Sunday, April 19, 2009

Week 16, Project 365

I'm starting to realize I take a lot of similar photos...on our walks, food, pretty flowers. So I tried to mix it up a little this week but you know what? I'm fascinated with things I see on our walks and with food ☺ Flowers, too, but I didn't take any of those this week. But thinking about it has made me TRY to stretch myself and look for things out of the ordinary (at least for me). We'll see how it goes in coming weeks.

As always, you can check out the photography of other 365 participants by just hopping over to Sara's place who graciously hosts us even when she's had a rough week with the flu. Hope you start feeling better soon Sara!

There's a place near us called La Cocina (The Kitchen) that cooks primarily for take out. They do have a couple small tables but their focus is not on serving customers on site. For working women especially, La Cocina provides great food at a reasonable price. One of my Spanish assignments was to interview someone who worked there and find out if there is something typically served at Easter. Paella was on the menu the day I stopped by, which was Good Friday, a.k.a. a meat-free day on the calendar for Catholics so La Cocina offered a traditional seafood dish. Forget plain old fish, look at all that other stuff! My dear hubby tackled the dining room this week. He spent all day Monday stripping the floor of old wax build-up. What a job! This is a house we often pass on our walks and I just love it! How the fence mirrors the rounded room on the corner of the house. We were driving through farm country and had to stop to pay toll so I quickly snapped a picture of the almost-ready-to-harvest sorghum. This window display caught my eye. I just thought it was too cute! Yes, another house from a walk. I loved how the ivy was climbing all over this place and the bougainvillea just under the balcony...can you imagine having coffee on that balcony in the morning? This just looks like a happy house! We traveled to San Francisco on Saturday. San Francisco in Cordoba Province ☺ We passed quite a few large estancias on the way to this city on the plains. It's about three hours due east of where we live and it's amazing how completely flat it is such a short distance away. Here's hubby at one of the plazas in town with the flag flying in the background. Not a whole lot happening here, but we enjoyed the calmer ambience -- even the traffic is more well-behaved.

13 comments:

tiffany said...

Oh my goodness, that Paella looks delicious!!
I love to take pics of houses too, do you ever feel weird, like the owners will think you're stalking them or something? I always have the urge to go knock on the door and ask permission first, but never do LOL

Dena said...

If I lived there I'd be taking pictures from the walks too! What gorgeous shots! And I love the house with the round room in the corner. So unique.

Nise' said...

Those houses are beautiful. Wonder if they notice you taking a picture?

skoots1mom said...

gosh...you had me drooling over the paella...my favorite!! Boy, it looks good...
enjoyed all the houses, too!
love that ironwork fence.
have a good night!

beckyjomama said...

OK, now I am hungry - that looks SO good :)

sara said...

I LOVE paella and that looked wonderful! My son had a similar assignment in spanish class....he had to go to dinner at a local rest. and order his whole meal, ask for the ticket, etc in Spanish. It was very fun and our waiter was so good with him!

rita said...

The paella looks like the real deal!
Do they still call bougainvillea 'Santa Rita'?
I had the same thought about the similarity of photos as time goes on. I don't think the beholders feel that way, however.

fransmomma said...

hmm...not sure about the paella. giant, still intact shrimp freak me out a little. :)
i love the two houses you got shots of. i agree-i'd love to sit on that balcony and have coffee.

Elizabeth said...

Mike and I went to a sorghum festival... we bought a bottle of some but neither of us ended up liking the sample we got at the festival... so we still have a bottle of it sitting around somewhere... do you like it? do you have any good recipes on how to use it... I dont know what I am going to do with it.

Mari said...

I like your house pictures. The one really does look inviting. The sorghum picture is neat too - I've never seen it before.

Becky said...

Great pics. I take a lot of pics from walks as well. Makes for interesting shots.

I liked the one of the field of sorghum. I have never seen that before.

TCKK said...

Love the house with the curved fence!!

scrappysue said...

great pics! thanks for stopping by