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Monday, December 5, 2022

More Camera Experiments

This photo makes me feel as if I had eyes in the back of my head. When I was getting ready to lower my Roman shade I noticed this reflection.

This night view was taken from my balcony.

This is the only "candy" I ever have in the house. It's made of glass and I love the way it looks in this green dish.

Here they are loose spread out on a cutting board. Two on bottom left have broken tails. I have one tail that might be able to be glued back. They remind me of ribbon candy. 

I took this golden hour photo yesterday and it's a new view for me since the large tree was taken down. The sky view is much larger and my birds and a few squirrels are delighted with the stump feeding station.

Happy Monday. Hope you have a great week.
xo

17 comments:

beverly said...

Love those photos, especially the candy one. Can you tell us where you purchased them.

Content in a Cottage said...

beverly -- I don't exactly remember or when but I do remember it was from two different houses that were having estate sales. They have all but disappeared because I never see them. I took another photo of them spread out on a cutting board so you can see them individually. I added it to the post. So glad you like them. xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

UPDATE: I added a photo of the loose glass candy so you can study the individual pieces. xo, Rosemary

Pam said...

You're sure mastering your new camera, Rosemary! Great photos. I love the ones of the sky. Beautiful. I don't think I've seen such realistic looking glass candy before. I cannot imagine the skill it takes to create them

Tasha T said...

Thank you for the beautiful photos, Rosemary. The trees silhouetted against a winter sky are so beautiful.
I have some glass candy too (it looks good enough to eat!). Bought mine from E-bay a while ago but they're still available.

beverly said...

Ribbon candy brings back memories of my grandparents and Christmas.

Tara Dillard said...

Your pic with reflection is amazing. The reflection looks like a watercolor of your room.

Your glass candies remind me of the Lucia books by, E.F. Benson. Hope you already know of them, if not, a huge joy ahead. Reminds me, time to read them again ! Set in England between the Wars. Mundane life as artform.

Mapp and Lucia - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Mapp_and_Lucia
Mapp and Lucia is a 1931 comic novel written by E. F. Benson. It is the fourth of six novels in the popular Mapp and Lucia series, about idle women in the ...
Publication date: 1931
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Comic novel
‎Plot · ‎Reception · ‎Adaptations

Karen said...

Your photography is amazing. How pretty these shots are.
Have a very Happy Holiday month. It's such a magical time of year.
Karen B.

Tasha T said...

Tara - Have you seen the wonderful tv series based on the Mapp & Lucia books? It's very funny and worth a view.

Content in a Cottage said...

Pam -- Thank you for praising my photos. I am still learning new things about the camera on my new phone and loving the process. The glass candies are amazing little works of art. xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Tasha T -- Thanks for telling us about eBay as a source for glass candies. I love the bare trees against a winter sky too. xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

beverly -- Ribbon candies are nostalgic for me too. You must have sweet memories about your grandmother. xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Tara Dillard -- Tara, I have not read those books but they sound delightful. I am always looking for great reflections thru my camera lens. Glad you liked the living room one. xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Karen, Thank you. I hope your holiday month is full of good tidings and great cheer. xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Tasha T -- Thanks for telling Tara about her book series also being a TV series. I found it on BritBox:

https://www.britbox.com/us/episode/Mapp_and_Lucia_(2014)_S1_E1_b04wthbv

It's on my watch list now. xo, Rosemary

Gretchen Joanna said...

I bought some glass candies like that about twenty years ago, at Burlington Coat Factory, sold with gold thread hangers attached, for hanging on the Christmas tree. They are some of my favorite ornaments, and as my children got married they each took one or two for their home trees.

Content in a Cottage said...

Gretchen Joanna -- What a great idea to hang the glass candies on the Christmas tree. Fond memories for your married children too when they remember their childhood tree decorating as they do their own. xo, Rosemary