I have to give a lot of credit to Mel who posts Mel's Dream. She pegged it right off. I think she was just showing off her creativity by suggesting it could be anything else besides a cup of coffee. Then again, I truly believe she spends hours every day of her life looking down the throat of a coffee mug, so how could I have even thought I'd fool her?
Then again, the English Inukshuk drinks a lot of coffee too. But being from across the pond, maybe she just has a different view because of the size and style of cup she uses. You know, like driving on the wrong side of the road? They have some weird stuff over there, or so I've heard.
I'm not totally sure about how much coffee Noelle Clearwater ingests, but her posts, like her, are all very beautiful most every day. Fantastic photographs and poetic words from near and far.
The other two commenters, Sarcastic Bastard and ColdH20 are actually both very sarcastic. The SB is very humorous most days and ColdH20's "Billy Creek Blog" blasts politics, local and National, with an enthusiastic balance of sarcasm and wit.
Anyway, I was in the coffee shop the other day and had my camera in my jacket pocket. This, by itself, is a rather new habit as you never know when you'll see something worth while to photograph like a quilt barn or a shadow shot. That's right, a quilt barn. Maybe someone put one up since yesterday.
So, I fiddled and took a few shots of my Double Americano. I have been going into the Dish and the Spoon Cafe in River Falls, for two full years now. I moved here two years ago on March 20, 2009. The great baristas have my drink for me every morning that I decide to walk through the door, and each time it is perfect, no matter who makes it. Except, of course, when we have to break in a newbie. But that hasn't happened but once in two years. This is a fine stable extablishment in my home town. I use a small shot of half and half is all. Here are the photos:
And of course, here is the original image I used in the contest. By the way, I didn't touch it up to disguise it. I was way too close, even with the close-up feature that my camera has, that's why it's all a blur. I did crop out the round edges is all.
Good job and congratulations Mel. You win the big prize!
Peace to all