Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Thursday Three. Or Six.

I am at a complete loss for words, but doggone it, I can do my best and pull at least three things, three random things, out of my hat.

I love hats, you know.

The first is a photo from my files:

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This was taken on a foggy morning in Maine on the Eggemoggin Bay as we were about to drive over the Deer Isle Bridge. It was raining off and on and we were heading northeast to Mt. Desert Island for a hike at Acadia National Park.

I love Maine.

The second thing I’d like to share today is a photo I took this week of the morning glories.

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They’re a very pale blue this year and when I was walking up behind these little beauties, they almost looked like moonflowers with their whiteness. They won’t last much longer, though. There’s a chill in the air.

I love morning glories.

And third on the list is a photo I took of the candles in the fireplace. I went a little cuckoo for cocoa puffs with the brushes around the edges but it’s all in fun. They smell so wonderful when they’re burning, too. But not as wonderful as dinner smelled tonight when I came in from my walk with George. My husband made tiny bowtie pasta and had a sauce where he incorporated baked beans and onions and tomatoes and I don’t know what else. But it was fantastic, even though it sounds weird.

I love candlelight. And dinner.

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There now. That was a lot easier than I thought it would be. And know what else?

It’s always fun reading your answers to the questions I pose once a week. I can’t believe how many people don’t need an alarm clock to wake up! Maybe I need to start going to bed earlier. And I loved reading the best things that happened to each of you all week. All good stuff.

Do you have three things to tell me?

Hope to see you back here, my friends . . .


Heather said...

Hmmm...first one - I like your photos, but you already know that. second one - I missed answering your questions because I'm not a very decisive person when I don't sit and think first, and then I slack and forget to answer and then it's too late. third one - it's driving me crazy that I haven't used my punctuation properly but I'm leaving it as it is because i'm going to get over the need to do everything perfectly right.

Didn't know what you got yourself into with that one, did ya Kate?


i do like your coo-coo for cocoa puff's remake very much

Char said...

all beautiful in very different ways. a tribute to your skill as a photographer.

three good things: i'm alive, i'm loved, and glee is on tonight.

Jeanne Frances Klaver said...

You make it look so easy. I'm amazed at how hard things "seem" when we "think" about them, but when it gets down to the "doing" it's never as hard as it seems. Three things: 1) I am simplifying my life so I have time for creative endeavors (it's easier than I thought it would be) because 2) I'm learning to seek my own answers instead of what others feel may be my "gift" and 3) YES! GLEE IS ON TONIGHT! :))

Mary said...

So beautiful, Kate. You know I love the misty one! :)

Three good things: I have a roof over my head, a family that loves me, and a warm furry kitty currently sleeping right next to me on the sofa. :)

Hilary said...

OOH.....I have to try that crazy sauce....that sounds intriguing......beans and tomatoes for a sauce.

Hilary said...

Oh, and three random things.
1.I love to play scrabble online.
2. My dog sleeps with me every night, all 70 lbs of him.
3.I go in my hot tub without a bathing suit.....every night. :)

GailO said...

You know I love that misty Maine photo!

Three random things?
1. I'm going to my 41st (there was no 40th) high school reunion this weekend...
2. I'm thinking of losing 10 pounds this week:)
3. I love baked bean sandwiches but would never have thought of adding them to pasta...

Kerri Farley said...

Katy, (I can call you Katy, right?
I LOVE these pictures! That foggy one is gorgeous...I just LOVE fog. The morning glories are fab...but of course my favorite is the candles in the fireplace. I was hoping to see those. I wish I had fireplace...I'd put candle in it too!!

3 Random Things.

#1 - I just noticed on the side of your blog the "you've got a friend" shot with George. I LOVE that.

#2 - I have been VERY down today. Not a good day at all...but I'm sure I'll get over it.

#3 - Visiting your blog always picks me up.

Jeanne Walker said...

All three photos are entirley different but all are beautiful in their own right. Favorite are the candles...I love the's perfect!

Three things:
I love puppies and their puppy breath!
I love the song of the mockingbird!
I love mountains and mountain streams!


maillady said...

ok , here we go

1. i love this time of the year while i'm working.
2. i am almost done christmas shopping. i know ,sick right!
3 i love reading your blog every morning before work. i seems to make me relaxed.

love ya , katie

Michelle said...

