Thursday, September 12, 2013

Images from my phone

It’s 4 PM on a Thursday afternoon and if I were working, I’d be getting ready to quit after what would probably have been a long and busy day. It’s been just over three weeks since I took an extended absence from my job in order to care for my husband, and I’m getting into a kind of routine {finally}.

I still set daily goals for myself and today’s were to call Verizon {about the crazy-high invoice I just received}, to bake an apple pie {and go to the orchard to get the fruit], and to write a post {for heaven’s sake, it’s been since Sunday}.

The post I’m sharing this afternoon consists entirely of images taken over the past several days using my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. I used the Aviary photo app to edit and crop most of the the pictures for publication.

 

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My blogging friend, {Kerri}, tells me that she believes this to be a red-spotted purple butterfly. I’d previously posted it on Instagram. If you’d like to follow me there, there’s a tab on the right of this post.

 

 

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This lovely specimen is living almost right outside our back porch door.

She is huge.

 

 

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I don’t know, just some stuff along the garden fence.

And when I say garden, I mean weed haven.

 

 

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In a month, these and all my geraniums will have new homes in the window sills throughout the house.

 

 

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Himself. In repose.

 

 

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I used Be Funky for this edit. Blackie’s favorite seat is on the coffee table.

 

 

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You’re probably wondering what this is about.

Sometimes I run out of things at home. Our son works at the Acme. Why call or text, when you can take a picture and just hit send?

 

 

I baked a pie today.

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My husband has been talking about pie for several days now. He’ll ask what’s for dinner and I’ll tell him and he’ll ask if there will be pie. So I figured I’d better bake one.

 

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I think it came out pretty well. I’ll let you know how good it is. If you’d like to make your own, you can fine the recipe here: {Favorite Apple Pie}. I believe I used Ginger Gold apples, which are very limited right now. My favorite apple to use for pie is Stayman Winesap but they won’t be ready until next month.

Thanks for stopping by ~

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UPDATE: Oh, my good gracious, the pie was freaking awesome. Huge hit. Huge.

41 comments:

Lee Owenby said...

Oh my! That butterfly is gorgeous! Love George and Blackie too!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I will not rest until I have pie now.

Michelle said...

I hope your husband loves every crumb. I love the butterfly photo! (I think it needs to go in your shop.)

Sheila said...

Your apple pie looks delicious, I may have to try your recipe.

JaneK said...

What a beautiful spider. I love outside spiders. Notice I said outside.... Webs are so cool. Just fascinating.

Thanks for posting. Always glad to hear from you!

Cheers

Karen said...

Love the butterfly image... oh, the colors, the hue, the softness.

and I adore your favorite apple pie recipe. It is now my favorite too.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

The spiders have been awesome this year... VERY large. I need to post the one that is living on our garden fence... HUMONGOUS!! Bet your pie was delicious, Kate. I envy bakers since I have never been good at it. Save a piece for me please. xox

Kay said...

Your pie crust is beautiful and the whole pie looks yummy. I miss my Mom's graventstein apple pies. She made them all the time with all the apples in our yard. Thinking of you. !!!! Kay in Oregon

Donna Boucher said...

Thank you for sharing the kind of apple you used. .. and which one is your favorite. That helps me out so much!!!

Linda said...

Great. Now I want pie. For dinner.

Steph said...

Pie looks delish!

Cloudia said...

Blackie is very secure in Georges penumbra.....

I hear eternity in this post; lovely, awe-filling, healing.

Very good to see you with butterflies and lady spiders...

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Nellie said...

Amazing photos, Kate! Especially that pie.:-) Seriously, I love the butterfly, Blackie, and George. Your friend, "Charlotte," may hang out at your house.:-) I've not seen such vibrant geraniums before. Lovely color.
Hugs,
Nellie

Christie - Fine Lines said...

YUM!! Wish I were at your house tonight!!!!

