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Thursday, March 10, 2011

THEME: DRINK (Post #69; Day #69)

Does anyone recognize/remember this drink product? In the late '90s, the Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation marketed this strange drink called Orbitz. It was non-carbonated, fruit flavored, and colorless except for the small edible balls that floated in it. They said it was a "texturally enhanced alternative beverage." I always thought it looked a bit like a lava lamp, myself!

We are preparing our house to be put on the market, and I ran across our single surviving bottle of Orbitz today. We only bought six bottles back in the day, and even our teenage son thought it was too weird to drink. Thus the one remaining bottle, which we have moved from Oregon, to Alaska, and to New Mexico. I guess it will make one more move with us, in about a year.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

THEME: NEGATIVE SPACE (Post #68; Day #61)

Early morning sky. As my husband was driving to work the other morning, he called me and said, "You should go outside and take a picture of the moon and Venus." So I did.


THEME: DESSERT (Post #67; Day #61)

I'm involved in a monthly "Daring Bakers" challenge, along with about 3000 of my on-line friends from around the world. In February we were challenged to make Panna Cotta and Florentine Cookies. Here's my effort.

THEME: PASTA (Post #66; Day #61)

This is a favorite quick pasta dish of mine. I just put melted butter and grated parmesan cheese on the Angel Hair pasta, then chop up fresh grape tomatoes and black olives. That's all there is to it, and it's yummy.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

THEME: REFLECT (Post #65; Day #60)

This is the last of my images from the New Mexico Veterans Memorial. This is "The Word From Home" station of the Memorial Garden. Veterans and their families shared the text of their personal messages to and from home during their time of service, to be engraved on the wall. I think this picture captures the theme of "reflect" in two ways. Reading the messages, I reflected on the experience of separation during conflict, while, more literally, the wall reflected the surrounding scenery.


THEME: EARTH-TONES (Theme #64; Day #60 )

This station - bar stools and bar, looking over the winter earth-tones of our high desert - memorializes the conversation and camaraderie that the veterans, when asked, said that they remember from their time in the service.


THEME: CONCRETE (Post #63; Day #60)

This concrete archway and the pillars form a beautiful frame for the Sandias.