I always enjoy your photos and I too like Morning Glories very much.

3 Random Things:

1. I love the smell of my Jack Russell - even when she is not so "fresh". Crazy

2. I treated myself to two new CD's today.

3. It was a perfect fall day here in KY.

tj said...

...I too love Morning Glorys, and Cocoa Puffs...*giggle* :oP

1. I second what Farmchick said up there, it was a perfect fall day here in Missouri too.

2. I think that candle photo would make an awesome card.

3. I love visiting you Kate and when I don't visit regularly, I miss you.

...Blessings... :o)

Donna S. said...

Great photos as usual. It's funny, but I wanted to call you Katie, too? Does anyone call you Katie?

1. I donated time to work in a booth at our Fall Festival tonight:)
2. I have several projects I want to get started but can't seem to gather all the supplies together.
3. It is great to have a family that loves you.

Egghead said...

Kate you always make me smile. I may not always comment but I always read.

Three things....
1. I have a little tiny short person sleeping in the room next to mine tonight. I love the sound of her breathing.
2. I gathered many chestnuts on my noon walk today.
3. I watched my boss of 21 years receive the 2008 National Medal of Science at the White House....streamed in on my computer at work. Almost like being there. What an honor.

Cloudia said...

Your excelence lifts me!

Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I'm tired, hungry and sleepy! Also I have a virus on my computer!
Finally posted pics of my son's farm wedding! (My hubby took them!

Sugar Creek Beads said...

Loved the photos,you are so talented! My favorite was the candles, the photo as is would be a wonderful holiday card. Three things are hard to decide on but here goes.
1. Watching a bunch of little birds, happily bathing in a dirty puddle on the side of the road this morning made me cry. It made me so happy.
2. I made a yummy apple tart tonight and had two, shame on me, pieces.
3. I started beading my fall give away surprise tonight and I can't wait to get it posted.

Skogkjerring said...

Love the misty maine photo immensely!! There is something magical about coastal areas..

Three good things:
1. I have off from work this entire week- YAHOO!!
2. My puppy buyers are coming today for a hike and grilling of hot dogs and a hopefully cozy visit.
3. I am making a carrot cake and Sarah is making M&M cookies (with M&Ms we bought in Sweden) for our guests..YEAH!
Have a great day!!

Anonymous said...

Candles The only subject that is wonderful while burning.

Daryl said...

Do you worship at the alter of the non working fireplace?

If ToonMan hadnt put that chest in front of our non working fireplace I might consider putting candles in it

No, I wouldnt, I have two cats, one of whom is extremely inquisitive

The photo in Maine is sensational

Anonymous said...

Oh my, dreamy pictures, especially that first one. I always forget about altering colour on photos. Sometimes they look so much better in black & white, or sepia.

CJ xx

CarlaHR said...

Lovely pictures as always.
1) I've a good life and know how to appreciate it.
2) My husband and I are in good health (and have a family doctor which is a really good thing in this day and age).
3) Thanks to you I've discovered Florabella and Flypaper textures. Well maybe I shouldn't be grateful for that as it is taking time away from my quilting - just got to learn how to make the days longer.

Anonymous said...

1. I'm in love, love, love with your candle photo = gorgeous!

2. I just had a crazy experience enrolling my child into kindergarten, come check out my blog to read all about it!

3. My kids have a 3 day weekend, my Mom is coming and we're going up to the "farm land" by our house to pick pumpkins, apples and have lots of treats! I can't wait!

Caroline said...

Love the first photo...heck, love em' all!

Swetha said...

i love candle light dinner too ..

i love to see the moon for a long time..

Anonymous said...

Love all the photos, as usual.
Three's my b/d on sunday. Today I found something I have been looking for, and forgot about, and there it was on Etsy, just waiting for me to find it!! and I made a nice comfort foody thing for dinner. (My husband isn't allowed to cook!)
Life is good if you let the simple things in, don't you think?


Mental P Mama said...

1) That dinner sounded wonderful!
2) I miss George
3) I am right around the corner....

Woman in a Window said...

1. Just ate popcorn
2. Listening to Norah Jones and Soooooo relaxed
3. Gonna sleep on the couch in my clothes. I'm a rebel without a cause. Really. No cause.


melaine_h said...

I love the photos. The one of the candles burning could be a picture on a Christmas Card. Love your stories about George.