The orange subject that I was talking about last week is now to be revealed… marmalade! As a surprise, my son, his wife and little Matty got together and made a special orange present for Gramp’s big birthday.
It was really a family effort too. Michael climbed the tree to pick the cumquats, while Matty and Cristina collected them into a bowl. Matty watched out for his daddy warning him to be careful of the “flies and bees” up there. He was most concerned. Michael then photographed the bowl of cumquats to send off to Nanna Lori.
The family set to making Cumquat Marmalade – first find out how to do it, then buy the necessary jar and other ingredients. Matty and his mum made the marmalade and put it int the jar. Then they all designed and made the label and, of course the card. A true family effort and much appreciated by Gramps:) He says it is yummy too!
What is in this bag?
Ahhh! My favourite!!
Orangified using Photoshop. Hue/Saturation and Selective Colour
and NIk Color Efex Filter – Color Glow.
Processed using Topaz and Nik Color Efex Filters
Playtime using Photoshop Filter Gallery, Nik Color Efex and Topaz Filters
Thank you for taking part, not only in Mandarin Orange Monday, but my family’s celebration. I wonder if any of you have celebration pics this week to share?
If you are wondering how to join in and add your pic to the linky list, please visit this Mandarin Orange Monday page. You can also find links to previous MoM’s here as well as my Mandarin Orange Monday badge.