Sunday, November 30, 2008

NHRA Maple Grove Speedway

John Force

John Force's funny car.

Tony Schumacher, above won in the car below.
This was a challenge to photograph cars going over 300 mph, a really fast shutter speed along with panning and continuous shooting helps.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Downtown Boalsburg

A Mailpouch barn (shed) near Bellefonte.

A Mailpouch barn close to the other one
Another building at the Star Barn

Star Barn in Harrisburg
The abandoned migrant workers camp close to our house.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Last Three Days of November

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving! Who could ask for anything more, lots of food, fun, and family. Well, the last 3 days of November I will just be recaping some favorite photos I took this past year, that haven't already been on my blog. In December, I will have nothing but Christmas stuff. As you can see I am in the middle of changing how my blog looks.

Today will be animals! The deer in our backyard, The one ducking to look at me under the apple tree is a buck.

One of the first days off this summer I went for a drive to Hanover Shoe farms an took some photos of the new foals.

The bear in the campground, the photo I thought I never got. I saw some people walking and looking at something while we were sitting outside at the campground, when I looked around I saw the bear, quick got the camera from inside the camper and then looked for it an snapped away. After it was o longer in sight I remembered the camera was set for a fast shutter speed because I was shooting in bright sunlight earlier, when I reviewed the photos it was nothing but black, I kept them on the camera and downloaded them when we got home. I could tell there was something there and started experimenting with the editing program and found the bear!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Big Ten Champions

JoePa gets to the locker room first to see the Big Ten Chanpionship Trophy. These photos were taken of the jumbotron across the field.

After the presentation, the team took the trophy outside to the fans, students first.
We left cause it was really cold, sure to be warmer in Pasadena!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Game

Here are some photos of the game, begining, middle and end. I don't take that many during the game, I rather just watch.
It started snowing while the team was warming up, but this was the worst when the band started to come out on the field, see the Nittany Lion. Remember we are sitting in the upper deck in the north end zone, so this is all the way over on the south end zone.
Senior day, so they annouced all the senior players, this is #3 Dion Butler.

This is the band formation as the whole team comes on the field. Note the snow on the firld and the band has it foot prints from doing the pregame show.

The Press box, the weather is clear now.

This is down at our end zone, Clark has the ball.

Touch down Penn State, one of the three touchdowns by Butler, #3 had 3 touchdowns, he caught 3 passes for a total of 133 yards for the game,

Game over, some team members with the Rose Bowl flag.

A prayer with the Michigan state team before heading back to the locker room for the presentation of the Big Ten Championship trophy. More tomorrow....

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Trip to Penn State

We left the campground at noon on Saturday. As usual traffic was backed up on 322, it usually is moving slowly but today it was standing still. We waited about 5 minutes and some people were getting out of their cars to talk to people get refreshments etc. Dave thought we might be able to go the long way around, over the mountain. So off we went on a snow covered dirt road. It was beautiful, snowing all the way. The following are some photos I took from the car, through the window.

The first three are in black and white, I think most snow photos are better in B&W

This is my favorite, in color.

An Amish Farm closer to the end of trip, I think my fotofriend DMW, from Hanging on the Laundry Line is going to like this!!

Love the icicles hanging off the cabin, a man was looking out another window as we drove by, I did get Dave to stop for this photo, I took a quick shot waved to man, he smiled and waved back!I'll have some football photos tomorrow.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Button Frame

My favorite button project, an all white button photo frame.
Close up of my two favorite buttons, the bear and bird.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Button Bouquet

I made these for Breanne's room, a couple of years ago when we seen them in an antique shop. They are in an old salt shaker.

Friday, November 21, 2008

It's My Birthday!!

Today I am 51! ... In the photo above I am 6 1/2 months.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

More Buttons

A button bracelet I made, using gold tone buttons, they are wired onto an old bracelet.

Some of my favorite buttons.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

One Red Button

I really wasn't sewing the button on, just set up the shot.

Button Floozies: First Annual International Button Week!!

Button Floozies: First Annual International Button Week!!

I found this when I was browsing through other peoples blogs and thought this would be fun, I have lots of buttons and I have button photos to share. I am starting button week a little late, I'm sure no one will mind! (:)

Button Week

My first button week entry, this was taken a couple of years ago, I picked these buttons because of they are so colorful.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cranberry Fruit Salad

Here is a new favorite recipe for the holidays, I tried this a couple of years ago and just love it. The photo is one I took for bigoven .com.

Cranberry Fruit Salad Ingredients
1 can (12 oz) whole berry cranberry sauce
1 small box strawberry Jello (or raspberry)
3 whole bananas sliced
1 medium can crushed pineapples drained
2 whole appless diced
1 cup pecans chopped
Sprinkle dry jello over sauce. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Put in bowl and chill.