Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Spring Contest Winner

Well, that was a dumb idea. I got all of five comments, six if you count the one I posted before anyone else came to my blog and deleted, and only three ventured a guess about the photo. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out the post below this one)

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.
It does kinda sorta look like someone drew a cactus in spilt milk or orange juice on a lovely brown table.

Good job and congratulations Mel. You win the big prize!

Peace to all


Mel said...

*taking a bow*

Thank you, thank you!

I do get a bit of explosure to cups of coffee. *ahem* Some--

k.....starts at 430am, ends at 9pm.

How many hours is that, anyway?

It's not like I can do the math -- I require another pot or two before that can happen. LOLOL

Oh.....let's do it again!! Let's do it again!

k....wait....after more coffee.
Preferably from a pretty blue mug. :-D

Jeannie said...

I had no clue there was a contest yesterday. I wondered how I'd missed it. I had got down to the swingset then my husband called me away and I never got back to your post. I would never have guessed anyway. What came to mind after the reveal was: So that's what "clouds in my coffee" are.

english inukshuk said...

*hangs head in shame*



Mel said...


When you're having AS big of a love affair with coffee as I am--I'da guessed a fuzzy green tractor as a cuppa java. LOLOL

Let's do it again!

Used to be a fella who did close up shots of common everyday things and I'd grumble trying to figure it out.
Grumbling is good, right? :-D

mig said...

Been away or I'd have made a guess. Of course now I know what it is I can't tell if I would have guessed right :) Probably not, my coffee usually looks a little milkier than yours :)