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Day 236 – M&M Chocolate


M&M Milk Chocolate candy is hard to resist. Vicki likes to have a bowl on display, but the display never lasts long. It’s like the m&ms are calling out to me and I am unable to resist. I can’t eat one, I grab a handful, and before you know it the display is gone. So, I decided to shoot the m&ms tonight. This way we can preserve them. 🙂

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Day 213 – Winds of Change

20120801-211427.jpgOne thing is certain, there will always be change.
I was recently downsized after 24 years, I am right back to the same level I started at. I no longer travel on airplanes or hustle through airports. I took a severe pay cut, wow, cut so deep… and yet, I am grateful that I am employed. There are so many skilled, highly capable people who are unable to find work, I really do feel fortunate. It will take time for me to adjust. It has been a very humbling experience for me. One of the benefits of the new position is my territory. I am once again calling on customers in the Thumb area of Michigan, in towns like Pigeon, Elkton, Caseville, Cass City, and Bad Axe to name a few. These towns are located in farming country. I love to see the working farms, these were once the back bone of our country and there is a special place in my heart for them. The wind farm pictured above is a recent development, within the last 15 years I believe. They are impressive and can be seen from miles away in this flat farm country. They were barely moving on this calm summer day. I pulled over to the side of the road and used my iPhone 4S, then processed using Dynamic Light.

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Day 191 – Some Things Never Change


I remember eating these as a kid, so I know they’ve been around for a while. I was curious, so I Googled Tootsie Pops and found the following on Wikipedia

Tootsie Pops[1] are hard candy lollipops filled with chocolate-flavored chewy Tootsie Roll. They were invented in 1930 by Lukas R. “Luke” Weisgram, an employee of The Sweets Company of America. At an office meeting employees were asked to share any ideas for new candies. Mr. Weisgram had been thinking beforehand. Just the other day, Clara, his daughter, had shared a lick of her lollipop, at the same time, Weisgram had a Tootsie Roll in his mouth. He thought about how good it tasted and up popped an idea. The board loved his idea and began to plan for the creation of this new candy.

I shot this using available window light. I didn’t capture all of the flavors, seems my family likes the orange pops the best. 🙂