Saturday, August 25, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
I'm not back, exactly, at least not on a daily basis, yet. But I've so appreciated the comments I've gotten that I feel very encouraged to keep going. Especially having met someone this weekend who has been using my blog as a guidebook, now that he's moved to Sharon from far away (not because of my blog though!) I had to laugh when he said he went into Terni's and asked for a milkshake - I could have predicted the gruff response! I should apologize to Phil Terni for sending people there!
Anyway, this katydid was so pretty - it's on a pumpkin flower in my garden. I will return after Labor Day, in some form - if not daily, then at least a few times a week! Since I"m not taking any other kind of vacation, this break will have to suffice!
Friday, August 10, 2007
I appreciate all the wonderful comments, support, suggestions, critiques, and the many silent visits each day as well. Thank you, and see you soon, in one way or another!
I leave you with this: a photo of a pumpkin vine, not from Sharon but from a weekend excursion to a friend's house near Germantown, NY, to pick blackberries.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
I stuck my camera out the window when I was waiting at the stop from Route 41 to turn onto Route 23 in what I originally wrote was Sheffield, but of course, as several friends reminded me, is South Egremont.
Question to my local readers: what am I missing? I drive the same routes most days, and see the same sights and sites...I invite some new suggestions for where to photograph in and around Sharon! (Feel free to invite me to your place!)
Monday, August 06, 2007
Tiger Lillies in bloom
The lillies I showed a few days ago are now in full glorious bloom - here they are, in the driveway of PIne Hill Farm (which I've shown many times). The farmer who runs it has agreed to let me tramp around and take lots more pictures, up in the pastures, in the barns... I hope to get there by the end of this week and create a little series.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
This photo is from yesterday's Sharon Craft Fair - that annual event on the green that brings people from all over the state and beyond to show their wares. We always enjoy strolling around the booths, visiting with neighbors and sometimes even buying things. This year we could have bought a hermit crab in a custom-painted shell ($8), a curtain tassel made from an old ceramic salt shaker ($35) or a variety of doll clothes, tied-dyed t-shirts, ceramic things for the mantel, birdhouses, jewelry and much more, not to mention these hand-made plaques. We didn't buy anything. But I took a lot of pictures - the best of them are here.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
Where's the twin
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Red spotted blue
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
What's for Breakfast? It's Monthly Theme Day!
For this month's theme, we all voted to show a typical breakfast in our town. I don't know what everyone else in Sharon eats, but I eat this, every day. (And here's where I get it from!) While I think eggs (be they poached, scrambled, omelettes, sunny-side-up...) are pretty popular since they're the first thing on every breakfast menu, cereal is the number 1 in the US, according to this statistic I found:
"Cereal is the second most popular breakfast item [in the US] after coffee...On any given day, 40 percent of all breakfasts consumed in the United States are cereal. And it has been that way almost since ready-to-eat cereal first hit store shelves in the early 1900s.
"Up until then, people ate hot breakfasts of eggs, toast, waffles, pancakes. As women entered the workforce, cereal became the most popular breakfast because it was quick and convenient."
I supposed if my house is any sample, cereal wins, 2 or 3 to 1, on any given weekday morning! (The only competition is from frozen waffles. ) On weekends, it's another story - we often indulge in French-style buckwheat crepes with Nutella!
There are 99 (as of this writing) Daily Photoblogs participating - if you want to find out what's for breakfast in Stockholm, or Tel Aviv, Monte Carlo or Albuquerque, Bucaramanga, Zurich, or San Diego, take a tour! Remember, due to differences in time zones, there are differences in when the posts appear!
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