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Crabfest – Or How I Saved a Turkey This Thanksgiving


Gothic Victoria

Gothic Victoria

Yesterday I headed over to Port Angeles to their annual Crabfest, or how they marketed it to us Cannucks, Save A Turkey Fest this Canadian Thanksgiving. The day began with waiting in line to board the MV Coho ferry in a torrential downpour for half an hour and then having to sit outside on deck on the crowded, cold ferry for the one and a half hour journey over to Port Angeles. But the rain stopped long enough for me to take some awesome shots of Victoria’s inner harbour and Fisherman’s Wharf receding in the mist.

Victoria's Inner Harbour

Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Houseboats

Houseboats

Stormy Sky

Stormy Sky

On board, some hot tea and the warm company of my friends made me forget the cold, and a renewed storm afforded me some great shots of  slick seats, flapping flag and even a rainbow.

Friends at Sea

Friends at Sea

Storm at Sea

Storm at Sea

Rainbow at Sea

Rainbow at Sea

Of course we Canadians always follow directions, and proceeded to muster as shown while waiting to disembark.

Muster Station

Muster Station

Port Angeles is always a pretty site to see with its dramatic backdrop of the Olympic mountains. This day was misty but we lucked out with some gorgeous sunshine for a few hours.

Port Angeles

Port Angeles

Before heading to the crab dinner we checked out the vendors and locals and got some awesome clothing accessories!

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Cutest Canine

Cutest Canine

Crabby Accessories

Crabby Accessories

Finally it was time to eat, and what a messy, delicious feast it was!

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We sat out another storm before boarding the ferry home. For some it had been a long day, but we all agreed a super fun one, out with our best friends, good eats and fun times.

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More pics of our Crabfest outing here.

Wishing all my Canadian friends a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo Fridays- Welcome Home


Buon Appetito

Buon Appetito

Food photography is usually vibrant and colorful. My last photo of food was such.

Today I wanted to show something different. The colors in this photo were dim to begin with as it was late on a rainy afternoon. By removing the color and heightening the contrast I was able to focus on the steaming pasta and the shine of the plates and cutlery to create an ambience of warmth and happy homecoming.  There’s even a towel to dry the rain off. And who doesn’t like to come home to a warm plate of pasta?

Wishing you all warm homecomings this weekend.


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Photo Fridays – Luscious Last Days of Summer


Luscious Red

Luscious Red

This is my final photo posting for the summer. But when does autumn actually start? A google search showed up some interesting facts. Apparently the astronomical fall for the northern hemisphere starts on Sunday, September 22. But the autumnal equinox may vary from year to year according to climate so it may not align with the astronomical date. This year’s equinox is at exactly 20:44 on September 22. Next year’s will be on the 23rd at 02:29.

Here’s wishing you a fabulous weekend and last days of summer!


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Photo Fridays – Summer Is Served


Summer Is Served

Summer Is Served

A salad is one of my favorite meals; light, crunchy, sweet and tangy flavors exploding in your mouth, and always easy on the digestion. They’re very pretty to behold too.  The other evening when I prepared this salad and placed it on a countertop with the sunlight streaming over it I had to photograph it…a lot! I think I took almost 200 photos of it from various angles, playing with the shapes and shadows formed by the sun. D was very kind to let me use his camera while waiting patiently for his supper, which he said was very delicious.

Below are some more pics from the salad shoot.

Ready to Eat

Ready to Eat

Shadow Play With Bowl

Shadow Play With Bowl

Lovely Greens

Lovely Greens

Of course I had to shoot the emptied bowl as well, a lovely one with dragonfly motif by local potter Ann Semple at Clayfoot Crockery.

After Dinner Blues

After Dinner Blues

Dragonfly Bowl

Dragonfly Bowl

Wishing you all a lovely weekend full of light and good eats!