Saturday, October 27, 2012

Zombie's Take Over The Clem

Just to be clear the bottom two photos are NOT of Zombies we are very much alive and doing well, we were in the Clem celebrating Arielle's 21st Birthday! It was just a bonus that is was also the night of the annual Zombie Walk.  According to some folks i talked to they had about 500 Zombie participants!  It was like a scene out of The Walking Dead.  One thing i found to be funny was when some of the Zombies stopped to be photographed they smiled, come on Zombies don't pose and smile.  

Monday, October 15, 2012

Meme & Pepe

I pass this photograph, this piece of history everyday of my life and yet i hardly give it a second thought until today.  I was talking to Cameron about the history of photography and how folks had to sit still for a long time in order for a photo to be taken when i suddenly remembered this photograph.  

This is my mom's Meme & Pepe (her maternal grandparents) and i have seen it on an off my whole life but today i really wanted to know more about it so i called my mom for a bit of history.  I never met Meme but remember my Pepe and the life lesson's he taught my mom, a language barrier prevented him from telling the stories to me himself.

According to her the photograph is now 70 years old and was actually 2 photographs taken and spliced together and retouched to create this one.  Pepe & Meme were about 60 years old at the time putting their birth years in the early 1880's. 

My mom was raised by these wonderful people and during a visit from her father and mother a fight ensued (which was common place when the families got together) and her father threw a handful of mashed potatoes at the photograph.  Luckily they were able to get the potatoes off and now it hangs in my "SheCave" potato free! 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A leaf in the hand . . .

. . . is better than a bunch on the ground that have to be raked!

Today was a warm, windy, rainy day! 
I found this beautiful red maple leaf 
that was just begging to be photographed, 
I know what you are thinking, 
leaves can't talk, but you would be 
surprised how many objects speak to me!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Peace & Love Y'all

Look at the super cool surprise i got from Sharon today, this groovy white ceramic peace sign hand doubles as the "V" in my LOVE letters!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Curb your enthusiasm

Took me a few minutes to figure out what exactly was going on when i pulled up at the gas station this morning. But only a few seconds to decide what an awesome photo op this was. (Don't worry no one was harmed in this parking disaster.)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Birthday Buddies!

Every year Cliff and Girl Cameron celebrate their birthdays together, today marked Cameron's 16th and Cliffs 44th.  
We had a wonderful dinner followed by some delicious birthday cake and a cool Cookie cake.
We had a few terrifying moments when we lit the sparkler type candles, they actually set off the smoke detectors.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Blast from the past, 1982 to be exact.

Attended my 30 year reunion tonight, and while a few of the characters have been around for most of this time, there were a few surprises in the crowd. It was great reconnecting with old friends and catching up on their lives.

There was also a photo booth there so i may get to post a link to that when they are put up online.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Well it is already starting, Cliff and i love Halloween and as soon as October starts, Cliff starts calling it "Shocktober" and creeps around trying to scare everyone, if he could dress like a Zombie for the whole month he would.
Today we started our new and improved and larger Halloween Cemetery and plans have begun for Halloween.

A few more tweaks a few days later!

Mums the word!

This weekend i bought some beautiful Mum's and this morning many of the blooms started to pop, i love the deeper orange center and the pumpkin orange edge.