12/21/2012 We had a feast! Final recipe post….

We had a feast…. remembered a wonderful day on the river and fantasized about next year’s adventure.  This gorgeous sockeye or his cousin was prepared perfectly.  I say take  a “recipe” and make it your own.  Trust me the writer of this “recipe” did the same thing.

ALWAYS start with wild caught  salmon (my preference is Lower Kenai River sockeye caught in August).  Portion  each filet to about 4-6  oz, place on a square of tin foil 12 inches or so.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Slice a sweet Vidalia onion and place a generous amount of onion on each filet. (Is there any other kind of onion?)  Sprinkle with Garlic salt, cracked pepper and if you are of the nature a little red-hot chili pepper.  Place a small pat of butter and 2 tablespoons of Meyers lemon juice (fresh squeezed from your own tree if possible.)  Close the package up leaving air space at the top… Cook for about 30 minutes.  Serve each person their own package so they can enjoy the delicious liquid created during the cooking process.

This is so easy to fix, so easy to clean up and is so YUMMY!!   Only 10 post to go!

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12/19/2012 I love you all.

“True friendship is like a rose. We can’t realize it’s beauty until it fades.” I could not find the author of this quote…. this is so true!  I have many friends… some old… some new… some near… some far…  I had friends before facebook… I love you all.

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11/9/2012 Well, I guess I did!

I love editing software.  I get on these kicks where I want to edit everything.  The year I took this picture I was into “paint effects”.  The picture was not the sharpest but the colors interested me.  After I applied the effect I had a 16 X 20 print made.  I just couldn’t stop so I added clear gesso over the photo.  That summer I “gessoed” everything in sight.  This picture hangs in my living room still today.  I have been asked if I “painted” it.  Well, I guess I did!

7/26/2012 He had flowers waiting for me!

I love when Jack gives me flowers.  I never tire of the message and the thoughtfulness.  When I got home from a trip last year, he had these waiting for me. It is nice to “miss” someone, a little time away makes you stop and be thankful for your relationship, to appreciate the life you have built together, strengthens the bond that you share. I know that he missed me, he told me so. It is important in life to not let things grow ordinary!  

The effect used on the photo is called solarized.  It’s certainly not ordinary.

6/4/2012 Stop and smell the roses

“Stop and smell the roses” is a very old saying.  (I was surprised to learn that Ringo Starr of the Beatles had a song by this title.)  Enjoy the moment and relish the day… Matthew 6:34 tells us “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself….”