Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm

Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Sunday, February 20, 2011


We started the day off with a gorgeous sunrise.

Then it was time for morning chores.

Golllllllly!  No wind...and lots of sunshine.

 Pretty cold tho.....

 Barb and I had things under control...we are in such a groove when it comes to chores...automatic pilot.

There she goes now!

 Ummmm.  Sunday morning and I was not prepared for the Sunday Stills Challenge - "Old Churches and Graveyards".  So Gucci, Phoebe and I jumped in the car and drove down to Brockport to get some shots.  You can find them in the post below.

You can see 3 of the churches in this photo...

Now for the cat and dog show.  All of our small creatures were asking me to take their pictures.

Enough of this!  It was drumming day with Jeff and I had to get ready.  When he got here, I practiced playing a bell and drum at the same time while he played the djembe.  It was not easy to work on two different rhythms but I loved giving it a shot.  I am determined to get a doundounba, sangba or a kenkeni  (if I win the lottery ...never tried.... all three).  These are the base drums that keep the pulse going and you play them with sticks.  I posted a good example of this on Saturday (video).

 We started jamming right off the bat...before everyone was there.   It sounded pretty darn good.

We actually even talked about getting matching dashikis for performances that may be down the road.
  Why not?

As most of us are beginners...we were easing into it.  Today we worked on transitioning from a break.
Below, we were just getting started and eventually were able to do just that.


By the time everyone left, I was ready for a cupa tea and the fire.

Barb did chores tonight so Gary and I headed down to the Bergen Family Restaurant for dinner.
It was we decided to try Stones.

Did you ever here of a Pittsburgh Steak Salad?  I had a Pittsburgh Chicken Salad.  Did not remember my trusty little camera was in my pocket until I was finished.  It was very good!  Gar devoured an open faced prime rib sandwich.  We were back home before 8.

That's it for now.  Supposed to get a boatload of snow after midnight.
Night all.


  1. You're on a roll... Great fun pictures... Even a Robert Frost "Mending Wall" ... All delightful!

  2. Dogs and cats sure do know how to relax, especially cats. We're supposed to get about 9 inches of snow here. Other people I know have already had over a foot. So much for last week's meltdown.

  3. Beautiful photos Lori. The sky shots are amazing and it looks as if all the Skoog animals have been cozy and resting today :) Another round of snow huh? Ugh--hopefully it won’t be too cold this time :)

  4. Hmmm. You and Barb are out there in the snow working hard, and the small animals are inside sleeping. Not bad.

  5. What an amazing sky you had this morning! ...and the pictures of the cats sleeping are just adorable. I think you've got more cards there.

  6. What a sky shot!

    Coming here makes me happy :-)

    Aloha from Honolulu,

    Comfort Spiral


  7. Thanks for the tip on food for Sedona. Our vet suggested ground turkey and rice -- very similar to your recommendation. I'm going to try that tomorrow.

  8. that sunrise was beautiful!!

  9. I love the sleeping kitties. They look so warm and cozy. What a life!
    Loved the drumming video, too.
    Heck...loved all of the pictures!

  10. Beautiful photos! Loved the drumming video too. I wish that we had classes here; it looks like a lot of fun. Have fun with your snow. I hope it is not too much. We got out of this storm somehow.

  11. Loving your header picture...that kitty is so cute and cuddly...the colours are spot it!
    Very intrigued with your musical group...must feel great to be part of a group producing music/sounds. You are very fortunate. And you said 'snow tonight', and as they say 'Sunrise in morning, sailors take warning'...looks like it's coming true. Just keep warm around the fire.

  12. More beautiful shots--I see more great cards in these. And oh, those cats and dogs were sure flashing their style today, weren't they?!

  13. Must say #15 of Seymour is pretty sweet...

    Reminds me of the Chessie System Railroad playing cards with the Tiger cats "Chessie and Peake" on them... Does anyone remember them?


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