Friday, April 30, 2010

Photography Class


I don't know what I expected. . . well yes I do. . . I expected to take one photography class and suddenly be able to take GREAT photographs. Not that these are bad, but they certianly aren't 'Wow' quality. Practice, practice, practice. . . Now I've just got to get out there everyday and practice what I've learned.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

May Day Party in a Basket

May Day is my all time favorite holiday. Who wouldn't love a holiday celebrating the bounty of spring! And although money is tight this year, I couldn't pass up this adorable ladybug pick I found at a craft store. To save money though, I used seeds saved from my garden and made my own seed packets. I made a garland of twinkling flowers out of some old christmas lights and silk flowers. Then I used the stems and leaves from the flowers to make a bouquet of chocolate 'flowers'. I added a menu of flower recipes and for a finishing touch put in some potted flowering plants! A complete May Day Party in a basket!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

25 Books I want to read

Some of these just sound really cool, some I should have read a long time ago, and some have been recommended by friends.

1. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
2. Empire of Plants
3. The Monkey Wrench Gang
4. One Hundred Years of Solitude
5. Love in the Time of Cholera
6. Anna Karenina
7. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
8. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
9. West with the Night
10. A Million Nightingales
11. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
12. Bold Spirit
13. Garden and Climate
14. Forest and Thicket
15. The Nature Handbook
16. The Power of One
17. An Unquiet Mind
18. Season of the Body
19. The Painted Bird
20. Handbook of Northeastern Indian medicinal Plants
21. In the Absence of the Sacred: The failure of Technology and the Survival of the Indian Nations
22. Encounters with the Archdruid
23. Confessions of an English Opium Eater
24. The Closing Circle
25. The Unsettling of America