One of my favorite parts of blog world is the beautiful photography everyone is doing. I’ve taken pictures all my life but things changed last year when I got a digital camera (a Canon EOS Rebel T2i). I don’t know how it rates with other cameras, but I love it!
I haven’t had time to “learn” how to use it in the proper scientific way, but once I quit being afraid of words like aperture and point of view, and just started playing with the buttons, I found 2 or 3 that seem to be very handy in producing good photos. The other day I learned that the word “photography” comes from the Greek; it literally means “drawing with light.” Isn’t that beautiful? Kind of like watercolors. ♥
My main problem these days is figuring out how a camera survives being owned by a cook…I forget my fingers have cranberry coffee cake on them and grab for the camera! One of these days I’m afraid I’m going to try and push a button and it’s going to be glued closed! Does anyone know how long a camera lasts when it’s dipped in butter daily?
Now, instead of mere words to tell you about the things I love, I can take a photo and show you! Because inspiration comes from the simplest of everyday places, even this glass — which is inspiring a dinner party here in the garden tomorrow night. I think it’s the perfect thing to fill with pink Skip-and-Go-Nakeds — will love to see this pink perfection in the hands of my friends under the twinkle lights in the garden. ♥
I know many of you have made this drink out of my Summer Book; I’d love (now that we have a blog and can do it!) to hear your reviews and any possible “skipping” stories you might have (keep the “go-naked” ones for when we’re all grown up :-)). And for those who’ve never tasted it . . . here’s the recipe for two perfect summer drinks: You need 2/3 c. cold beer … 2/3 c. frozen pink lemonade concentrate …. and 1/4 c. vodka. Fill your blender half-full of ice, pour in all ingredients; blend well and serve.
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They are not long, the days of wine and roses; these lazy hazy crazy days of summer…don’t forget to put your feet up this weekend, take lots of pictures, and toast the daddies in your life! xoxo ♥ (Do I talk too much?)