Tuesday Photo Challenge – Memories by Frank JansenFrank Jansen

Remember and appreciate

Bhavna and I were not up for hosting Thanksgiving this year. Grave’s disease left me feeling exhausted and anxious. Bhavna has been very supportive taking on helping me schedule physician appointments and planning my calendar for pre-op and surgery. We were both feeling overwhelmed. We told friends and family that we would not be hosting this year.

Everyone was disappointed so Falguni and Dipan decided that they would host Thanksgiving this year.

That’s what I am thankful for. That Bhavna and I have a support system. People who are there to pick us up, to carry our load, when we stumble and fall. These are the moments in life that I think makes for the best kind of memories.

I didn’t take many photos (my eyes are irritated from Grave’s Eye Disease) from last night, but I did capture a few moments.

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — © 22 November, 2018 by Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — © 23 November, 2018 by Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — © 23 November, 2018 by Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — © 23 November, 2018 by Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — © 23 November, 2018 by Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — © 23 November, 2018 by Khürt L. Williams

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.Tecumseh

Syrian boys, whose family fled their home in Idlib, walk to their tent, at a camp for displaced Syrians, in the village of Atmeh, Syria. Image CC-BY 2.0 by Flickr user Freedom House.

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States today. The snow has fallen off and on all night and morning. Yesterday my wife picked up a few packs of our favourite ales. Despite not liking cold weather I’ve found a few creative ways to make use of the snow for the daily Photography 101 challenge.

I recently discovered the beers by Allagash Brewing in Portland, Maine. I was looking for a stout and saw the Black sitting on a shelf. Next to it was the White. Love them both but the White is my favourite. My wife picked up the Saison and Dubbel. The Dubble is what you see here.

Allagash Dubbel boasts a deep red color and a complex malty taste. The finish is dry with subtle hints of chocolate and nuts. The yeast asserts itself by lending a classic Belgian fruitiness.Allagash Brewing

This was a simple setup. The bottle was placed in some of the snow that had fallen on the rear deck of my home. I threw some dried up leaves from the backyard into the mix to add some balance to the photo. I think it works. What do you think?

The bottle was shot with the camera placed flat on the deck.

In response to Photography 101’s daily photo challenge: “Double”.

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Allagash Dubbel Ale in the snow
“Dubbel” from Allagash Brewing in Portland, Maine.
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