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! I have to bring my geraniums in soon to . Oh that pie looks YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend .

Low Tide High Style said...

Great shots, but the pie pics are the ones that got me! Like your husband, now I long for pie! :)

xo Kat

beth said...

will you make me a pie? please ?

that spider is just like one we had...actually we had two of them. the female cocooned the male after she killed him and then she left behind 3 HUGE egg sacks. gross.

JMCD said...

UGH! Now I want pie :)

Hilary said...

That pie has me drooling! Lovely phone pics.. especially Mr. George and Miss Blackie.

Kerri Farley said...

Mmmmm.....Pie! Yum!
Hope your hubby loved it :)
Give George a scratch from me ;)

Carolynn Anctil said...

Your pie recipe has become my favourite apple pie. Thanks so much for sharing it!

it's me said...

great photos--no matter the camera--you have a great eye!

camera phones are so handy--I use mine too to take photos of products, books, etc --as reminders

yum for the pie!

Daryl said...

drooling here...

Annette {This Simple Home} said...

I've been hankering (ha!) for an apple pie, too. I think you just motivated me.

Hugs!

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

I like that idea of sending a picture of what you need to your son.

Great looking pie!

Happy weekend.

Hartwood Roses said...

Lovely glimpses into your world, through your imagination and your phone. It's always nice to see sweet George ... what is it about cats on tables? (Alice is on the dining table right now. Don't tell anyone.)

Now I'm craving pie.

Donalyn Ketchum said...

That pie looks so good. Larry is crazy about pie, so when I make one it's always a big deal. Nice to do something that makes them so happy.

Sabrina said...

Lovely photos! Well, um, all except the spider - I am totally phobic, and even a photo of one makes me squirm!

George - such a handsome thing. Always makes me smile!

I use BeFunky too! It's such an awesome thing. Mostly I use it to put watermarks on my photos that I use for my own blogs, but I've also begun utilizing it at work for various things too. Comes in handy.

Jeanne Walker said...

OMG! The photo of that butterfly is a-maz-ing! You should enter that is some photo contest! Can't believe it was taken with a mobile phone. That apple pie is to die for. I am not a pie baker but I think I could be. Hope you and yours have a wonderfully blessed and peaceful weekend! xo

Deb said...

Now I want pie. Gorgeous photos. Deb

Marianne said...

You saved a piece for me, right?

Bluebird49 said...

Oh shoot--now I have to make an apple pie! I didn't try it when you posted about it before--so I guess I'll go (NOT TO THE ORCHARD!) to Food Lion and get some Granny Smiths or the like and go ahead an do it. I haven't made any two crust pies in awhile. My hubby, son and grandson are all chocolate meringue and lemon meringue guys; of course, I made them that way! ;)Maybe I'll make it tomorrow while Alabama is playing Texas A & M--so either way, if Alabama loses, it won't be too bad--if they win--we'll celebrate with pie! ha

thecatalanway said...

I love apple pie - wish I could taste it. You have different apples from us - i havne't heard of any of those. I use Bramleys usually and have brought some back to Spain from the UK as you don't get cooking apples here.

Lovely vivid images.

lots of love and glad you are settling into a routine - hard to make that change from a work timetable. K x

Barbara said...

Great photos! I've never heard of Aviary. I'll have to check it out. But now I'm craving apple pie!

mrs mediocrity said...

I want pie! I'm so glad to hear it was a huge hit.... And you cracked me up with the Tide photo.

A picture is worth a 1,000 words, right?

Xoxo

Caroline said...

I want that pie!!! OMG... I love your phone shot...the spider is a bit disturbing to me. Um I don't really like them... Have a great week my dear! xo

GailO said...

I soooo need to make an apple pie real soon! Why does it always seem like so much trouble? Making it that is, not eating it:)

Gail said...

Forget a meal...let's have pie!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I'm so glad you have George.
Love and hugs,
Donna

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