Day 334 365 Photos Theme #120 Gentle

30 11 2009

Gentle, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

Cranberry growers use wet harvesting because it is more GENTLE on the cranberries. They flood the bogs and coax the berries off the vines with a machine. The berries float because they are hollow in the center. I remembered to take the cranberry sauce out of the fridge this year on Thanksgiving. Sometimes I forget.

This is how cranberries grow:


Day 333 365 Photos Theme #119 Gatherings

30 11 2009


Gatherings, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

GATHERINGS of birds on the wires always get heavier this time of year as they migrate South. I used Lightroom to make this image look spooky like Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “The Birds”. I always got nightmares from that movie. How do those birds stay upright on that wire?

Day 332 365 Photos Theme #149 Hobby

30 11 2009

Hobby, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

I love to make puzzles. It is a HOBBY that I enjoy and have been doing since I was a little kid. We always had a puzzle going and my Mom used to have one going until she moved to her assisted living. But they always have a puzzle going in their library.

I am now doing 2000 piece puzzles. It is the largest size that I have a table for otherwise I would try the 4000 piece puzzle! This is just the top of the puzzle shown on the box below:

You will notice that there is one piece missing. When I finished this puzzle I was one piece short. I looked everywhere for the piece and never found it. I took this picture to send to the company to see if I could get the piece. Thanksgiving was coming up so I had to take the puzzle apart and when I took the plastic bag out of the box, voila! there was the missing piece. I never thought to look in the box.

Day 331 365 Photos Theme #325 Things That Go

30 11 2009

Things That Go, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

Leaves are THINGS THAT GO from our yard today. The City of Raleigh sends out the leaf sucker truck and they vacuum up the leaves that you rake to the curb. Then they take the leaves to the compost yard where we can then buy compost for our gardens! I took these pictures through the upstairs window, then I was able to get downstairs and take some pictures of them up the street. I used the Lightroom Dragan preset on the following picture:

I took this picture of them up the street at the neighbors:

Day 328 365 Photos Theme #218 Out to Lunch

29 11 2009


Out to Lunch, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

Every city has an old neighborhood kind of place to go OUT TO LUNCH. The Mecca is in downtown Raleigh, NC and has Southern food and atmosphere.

“…plenty of Southern agendas have been set at this restaurant, only a conversation away from the state Capitol. A long narrow corridor flanked by dark wooden booths and a bright-red soda fountain, the Mecca is a combination of classic diner kitsch and original art nouveau excellence.”

The cantina is on Hanover Street in the North End of Boston. I bet the food is just like Mama makes on Sunday.

Day 329 365 Photos Theme #205 Obsession

29 11 2009


Obsession, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

My days are all out of order and I am trying to catch up on last week. Didn’t have much exciting to take pictures of last week, but I did get to the Wellness Center twice last week. Americans have an OBSESSION with time and weight these days. One of the women in the locker was wondering why I was taking a picture of the scale! I told her about the photo challenge.

Week 48 Photo of the Week, Cambridge, Massachusetts

29 11 2009

Have a Coke, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

I took this picture from the car before getting on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Allston, Massachusetts. I took this when I was in college, so it was probably around 1975.