Thursday, December 9, 2010

You Capture - Sweet

Beth's You Capture subject this week was sweet and to tell the truth, I've felt so lousy all week that I just couldn't think where I might find sweet to photograph.

Then I spied the first and only bloom on my slow and seldom blooming Christmas cactus. It looked like a sign to me. What's sweeter than a flower. So I tried to capture it.

I tried different angles and different lighting and I really never felt like I did it justice but I couldn't spend a lot of time on it because I had an important project to finish. A sweet project for my son in Iraq. Cookies. Here's the beginning of the dough - just two kinds of sugar and sweet butter.

Here's a batch ready for the oven.

And here's my double batch of Starlight Mint Surprise cookies ready to be packed up and shipped far away.

And do you know what the sweetest part of the whole project was? While I was baking these cookies for my firstborn Army son, he surprised me with a phone call from Iraq. And it just doesn't get any sweeter than that.

For more sweet photos (and maybe stories) go to Beth's Ishouldbefoldinglaundry.


  1. What a timely blooming plant! I hope you feel better soon!

  2. I love the bloom, so sweet! I think your cookies have a double "sweet" meaning....sweet because they are cookies and they have lots of sugar...YUM and sweet because it's so sweet of you to make everyone's favorite cookies to send to him while he's there. A little piece of home. He'll love it.

  3. They look delicious! I'm sure he will love some of mom's baking!

  4. I love your flower shots and hope your cookies make their long trip to your son. I am sure that they will be greatly appreciated.

  5. Yeah, it can't get too much better getting a phone call from your baby while you're baking for him! That is super-sweet!

  6. Great pictures! The flower is beautiful and the cookies look awesome!....I can smell them from here! Yes, the sweetest thing would have to be the phone call! I'm sure it made your day!


  7. I really enjoyed your Christmas Cactus pics. The pics were very good AND reminded me of my Grandma. She had a huge Christmas Cactus that she loved, and she would always eagerly await the blooms. Some years it bloomed a little bit and other years it was covered. It's hard to believe she's been gone for two years...


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