Tuesday, December 27, 2005
One of my favorite homemade beverages consists of a cup of milk, a container of yogurt, a banana, an egg, and a fresh or frozen non-citrus fruit. In the picture above, for both yogurt and fruit I used strawberry; but I also like to use blueberry, and peach. I mix it all up in a blender and normally get a yield of one and a half to two glasses of the beverage. I like to make it especially after coming back from either a long bike ride, hike, or walk. It's thoroughly refreshing.
Monday, December 26, 2005
These are two of my nieces playing the piano at my parent's home. Their dad likes to play the piano, too. Many years ago, before they were born and before their dad was married, he had a piano moved to his apartment on a farm wagon. And their father played the piano along the way.
You can see more pictures of our family Christmas gathering in my Photo Album.
Family is important to me. I love my nephews and nieces. Here is a picture of my youngest nephew with a Christmas gift he received yesterday being rubbed across his face.
These nephews of mine are from a different family. They were at the Christmas dinner yesterday but this photo was taken sometime earlier.
Sunday, December 25, 2005
These are my three nieces after the Christmas Eve service at my church. Their mother made their dresses. They also had a part in the program for the evening and did very well; they did not have an ounce of stagefright in them.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
The above ground roots of this plant gives me the sensation of mystery and foreboding that one might experience in the forests of Middle Earth. Are those roots live and intelligent capable of wrapping around any nearby travelers trespassing upon its grounds? It is a plant that lets my imagination go wild.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
with Tohickon Creek being down at the bottom.
huddled in trees like in this one.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
One of my brothers as a hobby runs what might be called a mini-farm. So on Thanksgiving Day afternoon, a number of us went out to see his livestock. Below are pictures of some of the many kinds of animals he and his children raise.
A pet guinea pig
Bottle-feeding a baby goat who was not getting enough milk from his mother
A curious little goat
Friday, November 25, 2005
Here we are sitting down for our Thanksgiving meal of turkey, oyster filling, mash potatoes with cheese, home-made cranberry whole wheat bread, and much more. For dessert, we had pumpkin pie, apple pie, a very rich chocolate chip brownie, pumpkin roll, and fresh fruit salad.
Among other people, here are some of my nine nephews and nieces.
Here some of us are preparing to play Spoons. It can get to be a very active game when everybody tries to grab a spoon with there always being one less spoon than players.
Here are some pictures of my nephews and nieces and other family members.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Towards the end of October, I participated in my church's Junior Mennonite Youth Fall Activity Night. The junior youth consists of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. I was present because I teach the sixth graders on Sunday mornings. Below are three pictures from that night.
In the above picture, we are playing a variant form of musical chairs.
In the above picture, we are doing a relay race in which we had to run with a cotton ball attached to our noses by means of vasoline.
This also was a relay race in which each person needed to stop at three plates and eat the item on it before moving to the next one without using our hands except to hold the plate still. The first plate had a grahm cracker on it; the second, pieces of a chocolate bar; and the third, a marshmellow. In this picture, I am the one eating the chocolate bar pieces.