Photos of the Day – Aug 15th and 16th

Here are my Photos of the Day for August 15-16, 2017:

AUGUST 15

# 227 Photo Prompt – Starts with O:

“Orange Sherbet Outfit”

#startswithO   #lularoecarly

# 227 Caught By My Lens:

I went up to get ready for bed and found Megan and Lamb Chop (Megan’s favorite toy) all cozy in the bed! The bed was made up before she went up, but she wanted to make a comfy spot for her and her friend! 🙂

Then, she thought Lamb Chop was too far away, so she pulled her in for a hug and snuggle! Aaawww!!!

OOTD:

My Photo of the Day is also my OOTD……LLR Carly with a Joy duster added for a little “something-something”!

AUGUST 16

# 228 Photo Prompt – Starts with P:

“Peanut Toting Blue Jay”

#startswithP

OOTD:

These fun LLR Leggings with telephones on them and a Perfect Tee are so appropriate because just yesterday I sold all the corded phones I had – the last of the tasks associated with cutting the cord and going to a “cell-only” life!

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Photos of the Day – August 13th and 14th

Here are my Photos of the Day for August 13-14, 2017:

AUGUST 13

# 224 Photo Prompt – Starts with M:

“Marker”

#startswithM

OOTD:

LLR Perfect Tee and solid black Leggings

MOTD:

My third and final Hello Fresh meal of the week was Sweet-as-Honey Chicken with Snow Peas over Jasmine Rice. Another excellent meal…..I did make an alteration, though – I like snow peas, but not as many as they sent – I prefer a few in a medley of other veggies. So, I only used a few and supplemented the meal with some baby peas I had in the freezer. YUM!!! That’s it for this week…..the rest of the week I’ll be eating plate # 2 of each of the three meals and/or finding something worth eating! 🙂

AUGUST 14

# 226 Photo Prompt – Starts with N:

“Not Your Average Scarecrow”

#startswithN    #auntsamantha

OOTD:

LLR Wine colored Irma top with Unicorn Leggings……how fun are these???

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Walking Tour of Old St. Joseph Cemetery – 08-13-17

This evening, I attended the second in the annual series of Walking Tours of local Albion cemeteries held in August each year. Tonight’s tour was of the Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Brown Road. This cemetery had some interesting stories and rich history relating to the Catholic immigrants that formed the St. Joseph and St. Mary Assumption Churches in Albion. This was the first cemetery dedicated to Catholic burials in the area – a precursor to the current St. Joseph Cemetery on Rt. 31.

Here are some photos I took during the tour:

Many of the graves are unmarked or modestly marked because the immigrants could not afford expensive stones to mark the graves of their loved ones. Also, some were exhumed and moved to the new St. Joseph’s Cemetery once it was established. So, it looks like there is a lot of empty space….but, in reality, there are people buried there, just may not have markers. But, the graves that are marked make for some interesting photographs…..and some were quite extravagant for the times and the poor status of the people.

Hughes – middle – is the largest of the monuments in this cemetery

One of the more recent graves…….I assume based on their dates, that they may have purchased their plots prior to the new St. Joseph Cemetery opening in the 1920s and decided to keep their plots in the old cemetery when they had the option to trade for spots in the new cemetery.

In the back of the cemetery, the sun was so pretty shining through the trees…

….which caused sun rays to fall on this wooden cross marker

Next week, we tour the current St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Route 31. Then, the final tour of the series will be back at Mount Albion.

Lake Ontario and Oak Orchard River at Sunset – 08-12-17

It has been a while since I’ve popped over to Point Breeze to see the sun setting on the lake….yeah, its been a busy summer, but that is no excuse to not do something I love so much! Well, since my Photo of the Day photo prompt was “Starts with L”, I took advantage of the chance to go to the Lake! hehehe

So, here are the photos I took……I didn’t stay too long, but it was long enough to see the beauty and capture some awesome shots!

Nope – that isn’t black specks on your monitor or dust on my lens….those are geese!!! 😀

The good Lord sure doesn’t disappoint when it comes to color, does He?

