Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Cow Jumped Over the Moon....


It was foggy in spots this morning as I went out the front door to try to get a shot of the moon before it set.  The cattle across the highway were there to greet me.  See the fog in the background?  The lake where I often snap shots of the sun setting is just over the hill and beyond 80 acres or so.  The sun was just coming up and cast a pretty, rosy glow on the trees.

   
There is just something about this face that makes me smile.


The moon this morning.  I've gotten clearer shots of the moon before, so it's either me or my camera.  I might have to ask Santa for a newer camera.  Oh wait, I need a new laptop more.  It has taken me hours to get my photos uploaded today.


This photo of the moon was taken last night by my daughter using my little Elph camera.  We were in CoMo shopping for light fixtures, blinds, shades and whatnot for her house.  And another trip to Menards was made for more wire and outside lights.  My 4th trip there in a week or so, but progress is being made!  There is one more room to wire and then the finishing work to do.  I'll show some before photos next post and maybe an after or two.  

   
My daughter and I were hungry after an exhausting night of shopping, we stopped in at Panera Bread for soup and a sandwich.  The place looked full, but we were so hungry that we said we'd eat at the outside patio in the dark if the tables were all full.  We put in our order.  Kim wanted a bread bowl.  Strike one...they were out.  I ordered a bowl of broccoli cheese soup.  Strike two...they were out.  Okay, how about the baked potato soup?  Got it.  Then we both asked for a ham and swiss cheese sandwich to go with our soup.  And medium drinks.  When our order was ready, we noticed that they had forgotten the cheese.  Strike three.  The glasses for the medium drinks were so small that Kim said it's a good thing we didn't order small drinks because they most likely would have been as small as a shot glass.  That set me off to giggling and we both started in and couldn't stop, and soon the girls across the aisle were joining in!  We actually ended up getting our meal for free plus a free pastry for the mixup.  Score!!

Happy Tuesday to you!
xo Cheryl 

32 comments:

  1. Good for you Sheryl :0) the photos are quite beautiful... mari

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    1. I thought it was very nice of them. We didn't complain too much, so I was kinda surprised.

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  3. The trees and fog behind the cows is just stunning! The moon was shot with a little Elpf?? Seriously? Unbelievable, it must have an amazing zoom. They are superb. Well, a free dinner with mistakes is better than a perfect one we pay for any day! Score! Sometimes complaining is a good thing.

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    1. The first one was with my bigger Canon with a long zoom, but the smaller Elph did a fairly good job. Thanks, Ginny, I'm glad you liked them!

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  4. Free food really does improve the flavor:) Way to go. Enjoyed the cow shots-I love those creatures since I raised day old calves. They have such great eyelashes.

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    1. I've always enjoyed seeing the cattle across the highway since I haven't lived on a farm in years, I still feel a little connected. Thanks, Patti!

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  5. Great photos! I have never gotten a shot of the moon that good. What kind of setting did you have your camera on? I love the potato soup at Panera. That's funny that you got the other women laughing too. You know what that cow's face looks like it's saying to me: "You aren't gonna cut me up and eat me, are you?"
    Brenda

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    1. Thanks, Brenda. I have a Canon SX30IS which is sort of a point and shoot with a super zoom. I just use the Auto setting most of the time. It is getting almost too heavy for me which is why I mainly use my little Elph most of the time now.
      That is funny about the cow wondering what next! lol! When I was young and growing up on the farm, I was always sad when shipping cattle or hog time came because I knew what was going to happen to them. Hated that part!

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  6. Free food does make the experience all the better!

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    1. It sure does, Michelle! We didn't get what we wanted, but we didn't leave hungry and had a good laugh in the process. :)

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  7. LOL- I will tell you- I have NEVER had very good luck with Panera Bread and my kids love it---me , not so much!
    Those are great photos- the moon AND the cows.
    Bet you are anxious to get that place wrapped up and put to bed with the work being done on it. xo Diana

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    1. Thanks, Diana. Yes, I will be so glad when it's done and daughter gets moved in. My house is full of her stuff and I want my space back. Plus my house needs some attention, too!

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  8. Sounds like you turned, what could have been a bad situation into a fun memory.

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    1. We laughed and giggled...though part of it was due to tiredness, I think. I either get the giggles or get grumpy when I'm very tired. lol!

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  9. Oh I loved the story about the lunch. :-))

    My favorite breed of cattle is the White Face ... so I LOVE your photos.
    Have a great week!
    Carla

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    1. Thanks, Carla. I love the Herefords, too!

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  10. I really liked your photos; they were lovely. I thought the moon ones were great. I was so astounded by the size of the moon. I knew it would be bigger and it certainly was. The cow's face is kinda cute.
    I will look forward to the before and after photos. I enjoyed the story of your eating out. Happy it turned out positive.
    Blessings and hugs~

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    1. Thanks, LeAnn. I thought the moon was awesome and it did look bigger.

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  11. Fantastic moon shots! I, of course, loved the cows too.

    Glad the Panera Bread meal turned out so well.....

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    1. Thank you, Glenda. The mixup was worth it just for the good laughs we had!

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  12. don't cows have the sweetest faces?! dinner sounded off to a bad start but ended well and at least you both kept your sense of humor!

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    1. This one in particular has the sweetest expression. Have a good week, Tanya!

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  13. Beautiful shots of the moon! I tried; I failed. The giggling session reminds me of a few I have enjoyed with my mother and my sister after a long day of shopping. Happy memories!

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    1. Thanks, Vee. We will certainly always remember that meal. ha!

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  14. Cheryl, I especially like your photo of the cattle and fog. Gorgeous! I am that rare woman who hates shopping, but I always loved shopping with my mother. So I enjoyed your mother-daughter story!

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  15. yes, who couldn't smile at that calf's face, Cheryl. WOW you really got a nice moon shot and unfortunately I went out too late and it had risen and was behind clouds. Good for you and your daughter for that Panera score too, which was well deserved too!

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  16. Your photos are just wonderful and no apology needed for those moon shots...they are awesome! I love that time of the morning and the sweet faces of those cows. It is almost lunchtime as I write this and your soup and sandwich are making me HUNGRY! Glad that Panera Made things all good for you! And broccoli cheese would have been my pick too! :)

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  17. Panera's broccoli cheddar and baked potato soup are my favorites. they recognize us and I get free pastries on a regular basis. :) the young people working at ours are so sweet and the food is always perfect. :)
    I can resist the sweetness of a cow's face. :)
    happy days to you!

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  18. Lovely photos and a great post!
    Have a happy friday, take care...
    Titti

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