Sunday, January 4, 2009

Color is the daily bread of the Eyes-Sunday Stills Challenge




This weeks photo challenge theme is sunrise/sunset . Ed said "let's see some color." Up until a minute ago when I went over to the challenge blog I had just read the color part and not the title that included the theme sunset/sunrise. Oops, little minor detail I missed. I did not just take these pictures because I am trying to avoid downloading any more photos until I (John) gets my computer straightened out.

I have been trying to free my computer up of some 2,000 pictures I took this past year. No wonder my desktop has been so dang slow. I recently did a system restore and screwed it all up so now my kodak program and burner are not in sync. Thankfully, I had burned up until September so I am downlading the latter 3 months on to shutterfly....time consuming!

These two pictures were the pictures I planned to post when I thought the theme was "color"...hello. I love this one of Leah I took in May out by the frog pond. Animated expression (that's my girl) and the look of the sky.

Happy to say that my trim work will probably be going up faster than I anticipated thanks to my brother and MM. I have been doing a bit of research on-line to get some ideas but have not found what I am looking for. I want a rustic look as this is an old farm house and we are hard on stuff so we need lumber that is forgiving. I was thinking pine around the windows, doors, etc and maybe rough cut lumber/ship lap half walls in the dining room/kitchen. In the living room if the budget allows I would like a 1/2 wall of bead board painted white (wainscoting I guess it is) and the same stuff to trim around the fireplace. Any thoughts, suggestions, pictures you may have, or web sites? I am so excited because I will be able to decorate like I want with real curtains (not cheap mini blinds) and I can plaster my walls with pictures.....yeah...I am SO excited!
Before and after pictures of this old farm may be here quicker than I thought.

The kids are back to school in the morning. They have had a great vacation even though we did not venture very far from the homestead. We are ALL homebodies. We did make it to the movies to see Bedtime Stories with Adam Sandler, great movie!
I hope to do my next post on root cellaring....our successes and failures.

14 comments:

Amy said...

Lovely sunset pictures.

Patrice Farmer said...

Beautiful pictures. And what a HUGE frog!

GreyWolf said...

WOW that frog is BIG. How many of them things do you have in that pond? Do you raise them to eat too? I am looking forward to your root cellaring blog as I have been thinking about making one.

warren said...

I love the frog pics! The one is gigantic! Anyhow, cool froggin'!

farm mom said...

Happy New Year Kim and family!!! And such lovely photos, as always.

Ed said...

Great sunset pics, but the expression on the girls face is priceless, that is one big bullfrog! May I suggest a portable hard drive to backup your pics? They are getting cheaper all the time and well worth it.
Later..Ed

-Jen said...

Beautiful pics! I love the one of Leah and the frog. So cute!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Ha! That picture of Leah is priceless! You should blow that one up poster-size!! :-)
Happy 2009 to you!

Linda said...

Love the picture of Leah! Way too funny!! Huge frogs you got there! The sunset photographs are amazing!!

citygirl said...

I love checking in to see what you are up to...and, as always, it is SO interesting! My parents store all their canned good in the basment and my grandparents used to have a root cellar. I will ask my parents for some input and get back to you!

Don said...

we have several Habitat for Humanities resale warehouses in our area where they sell recycled lumber, fixtures, etc. It may be a good source for you to get some cool old trim for your home.

Country Girl said...

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR COMPLIMENTS. I LOVE THIS PHOTO CHALLENGE. ANYTHING TO GET A LITTLE BETTER AT PHOTOGRAPHY!

GW, WE DO HAVE SOME BIG ONES, WE HAVE 2 FROG PONDS NEAR THE HOUSE. WE DON'T RAISE TO EAT.

ED, THANKS FOR THE IDEA OF A PORTABLE HARD DRIVE. I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT.

FARM GIRL, I AM GOING TO BLOW IT UP TO BUT ON MY NEWLY TRIMMED OUT WALLS!

THAT IS A GOOD IDEA DON.

citygirl said...

Hello Again!

I found these sites on-line and a quick read produced some great information you might be interested in. The seeds of knowledge site even offered a long list of garden goods, how to harvest to increase root cellar success and the potential length of storage time for each.

Good Luck!


www.earth-house.com
www.seedsofknowlege.com/rootcellar

Erica said...

Oh I love that pic of Leah with the giant frog, haha!