Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rainy days and Mondays

Today was both a rainy day and a Monday but thankfully, down I was not. Work was busy at school today and I always prefer it that way.

But it breaks my heart at the same time to know that my husband will never experience another busy day at work. Ok. I will stop.

I’m still trying to make small changes to the blog and I thank you so much for all your input. We’re in our usual evening spots, my husband and I ~ he watching Jeopardy and me tossing toys to George, fooling with pictures and writing this post. The rain has finally abated but last night was wicked windy and it poured to beat the band.

Today my husband took some macro shots while walking around the yard. These are a few of the ones I really liked.

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Raindrops hang from the newly sprouted maple leaves.

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I bought some purple pansies last week. He planted them in pots and brought them inside when we had a severe cold snap a couple of nights ago. I love how the drops are all beaded up on this little flower.

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The lilacs are getting bigger every day. He took this before the rain. I love these colors.

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And this one just speaks to me. Those tiny little drops are just so beautiful.

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And now, because inquiring minds want to know . . .

1. What’s your favorite magazine?

2. What book are you currently reading?

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?

See you in the comments, my friends . . .

All photos taken with a Nikon D80 and a Nikkor macro lens.

85 comments:

Country Girl said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
Coastal Living

2. What book are you currently reading?
The Help (I just finished it last night and I LOVED it)

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?
Taking a walk with George

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
Alvin and the Chipmunks (I had a huge crush on Alvin)

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Frosted mini-wheats, dry, at my desk at school

~ C.G.

becky up the hill said...

God's Jewels, that is what those rain drops are on the pansies.

Country Living, it use to be Mary E.'s Home Companion.

Latest Number 1 Ladies Detective Angency (I loved the series, via netflix too)

Gardening and the beach

Mighty Mouse, he was my first crush ;o)

Coffee, freshly ground and cream..oh eat, an egg and toast.

Michelle said...

Our minds were running in the same track, only I had already used that title once in my blog so just titled today's post "Rainy Monday." And I AM in a funk because I'm on lamb watch, which means too much impatience and not enough sleep. Your husband's lovely photos lifted my spirits, and your questions distracted me; thanks!
1. No current favorite
2. No current read.
3. LOTS of things, mostly solitary, and there's not much solitude in the life of a homeschooling mom.
4. Didn't watch cartoons much; thought they were silly. But I did like Captain Kangaroo...
5. Grapefruit and hot cereal (oatmeal with frozen blueberries and flax meal or hot Grapenuts).

Jennie said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
I don't really read magazines... My mom got me a subscription to TIME three years ago as a gift and I somehow still receive it so that's probably the only magazine.

2. What book are you currently reading?
My med-surg nursing and pharmacology text book. Because of nursing school I haven't been able to read a real novel since August :(

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?
Taking photos and driving around singing loudly to the radio.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
I loved watching the Simpsons, while it is not a kids show my dad kept me (and not my younger sisters) up with him to watch it with him. It was our special thing and made me feel grown up.

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
I eat toast with raspberry jelly and a glass of Bolt House Farm's cappuccino flavored drink every.single.day. (almost)

JackDaddy said...

I've been looking all over for purple flowers. I finally found some at the nursery but they weren't for sale!

Hilary said...

LOVE the pansy shots.
If you don't mind my asking, what lens did he use?
I LOVE your questions.
1. Favorite mag....Cooking Light.
2. I just started the complete works of Mark Twain....I know, I am certifiable.
3. Walking with my Eddie.
4. I liked Fury, My Friend Flicka, and Sky King....now you REALLY know how old I am.
5. Kashi Heart to Heart with skim milk.

Marla said...

I love these pictures!

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
People... Yep, I just admitted that.

2. What book are you currently reading?
"Constitutional Law for a Changing America" and yes, it is a boring as it sounds!

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?
Taking pictures. Cuddling.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
I loved the Ninja Turtles!

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Honey Bunches of Oats.

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

Low Tide High Style said...

I love all of these wonderful macro shots, the one on with the raindrops on the maple leaves is stunning! And it rained cats and dogs here too last night, it made me wish I had a metal roof!

1. What’s your favorite magazine? National Geographic, Country Home (which is now defunct), but Flea Market Style's premier issue may have won my heart.

