 photos in the end.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Found another...

I was wondering when I might come across #16 on the SPSH list. It wasn't until I started looking for a  no smoking sign in another language that used to be at the office that I came across this one. It was right in front of my nose the whole time. Look closely, its there, pictures and all!
#16 A sign in a language other than English.

Friday, August 8, 2014

2014 SPSH...

Today I'm sharing #2 on the SPSH list. I still can't figure out why birds like to sit on the wires when a storm is coming but they always do. I think I'd find a drier, safer place if I were a bird. How about you?

#2 Birds on a wire

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Found Another...

But then again, its pretty easy to find yourself. I think! Today I'm sharing #21 on the SPSH list.

#21 A photograph of you with something
 representing the season.
Me and corn. Notice how tall it is. We've
had a good growing season here in the Midwest.
Corn definitely tells one that it is Summertime
 here in the Midwest.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Still Hunting And A Bit Behind...

But no worries, I'll eventually pick up the pace. Today I'm sharing #7 on the SPSH list. I came across this little scene while out in my sisters hood. I love that the red stands out so well amongst all the green and the pretty blue sky. This is what summertime looks like around here. Its so lovely and when it looks like this I'm actually happy I live here in the Midwest.

#7 A rural landscape
Midwestern Farm
Silo, Barns, Corn cribs and Soybeans.