Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Posted by Pam Jackson at 11:32 AM
Holly, my youngest niece is a born actress.
She was always entertaining us with little skits that
she would come up with but it really took off one year
when she took a summer drama class through her school.
For one week the kids attended this class, tried out for parts,
learned the lines and then just 5 days later, they would put on a play.
Holly won the part of Ms. Hangan in Annie the first drama class she
attended. I can't remember a time that I recall laughing that hard for
so long. The girl nailed it with her part. She speaks clear, she
knows her lines and the facial expression that go along with each
line is amazing.
From there the next year she won the part in the summer drama
play as Alice in Alice in Wonderland. The desire to act was now
in her blood. She went on to have a part in the local theater here
in town one November.
When she was old enough (9th grade, I believe) she was able
to actually join the drama class at her school. She has played
several parts, and might I add, very well. She also played a
nice witchy woman, then to become a dead woman in the
On January 28, the drama class decided to put on a couple of
small skits. One was "12 Reason to not put on a play" and
another was "12 Ways to Screw Up a College Interview"....
the latter was the one Holly was in. She was one of the interviewers.
These skits were put on and produced by the students. Since it
was not one of the two larger plays that the students work all
year to put on, camera's were allowed for this one. So, me being
the camera bug that I am, I had mine with me and was able
to capture some of the facial expressions of Holly has she played
Check out the different faces of Holly......
Thanks for stopping in,
Posted by Pam Jackson at 11:16 AM
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Dakota aka THE KING is in trouble.
He got hold of one of my grandson's stuffed toys.
The monkey up in the top center of the pic is
Dakota's but the blue one was not.
He hung his head in SHAME!
Sorry for the blurred pic, my point and shoot does not do
well with movement.
In this pic as if he is saying, "yes, I did it, I am so sorry"!
Thanks for stopping in,
Posted by Pam Jackson at 6:54 PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tennessee, the Nashville and surrounding areas don't
usually see a lot of snow. Our thing is more ice. This year
we were spared from the ice but we have had at least 4 snows
measuring in my area from 2 -4 inches. Although its pretty.....
I AM OVER IT!
I had a talk with Mother Nature and just told her that if
she could not dump a foot of this white stuff.....she needed
to stop messing with us!
Taken from the computer room this morning....
Posted by Pam Jackson at 6:32 AM
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
In yesterday's post I told you about the fund raiser
that I do every year. The theme for the fund raiser
in Chair-ish the Kids.......and it is centered around
This is my project for this year. I just need to touch
up some of the white areas and put a sealer on
it to protect it. Thanks for stopping in,
Posted by Pam Jackson at 4:47 PM
Monday, January 24, 2011
For the last 6 years I have been an artist
for a fund raiser for The Kids on the Block, a
local non - profit organization that teaches children
about lifes issues, illness, and just about daily life
using puppets. This will be my 7th year. Check them out at ~
My first year my grandson, Caleb and I painted a childs
rocking chair, the next yr. I painted a stool, then for 3
years I did a painting, last year was my first year to
donate some prints of my photography. Tje theme for
the yearly fund raiser is Chair-ish the Kids, it is centered
I started this years project with a wooden kitchen chair.
Primmed it, and painted it black. Then I could not decide
what to do next.......
Here is the starting of my Kids project for this year.
Check back later in the week to see the finished product.
Thanks for stopping in.
Posted by Pam Jackson at 7:38 PM
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Since I got my camera 2.5 years ago....for a hobby, I have
done several weddings, lots of senior class photo's outside,
damage from a break in for an insurance company, photo's
in a town planner calendar, kids, babies and even a
caregivers brochure. But I did not have any pics of
My youngest grandson is 4 months old and I really never
thought about taking "expecting" shoots until I started
seeing many pics around just the last month or so.....
So where was I to get an expecting mom?
I have a great nephew due in April so his Mommy
seemed the best to ask to be my subject....I mean
model. Susan was very good at doing what I asked
and played right along with my request. Thanks
Now, thanks to her and baby Coleman aka Cole. I have lots
of expecting Mom shots.
Thanks for stopping in,
Posted by Pam Jackson at 10:56 PM
This is my 3rd grandson, Braden. He spent the
night with Nana last night and he preceeded
to show me what he can do......
This look I see his eyes saying, "Please Nana, help
me, I don't know what to do with this extra arm
once I turn over"
Posted by Pam Jackson at 9:42 AM
After the 2 inches of snow we got Thursday night
in less then 3 hours I got up to frozen roads.
The temp had dropped so much or the evening hours
that my street was a solid sheet of ice.
Anyone that knows me knows that I don't risk it
by venturing out in snow or ice. By 10:30 the
temp rose 1 degree but the sun was out and the
road began to melt.
With that I decided to head to work. As I stepped
out on my porch I veiwed this site in my holly
tree just off the porch. Beautiful......so I headed
back in for the camera.
Notice what appears to be droplets near the bottom of the
pic, that was what was melting and pouring over my gutters.
Got it in the drip!
That evening when I arrived home after work and the
temps had begun to drop again, the site was a little
Such a cool shot.
And right above that last shot I had this view.
Posted by Pam Jackson at 9:19 AM
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I don't live in the north. Here in Nashville, TN. we
don't usually see a lot of snow. Most we get each year
is ice, then a touch of snow on it......
This year has been a complete turn around for us. We
have not see a lot of inches in snow but we have had
a lot of days where it snowed.
Well, its at it again. Expecting 1 - 3 inches in this area. I just went
out and measured and we are just a touch under 2 inches.
Started to snow at 3 almost on the nose and now 2.5 hours
later we have that mentioned amount.
Now I love snow, always have....if I don't need to get out in it.
But when I say I love snow let me say I LOVE A LOT
So I state now for all to hear....read, MOTHER NATURE
if you can't give me a foot (or at least 4 to 6) then please
stop dumping on us with this little bit here and there.
Bring it on!
Posted by Pam Jackson at 3:51 PM
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
and check her out.
facebook page I decided to use up some time and work on a
craft project that I first saw in blog world. Thanks
to Courtney at A Diamond in the Stuff blog. You can find
that post at ~~
Anyway, it looked like a cute and simple project but I loved it...
You have to start with a craft wooden frame and of all things
I forgot to start the project with a pic of that frame....yikes...
I like black and white together but have just recently started
to use it in my decorating. This project was going to start out
with black paint.....
a brush and my frame.....
Posted by Pam Jackson at 3:29 PM
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Okay, so I know what you are thinking when you read
the title to this blog.....sorry to disapoint you. Although I love to watch nature this post is not about those
kinds of critters!
My son Cory, who lives in San Diego Ca. was cooking one
morning when I called. He was making what he called Birds in
a Nest. I was surprised to hear he could cook but then a little
scared to even ask about the bird/nest thing. But I did. He
went on to explain to me that you cut the center out of a slice
of bread, butter both sides and put it in the skillet.....
Guessing that is considered the nest.
From there you add the bird, actually the egg! Crack
your egg into the center of the bread. I cooked mine
until I could see the center almost done and the bread
was a golden brown, then I flipped bread and egg at
once. Cooking till the egg was done and that side of
the bread was golden brown also.
Yummy looking and it so reminded me of french toast that I decided
that I would eat mine with a touch of syrup on it.
Posted by Pam Jackson at 5:52 PM
Monday, January 17, 2011
Posted by Pam Jackson at 6:56 PM
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Posted by Pam Jackson at 7:37 AM