sarashowalter.com » Blog

My new website is coming along. I’ve been using ProPhoto for my blog since ProPhoto 3, I think, and now they’re up to ProPhoto 6. After seeing how powerful ProPhoto 6 was, I decided to build my entire site using it. But I’ve discovered that while ProPhoto 6 is amazing, it’s also a completely different beast. There’s a bit of a learning curve. I’ve got it figured out now, and my site is coming down to some final tweaks, but it’s taken a wee bit longer than I planned for it to. I’m hoping to introduce it to the world soon though! In the meantime, let’s talk about bread. Specifically this bread …

Pane Bianco ... the before shot

Pane Bianco … the before shot

I don’t know about you, but I like looking at food blogs and recipes with pretty pictures and catalogs like the King Arthur Flour catalog. Usually looking at the King Arthur Flour catalog leads me right back to the recipes on their site, which is where I was introduced to Pane Bianco. I love fresh baked bread. But fresh baked bread with cheese and garlic and sundried tomatoes and basil? I AM SO THERE.

This bread looks fancy and impressive, but trust me on this, it’s really quite easy to make. I’m not just saying that because I’ve done a fair bit of baking before. I think this is one of those recipes that you could tackle even if you aren’t a baker. If you’re pretty good at following directions, it’s doable. And delicious.

Pane Bianco ... the after shot

Pane Bianco … the after shot

It was only after buying all of the ingredients that I realized this was King Arthur Flour’s bakealong challenge for August. They pick out a recipe for people to try and give some tips and tricks. Then you can feel super successful when you make your own delicious loaf of bread. I like it. It sounds fun. And I’m intrigued by their teaser for their next bakealong challenge on September 1st. A treat featuring pumpkin? I am so down.

I was sitting here this afternoon sipping my coffee with pumpkin spice creamer in it (yes, I know, it’s at Target already) and doing a little daydreaming about fall when I realized that I have a bunch of photos from last fall that I never shared with the world. Since it’s Thursday, we can consider this another throwback Thursday of sorts. We’re throwing it back to the end of October and very beginning of November when I took a trip back east and got to explore Virginia (namely Richmond and Williamsburg) and North Carolina. I ate lots of food, had awesome company (hi, Andrew!), and took many photos that I’ve been very bad about posting. If you like blog posts with a zillion photos in them, you’re in luck! Crank up some music (I recommend starting with the two new songs by The Head and the Heart, “Library Magic” and “All We Ever Knew”), kick back, and pretend it’s fall with me, will you?

IMG_1200 IMG_1205 IMG_1206 IMG_1208 Richmond IMG_1211 IMG_1220 IMG_1221 Richmond IMG_1240 IMG_1248 IMG_1253 IMG_1254 IMG_1273 IMG_1290 IMG_1296 IMG_1297 IMG_1298 IMG_1318 IMG_1321 IMG_1323 IMG_1330 IMG_1332 IMG_1335 IMG_1344 IMG_1353 IMG_1355 IMG_1359 IMG_1368 IMG_1371 IMG_1375 IMG_1380 IMG_1381 IMG_1383 IMG_1404 IMG_7553 IMG_7565 IMG_7578 IMG_7596 IMG_7604 Fort Monroe IMG_1456 IMG_1472 IMG_1479 IMG_1496 IMG_1503 IMG_1505 IMG_7630 IMG_7635 IMG_7639 IMG_1506 IMG_1512 IMG_1515 IMG_1517 IMG_1518 IMG_1519 IMG_1520 IMG_1523 IMG_7681 IMG_7683 IMG_1524 IMG_1530 IMG_1543 IMG_1548 IMG_1551 IMG_1556 IMG_1564 IMG_1577 IMG_1589 IMG_7730 IMG_7736

  • LindaAugust 9, 2016 - 10:38 pm

    Hi Sara,

    These are absolutely gorgeous photographs. I love the fall feeling and colors, the church and the lighthouse. Our leaves are beginning to give a nod to autumn, so it was perfect timing for me to see your post. You are very talented with both your photography and graphics!ReplyCancel

    • SaraAugust 14, 2016 - 1:23 am

      Thank you so much, Aunt Linda! We don’t get a lot of autumn colors here, so it was fun to go somewhere where there were a lot of fall colors. Still, I’m noticing hints of autumn here and there, too. Exciting that your leaves there are beginning to show hints of autumn, too!ReplyCancel

Vernal Fall

Vernal Fall | April 2016 | Canon Elan 7E | 40mm f/2.8

Still working on the new site. But in the meantime I thought I would post a photo from Yosemite in April. Since the waterfalls were flowing like crazy, I knew I had to try the Mist trail to see Vernal Fall. It did not disappoint. I’m definitely wishing I was there today. I’m itching to take my cameras (yes, plural), some film, and get out and take photos again. Soon.

I have had the same website for a couple of years now (I think). My hosting is up at my old host this month, so I figured it was time to make some changes. I am rebuilding my site using WordPress. I am also in the process of attempting to carry over all of my old WordPress posts from my blog. So things might be a little sparse here for time being. I’m working on getting all of my posts and images back, and at the same time, building a new site. Hang in there with me! I’ll have this thing looking amazing-ish again soon.