Fun Foto Challenge: Bent Elbows and Laughter Make Great Food

Fun making crepes

Fun making Czech pancakes with Marie

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge asked for joints and or things you enjoy, Does laughing, and food, and a return visit from one of our students from Czech Republic qualify?  I believer her head is just over CR on the map.

Besides all the bent elbows and fingers it was a “joint” effort making these crepes or Czech pancakes.

Is cooking the Thanksgiving meal or any big meal a cooperative venture or a one person show at your house?


Phoneography It’s All About Texture Today

Path in Native Plant Garden

1-Path in Native Plant Garden


Pup on path

3-Pup on path


While visiting The Native Plant Garden late in the day on Saturday, there was little light or color but a festival of texture surrounding me. The little dog that wandered by joined in with his rough wooly coat.

Does anyone else love the Thanksgiving day Dog show as much as I do? Even if I’ll probably just record it  to watch later.

Fun With Avery Editing:


Okay Which photo stirs your fancy today?



Lens and Pens

My Angle on this Weeks Challenge

Angular also offers a chance to shoot from an entirely new perspective.

Turkey for dinner?

Turkey for dinner? The critters Perspective


Board at Target I turned the Camera around. I knew this would fit a challenge someday.



This Weekly Photo Challenge Angular gives me a chance to ask do you see the world from a cock-eyed perspective too?

For Something Different than Pumpkin Pie Try Persimmon Pie

 What Different Kinds Of Pies Do You Make?

Fuyu Persimmons

Fuyu Persimmons

Around where I live there’s been a bumper crop of Fuyu Persimmons (the small hard kind) and we have been given a passel of this brightly colored fruit. We’ve passed some on and yesterday I made two Pies with. It was Easy as Pie! I make it just like an apple pie and

Persimmon Pie

Persimmon Pie

Here’s the Fuyu Persimmon Pie Filling recipe I used. I chose this recipe because it uses Meyer lemons which we also have a passel of.
I must confess I use frozen pie crusts. Who among us can make good pie crust? Please advise.

adapted from Star Dough Persimmon Pie

3 pounds persimmon, peeled, cored, and sliced into thin wedges
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
pinch of salt
Juice from 1/2 Meyer lemon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
2 eggs

1. Mix persimmon slices with pumpkin pie spice, salt, and Meyer lemon juice.
2. Add fruit to pie shell.
3. In a bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter. and 2 eggs until smooth.
4. Pour mixture over persimmon in pie shell. Cover with top crust.
5. Brush top crust with one beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar. Cut a few slits in the pie to allow steam to escape while baking.
6. Bake the pie at 375° for 45 minutes, until the crust is golden (if the edges brown too quickly, cover with aluminum foil).
7. Let cool 1 hour, then serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Let me know about your Pie Making experiences.

always something Nurturing on Thursday inspired by Becca Givens



Which Way Challenge 21: One Way To Get Grandma’s House Fast!

Lamborghini on 4th Streer

Lamborghini on 4th Street

Fast! Very Fast! 

Here’s one way to get Grandmother’s house in time for the turkey on Thanksgiving day.

Ghost Car
This, just off the show room floor, Lamborghini almost disappeared in the reflected fall leaves until I noticed some one standing in the street taking pictures of it.
I know this is supposed to be a roadway image challenge but you can see a curb, right?

Selfie of me photographing the Lambo insignia

Selfie of me in the street photographing the Lambo insignia

That’s how shiny the paint job is.
I’m a sucker for a pretty car, because my dad was a car guy who taught me to identify all the 1960’s cars by sight.

What do you pull over to snap pictures of?

Let yourself be silently drawn
by the strange pull of what you really love.
It will not lead you astray.
~ Rumi ~

For Cee’s Which Way Challenge I was a Featured Blogger in her Last weeks Challenge with my Wandering Turkey Image.






Leaves at Sunrise Write Poetry


Why would I run out barefooted  into the yard in November at sunrise?
To catch
of course.

She’s out there again, Dear!

I hope she finds what she’s looking for.

Lemon and crimson leaves last only a day.

True Story by
Carol Carlisle


What madness or mystery would it take to cause you to run out barefooted in November?

For Margo Rody and Sunday Stills Fire

Phoneography: Black and White Food For Thought

1-"Here's Looking at You Kid" Two yoked egg

1-“Here’s Looking at You Kid” Two yoked egg


2-Edward Hopper-ish Fancy Food Truck at Night


I used to sit in the cafe of existentialism,
lost in a blue cloud of cigarette smoke,
contemplating the suicide a tiny Frenchman
might commit by leaping from the rim of my brandy glass.
Billy Collins ~

3-Is this What We Look Like?

3-Is this What We Look Like?

Lens and Pens Street Photography and more inspired this odd collection of Black and White photography and poetry today.
What makes sense to you?

Sorry I’m late posting the Pingbacks I always have to run off to writing group on Mondays.
View other entries for this week’s challenge:


Making Yummy Food Creates Big Smiles!

Paulo celebrates making Shrimp in the pumpkin

Paulo, Brazilian student, celebrates making Shrimp in the pumpkin

We often celebrate the Achievement of creating interesting food with photos. The students that live with us often make a native dish or learn to make an American Dish.

Cindy Lee Proud of making apple crumble

Cindy Lee (Taiwan) Proud of making apple crumble for the first time.

Tatiane Made Shrimp in the pumpkin last Thanksgiving

Tatiane also from Brazil Made Shrimp in the Pumpkin last Thanksgiving

Marie and Justine made a race track cake

Marie, Czech and Justine, French made a race track cake Just for fun!

Daniel and Jessie make onion cakes for New Moon festival

Daniel family friend Teaches us and Jessie (my daughter) how to make onion pancakes for New Moon festival

Our Family Friend Nora Made this Cow Cake for her mom birthday

Our Family Friend Nora Made this Cow Cake for her mom birthday. It was quite an achievement and a successful surprise!

FYI The students are attending Intrax English Language School in San Francisco.

Weekly Photo Challenge Achievement asked for something tangible you created.

How do you show off your creation?


Does The First Image From A Comet Look Like a Person? A Spaceman? A Troll?

First Image From Comet

First Image From Comet

Am I the only one that sees a chunky man in the first photo from the comet? It looks like, maybe a football player, or more likely a spaceman?

He’s waving and about to kick the lander’s leg. That’s probably why it had a hard time landing.

My Husband just said it looks like a troll! Yes Comets 🌠  would be where Trolls are from!!!

Please tell me what you see.

Cee’s Fun Foto asked for Vehicle Details well this is a very rare vehicle even if it’s not my foto  ;)

More about the landing Here

Tasty Treats on My Street for Which Way Challenge

Better Run!!!!

Better Run!!!!  Thanksgivin’ is a comin’

This is just a taste of my turkey (photos). Next Wednesday I’ll post a whole flock of them.
Here’s something else that could be on your Thanksgiving dinner table from my street.

Artichoke on our street

Late Fall Artichoke on our street

Artichokes are ornamental in our neighborhood. This one’s on the parking strip across the street from me. A dad planted it with his kids last Spring. I’ve enjoyed watching it and them thrive.

What treats thrive in your neighborhood? They don’t have to be edible.

Cee’s Which Way Challenge #20

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