2. What book are you currently reading? Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Book, it's my new constant companion.

3. What activity recharges your inner battery? I walk along a desolate beach or going out in the kayaks.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little? Oh gosh I had lots of favorites, Deputy Dawg, Penelope Pitstop, Bullwinkle, Felix the Cat, and Mighty Mouse!

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast? Pumpernickel Toast and a handful of walnuts, sometimes a cup of tea. Oh how I wish I could have written a big yummy glazed doughnut...sigh!

TSannie said...

Wow! Your lilacs are so far ahead of ours! Lucky you!

1 Favorite Magazine: Hmmm...now that Gourmet is gone...
2 Book: The Tenth Muse; My Life in Food by Judith Jones - very good!
3 My recharger: Finding a photographic moment. Really, it's being greeted by my Stella every single time I come home...you'd think I'd been gone for weeks!
4 Favorite cartoon: Hands down, The Road Runner. I now wonder why.
5 Breakfast: Sesame Ezekial bread w/melted cheddar cheese on it. YUM!

TSannie said...

OH! I forgot! By far my very favorite magazine EVER is "The Week in Review!" It is most excellent!

Heather T. said...

Hi, Kate, I noticed that you weren't sure how to enable your link to the pictures blog from your link bar. The thing is that the bar you are using is for use within this blog only. To share a link bar at the top, like is shown, but with links within this blog and outside of this blog (such as your photo blog), you only need to change that bar to a link list. If you peek in at my blog, you'll see what I mean. It's the same set up as you now have only with links to all places rather than it being a post bar. If you have any questions, you can send me a note :)

Steph said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
I only get one these days...Oprah's "O" mag. I adore Martha Beck's monthly column. (and everything else she writes)


2. What book are you currently reading?

Lewis Carroll's "Alice In Wonderland"

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?
Hiking,walking,biking anywhere with my hubs.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?

Always loved Bug's Bunny/Loony Tunes. Speed Racer too for some reason.

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
I alternate between eggs and sugar-free yogurt with fruit. Boring but carbs are not my friend.

I was out roaming around the raindrops with my camera today too. Love your husband's shots!

Chrissykat said...

1. What's your favorite magazine? Yankee & Cape Cod Life

2. What book are you currently reading? Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol."

3. What activity recharges your inner battery? Sitting with my cats in the screen-porch watching the birds. Oh, and a big bag of Cheetos!

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little? Favorite show was Sesame Street & favorite cartoon was The Pink Panther.

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Frosted mini-wheats or Grape Nuts w/milk & coffee...lots of coffee.

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susie said...

Hi. If your husband can't work, I think he should take up photography for a job. He does really well at composition, he has a good eye.

Answers:
1. Whatever I find in the Dr or Dentist's office when I go.

2. Just finished How to have a new Husband by Friday by Kevin Leman

3. Work out on the nordik track or paint/draw.

4. The Mickey Mouse show. Or Roy Rogers (pretty sure I'm dating myself here)

5. Egg, or toast..whatever I can find, with a glass of milk and a cup of tea.

Mental P Mama said...

1. Oprah. (I know...)
2. Game Change--great read!
3. Exercise
4. Batman
5. 2 hard-boiled eggs.

Lord, am I boring....

Char said...

gorgeous shots - he is just wonderful

1. Real Simple

2. The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews....and....The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

3. A quiet day by myself doing simple things like taking pictures or cooking.

4. Yes - I loved the Chipmunks too - I got one of their albums in the first grade when I stopped biting my nails.

5. What we call a "breakfast bowl" - grits, a scrambled egg, cheese with bacon crumbled over it. And a cup of coffee

Caroline said...

Gooooorgeous photos! And that last one...*swoon*.

1. Oprah
2. The Queen's Fool
3. napping (is that an activity...lol?)
4.The Monkey's
5.Coffee and a protein bar.

beth said...

your hubby's photography just keeps amazing me day after day.....
1. right now mine is also coastal living and is the only one I have a subscription to....but forever it was home companion
2. baby proof and it's so good
3. walking, eating chocolate and writing
4. gilligans island
5. tea and a breakfast bar by luna, cliff or zone

Andi said...