As I was leaving the Point to head home, this song came on the radio…..I thought it would make a perfect addition to this post! Loggins & Messina – “Watching The River Run”

Photos of the Day – August 12th

Here are my Photos of the Day for August 8, 2017:

# 224 Photo Prompt – Starts with L:

“Lake Ontario in a Boat”

#startswithL

# 224 Caught By My Lens:

“Beginning of Dusk”

Lake Ontario at Point Breeze, NY

OOTD:

Today, I rocked these super cute LLR Bunny Leggings and a Classic Tee

MOTD:

My second Hello Fresh meal was AMAZING……Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Lemony Potatoes and Zucchini! Another super easy recipe that was filling and delicious!!! The ingredients were all fresh and beautiful and complimented each other perfectly! Again, it was a meal for two, so I had a plate to eat and one to wrap up for another night! I think getting these meals is waking up my love of cooking and giving me a reason to eat at home! 😀

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Photos of the Day – Aug 9th, 10th, and 11th

Here are my Photos of the Day for August 9-11, 2017:

AUGUST 9

# 221 Photo Prompt – Starts with I:

“Italian for Dinner”

#startswithI

Olive Garden – surprise birthday dinner for my niece, Brittany!

# 221 Caught By My Lens:

“Salute'”

OOTD:

I started out with LLR Mickey leggings and a charcoal Classic Tee to go to the gym and run errands

And, later – for my niece’s surprise birthday dinner – I changed into this LLR Julia dress and Sarah sweater

AUGUST 10

# 222 Photo Prompt – Starts with J:

“Jam-packed with Jive Turkey Buzzards”

#startswithJ

Found on the top of the canal gates on Eagle Harbor Albion Rd……my Grandparents used to call Eagle Harbor “Buzzard’s Gulch” – guess this may be why!!! hehehe

# 222 Caught By My Lens:

More pics of the turkey buzzards…..at one point there were 12-15 of them, but they came and went while I was taking photos!

OOTD:

I wore this aqua acid washed LLR Carly to lunch with friends!

AUGUST 11

# 223 Photo Prompt – Starts with K:

“Kiwi for Lunch”

#startswithK

# 223 Caught By My Lens:

Look at the size of the HUGE cones on my Pinky Winky Hydrangea bush, this year!!! WOW!!!

The bush is LOADED with them! I have two more of these bushes, but they are younger and the cones are much smaller!

OOTD:

I paired this super comfy LLR Classic Tee with a pair of capris for the gym, errands, and housework!

AND MORE – DINNER PLANS – DOTD (dinner of the day):

I decided to try one of those meal plan companies that send you all you need to make a few meals each week. I chose “Hello Fresh” for my trial. So far, I’m pleased with it……the ingredients are fresh and of high quality…..the recipes are easy……there are enough choices to ensure I will find meals to choose that I should enjoy……everything comes packed separately, so I can be flexible with foods I can’t eat or don’t particularly care for – for instance, tonight’s meal called for mozzarella cheese in the pasta salad, but I’m allergic to cheese, so I was able to just leave it out – also, the chipotle power was not already added to the BBQ sauce, so I could add just enough to make it within my spicy tolerance! 🙂 So — I got my first box this week and fixed my first meal, tonight! I get the “meals for two” – 3 meals a week option – so, I can actually get six meals out of the boxes each week – each night I cook the two servings – one to eat and one to wrap up for another night! So far, so good! Tonight’s meal was soooooo good! And, it was a good sized portion – I was full and then some!

This is everything that comes in the box for this particular meal – tonight’s meal was Chipotle BBQ Chicken Thighs with Pesto Pasta Salad!

Excellent! Very tasty and filling! Two Chipotle BBQ chicken thighs and the salad was made of charred zucchini, charred red onions, penne pasta, a variety of heirloom grape tomatoes, and pesto – it also called for fresh mozzarella, but I left that out!

And, I have another plate just like it in the fridge for another night!

AND…..there was pasta salad left over after I put a generous portion on each of the two plates!

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Photos of the Day – Aug 6th, 7th, and 8th

Here are my Photos of the Day for August 6-8, 2017:

AUGUST 6

# 218 Photo Prompt – Starts with F:

“Fashion”

#startswithF

AMEN!!!

# 218 Caught By My Lens:

Hibiscus Bush – loaded with dinner plate sized blossoms!!!

Love this new addition to my patio!!!

OOTD:

A tad chilly when I left for church this morning, so I threw on this burgundy LLR Lindsay kimono over my black and white Carly!!! 

AUGUST 7

# 219 Photo Prompt – Starts with G:

“Grand Staircase”

#startswithG

OOTD:

I wore this purple and teal LLR Perfect Tee with some blue jean capris to the Thousand Islands

AUGUST 8

# 220 Photo Prompt – Starts with H:

“Hart Monument – Mt. Albion Cemetery”

#startswithH

OOTD:

One of the newest styles launched by LLR – the long sleeved Classic Tee, called the Lynnae – I wore it with Leggings and a Joy duster to my eye appointment and the monthly Ladies Lunch with the ladies from church!

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