A Haven for Vee

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sunset over Mt. Washington

A week ago, I was picnicking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Last night, I was picknicking atop Quaker Ridge overlooking the White Mountains approximately 90 (ETA 68.8) miles to the west. We wanted to watch the sun set over Mt. Washington.

Thank you for your kind comments about the photography. I have so much to learn and yesterday proved that for me. I lost all of my photographs at one point. I think it was because I thought that I was deleting only one. Hopefully, I won't make that mistake again.

Early this morning, I took an outdoor photograph of our dessert...Rhubarb Platz from Mennonite Girls Can Cook...and so can you. I'm very grateful for the "so can you."

Interesting shape we left it in, eh? Looks like the map of a new state or province. Oh, by the way, this is delicious!

Speaking of delicious, my friend gave me two...yes, two bags of Lindt balls...two 19-ounce bags of Lindt balls. They used to fill the jar, but you can see that there's a dent being made.

Gee, does the room seem to be tipping? Must be because that's where I'm standing. ;>

Have a great Friday!


  1. The desset looks really good. A friend gave me some rhubarb last week and it's never been a favorite, so I've been wondering what to do with it. I just googled a platz recipe, so that will be on my to do list on this rainy/stormy day off. Your photography is always so wonderful.

  2. Platz, I've never heard of that before and I live in an area with lots of Mennonite folks. Gives me reason to check verrrrrry carefully all the bakery cases at the Farmers' Market today.

  3. The sunset is beautiful!!
    I've never heard of Platz either. I'll have to go and check that out.
    I hope your Friday is a Happy one!

  4. I can't even remember the last time I went on a picnic and you've been on two in a short period of time. You're inspiring me to get organized and go.

    That rhubarb dessert looks really good. I'm going to have to check out those Mennonite's.

    From a distance Mt. Washington looks pretty tame, just gently rolling hill kind of mountain. But I've read every mountain climbing book ever written (well almost) and I'll tell you those climber have great respect for that tame looking mountain. For some reason it is incredibly difficult to climb and the weather is supposed to be some of the worst and most unpredictable weather on earth You wouldn't think that looking at your lovely photo.

    Anyway, your leaning is caused from too much chocolate!

    - Suzanne

  5. Suzanne thinks you had too much chocolate...I'm wondering what you were washing the chocolate down with? Tea..I suppose!

    Your Mt. Washington looks lovely...especially with the setting sun. We haven't seen a setting sun in so long...I was happy to see yours! How fun to have another 'picnic' outing. What direction are you going in next week?

    By the way, we also have a Mt. Washington. It's a ski area on Vancouver Island. And Oregon also has a Mt. Washington...good name.

    You are becoming quite the 'Mennonite' baker, Vee. You'd make my grandma proud!

  6. Ah, a picnic at sunset, sounds very romantic! The photo is beautiful. I love the contrast of the dark foreground and the fiery background.

    I rather think your dessert looks like a crown for the dessert queen! Looks delicious.

    While your jar of chocolates do not tempt me in t least, I'd love to pinch the cheeks of the cute little one in the photo! I love your tipped angle, makes the photo more interesting.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Oh very nice sunset picture Vee. I so love to run outside when it looks like a promising sunset. . sometimes I stand there for nothing . . but stillness is good for the soul.
    Oh .. your rhubarb platz looks very nice. . I have two pieces left on my pan and then I can bake something new.

  8. What a gorgeous sunset, Vee! How fun to have a picnic at sunset. If I did that here I'd be too hot to eat though! Georgia has already decided to melt us. The dessert looks yummy. I don't even think I've ever tried rhubarb!! As for chocolate...I love the Rocher candies!! I haven't tried those you have in your jar ~ I'm sure I'd love them too! xxoo, Dawn

  9. Oh I adore that hugs glass jar!!

    I always love your photos...so inspiring..I am not a photographer and I often wonder how you gals get those gorgeous photos...maybe I just don't have enough patience to look for the right shot...
    Have a great weekend!

    ..love the peek of the dishes...very sweet!

  10. Beautiful sunset Vee...for a moment I thought you were doing that Sky Watch thing :) your photo is worthy...have a happy weekend...

  11. The sunset shot is gorgeous. Don't underestimate yourself, you take beautiful shots. A picnic at sunset sounds sooo romantic.I just may have to try it.

    Have a wonderful evening.

  12. Your top pics looks like a beautiful watercolour....

    You are lucky I am not in that room with the lindt balls....that jar would be almost *empty*....tee hee!

  13. Beautiful sunset! That mountain is so magnificent and I'm so happy we got a chance to drive up it once in our lifetime. My hope is to go to the top of Pike's Peak in Colorado someday and see its vista.

    I've peeked into the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog, too, and love the recipes they've shared. It's just been too hot here to bake in my un-airconditioned kitchen.

    Lindt truffle balls are my all time favorite chocolate! Enjoy one for me, Vee! :-)

    Hugs, Pat

  14. Okay Vee, come on and share those Lindt balls...the dessert looks very yummy...sorry you deleted your photos I'll bet they were wonderful!

  15. Thanks for stopping by! And those Lindt balls...well I cannot have them in the house! They are sooo good.

  16. Beautiful sunset! I already see your fruit... and you are so right about Him producing it. We just abide...

    Resting in the Vine,

  17. Beatiful pictures Vee! I have done the same thing deleting all of my photos when I only meant to delete one...Yikes! Not fun...
    Have a wonderful weekend..

  18. Hi Vee!

    I just tagged you for a meme --only if you wish to join in of course!

    Have a good weekend!

    Hugs, Pat

  19. OK... OK... I simply *refuse* to *bite* again. If you choose to be coy, so be it. >,-)

    Lovely photos btw. And I'm sorry you lost a lot of photos, if you truly wanted to keep them.

    I don't _keep_ lots. I have a sneaky way of keeping the few I do want to hang on to. Everything else gets posted, e-mailed, or whatever... And then deleted.

    I've seen people post a photo they took "back in 1995" or some such. Nope, not me. :-)

    But per usual, that's just me. Every photographer can keep as many or as few, as is their choice.

    Happy weekend hugs,
    'Smilnsigh' blog

  20. I think you were drunk!!

    I now the panic of losing all photos with just one click. I spent forever searching for them in the recycle bin afterwards.

    Just been catching up with you. The Lupin house looks very unusual.

    I do not have a dog, if you look more carefully you will see that it is the reflection of the orchid from inside the house.

  21. Your sunset looks incredible! and I loved your flower pictures as well, I always want to plant some lupine but I end up with foxgloves because I love them so much :). The rhubarb bars look nummy. That's a pretty good friend you have! two bags of lindt balls...mmmmm, sharing? :)


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