Pumpkin Scones and a New Camera Lens
The inevitable happened again this October. I turned another year older. And on that day that my age ticks up, I tend to celebrate with a lot of pumpkin. I wanted to start my day off right and had a sweet little breakfast with my sister so I made us Pumpkin Scones with Berry Butter. I originally got the recipe from Taste of Home years ago when I had a subscription to the magazine. Follow the link here for the original recipe I use year after year. They are amazing, especially with the accompaniment with the berry butter (as if scones needed more butter! Ha.)
So I set the table all pretty and pulled out the new camera 50mm prime lens my that my hubby and boys had gifted me with first thing in the morning. I literally only had 5 minutes to take a few shots (most of my photo shoots range from 30-60 min) before my sister arrived and I had to feed my baby. The lens is amazing. It takes crystal clear shots and captures substantially more of that dreamy bokeh (the background blur) than the kit lenses I have used for the last 3 years. It will be fun to play with it more and learn as I go. You will get to see me grow in the process.
So of course I had to set the table pretty for the two of us. This beautiful tablecloth and napkins were family heirlooms from a friend. She knew I would love, value, and find creative ways to repurpose a pile of old linens and lace. They are truly gifts to me!
Also, my family goes crazy over sparkling cider over the holidays. I LOVE the stuff, especially the pomegranate-apple. However, my sister brought this stuff over and I can truly say it is my new favorite. I hope we can collect some to put away for Christmas. It’s like cold sparkling mulled spiced cider. A party for my taste buds for sure.
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Happy Birthday to you!!! Looks like you had a nice little celebration with your sister. Beautiful.
Thank you Addie. 🙂 It was a sweet morning for sure!
Happy birthday ! Beautiful what a honor to sit at such a table setting
Thank you Sharon. I really appreciate it. 🙂
Happy Birthday Cheryl you are such a blessing to us!!! I love scones too. Great way to celebrate another year. May you have many many more!!! Blessings.
Thank you so much Linda. I appreciate it!
You are such an artist! Those scones look scrumptiously delicious!!
Oh thank you so much, Faith. That’s how I feel, my home and my fabric is my canvas. Thank you for your sweet comment. 🙂