Saturday Random Photos

It has been raining here lately and it’s actually good for the plants and air, with everything blooming we do have high pollen counts and hopefully this will wash all the pollen dust in the air. My dad has a chance to use his fireplace also.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 400, focal length 65mm, evaluative metering

I had a bamboo shoot soup for lunch yesterday, my second sister is cooking more Lao/Thai food for us now.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/13sec, ISO 400, focal length 102mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

And for dinner we had Summer rolls. The spicy peanut sauce gave me a terrible heart burn, I have to remember to eat less spicy next time.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/4sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, fill flash, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

It’s easy to prepare the summer rolls, and the mints and parsley were from my dad’s garden. I cooked the thin sliced pork, and wrapped with the rice paper sheets.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/13sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

My dad seedlings are coming along.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/16, 1/6sec, ISO 400, focal length 75mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

The young chili pepper plants.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/50sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

The Thai Eggplants.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/22, 1/4sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

My mom’s orchid has many blooms, the bottom blooms are in the 9th week of blooming now, and the top shoot all bloom at the same time.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/15sec, ISO 400, focal length 35mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/16, 1/3sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

My sister Bee’s latest Elephant black leather laptop case. It’s definitely a teaser for me because I want one and she only has one elephant patch.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/6sec, ISO 400, focal length 47mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

After watching the news last night, it’s so sad to see what harm the natural disaster can do, and not to mention what is still in the air. Please do help the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund if you can.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 800, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

When I think of a cherry blossom this is the one I’m thinking about. This pink cherry blossom tree at my dad’s house should be in full bloom by next Saturday.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

The crab apple tree that was so abundant last year.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 400, focal length 32mm, evaluative metering

It looks like this one has it beaten by far.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 400, focal length 58mm, evaluative metering

The pear tree.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/320sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

Yesterday was cold and rainy and I think they are glad to be indoor.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/8sec, ISO 400, focal length 35mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/2sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

My sister made new swings for her lovebirds.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/3sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/4sec, ISO 400, focal length 28mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

That’s her talking to her birds, they are great to have as pet. 🙂

Saturday Random Photos

Lee and I went to her school Winter Fest.  It seems odd to have it during this time of the year since Spring has arrived in our area.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/40sec, ISO 400, focal length 80mm, evaluative metering

Lee decided to have her hair color, they hosed her down good with color hairspray.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/30sec, ISO 400, focal length 88mm, evaluative metering

It’s blue with sparkles.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/50sec, ISO 400, focal length 32mm, evaluative metering

They have lots of games and she won a goldfish.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/30sec, ISO 400, focal length 32mm, evaluative metering

It’s nice to see her works on display, Lee is in the third grade.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/25sec, ISO 400, focal length 50mm, evaluative metering

It was raining so I didn’t have a chance to explore their garden area, but captured what I could from a distance.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

The daffodils are blooming, they have been for a few weeks now.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 88mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

I finally get to see my dad burning woods.  It was chilly outside, warm and toasty inside.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/2sec, ISO 400, focal length 35mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

My mom’s Orchid is in the 6th week of blooming.  The branch was tilted low and my dad made a little fence for it.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/30sec, ISO 400, focal length 84mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/40sec, ISO 400, focal length 88mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

My sister Bee of Bee’s Design and Finds‘ handbags have made their way to her company’s catalog featuring in the talents section. If you recalled I blogged about this face handbag back in December.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/25sec, ISO 800, focal length 102mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

That is her modeling her handbags, and not your typical Lao name either.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/13, 1/3sec, ISO 800, focal length 50mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

And my second sister made Sticky Rice with Mango, it was a good Saturday.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/13sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

Saturday Random Photos

It’s kind of odd to see the seagulls Ring-billed  Gulls at a shopping mall when we are miles away from any lake and not to mention the ocean. They are a few that perched on top of the street lamp post.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22, 1/50sec, ISO 100, focal length 58mm, evaluative metering,

And hanging out by the parking lot.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/800sec, ISO 100, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

I’ve never seen one this close before, one great thing about a zoom lens. It’s interesting that the beak has a black marking on it.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/2000sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering, closeup cropped

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/1600sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering, closeup cropped

We usually visit my dad on Saturday, and my sister Bee of Bee’s Design is making some Christmas decorations. This one is a velvet rose for Lee.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/15sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

Lee loved them.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/15sec, ISO 200, focal length 80mm, evaluative metering

Bee was making bows for a church for their Christmas poinsettias, 100 red bows to be exact and she still has a long way to go.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/50sec, ISO 200, focal length 84mm, evaluative metering

Her tools of trade are wire cutter and scissor.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/50sec, ISO 200, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

Sticks and ribbons

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/50sec, ISO 200, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

She has many helpers, but I can’t say that my niece (picture below) and Lee has been a good helper.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/25sec, ISO 200, focal length 47mm, evaluative metering

Bee had made a leather handbag for me a while back and I loved it.  She started making handbags now, this is one of her favorites and it was perfect for Halloween, I guess for Christmas also if you are a scrooge.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/4sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

It’s a real eye catching.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/5sec, ISO 400, focal length 73mm, evaluative metering

This is a church that I passed on the way home, Lee was afraid of the passerby cars noises and the dark so I had to hurry and only got this shot.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22, 30sec, ISO 100, focal length 24mm, cropped, white balance cloudy, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

And I finally hung my mom’s Christmas memorial ornament. The golden ornament has the year 2007 written on the back and it sits on the angel’s lap. Have you ever wondered why most angels don’t have a face? This one doesn’t have a face either, but she sure is beautiful.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22, 15sec, ISO 100, focal length 24mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

I have to give all the credit to Bo, he is an excellent shopper and most of these gifts will be delivered in the next day or so.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/22, 30sec, ISO 100, focal length 24mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted