Snow

It snowed on Tuesday January 28th, and it’s our first snow since February 2012. This was Lee first time using her snowboard that she received as a Christmas gift in 2011. As I’m listing these dates, I can’t believe it is 2014 already, time has flew by.  I never knew the snow could be this beautiful, and great opportunity for me to photograph snow photos.

I’m behind in posting my photos and replying to comments, I hope to be able to catch up soon.

Meet Maple

Maple is from Kentucky and she comes to visit one of our neighbors every year, her owner is our neighbor’s daughter. Bo, Lee and Max met Maple before but this is my first time meeting her.

5DMkIII, Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens, 1/320 sec at f/5.6, 88mm, ISO 200

She is a Weimaraner just like max, and a bit smaller in size.

5DMkIII, Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens, 1/160 sec at f/5.6, 75mm, ISO 200

She is a beauty. Maple is older than Max and very fit, she runs a couple of miles with her owner everyday. I need to take note, my goal is to exercise more in 2013.

5DMkIII, Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens, 1/160 sec at f/5.6, 105mm, ISO 200

Homemade Pizza for Dinner

Lee and I have been wanting to make homemade pizza for awhile and the first batch was awful.  I think it looked more like pan pizza rather than a normal homemade pizza. We have come a long way since then, and have gotten a lot better, but I still don’t know how to toss pizza dough in the air like the pro.  For the pizza dough we used 1 1/2 cups warm water, 1 package of active dry yeast, 3 1/2 cups bread flour, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon sugar. We have some left over dough that we keep in the refrigerator, and it’s good for several days.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4 at 1/40sec, EB-0.3step, 50mm, ISO-1600

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4 at 1/40sec, 100mm, ISO-1250

We used Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. for topping.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6 at 1/40sec, 67mm, ISO-1250

Lee wanted to make a square pizza similar to Biltmore.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4 at 1/40sec, 67mm, ISO-1250

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6 at 1/40sec, 105mm, ISO-1250

We put cooked bacon right before it’s done, this is her new favorite pizza topping.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4 at 1/40sec, 67mm, ISO-1250

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4 at 1/40sec, 105mm, ISO-1000

Mine didn’t turn out too bad. I’m thinking about investing in a pizza stone, I want my pizza crust to be crusty.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4 at 1/40sec, 67mm, ISO-1250

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/8 at 1/40sec, 92mm, ISO-5000

And I made Tum Mak Houng (Spicy papaya salad) as a side salad. It actually goes together well.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4 at 1/40sec, 67mm, ISO-1250

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4 at 1/40sec, 85mm, ISO-1600

Max didn’t get any, as you can see he’s not too happy.

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4 at 1/40sec, 67mm, ISO-1250

Canon 5DMkIII, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4 at 1/40sec, 99mm, ISO-6400