I love love love the shots your husband has been taking! They are gorgeous. :)

1. What’s your favorite magazine? Hmmm...tough one..I sub. to at least 10...they have been very cheap lately. I have to say Better Homes and Gardens I guess...that and maybe my Food Network Mag.

2. What book are you currently reading? The Help and Lemon Meringue Murder

3. What activity recharges your inner battery? Almost anything outside...today I sat outside, a tad chilly, but nice and read for about an hour. Ahhhh....

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little? Scooby Doo!

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast? Almost always 100 cal extra fiber english muffin, with natural peanut butter and strawberry jam.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
I love Coastal Living, too.

2. What book are you currently reading? Hidden in Plain View by Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond Dobard
(A secret story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad)

3. What activity recharges your inner battery? Riding my motorcycle, or swimming in our pool with Kes and Handsome.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little? Sitting and watching Roadrunner and Coyote with my uncle (who was only 5 years older). Used to laugh our brains out!

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast? Eggs and meat (bacon, ham, hamburger or steak)

Thanks for asking. These are always such fun questions, Kate!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

These are always fun!
1. Southern Living magazine of course!

2. Two books! A light British novel by Raffaella Barker called Hens Dancing. She writes a column in the English magazine Country Life.

I'm also reading one of my alltime favorites by Phillip Keller:A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

3. Walking the dogs at Two Rivers Park. (It's a nice little walking park where 2 rivers do indeed converge - It's paved and a nice 3-mile walk with lots of wildlife around- especially deer!!

4.Definitely Roy Rogers and The Gene Autry Show! Also Annie Oakley--I wanted to BE Annie Oakley!

5. Soft cooked fresh eggs or oat bran hot cereal. In a hurry, peanut butter/jam on bread in the car or a biscuit from the school cafeteria.

V.

Julie Harward said...

Love all the pic's...love the rain drops!
1. The Ensign
2. The Undaunted
3. Right now...sleep!
4. Chip and Dale
5. right now..fiber!
I am loving your blog, I hardly notice the adds and thats a good thing! :D

Glenda said...

Flea Market Style
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack

Junking
Road Runner
I hit the floor running, don't eat breakfast.
That's the condensed version.
This is fun...
glenda

Bonnie said...

Your hubby's photographs are beautiful!

1. What’s your favorite magazine? Used to be ME's Home Companion, by far...sad it's gone. Coastal Living is my fav now.

2. What book are you currently reading? "Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt" by Beth Hoffman -delightful!

3. What activity recharges your inner battery? Photography or doing craft work.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little? Roadrunner

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast? Veggie/cheese Egg white quiche (or oatmeal) & a half an apple.

Glenda said...

Flea Market Style
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack

Junking
Road Runner
I hit the floor running, don't eat breakfast.
That's the condensed version.
This is fun...
glenda

DAnna said...

Great photos....love raindrops on leaves/petals/grass, etc.

1. Cloth, Paper, Scissors
2. "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides
3. Taking a walk with my camera and then working with the photos.
4. I Love Lucy
5. Puffins cereal with skim milk and a banana

Russell said...

I remember a cartoon show called The Beagles. These animated dogs sounded a lot like .... the Beatles. Heh!

Of course I really liked a show called Sky King - but that was not a cartoon show.

I enjoyed these photos. Very nice.

Take care.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

1)favorite magazine - More (I'm a magazineaholic so this was a tough question for me :)

2)currently reading - The Devil's Punchbowl by Greg Isles and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

3)recharging my inner battery - drinking mint tea and sitting outside alone, photography and creating photo books for family

4)favorite cartoon - Scooby Doo (easiest question on this list for me ;)

5)old fashioned oatmeal, toast, muscadine jelly w OJ and coffee OR vanilla yogurt mixed with blackberries, blueberries and Kashi granola

A New England Life said...

I have GOT to buy some Pansies! It's just been so cold here, but come Thursday we're headed for the 60's and Friday the 70's! Yippeeee!!!!

1. My fave mag is Victoria

2. Not reading anything at the moment

3. Being with Lily/the beach/photography brings me peace

4. Pink Panther! My dad and I watched it together. My husband says it wasn't a real cartoon. LOL!

5. English muffin with PB, veggie sausage, coffee. Every day.

Your blog looks great! Ads and all ; )

Kerri said...

