Thursday, April 15, 2010

Friday Shoot Out- Things that make us smile!

Topic choice for April 16 by Kerry Bliss

A Picture that Makes You Smile

- The headache of taxes is now over. The seasons are changing. This week should be easy, fun and painless. Look through photos from your town and pick out JUST ONE that brings a smile to your face. Share it with us; tell us about the picture and make us smile too.

To be honest I cannot think of anything that makes me smile more than using photos I have taken with my new camera the past couple of years (yes, its still new to me)that have sat in files unused; until Kerry brilliantly suggest this theme! Chef E

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” Albert Pine (English author, d.1851)

So, I hope they make you smile, like this photo I so cleverly took while amusing myself as my sweetie stands near the dam fishing, as I was writing poetry...

















Or how about when I see my favorite flower (all of these are from the fall) in the fall, Orange Origami Dahlia- two kinds exist, the small, about the size of your palm, and then the large, which in the mid-west is grown for flower shows! There are the small to medium variety...





















Once again my sweetie- who knows how much I love the color orange, so to entice me to go to an Airplane Museum to see the Spruce Goose, but in the end he gets a smile out of me...

















...or when he has to stop at EVERY winery to taste wine as I am the DD in the relationship, but is he not so cute with his 'wine face' on...



















Memories like this one, as we were fishing our way up and down New Jersey rivers near our house, and we stumble upon old places like this that make my imagination run wild. Maybe I will use this for an old west story, or poem...

















Okay, this one is for my sweetie (he suggested this photo for you today), and you who came over here and put up with my silly sense of humor...I found my favorite section in a local restaurant...the Whining for attention section...*rimshot drum set here*
















Thanks for joining us this week for our Friday Shoot Out theme!

Dust off your photo files and join us each week here at our MckLiny site...

18 comments:

Kerry said...

Hey Chef E, that last one with your "Wine Only" sign and a check mark over your head is pretty hilarious! Girl, you have too much fun.

farmlady said...

Did you catch any fish from that far away? That first photo is funny. Thanks for the laugh...

Sarah Lulu said...

How about that train coming out of the building?!

Jama said...

Looks like you're fishing for a man, in that clever firs shot! lol

Rebecca said...

Love the Whining for Attention. Great memories! Love all the orange too.

Bagman and Butler said...

Yes, I want to know more about the train in the building. And the Spruce Goose...I never knew that Howard Hughes collected beach balls.

Doreen said...

fantastic shoot out! love the flower shot. you sure are a ham aren't you? nice commentary along with the photos.

Barry said...

I love the whining shot at the bottom, ChefE!

We have a restaurant, a fairly famous restaurant, on Highway 400 just north of us, that began as a collection of railway dining cars.

It is a must stop for everyone fleeing the city for the cottage on the weekends.

Manang Kim said...

I could tell you have too much fun, that is good. Happy weekend and enjoy!

FTSO~Makes me smile

~JarieLyn~ said...

I want to know more about the train in the building too. What a great photo.

NanU said...

I like your sweetie. A good man makes you smile all the time.

Jeanne said...

I think this is the first pic I've ever seen of your hubby--and quite the cutie he is, too!

And not to dog you (get it?), but was he standing near the damn fishing, or near the dam fishing?

Jessie Carty said...

that last picture is SOO freaking hilarious!

Velva said...

Love it!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Well girl you do have a lot of fun and know how to keep good memories. Your photos are always great. As I have said many times I am learning so much from this project. blessings
QMM

Heather T. said...

:) I'm smiling! I liked your first shot and the angle.

Just telling it like it is said...

as you know I could never be the DD...unless you were talking about my bra size then it is totally possible

Pauline said...

You always know how to bring a smile to my face....your humour grabs me every time.