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Gerik Parmele

I remember the first time my son Gerik got interested in taking pictures.  We were on a trip to the Bahamas and he sat a Coke can in the water.  The water swirled so artistically around the can in the ebb and flow of the surf that he picked up my camera and started taking pictures.  I lost my camera that day to a young man that would soon discover  in the next few years his potential as a photographer.

Gerik graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree of Journalism with a Photo Emphases and currently works as the Media Director at The Crossing, Columbia, MO.

You may see other photos by Gerik on his web site :

Pat Parmele

I grew up always wanting things to look pretty.  A camera for me allowed me to control the situation and hours were spent just fooling around to see what things looked like through the lens.  It still fascinates me.  Although I will never be a pro like my son, I do enjoy taking pictures; food, grandchildren, scenery, it’s all fun.  Some I will share with you!



‘Chelle Parmele

Photo by Lori Wood

And then Chelle joined us in the fun during one of her yearly visits.  Chelle is a talented photographer as well.  She seems to have a natural eye for pictures.  Although it is a hobby for her I wonder if her calling should have been the visual arts instead of marketing.  Oh well, I’m not the one to decide that.   I am just thrilled to enjoy a day of creativity with her.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. gary permalink
    September 11, 2010 2:24 pm

    Pat, you are already tired of some of my memories–fifth grade, I think. Cooking like that didn’t go on in my house. My Mom’s Mother died when she was age 11. So, her culinary expertise was not that of your Mom. You were so blessed, not in this way. I half expected to see that one item here has a living, if crazy fan. You know the one!

    This is a great idea. Some items would be very hard to pull off in Bangkok in my rice cooker and electric wok. I will share some Thai ‘stuff’ with you one day–food, I mean. So much is good. 1000s of dishes–100s of vegetables and fruits I’ve seen nowhere else. And, grasses/sticks that seem inedible are not–‘tree branches’ and fragrant leaves–raw accompany many items.

    Well, this is meant to be about your cooking. And, I’m here to tell you how grateful I am to have enjoyed so much of it. I owe you! Blessings. Kisses to Riis and Vienne. The picture is lovely too.
    Gary Wisbey, Bangkok

    • September 14, 2010 11:46 pm

      Oh Gary, I can’t wait until you come home and bring me some of those twigs and leaves you keep talking about. I expect recipes with them, you know! Stay safe!!

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