WOW - Excellent! LOVE those drops!

1 - magazine - Audobon
2 - Cards on the Table - Agatha Christe
3 - Being outside ~ walking ~ breathing deeply of nature

4 - Scooby Doo
5 - Toast

Deb said...

It was a rainy monday here as well. I know we need our spring rains but I don't think we need it all in one month! The macro photos - stunning. I love the purple in the pansy - it's so vibrant.


1. What’s your favorite magazine?
Mother Earth News

2. What book are you currently reading?
Nora Roberts

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?
Spending time playing with the new lambs & goats.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
Lassie and Western Theater.

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Vanilla yogurt, raspberries and granola.

Deb

Anonymous said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
Saddle & Bridle.

2. What book are you currently reading? Rainwater.

3. What activity recharges your inner battery? Riding my horses.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little? Mr. Ed.

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast? Bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon.

Love the questions.
Karen

Ellen said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine? Love Southern Living

2. What book are you currently reading? Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline

3. What activity recharges your inner battery? Swimming

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little? Gene London - Cartoon Corner's General Store

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast? Toast or cereal and chocolate milk

Alli said...

I love the pansies with the rain drops! You both have such an eye for beautiful shots.

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
Don't think I have one.

2. What book are you currently reading?
A Tale of Two Cities

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?
Blogging, Photography, and hanging out with my friends

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
haha, since I'm still relatively young - pokemon

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal or a Bagel - yum yum yum

JO said...

LOVE the photos - especially the PURPLE - stunning!

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
I don't read many, but usually snag a People while waiting at the orthodontists office - which we do a lot lately

2. What book are you currently reading? "The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien (don't ask - lol)

3. What activity recharges your inner battery? Sunday worship service at our church

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
Kitterick - local Houston cartoon kids show


5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
sadly - eaither healthy oatmeal, or mor often, McDonalds cinimelt on the way to work - washed down with a diet coke of course.

JO

www.teensandtriplets.blogspot.com

msdewberry said...

1)Favorite Magazine- Right now its PopPhoto.
2)Currently reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossieni or something like that. He is the author of The Kite Runner. That was an awesome book.
3)Photography recharges me. Its the only thing that I can lose myself in enough to forget things like pain.
4)Favorite shows- Red Skelton and Carol Burnett show. I love comedy.
5)Breakfast is usually two cups of coffee first than maybe a banana or a piece of toast and peanut butter. Bacon and Eggs on the weekend!!
Your hubby is a good photographer. Those raindrops are what I aspire to take!!

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

TOTALLY off subject and just delete /toss the comment /whatever. Anyway, I 've thought of your husband a lot while I'm on fb because I'm an avid follower/friend of "Ameigo the Amazing Horse." Not sure if your husband would want to read about this horse (or any horse....just not sure if that's a topic he would want to read right now) BUT just in case, it's a wonderful story of a horse that is overcoming being impaled with a limb. An Arabian, he's coming along so well at the UT vet school in Knoxville. I sincerely apologize if this is an inappropriate suggestion. It's just a thought and I don't mean to hurt or cause any discomfort.

Treasia Stepp said...

Your hubby's pictures turned out beautiful. He really has a good eye.



1. What’s your favorite magazine? Romantic Country

2. What book are you currently reading? Not, just finished Dusted To Death by Barbara Colley

3. What activity recharges your inner battery? An afternoon walk around our neighborhood

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little? For me my cartoon was "Foghorn Leghorn". I still love that old cartoon.

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast? Usually nothing, when I do it's the weekend and Trucker cooks bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy. No wonder I am continuing to gain weight.

Leese said...

Such simple & beautiful photos. Exquisite.
1. Favourite magazine?
Delicious; a very yummy food magazine here in Oz.
2.What book are you currently reading? The Girl with the dragon tattoo.
3.What activity usually recharges your inner battery? Goijng for a swim at the pool.
4.Do you remember your favourite show/cartoon when you were little?
Bewitched, I desperatly wanted to be able to wiggle my nose & make magic happen!
5.What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Coffee....a bad habit I know, but it works for me!

