Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Epidemic of Pumpkin Spice

 Roughly four weeks ago, long before Fall actually arrived, I started to see pumpkin spice creeping into the world once more. 

I understand that people enjoy pumpkin, especially this time of year. I do, too. In fact, I'm in the middle of writing a blog post for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars (which are the bomb diggity, by the way!). But, I'm getting tired of all the commercials for pumpkin stuff. They began way too early and now that it's the second official day of Fall, pumpkin flavored cereals (which aren't all that great. Not the Cheerios, not the Life and not the Miniwheats, anyway) pumpkin coffee (even McDonald's joined in) or whatever else I'm forgetting are all old news. It's getting so old that at this point, even a limited edition pumpkin spice smelling bowling ball would likely get an annoyed eye-roll out of me.

What about the long-forgotten fruit of fall... Apples? You know, apple pie? Or what about fresh cranberries!!! Trust me, I cannot wait for those bad boys to enter the stores. To me, that means that Fall has officially began. Well, that and cooler temperatures outside. Life in the South means that Fall really doesn't feel like Fall until November.

But for now, I will laugh at the commercials and enjoy the memes about the pumpkin frenzy.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Exclusive Content! A Glance At My Latest Project...

This school year, another one of my classes is Mosaics. I get to experiment with it to see if it's something I'd like to as a profession. I'm really enjoying it so far!!!!

My first project is house numbers for the house.

I'll write about it in more detail when I finish it. I was just getting excited about it and I also didn't know what to write about today. :-)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Photography Class

This year, my brother and I are taking photography as one of our classes for the year. We're a couple of weeks into it now, and I'm having fun. I mean, I expected it to be fun, but it has already exceeded my expectations!

So far, we've learned how to properly clean the camera and the lenes. And Brother taught me how to do a Long Shutter Exposure picture, which is much fun!

An example of our Long-exposure experimenting

I've also learned a couple pretty important rules, such as never delete a picture after looking at it on the camera display... always wait for a computer screen. Most pictures look much better on the bigger screen.

And of course, we've gone outside and around the house taking pictures. Here are a couple I've taken.