The lighting is poor and our eyes aren’t what they were. So Brian will be here the 19-th at one to talk to us about what can be done!
The above poem (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore) was my Christmas present to Marianne in December 2011. We had talked about remodeling the kitchen before, but never reached decisions on what we wanted. This got the ball rolling and by the end of May we were using our new kitchen. Here in verse is the rest of the story.
Now Brian came and was precise; so off we went to get Maggie's advice. The web revealed many choices to our chagrin, and decisions were made before we began.
Marianne searched the web far and wide, and I checked out local sources beside. Choices were made on cabinets, on colors and floor, on lighting, on granite, on faucets and more.
Maggie laid out the cabinet design and it was precise. We said okay and Brian sent us the price. As Brian went off with check in hand, We cleared the cabinets of every pot and pan.
Soon Brian and his crew tore out the old, and the room was bare, a sight to behold. The electricians put in new outlets and lights Soon came the counter tops, much to our delight.
And as Brian the others drove out of sight, Marianne said "I love my new kitchen tonight". A phrase still heard as she prepares a meal, And I must say that's same way I feel.
Search "kitchen" to see some of the previous posts on work in progress.
I saw Ansel Adams pictures of Yosemite when I was a child (Dad subscribed to Popular Photography) and wanted to visit this beautiful place. In June, 1990 Marianne and I spent 3 days exploring the valley and mountains of Yosemite. These two photos were taken from Glacier Point looking down at Yosemite Falls across the valley and Vernal and Nevada Falls upstream on the Merced River. (It is about a 3200 foot drop to the valley floor.)
Looking down inside Luray Caverns.
Looking down at the USS Torsk, a WW II sub, from an upper level of the Baltimore Aquarium.
From the top of the base to the Statue of Liberty
And finally, Looking down at yard work to be done soon.
On the 10-th and 11-th the weather folks were predicting up to 14 inches of snow out our way. While the moisture fell from the clouds, the temperature stayed above freezing, so no snow (see last week's Our World). As the sky cleared, the creek nearby overflowed its banks.
And again this Monday more snow was predicted, but not much has fallen yet.
In ancient times purple was a royal color and only the wealthy could afford the dyes to make purple. Nero is said to have forbidden anyone else to wear purple. Today it is safe to wear purple, but it is not as prevalent as reds, blues and other colors. The ancient cultures around this world were highly protective of the colors. Purple does not have its own spectral line so there is room for variations. Nature did not have to bend to Nero's laws, so I have some early blooming purple crocus that I choose for my header, and include some manufactured purples in my post.
Pink ribbon, purple box from granddaughter's wedding
This lamb was born at the fair and returned with its mom to the fold back at the farm.
My first thought after seeing Kathy's theme for this week was origami. But I do not have any examples at home and a quick look around Frederick did not yield an example. So for my header I made my own folds and laid it out on some of my old photos. My post shows some other examples of folds.
Buster, peering out the window and Zoey, doing a full pike while sleeping, joined our family 12 years ago and are aging gracefully along with us. They were adopted from the Siamese Rescue Organization.
I joined the Header Challenge team in November. We post a new header each week on a suggested theme. Imac is the founder and head of the team. The members vote for best header and the winner gets the gold. The links above will take you to the other participants.
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I am retired, married to a smart, talented lady who once thought we computer people were geeks and now is one of us geeks. I have a long time interest in photography. We live in Maryland, about 50 miles from Washington, DC.
My main camera is a Nikon D3100 with two zoom lenses (18-55 and 55-200).
[Portrait by Marianne Oct 2, 2010]