Shana said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
Crochet Today! Gorgeous patterns.
2. What book are you currently reading?
Bible and Anna Karenina again.
3. What activity recharges your inner battery?
Crocheting, reading, brushing the horses.
4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
Smurfs, Flinstones, Inspector Gadget
5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
well, I usually forget to eat breakfast but when I do I like dry Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal, frosted Mini Wheats with milk or bagels with cream cheese

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee


grrrr....I need to go to bed...waaay too tired. correct fb page is: Amigo - One Amazing Horse in case y'all are interested. I can't spell/can't think..ugh. Sorry!

Cloudia said...

You well capture a domestic evening in early Spring...




Aloha from Hawaii my Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Hilary said...

Incredible macros. That man and his beautiful wife have a lot of talent.

I always love your questions and I'm glad you put your answer in the comments section so we can easily reference the questions while commenting. ;)

1) I almost never buy magazines but the last one I got was probably a Canadian Living.

2) A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle.

3) Walking, camera over shoulder.

4) My favourite cartoon was
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinx. It was a Hanna-Barbera cartoon which aired with either Huckleberry Hound or Quick Draw McGraw. I loved them all. Oh, and Magilla Gorilla too. ;)

My favouite non cartoon was Lassie as a wee one and Daktari when I was a bit older. I'm sensing an animal theme here.

5) Tea or coffee and a sliced up apple with crunchy peanut butter dabbed on it.

MaggieGem said...

Those pansy shot are absolutely gorgeous!

Sweetpea said...

1. I'm fess'in up...I'm a magazinaholic. Fave one at this particular nanosecond? "Gardens Illustrated". Published by the BBC, in the UK. You can imagine the pictures, oh glory be :>]
2. Eco Colour, by India Flint. It's about dyeing textiles with plants, etc. (can ya tell I'm in garden mode?)
3. Exploring anywhere with Isla (dawg).
4. Lassie.
5. Coffee or tea first, depending on my mood, then two hours later a couple pieces of gluten free toast with a little almond butter & jam, washed down with vitamins & supplements. Doesn't that sound pleasant.

Have a rock'in rest of your week & I hope you keep discovering those photo treasures left on your camera!

Debbie said...

Always impressed with your photography! I come here often but don't post often.
1. life:beautiful
2. Marriage to a Difficult Man by Elizabeth Dodds; Glenn Beck's Common Sense
3. a good nap and/or walking
4. Little Lulu and Diver Dan
5. SlimFast or Special K w/berries
Wishing you a happy Tuesday.

alphabet soup said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
delicious. A magazine about food. What else?

2. What book are you currently reading?
Up from the Mission

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?
Sleeping

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
When I was very little, shows and cartoons were a rarity for me but I always remember the movie Lassie.
5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Boring old muesli which I usually make myself, sometimes I buy it. Oh yes, and toast and tea and a piece of fruit. Not neccesarily in that order.

Lovely fun cards yesterday. The page looks good now Kate.
BUT.....
Bring back George and Blackie. Pleeeeze.
Ms Soup

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willow said...

1. Elle Decor
2. New and Collected Poems Czeslaw Milosz
3. Laughing with my daughter on the phone
4. Captain Kangaroo was my hero
5. Steel cut oats with a drizzle of pure maple syrup

Magnificent macro shots!

Linda said...

eportionReal Simple.
Racing In the Rain.
Riding my motorcycle.
Lassie.
Shredded Wheat and Bran.

wildbanshee said...

1.What's your favorite magazine?
People
2.What book are you currently reading?
That Certain Spark by Cathy Marie Hake
3.What activity recharges your inner battery?
Power nap
4.Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
Clue Club
5.What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Poptarts

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Those pictures are simply stunning. The statement about your husband makes me very sad, too, but he is definitely making good use of his time with the camera and George--and helping you with the gardening, etc. Still, I know what you're saying.

Ever since blogging came along, I don't read magazines or books, plus I think I have ADD so focusing on anything like that for a long period of time frustrates me. Being on the beaches of Mathews County recharges my battery. All of the Buggs Bunny cartoons (Looney Tunes) were my favorite. I also liked All in the Family and the Waltons. Coffee for breakfast and then am usually eating my lunch that I brought to work with me by 9 or 10, which means by lunchtime I have nothing to eat and have to go spend money at the cafeteria.

