Up until a short while ago, I had both eyes on and my stomach for Tiny Boxwoods. It is on my list of ”go to” restaurants in Houston because it offers a memorable cuisine experience in a relaxed and friendly environment. It definitely delivers on its mission statement to ”create a reaction that’s contagious to all and forgotten by no one” However, on a recent trip to Austin,
In my Wallet
Just the other day I I took a mental inventory of the items or what was or expected to be there as I quickly went through my oversized multi pocket zippered wallet; driver’s license behind the plastic square window, check, bank cards, check, receipts of items to be returned, check.
Scratching my forehead for almost what felt like a long minute as it gradually began to sink in, the reality on ground: Continue reading
For me that is not an option. The luxury of a pity party. To do so would cost me big time. Not only will I be losing momentum, but also time. So in the spirit of keeping things moving, I need to move in for the kill and I mean move in pronto!
So far in our Photography 101 series, we've asked guest photographers to share their insights and tips on various elements of the craft, from light to composition. Today, meet Matthew George: the blogger at Photo Lord, a site that features and recognizes other photographers, and a passionate high school photography teacher. In this installment, Matthew introduces focus and the concepts of depth of field and aperture.
I got a call ..breathe in…breathe out…breathe easy…that I have a check. I am so EXCITED!!!
One shot, two ways - For this challenge, capture two images — a horizontal and a vertical version — of the same scene or subject. There are no concrete “rules” here, but a) it should be evident that both shots are of the same place/location or person/thing, and b) your photographs should ideally have been taken during the same shoot — where’s the challenge if you’re just plucking out pictures of a particular location or person from your archives?
What it is and is not - Tigernuts are not for Tigers. It is not a nut but an edible tuber, a vegetable like a potato; ranges in color from brownish yellow to dark brown in color and with a rough skin. Sweet, starchy and intensely flavored nut. Tastes like almonds and hazelnuts with a hint of vanilla.
A bit of History and More. Dates as far back as 4,000 years to Ancient Egypt. Member of the Cyperaceae family. Cyperus esculentus (Spain) cultivated in the Valencia area. Other Continue reading
Last month, we talked about reblogging and you all had a spirited debate in the comments section about the etiquette of sharing other people's content. I thought the discussion was very interesting--my main takeaway was that some bloggers are quite particular about where and how their content is shared, and we should all be respectful of that.
This made me think of another issue that comes up a lot on the blogosphere - using other people's photos.
At some point almost if not every blogger is faced with deciding whether or not to use other people's content. There is no guarantee you will receive responses to all such requests so it may not hurt to narrow it down to three or four.
All of this got me thinking of an earlier post about showing appreciation through attribution, Attribute Creative Commons Photos Like a Pro and all in all great tips, but I have one question.
How do you convert the text description of the source of "other" content to a hyperlink on your blog ?
As illustrated by the three-part Recipe for Protection, Anyone? series (January 2013), be it an owner, artist, baker, entrepreneur, available at their disposal are different ways to protect their creations, their interests.
Top Secret under Wraps or Unwrapped.
Grandma’s recipe comprises Continue reading
A Journey of a 1000 miles begins with one step.
When we get to that bridge we cross it
Where there is a beginning there is always an end.
There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Weeping may be for a night but Joy cometh in the morning – Psalm 30 verse 5