Monday, May 23, 2016

Weekend at the Beach - more or less


 The grandkids playing at the backyard beach

I think the photo collage above pretty much sums up our weekend: We were with our daughter's family and it was wonderful spending time with them. They kids are a delight - and the weather was gorgeous!

Have you tried the Lemon Oreos?  I'm warning you now: They are dangerous. I have never eaten a tastier cookie. And the first one always makes you want more... ... ... ...

Of course I had to catch a quick pic of that barn.


The two framed fish charts are from our SIL's father's bait shop from years past.
They're beautiful charts. I hope they find some wall space for them.




After we returned home last night, we were out on the front porch to check out Mars, when Mr. C. pointed out the faint orange glow on the eastern horizon. I ran to get my camera, my little point and shoot, and it was accidentally still set on the macro automatic setting. It's not a great photo, but it's sure a lot better than I was expecting with my camera. After I discovered that it had been on macro, I set it to the regular auto setting (Yes, I should read my manual sometime) and when I took photos on that setting, all I got was a more defined pale yellow disk, none of the shading or the orange color. I thought that was so bizarre. So then Mr. C. dragged out his camera after the moon was a lot higher in the sky and yellow. He took a few photos with his. They were AMAZING. Unfortunately, he hadn't taken any of the moon as it was first rising. Too bad, for I think his next opportunity will be next month.

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30 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

Great picture of the creamsicle moon Judy. My cousin who is a pro took one as well and yours is as good as his!!

Simply Linda said...

It was too cloudy to see that...what lovely photos though, thank you. As for Oreos, we are boycotting them, the company has moved 600+ jobs out of country, sad to say. (won't go there)

Have a beautiful day, friend.

Margaret Adamson said...

lved the collage but that Moon shots is utterly AMAZING.

podso said...

Good times! And a beautiful photo at the end. I forgot to look for Mars but noticed how bright the moon was last night once the storm clouds cleared.

Tired Teacher said...

Lemon Oreos? I'll look for them.

I forgot all about the full moon last night. You captured it well with your camera.

Sandra said...

awesome moon shot, could not be better. maybe we should all try it with macro... oh no not lemon Oreo... Oreo's are my favorite cookie of all cookies and i also love all things lemon.... i wonder if i could buy just ONE cookie to taste it. if i buy the bag i will eat them all.....

Cathy said...

I should heed your warning, but lemon sandwich cookies are my favorite. I'm sure I'll be trying these soon.

Beautiful pictures. I so love seeing all your pictures on Instagram too.

happywonderer.com said...

Oh no...I was able to walk past those lemon Oreos in the store but now I'm regretting that decision. Have you seen the thin oreos?
Lovely weekend photos!

Pamela Gordon said...

A fun collage of visiting grands. Those fish charts are beautiful works of art. The full moon was hidden this weekend here although it's been sunny in the day hours....and hot. I'm loving this burst of summery weather. Have a good week ahead Judy.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the grandkids are cute. The sandbox is almost like the beach. I did not know they had lemon oreos. Your moon shot is gorgeous, I love the color. It has been too cloudy here to see Mars.

Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Carol Z said...

Looks like fun! I love oreos and I love lemon, but I really want my summer clothes to fit, so I will stroll by next time I see them in the grocery.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Lovely moon shot! Sounds like you had a fun time with your family. I haven't been able to find the Lemon Oreo's but I am sure I will like them when I find them.....

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

It looks like you had wonderful weather for your visit with family. Such cute photos of the grands. And the photo of the moon is terrific! Have a great afternoon, Judy. ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun you had with the kids! and we noticed how orange the full moon was too. Looked like a Harvest moon, didn't it? Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

Susie said...

Judy, I love all the pictures. I know you enjoyed the grandkids. That moon shot is beautiful. I need a camera like yours. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Debby Ray said...

It looks like you had a very enjoyable time, Judy...I'm sure the grands had a fantastic time as well! No, I did not know these lemon Oreos existed...thanks...now I will surely have to buy some to see if they taste as good as you say they do :P Last night, I had my camera out and ready to catch Mars and the moon but it was too cloudy after storm still. Our moon was also quite yellowish in color. You certainly were able to capture it well! Enjoy your week!

Judy S. said...

Great photos! Loved the moon especially.

Mildred said...

How nice to spend a gorgeous weekend with the family. I love the photos. I don't dare try the lemon Oreos....I would love them!

Amy at love made my home said...

Glad you had a good time at the beach! It looks like lots of fun. Your picture of the moon looks incredible to me!!

Anita Johnson said...

I watched the moon too...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This full moon has been so bright and beautiful! Your photo came out beautifully, Judy

Our sandbox has also been getting lots of use, too, by the grandkids as the weather gets warmer.

Lemon Oreos sound dangerous ...lol

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, what a beautiful shot of the moon! I'll have to try that 'technique'! We've had solid clouds, so I never got to see the full moon. Love seeing those sweet little grands. Time for us to get a sandbox - my grandson turned 1 years old already! The fish charts are wonderful and the lemon Oreo's do sound delicious.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like my kind of weekend!

Tracy Batchelder said...

I love your "beach" pictures! I've never been able to get a good moon photo...maybe I should try the macro setting next time.

Lady Linda said...

Looks like you had lots of fun with your family. Love the beach!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I think I would like lemon oreos! Yum. I loved the picture of fishes and kids! Raise them right! Hugs!

Missy George said...

I'll have to try the moon on macro. Not bad. No I have not tried the lemon Oreos. But thanks for the warning. Glad you had fun at the "beach"!

Ida said...

What a fun time. The kiddos look to be enjoying themselves. Mmmm Lemon Oreo's, I haven't tried them yet but I love lemon so I think I'd enjoy them. I think that was a fine shot of the moon. I get horrible shots of the moon with my camera.

Terri D said...

Some great memories made "at the beach" and that moon photo is pretty amazing!

J_on_tour said...

Awesome astronomy shot. I must admit I've never seen lemon Oreo's. I'd expect them to be rich in flavour given what the chocolate ones are like.

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