Nurse Nancy said...

The photos are just fabulous. We are in the full throws of your weather from yesterday. Not liking it much!
1. Favorite magazine - People - Does that make me simple? It is light and easy and I get lots of info in a short period of time and feel old since I do not know half the names any more.
2. Big Russ and Me by Tim Russert. Just loved him and miss him so.
3. Recharging my battery? Reading with JBM at bedtime.
4. Favorite cartoon - Bugs Bunny
5. Breakfast - small bagel with peanut butter or almond butter. YUM.
Happy Tuesday!

Mary said...

Your husband's photos are beautiful! His love of nature really shines through every shot.

1. Victoria for the photography, Time for the content

2. The Season of Second Chances by Diane Meier (will review it on LRH later in the week)

3. Reading on the sofa in front of the big window

4. Tom & Jerry

5. whole wheat toast and butter, or an apple

Jill of All Trades said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
I have to admit it is Soap Opera Digest and People.

2. What book are you currently reading? The Story of a Marriage.

3. What activity recharges your inner battery? Going to the cabin and sitting in my hammock.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little? I loved Tom & Jerry and all the Roadrunner and Coyote, Bugs Bunny etc.

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast? Right now it is an Ensure then a protein drink from the trainer with a handful of my vitamins.

I love the new look. How did you get the headings for the pages. I'm afraid to play too much with the page thingys but may try.

Talia said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine?

Better Homes & Gardens

2. What book are you currently reading?

Cutting for Stone

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?

Solitude

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?

Scooby Doo - where are you?

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?

Yogurt, a bagel or a banana

The Japanese Redneck said...

Your husbands pictures are spectacular.

1. Well it's actually the MS Market Bulletin. It's the only thing I subscribe to and it's for listing farm animals, livestock equipment and such.

2. Not currently reading a book. But, I do have Eldest the sequil to Eragon when I get ready to read another book.

3. My favorite show was Flicka.

4. Sandwich - toasted bread, eggs fried hard - meat with ketchup. Yes, ketchup. I hate mayo on sandwiches and will only eat mayo if it's mixed into something.

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

1. Food Network Magazine
2. Can't remember the last book
3. Spin Class
4. Gillagin's Island
5. Decaf coffe with cream and a NuGo protein bar (or a pancake)

LOVE the pansy shots!

Daryl said...

I am yearning for a macro .... of course ToonMan said 'honey you know you do more mid range shots than macros' .. okay ..what the heck does he know!



1. You will find it interesting, nay fascinating that I work for a huge media conglomerate and dont read magazines!

2. I just finished Carol O'Connell's Bone by Bone,awesome, and am about to start Stephen J Cannell's Three Shirt Deal

3. Sleep

4. Mighty Mouse

5. I only eat breakfast when I am working or traveling ... here at the office I love the Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal ... I dont eat breakfast on the weekends, just black coffee ...

ro said...

Dear Kate,
I love the questions and answer blogs. Thanks, you made my day.
1. La Vie Claire
2. Musicophilia
3. Working in my garden
4. No not when I was little, but Have Gun Will Travel when I was a older.
5. Cereal, but today was cold pizza. I just love cold pizza for breakfast.

Hugs and Kisses

altar ego said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
We have eliminated subscriptions from the budget for the time being, but there are times I just can't resist a magazine at the grocery checkout line. What I bring home most often is Cooking Light, so perhaps that ought to be considered a favorite.

2. What book are you currently reading?
To be honest I'm not reading these days--I'm busy writing! Newsletters, policy statements, emails, and other assorted work-related stuff. I really need to carve out time to read and make it a habit. The book to which I am eager to return is Introverts in the Church.

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?
Ah, that's easy. Anything creative, especially if it doesn't have a deadline attached to it. I'm enjoying making rehearsal dinner invitations, but those have really got to get into the mail soon.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
I don't know about favorite, but Sky King (and his niece, Penny!) comes quickly to mind, and with Captain Kangaroo right behind it.

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Yogurt. I used to be faithful preparing oatmeal with flax seeds and raisins, but I got out of the habit.

Diane said...

The shots are beautiful as always! One of these days, a macro is on my shopping list!

