The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Photo #274 2012

Moving right along to another project!
The interior of our new addition is freshly
painted in our favorite yellow...
Now onto the next project in the boxes.
Hardwood flooring!
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Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Photo #272 2012

Tah Dah!
Quilting project is getting
closer to being done!!!
I've been sporadically working on this
quilt for a few months. It took me awhile
to figure out how I wanted to make all
the squares and then it took awhile to get my
behind in gear to complete all the squares.
After this photo was taken I  
managed to sew them all together and now
it's at the quilters being quilted !
Yay-about time!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Photo #269 2012

We went to the Montague Balloon Fair on Saturday.
Of course I took oodles of pics-so bear with me
as I will be posting a few more this week!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Photo #266,267 and 268 2012

Hot Air Balloons in the Sky! 

This weekend the town of Montague California
celebrated it's annual Hot Air Balloon Fair.
We got up early and drove the 30 some miles
to see these wonderful balloons. 
 Lots of people here! 
and lots of balloons!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Photo 265 2012

Our garage is also freshly painted!
Much nicer and fresher look.
The trim is the color of the house
and the house has a green as the trim color.
The stairs lead up to our guest apartment.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Photo #263 2012

I mentioned in yesterdays blog that once we are
finished with our remodeling and adding onto our new home
that we would not know what to do with ourselves...
well perhaps we can go to Zihuatanejo and supervise
the rebuilding of palapas? Hmmm-sounds like a good plan to me!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Photo #262 2012

Now that the exterior is almost completed
we're getting the sheetrocking done!
After this the interior painting will be done.
Then the vanity will be installed along with
sink,toilet and tub. Then Russell can tile 
and put in the hardwood flooring.
Woo Hoo= in the home stretch!
We won't know what to do when it's all done.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Photo #261 2012

The house is painted...ta dah!
Finally the house painting is finished.
Our friend Jeff did such a fabulous job!
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Photo #260 2012

Specters of now and the future

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Photo #258 and 259 2012

Remember yesterday's peaches? 
Well- they are today's pie!
And here's a super simple easy as pie crust recipe!
Ewana's Pie Crust
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup ice water
Cut shortening into flour
until it resembles coarse cornmeal
Quickly mix in cold water with fork.
Shape into a ball. Divide in half. Roll out.
Cut recipe in half for a single crust pie.

Bread and Butter Pickles
It's not rocket science to make these yummy pickles.
Not sure where I got the recipe as it's hand written
inside my cookbook. Enjoy!
Easy Bread and Butter Pickles
Makes 4 to 5 pints 
12 mediumsize cucumbers cut into 1/4 " slices
1 1/2 # onions thinly sliced
1/2 cup salt
3 cups vinegar
3 cups sugar
1/4 cup mustard seed
1/2 tsp Tumeric
2 tsp celery seed
In a large glass or stainless steel bowl combine the sliced
cucmbers, onions and salt. Let stand for 3 hours, then pour
into a large colander to drain. Rinse well with water and drain again.
In a 10 quart stainless steel pan combine the vinegar, sugar,tumeric,
mustard seed, celery seed and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil and\
add the drained cucumbers and onions. Reduce the heat to low and simmer
for just 2 minutes. DO NOT BOIL as the pickles won't be crisp.
Pack pickles in hot sterile jars. Seal in cold water bath for 20 minutes
or if you are at an elevation of over 3000' to 6000'
process for 30 minutes. These can be eaten immediately.

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Photo #254 and 255 2012

Discovery of tomato worm means I cannot
blame the chipmunks any more. Nor the birds.
Nor the elf.
Mt Shasta is almost without snow on this side.
Two more months will most likely bring it some snow.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Photo #250 and 251 2012

Annual Mt Shasta Police Department Car Show
Four blocks were closed off to allow an
amazing amount of restored old cars.
I found the "Rat Rods" to be the most
interesting cars on display!
Quirky and quick.

Interior of a "Rat Rod" -
note the little fan on the dashboard
Not to mention the stylish '50's seats from the kitchen !

Exterior of another "Rat Rod"

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Photo #248 and 249 2012

Labor Day Weekend
We had a super delicious Mexican dinner
Saturday night at Bill and Ewana's  

 Ewana has the most gorgeous flowers on the new deck
Our visiting friends brought their sweet Bichon named Scout.
He was a bit over whelmed!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Photo #247 2012

Remember this flower?
 Well look what it turned into....

a wild cucumber????
Does anyone have info on this???

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Photos #246.25 and 246.5

"Meowrl....I smell a dog"

"Yep and look where I'm sitting....ha ha woof."
We have out of town friends visiting with their dog Scout.
Who is quite the character!
Especially when sitting in Russell's chair! 

Photo #246 2012

Shadowy Fence
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