PF PHOTO CONTEST - Will You Be My Valentine? (2/10-2/16)

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Aww...now that's really sweet! That's the sort of Valentine greeting that makes women melt. Your wife is a very lucky woman. :approve:
Thanks, Moonie! I wanted her to wake up to find my original card on the kitchen table this morning, so after she went to bed, I tried to find it, but failed. Tonight, we scoured this house, trying to find it and came up dry, which is why I entered the first blizzard shot. A blizzard is no hardship to us because we both grew up in this area and we have lived with them (with decreasing frequency and intensity) for decades. The contest rules prompted the new temporary Valentine - one that cannot ever be saved in a box or passed on. :smile:
 
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Wow, that's neat. What made you think of something like that? It has a beautiful effect.
I wanted a black background but didn't have any material large enough so I turned out the lights to make it black. Then I couldn't see to focus so I pointed the flashlight at the group of roses I wanted in the shot and snapped a test. It ended up to be a keeper....



It's a cherry cream filling. They taste a little like those fake cherry cordial candies that are usually available around Christmas time. I had never seen that flavor of kisses before, so decided to give them a try. The caramel ones were better (they had little Valentine's sayings on the paper part, but since they were better, I finished eating them first).
Too bad they can't fill Hershey's kisses with Reese's peanut butter filling.:smile:
 
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That is so sweet Turbo! Did she get to see it before it got covered again?
Nope! She goes to bed early (up at 3:30 or so every day for work) so it is a day-after-valentine's day surprise! We're a bit quirky, so it will fit right in. Thanks!
 
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I had to wait until today to take this one. These are from my sweetheart.
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That's an extraordinary work of art, larkspur. Beauty.
 
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Here you go! In a blizzard, perhaps the most temporary Valentine's Day greeting ever recorded.

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/3/snowvalentinemu2.jpg [Broken]

Edit: It has been about 15 minutes or so, and the valentine is nearly obliterated, almost as quickly as one written in the sand on an incoming tide. We are looking at a LOT more snow tonight according to the more knowledgeable weathermen. Not such a bad thing, since the last few winters have been dry, depriving us of snow-pack to replenish the aquifers. Anyway, happy Valentine's Day. Here in Maine the blizzard has prevented the delivery of flowers, prompted the cancellation of dinners at restaurants, and has encouraged people like my wife and me to cozy in at home and ride it out in comfort.
Very nice, Turbo! Adding Moonbear's compliment, I think that both you and your wife are lucky. :approve: :tongue2:
 
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That is so sweet Turbo! Did she get to see it before it got covered again?
No, she usually hits the sack at about 7 or so, so she can get up early enough to exercise and put in some early extra hours at work. I'll have to show her these pictures tomorrow. She is my soul-mate. I'm hobbling around tonight, after fighting the snow-blower this afternoon and shoveling the inaccessible stuff, so she brought in all of tonight's firewood so I wouldn't have to stress my knees any further. I couldn't ask for a better partner. Did I mention that I love this lady, and that she is my best friend?
 
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That's an extraordinary work of art, larkspur. Beauty.
Thanks! :smile:
 
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Very nice, Turbo! Adding Moonbear's compliment, I think that both you and your wife are lucky. :approve: :tongue2:
Thanks, Astronuc! We don't feel so much lucky as fortunate to have found each other and recognized what we represented to each other. My mother glommed onto Beth the very first time that I bought her home (and I had previously brought home some sweet ladies that were daughters of professors at Harvard and Princeton, that she liked) and we rely on each other constantly. I can't think of anybody else I would want to live with.
 
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As long as Turbo doesn't make it the way he'd write his name.
You're right! That would not make the cut. "Watch out where the huskies go and ....":rofl:
 
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I made a remark in the other Valentine's thread about hot sauce as a gift on Valentine's Day. Well, this is my gift from my wife. :!!)


How great is that?!


Now I have to go write in the snow! :biggrin:
You have a sweetie, there! Our habanero sauce took our neighbor by surprise and made him an indelible reputation on his shift at the mill. Jeese! People need to use peppers, but treat them with respect!!
 
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A St. Valentine's evening:

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Turbo, that is the sweetest heart there is!
 
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You have a sweetie, there! Our habanero sauce took our neighbor by surprise and made him an indelible reputation on his shift at the mill. Jeese! People need to use peppers, but treat them with respect!!
:rofl: Was he experienced? People have to work up to habaneros. :tongue2:
 
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What's with the sock?
Moment of passion? :rofl: I mean those candy boxes look empty. :rolleyes:
 
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You have less than 2 days left to submit a photo for this contest, moment of passion or not.

Zz.
 
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You had to ask?! :bugeye:
Yes. From what I "recall", socks don't go with chocolates, unless it is 100% pure cotton and one is in desperate need of non-soluble fiber in one's diet!

:rofl:

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:rofl: Was he experienced? People have to work up to habaneros. :tongue2:
Yes, he was experienced. No problem. They were having a "sandwich night" on his shift on the paper machine and he packed that little jar in his lunch box to spice up his sandwich when they were delivered. There were a few guys that saw him do that and asked if they could have some for their subs, too. He said OK, and warned them not to put on too much. They pretty much ignored him and treated the sauce like it was commercial salsa. Big mistake! That stuff is mostly pure habanero, with some garlic (which Alan gave us, BTW) - it's fantastic, but you've got to respect it. He said that one guy who brags about loving hot stuff (he thinks shaking Tabasco on a sandwich makes it hot :yuck: ) put a couple of teaspoons of the sauce on his sandwich and about the second bite, sweat was beading up on his temples and he "casually" hustled over to the water cooler - and didn't finish his sub. :tongue2:
 
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Yes, he was experienced. No problem. They were having a "sandwich night" on his shift on the paper machine and he packed that little jar in his lunch box to spice up his sandwich when they were delivered. There were a few guys that saw him do that and asked if they could have some for their subs, too. He said OK, and warned them not to put on too much. They pretty much ignored him and treated the sauce like it was commercial salsa. Big mistake! That stuff is mostly pure habanero, with some garlic (which Alan gave us, BTW) - it's fantastic, but you've got to respect it. He said that one guy who brags about loving hot stuff (he thinks shaking Tabasco on a sandwich makes it hot :yuck: ) put a couple of teaspoons of the sauce on his sandwich and about the second bite, sweat was beading up on his temples and he "casually" hustled over to the water cooler - and didn't finish his sub. :tongue2:
:rofl: :biggrin:
 
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Yes. From what I "recall", socks don't go with chocolates, unless it is 100% pure cotton and one is in desperate need of non-soluble fiber in one's diet!
Could be his favorite sock. I wonder if it has a name? :rofl:
 
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Could be his favorite sock. I wonder if it has a name? :rofl:
Not yet, but I'm thinking of calling it "Zapper". :wink:
 

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