Saturday I got up and drove down to Tucson to the Sonoran Desert Museum where I was meeting Maureen for a fun day of picture taking and conversation. Unfortunately my only means of picture taking as of late has been through the use of my cell phone, and wouldn’t you know it that when I was out walking the dog earlier that morning, I dropped the phone and it has not functioned well since.
Irregardless of that, Maureen I know got some great shots. It was a warm day without being too hot and we meandered through the different areas looking at different animals and plants indigenous to the desert. Here are few of the shots I got. I’m only going to post a few because Maureen’s will be amazing (also, my camera was not functioning very well).
This is a saguaro cactus. I liked the fact that it has so many arms. Sometimes they resemble people posing.
This little guy stationed himself up in a tree in the aviary. His foot must be quite tasty!
It was so great meeting Maureen. She is the first person I have ever met through blogging. She is very knowledgeable on the different plants and animals and I learned so much. I learned much about photography, too! Before leaving for Tucson, it was discovered that we left the charger to the good digital camera back on a trip to Boston. I definitely need to get a new one. I’m missing out on way too much fun!
Maureen gave me a few notecards with pictures of her horse photography on them. That was so incredibly kind! One I recognize from her blog. It is the close up of the horse’s face that has the blue eye. Love it! She also happen to have a spare printer that she needed to get rid of. I was happy to take it off her hands because the food pantry I work at desperately needed one. Thanks Maureen!
On Sunday I tried the Pumpkin Pie bites featured on Zoom’s blog. They were absolutely delicious! If you love pumpkin pie and cheesecake, this is a combination of both. I have a picture of the finished product here. The only thing I was supposed to do and didn’t was to cook only 12 at once, alternating muffin cups to prevent the crusts from sticking together. This wasn’t too much of a problem though.
These were absolutely delicious. Every Christmas I make an assortment of cookies and I think these will be added to my cookie making repertoire. Thanks Zoom!