Hey Wednesday, how's it going? I'm ignoring the wind and the rain here. No, let's not talk about the weather. Let's find something more interesting to do instead. ..
On Wednesday last year, and in 2013, I always kept an eye out for the photos over at Helena's blog. In 2014 she used the middle of the week to post a Zoom In, Zoom Out picture pairing: always interesting, often intriguing, ZIZO gathered quite a few fans. So for 2015 Helena suggested a free choice of pairs - any two photos with a link.
Mmm..what to choose? what to choose? I like the possibilities with "then and now" - always a favourite kind of scrapbook page for me, I think if I started to gather more "then and now" pictures, I'd find at least a story or two to tell.
But for today I have a different pairing. All this finding out how to use my new camera has me pondering the way we show ourselves through the images we choose to post on our blogs. The perfect versus the imperfect, the unedited against the heavily tweaked. Messy life, or magazine perfect. Everyone has an opinion. So, with this in mind, and as I continue to experiment with my pictures, I offer you..
....The tarted up and the truth
That's my tarted up picture at the top. I can think of several stories I could use it for. But that wouldn't really be the truth. Here's the truth:
Not one nice bottle, but instead, every free bottle we could find. There were others, but we had already drained them by the time I took my picture. Yes, that's a kilner jar, full of cocoa cola.
The (Not So) Small One was given a cocoa cola making kit LAST Christmas. We got it out of the box and she mixed up her own brew THIS Christmas. There was a lot of it. Gallons, probably. It smells - um, yeasty. It tastes - not bad at all. And that's the truth.