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DP Photo Journal: Abundance

An abundance of fruits and vegetables – baguettes and meats. It’s market day in Normandy, France, and everything is certainly full to the brim with wares of various kinds!

Market Day In Normandy

Market Day! Pick from the freshest, the greenest, the most delicious delicacies you ever did see!

Homemade Apple Pie

At the beginning of this year I found I enjoyed cooking. Since then I’ve experimented with cheesecakes, spaghetti, an of-the-moment pasta while in France (with beef, sausages, and various types of Italian pasta), and now pies!

Here was today’s result…

Apple Pie Blog AW

With a nice, homemade crust.

The crust was made with a cup of flour, teaspoon or so of salt, two tablespoons of water, and 2/3 cup and 1 tsp. Crisco, lightly coated with Robert’s Skim Milk and a fine layer of sugar. The interior was created with a pre-made mix.

Animal Repertoire

For all you animal lovers out there, here’s a [not-so] brief slideshow of some of my animal-related photo’s.

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To Lincoln, Nebraska…!

Apparently one of the cleanest cities in the United States – who knew?

This entry of Adventure Writer features some of the photo’s I took, while there, at the Nebraska State Capitol Building.


The Capitol Building Itself! You can almost spot the hawk... or maybe that's on the other side.

A Look From Above

A vast view of the area outside this famous building...

Stars in a Black Sky

What are these? I really have no idea.

The gallery of the justice building... of sorts.

Just look at that fine blur! That poor alignment... that jolly old flash! Capital!

Coming up next…

For the second post after this (the first will be a graphic), I’ll be posting another movie review. This one will either be for Mega Mind or Despicable Me.

Be sure to check it out!

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

Another peak at our Journal de Photo!

This time with the famous Arc de Triomphe’s near-twin (and older sibling) – the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel. Built to commemorate the one and only Napoleon Bonaparte.

The Bridge of Triumph 

The Arc de Triomphe’s Older Sibling!

Bridge of Triumph - Front Shot

A frontal shot of the famous monument!

Our last picture…

…of gigantic proportions! In other words, I’ll be posting many more pictures, but I’ll be reducing their size so they won’t take up so much space. Enjoy our last 4000 x 4000 photograph (Update: now frugally reduced to 3000 x 4000) of a bouquet of roses. (unless there’s a picture which is so amazing that it must be viewed in it’s entirety)

A Beauty

A rose by any other name... is still a rose.

Essays are…

Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food...

Image via Wikipedia

… definitely not the way to go when blogging. Unless your essays are really that intriguing to your readers. Therefore, putting essays aside, we’ll go back to Photo’s, Reviews, and so on…!

For the next post, I’ll display yet another Photo de France (and others when I can).

But for now, we’ll settle for an update on life:

After a time of lengthy of homework assignments, I’m finally caught up with all the work I’ve missed with France – took long enough. Now I can focus on other things… like more assignments! Now that the Scarlet Letter has been assigned in English class, I can be sure to be kept busy with reading and reading comprehension questions.

On a technological note… I’m starting a new forum! However, I’ll try and build up a strong and effective enough administration to the point where I can put others in charge and focus on other things. This latest forum will be a “Inspiration & Creativity” forum. In other words, full of galleries, user pages, fan forums, and more. Fun fun fun!

A Winter Wonderland…

…or an exotic blanc plant. Another feature of Monet’s Garden.

...of Monet's Garden!

Another artistic shot of one of the many specimens of Monet's Garden.

The Eiffel Tower

The Famous Eiffel Tower! Now for your viewing pleasure on Adventure Writer. Only one of the nearly hundreds of pictures that I’ve taken of it.

We’ll get to those later…

Eiffel Tower #001

With a clear blue sky, and the sun reflecting off its surface, the Eiffel Tower appears both tranquil... and maroon in color.

The MG Zinia

Say “Hello” to the Zinias of Monet’s Garden. These will be our last of the Monet’s Garden entries, until we cover a few major tourist hotspots.

(Such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Alexander the Great’s Bridge, a tour of the Seine River, Omaha Beach, and more…!)

Soleil Rouge

A striking blend of various purples, pinks, whites, and violets.