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Love your photography. I try. Want a macro lense.
l. Western Horsemen
2. Pretty Woman by Fern Micheals
3. Riding my horse anywhere
4. My Friend Flicka
5. Half a baked potatoe cut up with an egg.
Thanks for your blog.

Jeanne Walker aka Rileigh's Lolli said...

1. Favorite magazine? I quit buying mags...way toooooooo many advertisements.
2. Current read? Nothin' at the moment, but next up When God and Cancer Meet.
3. Recharger? God's word.
4. A local production Buckskin Bill.
5. Egg and onion omelet or a protein bar.

Pray everyone has a very blessed Easter! Jeanne

Country Girl said...

Dee, I will check it out. Don't apologize! It may be something he's interested in. I thank you for the suggestion.

~ C.G.

Anonymous said...

1. tie between Oklahoma Today and Midwest Living (and I live in Louisiana)

2. The 39 Steps by John Buchan (saw the movie on LPB (PBS) and had to ILL the book because it's so old)

3. Staying at home all day long (w/o leaving house) on my day off (I never thought I would ever say that!)

4. Ding Dong School (how many people have heard of that?)

5. Instant oats, Earl Grey tea and an apple

Linda (GillLink)

Gail said...

Absolutely fantastic shots!!!!!!!
I believe my favorite is the last.
Don't allow this man to hide his talent.

I would have answered the questions but I can't remember what magazines I get.

I am reading, but short of finding the book, again, I can't remember.

I do know answer number three but I have to answer with three things: walking in the woods, painting and being with my horses.

I loved Star Trek and Fury and My Friend Flicka.

I don't remember breakfast either!

I will paraphrase Eistein, I do not remember anything I can look up.

Pat - Arkansas said...

First: marvelous, beautiful, wonderful photographs! Way to go, Kate's Husband!
Questions:
1. Magazines? If any, those featuring card making/paper crafting.
2. Book? Genesis, A Living Conversation, hosted by Bill Moyers.One I've had for years but didn't start reading until recently. Alternating with David Denby's Great Books.
3. Recharging? Watching birds at my feeders and watching things grow, especially flowers.
4. Cartoon? Roadrunner
5. Breakfast? Good, rich coffee with cream and sugar. Sometimes a bagel.

tj said...

...First of all, your husband knows how to rock that camera girl! :o) And yes, that last photo with the water droplets on the pansy petal - stunning!

...1. What’s your favorite magazine? Early American Life

2. What book are you currently reading? Bittersweet Earth

3. What activity recharges your inner battery? Cleaning

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little? Tom & Jerry

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast? Oatmeal w/chopped walnuts

...Blessings... :o)

Eileen said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
Country Woman and Farm & Ranch Living

2. What book are you currently reading?
Katie's Redemption - a story about an Amish girl whose family shunned her.

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?
Crocheting and/or Knitting

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
Spin & Marty (A show on the Mickey Mouse Club)

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat

Beautiful photos by the way!

Ann Marie said...

I hope i am not too late.


1. What’s your favorite magazine? Rachael Ray Everday.. I know pathetic right.

2. What book are you currently reading? Scarpetta Factor for pure nothing ness and something by Eckerd Tolle for working on me.

3. What activity recharges your inner battery? Walking.. no really.. walking I should do it more often

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little? scooby doo

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast? sausage and eggs or bacon and eggs... notice the no carb thing there.. oh and coffee lots and lots of coffee

I hope I was not too late.. I missed yesterday.. bad me.

Sharon said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine?

This changes so often. Currently it is Lenswork.

2. What book are you currently reading?

The Middle Place.

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?

Still looking for one. ;) Though going on photowalk with others is fun.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?

Looney Toons.

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?

Back to cereal. Love all the organic granolas but man are they expensive!
 

BUSH BABE said...

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, right?

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
Ummm... Notebook (Australian mag)

2. What book are you currently reading?
Twilight (again, better late than never!)

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?
Sleeping.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
F-Troop. (I adored Agarn (sp?))

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Pumpkin five seed bread, toasted with marmalade and honey (seperately!)

:-)
BB

Donalyn said...

