Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2012 Calendar

The Calendars came today! Below are the pictures that make up my new 2012 Calendar! If you are interested in buying a copy, please e-mail me at bobbiheydephotography [at] gmail [dot] com. The calendars are $9.50 each, including shipping.
The calendar pictures will not have the text on them.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Crescent Cookies

I know this post is called "Crescent Cookies", but I also had a few other pictures I wanted to post along with the Crescent Cookies.

I love this picture! I like the faint frame, the coloring, and the "old paper" look!
These were pretty much all the blueberries we got this year! The plants are still really small, so I am hoping for more next year!

I posted several different edits of this picture, I couldn't choose! I must say I like the blue one pretty well!

Another blueberry picture!

Chocolate Chip Cookies my younger sister made, they were good!

I have been interested in food photography for awhile, so I finally tried it the other day. A recipe always looks better with a picture! I am going to continue to experiment with it. So you are probably going to see some more food pictures on here! Hopefully!

Okay, now on to the Crescent Cookies!

This was a recipe my Great Grandma Marjorie always made, a favorite of my Grandma's.

Two years ago my Aunt had the idea to start a family recipe book and bring recipes to Thanksgiving and give copies to all the families for their recipe books. I thought it was a great idea! All together I contributed 20 recipes! All favorites! Grandma contributed 21! This is one of the recipes Grandma put in, I finally tried it the other day, I love it!

It is really simple and tasty! They are a lot like Mexican Wedding Cookies.

I tried to use natural light from a window for all of these, I think they turned out better than with a flash.

Now for the recipe.

Great Grandma Marjorie's Crescent Cookies

1/2 C. Butter

1/2 C. Shortening

1 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 C. Powdered Sugar

2 C. Flour-sifted (I used half whole wheat and half unbleached white)

3/4 C. Chopped Nuts (I used Pecans)

More Powdered Sugar

Preheat oven to 425*F. Cream butter, shortening, and vanilla until fluffy.

Mix dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.

Form dough into crescents or small balls. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 10 min.

or until lightly brown. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar, eat some warm

and store the rest in an air tight container.

I hope you like them!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Few Spring Photos

Here are a few "newer" pictures. Sorry for the lack of posts! I seem to be pretty good at that!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy! Hopefully I will get better at this!
This is a little shed at our cousins house, I have photographed it several times. Sometimes it is good to try to get different photos of the same thing!

While looking for antler sheds I took this photo. We didn't find any antlers, but I did find an interesting photo!

This would have to be my favorite! I toned down the colors a little, I like the way it turned out!

This one is second to most favorite! I left the colors alone in this one, I like the way the sun reflected off of the leaves and petals!

These are pink peach blossoms. The pink and the blue look really good together.

Lately I have been busy in the garden, hopefully I can get some pictures up! Our vegetables seem to be doing a lot better this year! I can't wait for fresh vegetables! The greenbeans are blooming, and we have little zuchinni and yellow squash on. So far we have picked two cucumbers, they are really good on sandwiches.

The weather has been pretty nice, not too hot. The next few days are supposed to get really hot!

Happy Fourth of July!

P.s. In case you missed it, check out the new background photo!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

More January 2011 Pictures

These are some more pictures taken last January.

This one of the branches was taken at night with a long shutter speed of 30 seconds. I used a tripod for this one.

I liked this one because of the snow falling, I think it adds to the picture!

The color, and blurred background are what I like about this picture.

Snowy frost on one of our evergreen trees.

Another of an evergreen tree, I think I like this one better!

A cornfield covered in snow in the dead of winter, and frosty trees in the background.

This is the same cornfield, I like the frosty blue trees!

Frosty barb-wire fence.

This picture makes it look like the wind was blowing really hard by the way the frost stands.

Lilac leaves in winter.

Hopefully I will have some more recent pictures up soon!
As I write this it is snowing outside, so far we have about 4-5 in. of snow! If I get pictures I will post them!
Thank you for taking a look! Feel free to comment!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Winter in January

These are a few pictures taken last January. I am kind of late in getting them up!
I hope to have the next Colorado post up soon, also.

One morning in January it was frosty, and the light shining through the frost on the trees was beautiful!

I thought this one looked neat in Black and White!

This was the sunrise on the frosty morning!

Trees in the snow.

These are our cows in the snow, not sure if they enjoyed it!

One of the first Bald Eagles I have seen this year. I haven't seen as many Bald Eagles this year as I did last year.

I liked the way the snow was sitting on top of the branches, just waiting to be blown off by a gust of wind!

I hope to get more pictures up soon, I will try to start posting once a week! But we will see what happens!