Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Day (minus) One

As I walked to work this morning I liked the look of the old home, the shutters, the Benefit St sign, and of course the fire alarm box. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Day (minus) Two

A very welcome but unexpected gift arrived this evening. Still warm. We have the best neighbors who would bring a beautiful Bolo Rei. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Day (minus) Three

I thought I'd get into the habit of ensuring I got a photo each day, so this morning while driving to drop off Una at her Audubon camp I thought the morning light looking out over Buzzard's Bay toward the Elizabeth Islands looked like a good opportunity.  A quick stop and I snapped this shot with my iPhone.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

365 Project

I've tried this before and didn't complete it, but I thought I'd give it another try.  I was inspired by a blog I follow, Click it Up a Notch, where the author pointed out that in some years she didn't complete her project. But, and this is what's important, regardless of whether she completed the project, she learned things, captured things, with every photo she took.

I, too, hope to improve my photography by constantly pushing to take pictures.  I hope you'll enjoy if you choose to follow along.  Encouragement is welcome.

Here's wishing you a Happy New Year.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Latke Party

Sally, Una and I were the fortunate invitees to our friend Amy's annual Latke Party.  What fun.  The tradition is to make and cook, then of course, eat the Hanukkah favorite latke.

Growing up in San Francisco, and attending Catholic school 1-12, I know very little of Jewish traditions.  I was thrilled to learn about making latke, as well as the lighting of the menorah, and the celebration of Hanukkah.

Here are a few shots from the party.  I look forward to doing this again next year.


On the left is Chef Sally with our host Amy in the background overseeing her technique.  You can see the purple bowl of the uncooked latke in the middle left.  I swear that bowl never seemed to decrease in content.  Oh, and the right picture is yours truly demonstrating my one-handed flip.  :-)


On the left latke in the making.  On the right, the finished delicious product.  

We finally found the bottom of the bowl.  


After the cooking was done, it was time to learn the tradition and to light the Menorah.  

The treasured recipe handed down from Amy's mother.  One of those grease stains is surely from one of my early attempts at a one-handed flip.