Last week’s Photo Challenge was to take pictures, throughout a day, with your phone. Easier said than done. I kept forgetting.
- Made split pea soup with peas that had soaked overnight.
- Hung towels outside to dry. (The dryer failed to function today.) As soon as I headed out the back door with the laundry basket, it started to snow. Really? In April? You can see the snowflakes. Right after I snapped this picture, I clothespinned my mitten to the towel I was pinning up. It was freezing!
- I checked the rhubarb. It’s coming up! Can’t wait to make Strawberry Rhubarb sorbet or soup, or pie.
- Returned Les Mis to the library. I am sad to report that I did not finish reading the book. The librarian called and they wanted their book back. There were other people waiting to read it. I hope they are able to finish it. I will try again in the future. I did, however, watch the 25th Anniversary broadcast of Les Mis on PBS last week. Incredible! Incroyable!
- I went to the car wash and made it through safely. Not like the last time…
- MacGyver called and needed me to bring a saw to his job site. It was in the truck that was at home, not the truck that he had with him. It’s a hack saw or a coping saw or some such saw. But before I drove to where he was working with the saw, I took a picture and texted it to him, to make sure I had the right one. And that’s the only reason that I have a picture of that part of my day.
Before bed, my son was reading. I went in to tell him it was time to turn out the lights, when I noticed his silhouette (silhouette* – a good French word, un bon mot) on the wall. You can even see his eyelashes. When I showed him the picture, he said that somebody used a silhouette like this to come up with the idea that witches should have long noses. His nose is small, but looks rather Pinocchio-like in the silhouette. I love the way he thinks about things.
* From Wikipedia – “The word “silhouette” derives from the name of Étienne de Silhouette, a French finance minister who, in 1759, was forced by France’s credit crisis during the Seven Years War to impose severe economic demands upon the French people, particularly the wealthy. Because of de Silhouette’s austere economies, his name became synonymous with anything done or made cheaply and so with these outline portraits. Prior to the advent of photography, silhouette profiles cut from black card were the cheapest way of recording a person’s appearance.”
After the kids were in bed and I had finished cleaning up in the kitchen, (and having a brownie snack), I saw the full moon out the kitchen window. I snapped this picture, not realizing until I added it here, that because of the double pane glass, I also got a clear reflection of the moon off to the right. Wow!
Even ordinary photos can be extraordinary. And ordinary days can be extraordinary, too!
Enjoy every day – ordinary and extraordinary!