Thursday, August 23, 2012

in progress/life lately

I got a few questions yesterday about the grid pictures. I don't really have a good picture of the entire structure, but it's a trellis that supports the sound system for the pavilion. You can see a fairly complete picture of the lawn, trellis, and pavilion right here.

I have been taking pictures of so many different subjects lately and have gotten out of the habit of shooting "in progress" pictures of my work. I made a point to get a few of them this past week.

Here are a few of the non-crafty things that I've been doing this month that I haven't already included in one of my Scavenger Hunt posts.
Check out all of that farmers market basil. I wish that I could capture the smell in a picture. I made it into pesto.

I took a bunch of pictures during the most recent Museum After Dark event at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Apparently they change the outdoor lighting sometimes. I don't ever remember seeing blue lights before.

This is Jake's favorite.

In case spending time by Lake Michigan in Chicago on Thursday and then at the museum on Friday, I insisted that Jake and I walk over to the lake while were in Kenosha at an event six blocks away from it on Sunday. Heaven.

Check out the front moving into the area.

You can see it even more in this picture. We did make it back to the car before the rain started. I'll have a few more pictures from Kenosha in my next Scavenger Hunt post. Stay tuned for that on Monday.

Now that it's finally cooling down to 60 degrees at night, we've been able to use our new fire pit that Jake got for his birthday. Since we don't have a working fireplace, the next best thing is that fire smell right in our own yard.

The one failing in all of this is that I didn't take very many pictures of people at any of these events. I do have some from the event in Kenosha, but we also saw a bunch of Jake's family while we were in town and ran into friends at the museum. I don't have pictures of any of that. I am not one to jump in front of the camera so I feel awkward asking others to do it. They are both things to work on I suppose.

What have you been up to this month and/or what have you enjoyed photographing lately?

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  1. Ah, a fire pit would be so nice. Your needlepoint looks great, by the way! I'll tell you what I've NOT been up do: making new designs. Making orders, yes, but new designs... not so much. Fail.

  2. The bay area with the boats looks great! The basil looks nice and fresh and I can just imagine how lovely it smells ;-)

  3. I like the first and second pics - those close up shots always intrigue me.

  4. Wonderful macro photos of the stitchery!

    We're finally cooling down at night, too. Time to get our pit fired up! Hot dogs and s'mores!

  5. Love your Lake Michigan photos -- all the boats and the rocks!

  6. I enjoy seeing your works in progress and those photos of the city are beautiful! That storm did look ominous but your lake photos are fabulous too!

  7. Dear Rose, Real nice pictures. I bet the pesto was delicious. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  8. Absolutely lovely photos- that one of the full view of the art museum is breathtaking! And as for pesto- I've been buying two bunches of basil every time I go to the farmer's market, making pesto, and freezing it! I think my basil hoarding is about

  9. Love your photos. There's nothing quite like being near the water to calm and relax yourself

  10. I love the night time city photos! I don't get to see that very often.

  11. Beautiful photos! Mmmmm! Fresh basil is soooo nice! I've been having fun photographing all our beautiful clouds lately. Love the way the museum looks! Wow!

  12. A fire pit sounds absolutely lovely! Love your Milwaukee Art Museum pics...we're making a trip there in early September with our son. I love that place!

  13. Wonderful collection of photos Rose!! I love your shots of the Milwaukee Art Museum, it is such a stunning building inside and out. I hope you enjoyed your pesto, I can totally imagine the smell.
    Everyday Inspired


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