Inspired by Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Two of Anything
Windows side by side.
With two of anything, there will often be…overlap.
In this case…curtains over windows…just in time for One Word Sunday: Overlap
Happy Sunday everyone!
Inspired by Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Doors and Drawers
One herb or spice per drawer…each a medicinal hope for ailing customers who entered this Vermont pharmacy…sometime in the early 1900s.
A piece of history on display at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont.
Inspired by Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Starting with letters K or L
During a visit to the National Zoo in Washington DC this past June, I noticed a lion hanging out in its zoo habitat. Seemingly lost in thought.
…am I still King of the Forest?
Inspired by Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Stones or Brick
A leaf lined walk through town…
…a sure sign of fall.
Inspired by Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Numbers: Anything with numbers on it
This is a hand operated adding machine my mother-in-law used to keep the books for my father-in-law’s business. It served its purpose for decades. We found it in our attic (along with several spare rolls of paper) when we downsized 3 years ago.
A local antique store was happy to take it off our hands and give it a new home.
Inspired by Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Found in a Kitchen
What I remember most are her bright red fingernails.
Each shiny nail a perfect oval.
I must have been quite young as her hands were close to my line of sight at the kitchen counter. Watching my mother demonstrate how to flute a pie crust.
First flatten the dough onto the pan’s rim. Press your right forefinger into the dough on the edge. At the same time, pinch the dough around it using your left thumb and forefinger…to form an even point. Repeat the process around the pan until there is a circle of neat grooves. Sealing the top and bottom crusts together. So the juices from all the freshly sliced apples don’t leak out during baking.
The process of fluting is difficult to explain – which is probably why she showed me. Many times.
She was careful. Gentle. No hurrying. No impatient sighs. Voice unusually soft and low. See? This is how you do it. I was mesmerized. Each indentation she made on the crust’s edge forced bits of dough and flour onto and under her nails…red polish slowly disappearing. The tips of her fingers eventually a dusty white.
My mother also wore matching lipstick…which outlined the ever-present red slice of discontent on her face…
…which momentarily slipped away when she was working on a piecrust.
Calmly focused on the pie pan as she expertly rotated it…pressing her manicured fingers methodically into the fresh dough…she was an Artist at Work.
Creating a masterpiece. All her own.
Inspired by Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Candid (human or animal)
When you’re a six year old big sister, it’s fun to read to your 1 year old little brother. Complete with distinctive voices for all the book’s characters, animals included.
This reading thing is a big deal, especially at six.
And it’s one activity an active little brother will sit still for.
And when your little brother is 2 years old, both of you can hide under the dining room table…
…for a perfect cozy story time.