Archive | June, 2010

Get Down Low. . .

28 Jun

I was thinking, for a while, that I wouldn’t get around to doing this week’s theme on you capture. But, I finally got around to lowering my old, weary, aching bones down to the floor. Birthdays always make you feel decrepit, don’t they? Anyhow, this is what I found.

Actually, that makes it seem accidental, when really I thought carefully about the photo for almost five days before I got around to taking it. I’ve been on this sewing/quilting kick lately, so a close up of the treadle on my granny’s old sewing machine seemed like just the thing. I’m trying to focus on appreciating the machines that I have in my house, instead of the idea of buying an old one that I found while thrifting this weekend. . .



Around Town

25 Jun

There’s not a whole lot that goes around in small towns, so when the buildings suddenly start to grow appendages, it suddenly seems noteworthy.

Just hope that you don’t get sick at the library

24 Jun

Ah, mercurochrome. . . .

The Breakfast of Champions

22 Jun

As the crazy patrons chuckle maniacally just outside my office door, I close my eyes and enjoy another taste of heaven.

Vietnamese Coffee Jello (adapted from That Winsome Girl’s recipe)

2 packages unflavored gelatin
1/2 c. water
2 c. strong coffee
1 can (14 oz.) condensed milk

Mix the 2 packages of unflavored gelatin in a bowl with the 1/2 c. water. Let this sit while you brew 2 c. of strong coffee. My favorite has been with 2 c. of espresso, but the french press also works well (with 8 T. coffee per 2 c. water). Mix the hot coffee with the gelatin until it is completely dissolved. Add in the can of condensed milk and mix well. Refrigerate.

The original recipe can be found here:

I want to play along too

17 Jun

It took several weeks before I decided to jump on the blogging bandwagon. . . and what it really comes down to. . . is my desire to have an assignment, a reason to take more photos.

And, fortunately for me, I found it.


This week. . . . water. I moved into my first home this winter, and was surprised and delighted to find out that it came with a Mimosa tree. My favorite. It’s even more my favorite in the rain. . .