Friday, November 26, 2010

Cheesecake ...

...the ultimate comfort food?

Jon baked up three delicious pumpkin cheesecakes (using fresh pumpkin, I might add!) for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Sometimes, I desire nothing more than a fabulous pizza. This is a special kind. A friend of mine suggested to the owner of one of the local Italian restaurants an idea for a pizza. It has no red sauce, just olive oil, garlic, sausage and cheese on a very thin crust. It was an instant hit, and the restaurant soon added the creation to the menu. As my friend's name is Steve, the restaurant calls this the Pizza Stefano. Delicious!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Technology of a different sort

Driving to work, I temporarily got trapped behind this wonder of modern farming technology. Having nothing else to do as we cruised along at about 5 MPH, I pulled out my trusty purse-cam and commemorated the event. Topaz Spicify woke it up.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


It's how I feel sometimes, in the face of nature.

Taken with my little Pentax "purse" camera, then played around with some Topaz filters and PS adjustment layers.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This may be the sharpest photo I've ever taken of an animal. This Inca Tern was not at all shy when we visited him in the aviary at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The 2nd photo isn't quite as sharp, but it's the best view of his stylish mustache!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

How much wood can a wood duck, duck?

This brightly colored wood duck, ducks under the wood of a tree.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

We've all heard the words "red sky at morning"

but have you SEEN the words, come to life?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


This little brown sparrow sat patiently while I took his picture.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Many, or multiple

Caught these three grey geese paddling in North Pond in Chicago.