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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Christmas Treats

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show us your Christmas prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before looking at the coffee table that was covered in Christmas treats.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show us your Christmas

Butter Cookies.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show us your Christmas

Jelly Beans with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show us your Christmas

All Dressed ripple chips (or crisps for some people).

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Season’s Greetings

Christmas Card: 2020
Christmas Card: 2020
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Lens-Artists

Here Comes the Holiday Season

This week Ann-Christine gives up the prompt “And Here Comes the Holiday Season” for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

Given the subdued holiday season a lot of people will be having this year I thought I would look back at previous years.

After a couple of rewrites that theme morphed into this post somehow.

Lens-Artists: Here Comes the Holiday Season

Christmas Eve, 2019. Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at sunrise.

Lens-Artists: Here Comes the Holiday Season

Christmas Day, 2017. Our side road in a snow flurry in the morning. We had another 5 inches of snow after the photo was taken.

Lens-Artists: Here Comes the Holiday Season

Boxing Day, 2007. Chantry Island and its lighthouse just off the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario at sunset.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show Us Your Christmas

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show Us Your Christmas.

The photos start several weeks before Christmas with a fire truck near the start of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade on the South Bruce Peninsula early in December.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours

 

Some of the Christmas lights in a window at home with out of focus lights in the room beyond the window.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show Us Your Christmas

 

Some Christmas baking, Viennese Shortcakes made with my mother’s recipe from the 1970s.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show Us Your Christmas

 

Christmas lights on Berford Street in Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula. 44 minutes before sunrise and a short detour when I was heading down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show Us Your Christmas

 

Christmas Eve sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Show Us Your Christmas

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2019

Viennese Shortcakes

As a follow-up to my recent A Photo a Week Challenge: Christmas Memories post Nancy that runs the challenge asked for the recipe for the Viennese Shortcakes.

Viennese Shortcakes (also known as Viennese Whirls according to Google).

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of butter (or margarine)
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and half of the flour and beat well. Add the rest of the flour and beat again.

Put the mixture into a piping bag and pipe a swirl into a paper muffin liner leaving a hollow in the center.

Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes.

When cool dust with icing sugar and fill the center with jam.

Viennese Whirls

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Photo Challenges

A Photo a Week Challenge: Christmas Memories

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Christmas Memories.

I came up with two very different photos for this challenge.

A childhood Christmas memory, Viennese Shortcakes according to my mother’s recipe. Also known as Viennese Whirls according to Google. These were made yesterday following my mother’s recipe.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Christmas Memories

 

A recent Christmas memory, Christmas day morning two years ago. The snow got heavier in the afternoon.

Snow covered back road on Christmas day.