I am stunned lately by how quickly days go by - I come here and see 5 posts I haven't read? Yikes. Love the new look - 2 sidebars are a handy thing to have aren't they>

1. Horticulture. And Fine Gardening. Neither of which I can afford at the moment.

2. I am just finishing Book 3 of Sparrowhawk by Edward Cline. I can't praise the series enough - love them!

3. My inner battery is so low lately that nothing seems to work. I am counting on spring to do the trick.

4. Mannix leaps to mind. We weren't supposed to watch it because it was too "violent", but Grandma and Grandpa who lived next door didn't seem to know that, and if you were staying overnight there on the night it was on, you got to watch it. And drink gingerale, which we also didn't have at home, cause it wasn't good for you.

5 If I am being "good", fat free yogurts with fruit. If not, then a big slab of homemade bread toast with butter, peanut butter and homemade grapfruit marmalade. I do not like being good, which the size of my ass amply[you should pardon the expression] demonstrates.

J. PENROD said...

1) THE BARK

2) Half broke horses by Jeanette Walls (highly recommended)

3)Talking a walk and tennis ball run with Scout my GSD

4)Bennie and cecil or Clutch Cargo

5) Bagel with peanut butter

Ellen said...

1. What’s your favorite magazine?House Beautiful

2. What book are you currently reading?Language of Letting Go, Melodie Beattie

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?Ha! sleeping....smiles.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little? easy...The Jetsons!

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?

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mrs mediocrity said...

Wow, I'm telling you, your husband is a photographer!

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
Real Simple (because I am)

2. What book are you currently reading?
Resuscitation of a hanged man by Denis Johnson (a little weird but my son asked me to)

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?
Running

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
The Partridge Family


5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Wheat toast with crunchy peanut butter.

Mary Elizabeth said...

1. Architectural Digest
2. Stephen King's Under the Dome...can't get through it.
3. Cleaning the kitchen
4. Casper the Friendly Ghost
5. Granola, a banana, and a doughnut (if available)

Sue said...

Hi Kate....first the pictures are wonderful as usual.....
favorite magazine is Country Living
currently reading the bio of Doris Duke...
activity that recharges me....in my V.W. Bug with the CD turned up very loud listening to Big Band music....I leave the house to go nowhere just to be able to listen to the music...
I Love Lucy....hands down...
No breakfast.....I sleep too late.

Joanne said...

Oh I'm sorry I missed this one. Look what happens; you get sick for a couple of days and have TONS to catch up on! But I love catching up on your blog so that's no chore at all.

Here you go!

1. What’s your favorite magazine?
I read my church's magazine ENSIGN all the time, but second to that, I read every architectural magazine known to man. If I can get my hands on it, my eyes are on it. Love architecture.

2. What book are you currently reading?
The Thirteenth Tail. Just started it though - so I have no opinion yet however, it came highly recommended to me from multiple sources so I expect excellence. ;)

3. What activity recharges your inner battery?
Playing the piano. Nothing can recharge me more than releasing myself on the piano.

4. Do you remember your favorite show/cartoon when you were very little?
Yes. Richie Rich. Yes. I'm old.

5. What do you usually eat for breakfast?

Instant Oatmeal. I actually love the stuff.

jeanie@mageditor.blogspot.com said...

1. Southern Living/Life:Beautiful. It's a tie.
2. The Help (just started it)
3. Sitting in my yard. Reading.
4. Captain Kangaroo.
5. Toasted Bagel spread with honey or if I'm really wild...peanut butter. Lots of coffee with cream.

Maria said...

1. It was ME's Home Companion and House and Garden but they are now gone......:-(

2. Tales of the Himalaya by Larry Swan. He was an anatomy professor of mine a long time ago. He always had some great stories and had claimed to have met a yeti on one of his adventures. I was thinking about him recently and found a book he had written on Amazon!!! Apparently he, Marlon Perkins and Sir Edmund Hillary were on an exhibition in the Himalaya on a search for the confirmation of the existence of a yeti. Huh. Who knew Marlon was such a goofball? My dad knew Hillary so I'm just going to assume he was a nut for pulling stunts too.

3. Outdoors in the sun taking pictures of things I have never seen before.

4.Jonny Quest

5.Yogurt

Wendy said...

Love those drops. Gorgeous photo! (And that color is stunning!)