Sunday, November 28, 2010

365 Day Photo Challenge for Saturday - November 20th till Friday - November 26th

Hi everyone :) :) :)
How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was really good.  I've really enjoyed havings some vacation days off from work. Here are my photos for this week. If you want to know more, click on  the button for "Practical Simplicity Photography" on my right sidebar. My friend, Miss Antoinette, inspired me to take this challenge ;) :)

Saturday - November 20th, 2010

This is the first of a pair of fingerless mittens that I made. At this point I was still working on the first mitten and I hadn't yet knit the thumb portion. Those stitches were still on that red holding thread. Plus, this was knit without any particular pattern. I did take notes on what I did because there'll definitely be more made in the future.  The pattern will need some adjusting as it wasn't quite what I wanted..but no matter, they came out very beautiful and comfortable. Now I'll have nice warm hands when I'm at work :)

Sunday - November 21st, 2010 (photo actually taken on Saturday - November 20th)

The skies were very grey and full of clouds. In fact, it was snowing a little bit up on the mountain tops. You can see a little glimpse of that here. Once the clouds lifted, there was a little bit of snow left behind. It hasn't stuck to the valley floor here yet.

Monday  - November 22nd, 2010

There is more snow every day it seems... little by little. It still has yet to reach the valley floor. I have a feeling that will not happen until December or maybe even January here? It's hard to tell. The weather has been a little different this year.

Tuesday - November 23rd, 2010

We had a freeze warning this particular night. Monday going into Tuesday it was supposed to reach temperatures that could possibly freeze the water in the pipes. So I prayed that the driving conditions would be good, especially since I did not have to work the rest of this week. It rained and then snowed that day, but I made it to work safely. This is what it looked like Tuesday afternoon. It was snowy and rainy skies to the left. Then literally sunshine and white puffy clouds on the right.

Wednesday - November 24th, 2010

A beautiful gazebo in a very tiny park. My father and I saw this on the way home from getting coffee. We pass by this little park often. I LOVE gazebos. Maybe if I'm blessed to have a home of my own with lots of land, I'll have one of these built. It would be a beautiful place for tea, gathering people. It's very romantic, don't you think? Not to mention, it's one of those things that is very American in my eyes. Every town should have a town gazebo.

Thursday - November 25th, 2010.

My father and I celebrated Thanksgiving by ourselves. We had a good time. We watched DVDS, ate lots of food. In fact, we bought more food than we actually ate that day. However, it did make for some mighty fine leftovers the next few days after that :) :) My favorite was making turkey sandwiches with cream cheese, turkey (of course) and cranberry sauce. Delicious and not something I would have every day.  However, it was very tasty indeed. My dad made the whipped cream smiley face. Although it was already starting to melt a little bit before I got my camera out of the bag.

Friday - November 26th, 2010 (actually taken on Wednesday  - November 24th)

This is one of the local winery's vineyards here in town. There are quite a few wineries in Southern Oregon. This is another spot that I LOVE to drive by quite often. In fact, when I'm in the car with my father, I'll purposely ask to drive these back roads because I love looking at the scenery so much. What about you? Are there any special spots that you deliberately go out of your way for on a daily or weekly basis?

I've been knitting up a storm lately...I'm knitting mittens and socks. I keep buying cheap socks at the store and LOSING them. Also this last set  I bought didn't fit properly. So I'm knitting myself socks for winter instead. They are custom fit and very warm and comfortable. Plus, they seem to last quite a bit longer, too. Also my favorite pair of mittens had quite a few holes in them. I couldn't figure that one out. It was a bit unusual. So I'm making another pair to wear when I'm outside. The "fingerless" mittens are for inside when I'm at work. Sometimes it's just cold enough that typing at the computer is a bit of a challenge.

What are you all up to these days? Are you getting excited about the CHRISTmas holiday season coming up? I love the holidays. My father wants to get a tree this year. It's really funny watching him scope out the scene for the places that will be selling trees this year. That's the news from Oregon today. Extra love and hugs, Heather :)


Vicki said...

Hi, Heather,
I always enjoy seeing your wonderful photos. The countryside where you live is so pretty. I, too, would love to have a gazebo. My yard is just not large enough. I also like to drive the back roads whenever possible because of the beautiful scenery. Your dad's smiley face pumpkin pie looks delicious. It sounds like you had the perfect holiday of relaxation and good food. Have a blessed week, my friend~love always~Vicki

Beth said...

Hi Heather, It sounds like things are good in Oregon, and that you enjoyed your holiday! I love the smiley face on your pumpkin pie, Heather!
Hugs, Beth

Dorothy said...

Love the picture of the gazebo! Would love to sit and have coffee there with you : )

Jill said...

You take the best pictures! I always enjoy looking at them. I love gazebos too! When we lived in NC my husband built me one himself and I loved it! I was so sad when we moved and I had to leave it behind. He's been promising me another but we are waiting until we are certain we will not move again! LOL
Thanks for your sweet comment! That is so neat your friends made you a grilled cheese cake! How cool!
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

I love gazebos too! I will have to find your gazebo park next time I am down your way!
Yes,I love back roads. They are so much more interesting than freeways and highways! I especially love ones that have mountain and hillside views. Your area has many beautiful ones!