As some of you may know I have been working on the Divas and Dreams 40 Photo Challenge. Some of the prompts have been slightly hard for me to find so it is taking me years to complete. But it has inspired me to do my own 40 photo challenge for my 40th birthday. I have given myself a year to complete it so it will be my 40th birthday post. If anyone wants to play along here is my list:
This season only. And though fall is not near its end. It is nearing the end of the beauty. Its starting to get colder. Drier. Gloomy without rain. Windy so the leaves are falling. But what gorgeous sunrises. I was stuck inside all week at work so no way to capture any of those. Maybe in the morning. Beautiful afternoons. Still warm enough to drive with the window down. And I love being able to bundle up under the covers at night. I sleep better. I drive by this tree every day on my way home. I finally went back today and captured it with some sunflare. Not exactly how I saw it in the car, but it’ll still do. I went and grabbed my niece for a little walk around her block.
On the way back to my brother’s newly acquired house, we passed this house. I would love to have this front yard/path. It is just lovely. I will have to remember to go check it out in the spring all colorful.
Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy was he?
I got Mr B this hat for Christmas, two years ago I think. He has worn it off and on. He forgets about things, even if they are his favorites. He has recently decided to name his hat Fluffy. If you recall he was also wearing this hat in the picture I used for Orange the other week. I also used a picture of him wearing Fluffy for my hat prompt for the Divas and Dreams Challenge.
My first paying cupcake job. Otherwise known as graveyard cupcakes.
Funfetti Cupcake Ingredients (makes 24 cupcakes)
How to Make
Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups
How to Make
Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy
I didn’t have Oreos in the house so instead of going to buy some I crushed up some Brownie Brittle. I then heavily sprinkled this eatable dirt over the freshly frosted cupcakes and stuck a plastic skeleton hand (washed in hot water first) in each cupcake.
Half went to the soccer party with the Mummy Cake pops and half were added to other cupcakes for my nephew’s birthday.
There is a harmony
In autumn, and a lustre in its sky,
Which through the summer is not heard or seen,
As if it could not be, as if it had not been!
- Percy Bysshe ShelleyDown along by the river there is an area they call an Open Air Space. There is a giant duck pond, complete with these lookout spots. Lots of trees and grasses. Some swings, ditches, bridges and even some buildings. I love to go there this autumnal time of year and take lots of pictures. It never gets old. Blue skies and mountains in the background. Yellow trees. Brown is never hard to find in these here parts of New Mexico but it doesn’t always look as good as it does in the fall.
Brown buildings are in abundance. Being as stucco (or adobe) is a staple out here.
I had made cupcakes bake in September for Mr B’s soccer game for his birthday. The game was cancelled. So I froze the cupcakes and made these mummy cake balls, using a candy corn buttercream I had made.
My parents’ neighbor always sets up a spooky courtyard on Halloween. Complete with mummies, dummies and him hiding amongst these creatures. Many a scream has been heard from this porch, not knowing there is a living man amongst the dummies waiting to scare everyone. This was a new addition to his decorating.
This picture is so reflective of the boy Mr B is. He’s 10 now. With the attitude of a teenager. Boy am I in trouble. Every once in awhile he will stop and let me take his photo still. Although, I think he was sitting on this train and I took his picture anyway. So calm and quiet. The boy I love with all his craziness.
Monday was a bad day. I stuck out the whole day at work because I had to but by the time I got home I had a migraine that sent me to bed. I was in no mood by Tuesday either to finish my Scavenger Hunt. But I wanted to finish it no matter so here I am at least posting the prompts.