Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Hi! Sorry I'm late.  I was off trying to take pictures in a dark children's museum due to the rain.  We are going to try to get more photos on a sunnier day.  I'm happy about that.  My most important goal is to get pictures that make all of us happy.  It's just not possible for this natural light photographer to be happy with indoor lighting and cramped shooting.

Well. We tried.

Now I can rest with Ginny...watch a few hours of tv...and then go back to town to pick up Miss Daisy.

I bought fresh bagels and the Everything bagels made my car smell amazing when I got in after the photo shoot.  My car smelled just like the bagel factory.

Another tree in my life. This has doubled in size since we have lived here (@ten years) It's glowing today. See Katie?

Why wasn't my photo shoot yesterday?
Look how our tree has grown.  It is showing off.  As is little photo bomb expert Katie.

Me and calf wait.

This is me and a calf waiting for the museum to open.
In the rain.
On a Tuesday.

Time for a Dr. Pepper.



  1. I am glad you will get to try again. I can't wait to see the magic you make. You are my favorite.
    The sun is out here in PA today. It is so pretty. I don't want to come inside.

  2. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Your tree is pretty gorgeous! Hope you enjoyed your Dr. Pepper. I'm having a diet Dr. Pepper as I type along with my lunch. I've really tried to cut back on my diet soda habit but maybe I can be successful at something else.....

    Mary Z

    Mary Z

    1. Mine is actually diet. I have one a day. One pop one iced chai.

  3. Gorgeous light on that tree and your girlio -- enjoy your afternoon!

    p.s. I used to be a pepper ... ages ago :-)

  4. Anonymous12:57 PM

    Speaking of photo shoots, my sister Emily and I took our two kids down a beautiful lane on Sunday night. The light and colors were amazing. The kids.....umm....out of control. LOL We have lots of funny pictures and we just laughed. O well. : )
    I didn't even notice Miss Daisy the photobomber until you said something. That tree is spectacular.
    Have you seen the new show on Food Network called Heartland Table? I lurv it. She's taking a roadtrip to Madison this Saturday on her show. I'm excited!

    Sarah P. from I'm drinking a Diet Coke in Iowa

    1. I have watched it. I really like her. The food often does not appeal to me. Yes! Can't wait to see the Madison show ;)

  5. Anonymous1:00 PM

    This is me and a calf waiting for the museum to open....love it..... your humor today made me laugh. I'm dying of curiosity about a photo shoot in a children's museum. A request from someone?

    Debbie Z.

  6. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Hi, Donna, I always have to check in with you every a.m. I wanted to comment that the soft drink Dr Pepper does not have a period after the Dr - my husband's father was in the Dr Pepper bottling business and I learned that early on - many years ago. The company dropped the "period" after the Dr in the 50's for stylistic purposes.

  7. Replies
    1. Anonymous6:32 PM

      I have not ever noticed the lack of the period after Dr and we lived in the town where it was born. Learn the best things here. jep

  8. The things I would never know unless I checked in her. Dr Pepper it is.

    That tree is gorgeous! Why kind is it (besides huge and beautiful?)

    Sorry about the rain today; I was just fretting about lack of rain in our forecast, so I will concentrate on enjoying my sunshine!

    I am going to show my Californian-ness here: no fences in WI? We are BIG into fences here in El Dorado County. Good fences = good neighbors. But there is something really lovely about the unbroken green and the friendliness of no fences. Would love to know if that is true there.

    Happy Tuesday all,

    1. I think we should call it D-R Pepper. Or Durr Pepper. I'm just sayin'.

      There are fences in Illinois. My daughter and son-in-law put one in at our house and it has been heaven for the two pooches that live there.

  9. My sister from Arizona (nancy) remarks on our lack of fences. With everyone working it is very quiet friend wise here. Not like the old days when women had coffee and there were block parties. (I do know a street in Madison that continues to have block parties. I am jelly). I rarely speak with the neighbors. Katie however knows everyone.

  10. Anonymous6:41 PM

    I am really late, but as Minnie Pearl used to say, "Just so glad to be here!" My dad is a huge country western music fan, so we watched a lot of Hee Haw and Grand Ole Opry. Yes, beautiful tree and sorry about the cloudy weather for your photography. Feel free to send us your rain, we would appreciate it. In our city you can fence the back yard, but only fence the front yard if you can see through it...chain link or such fencing. I remember coffee klatch times when we lived on base. And, thank you for the cow...just perfect! love and prayers, jep

  11. It certainly was a gray rainy day, eh? Moo. Good thing I had to leave the house to go to work or I would have wanted to snuggle under a warm blanket and take a very long nap. Hard to get much done if you're napping, you know? Chance of showers all week here. Moo. Hopefully your forecast is better than mine!

    Tammy ~@~

  12. Anonymous10:18 AM

    If you ever want to learn off camera flash. I'd be happy to show you.
    -John Vrany (Mrs. Fordyce's class of 1972)

    1. Thank you John!
      (Mrs. Fordyce class of 62)
      I would never know how to spell her name. My dad called her Mrs. Four Eyes.


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