Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Popcorn Balls - Best Ever!

I don't normally share recipes on my blog, but this is one of those recipes all grandmothers should have in their arsenal of homemade treats.  It always warms my heart when one of the grand kids or nephews and nieces make a request for these. Which actually happen yesterday..."Please Aunt Millie could you make your popcorn balls?"  (Sorry for the quality of these photos, they were taken with my iPhone.)  These Caramel Popcorn Balls are delish!  I'm so glad I don't have to eat them all!
They don't take long to make, maybe and hour at the most.
The only thing I would warn you of is if
you want little hands to help, be aware that
the candy is quite hot and can burn if you don't let the popcorn 
and caramel mixture cool a bit before forming balls.
Happy Click'n!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Macro Mondays ~ Technology

This week Flickr's themed Macro Mondays is "Technology",
we were given several tips and these highlighted words got me thinking.
"You could re-visit long existing technology that we tend to forget was once cutting edge, get a detailed shot of the stop/start button in your eco car, the textures on a cool new kitchen gadget or a close up of that iPod Nano you still use for your workout soundtrack". 
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It's not that I don't like technology,
it's just not always friendly!
This photo shows progressive improvements (?) in
our light switches...right to left,
basic switch,
timer switch,
and our new programmable switch.
That last one has been a pain in the arse ever since Daylight Savings Time began.
I decided to reprogram it and it has gone "wacky"!
Sometimes what seems like a good idea, really isn't.

The next photo shows what I really love in technology...
my iPad!
 I used keys from an old laptop keyboard to spell out iPad
and photographed them beside my iPad.
Not my best work but at least I gave it a go!
Flickr's Macro Mondays (here)
Next I'm sharing the above macro of  a Magnolia blossom
 with these Macro groups:
 "Macro Monday 2" a Monday photo gallery (here),
and a Sunday photo gallery called "i heart macro" (here).

Friday, May 22, 2015

Orange you glad it's Friday ~ Robin Family

I'm a newbie birdwatcher and only know the basic of birds.
After filling the bird feeders I sat for a while with camera
in hand hoping to catch anything besides the pesky sparrows.
Finally, a robin family appeared...
a sparrow "photo bombed" this shot, gezz... 
One of the parents fetched a worm for the baby.
Sweet little baby.
The other parent kept an eye on the surroundings.
Pretty soon they noticed the paparazzi and disappeared.
If you have any tips to attract songbirds, Cardinals and other pretty birds,
please share your advice, it would be appreciated!
Thank you and enjoy Memorial Day weekend!
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Orange you glad it's Friday? (Here)
I am!
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Happy Click'n!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Our World Tuesday ~ Can you feel the music?

Tulsa's International Mayfest (here) has a history for being interrupted
by our Spring weather, but Saturday night the music was on...
it's always a rare performance and a must go to
when Bradio (The Brady Orchestra) gets together.
They play Beatles, Chicago, Elvis, Rolling Stones 
and the occasional Joe Cocker (Mad Dogs and Englishmen), 
my favorite by far!

The above photo before my first beer...
Can you feel the music?
After my first beer...

not really, just playing with my camera once again.
Oh, the beer was real, but intentional camera movement.
I really like doing abstracts.

Other Summer free concerts for the Tulsa area, here.
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Share your world with "Our World Tuesday", here.

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A piece of my world,
join the party...
Happy Click'n!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Macro Mondays ~ Glass

This week Flickr's themed Macro Mondays is "Glass",
we were given these tips:
"1. Lighting is KEY. Glass really shines and glistens with light when done properly.
2. Try using glass that has swirls, ridges or other markings on it. 
3. Look for glass that is colored, cut, broken, transparent, opaque or translucent.
4. Place something interesting behind (or in) the glass—decorative paper or fabric works well. The colors will shine through the glass and you can get some amazing results.
5. Have fun experimenting and playing around."

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I tried shooting several different glassware with colored fabric and paper,
different lighting and I had fun with this challenge.
My favorite object to play around with was a
Fostoria American Cube Saucer, below, with a pattern napkin
to reflect autumn colors.
Then I shot the bottom side of the saucer 
sitting over a muted leaf design sheet of scrapbook paper.
Next I used a cut glass devil egg serving plate,
first on sheet of scrapbook paper with pansy flower design.
The autumn colored napkin was used again,
and it made wonderful reflected colors under the same serving plate...
...and I got a little carried away...
...some like star bursts or setting/rising suns...
... I had great fun!!
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Flickr's Macro Mondays (here)
And I'm sharing these macro photos with these Macro groups:
 "Macro Monday 2" a Monday photo gallery (here),
and a Sunday photo gallery called "i heart macro" (here).
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“The whole point of taking pictures is so that 
you don’t have to explain things with words.” — Elliott Erwitt
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Happy Click'n!



Friday, May 15, 2015

We're All Ears ~ Pilobolus Dance Co.

Earrings Everyday's May challenge is inspired by "the color, the music,
 the give-and-take of the tango, the fluid movement and intense tension
 of their bodies. And those quick costume changes."
(See more  here.)
My designs are created from my thoughts
as I watched these captivating dancers...
What first came to mind...
These couples are intertwined as if they are one.
I used a headpin made by
Jennifer at Dry Gulch Enterprises here.
And of course I was
Fascinated by the crisscrossing of the footwork.
I used Czech beads and wire wrapped them together.  
I used color and movement in both designs.
I'm looking forward to seeing
all the participants designs for this challenge!
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"Earrings Everyday's"  creative challenge
"We're All Ears Reveal"  (here). 
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"Life is like Tango... sad, sensual, sexy, violent and quiet."
~ Anonymous
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Happy Click'n!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Macro Mondays ~ 5

Flickr's themed Macro Mondays is "5",
however we interpret it. 
Several years ago I found this Prince Albert tin filled with rusted 
nails in my uncle's woodwork shop while getting ready
for an estate sale.  I don't know the history of this tin,
but find it ironic in a weird way that my uncle died of lung cancer.
Anyway, I seem to photograph it when nothing else comes to mind.
Maybe it's a subconscious reminder for this ex smoker.
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Flickr's Macro Mondays (here)
And I'm sharing this macro photo with these Macro groups:
 "Macro Monday 2" a Monday photo gallery (here),
and a Sunday photo gallery called "i heart macro" (here).
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“If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, 
you keep a moment.”  — Linda McCartney
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Happy Click'n!

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