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Thursday, May 3, 2018

garden, may 3rd

 it's a lizard

 I wanted this image bad but AF was not happy, gotta come back with a tripod and a MF macro lens

 kind of a trash tree, but pretty flowers. I like that this one violates the rules of photography - your eyes bounce back and forth between the left and right side of the image

bird eatin' loquats

Friday, April 27, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

new lens

Got a 18-300 6.3 Nikon lens, fantastic little guy. My uncle uses it all the time. Gonna try to take more pics in the garden now.

 coastal CA poppy, epazote

 poppy, garlic, arugula
 fuyu persimmon
arugula, poppy, non-native grass

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Preserved Lemons

Have made these many times but the recipe wasn't on the blog when I needed it last night! Sweet BBQ and pluot jam and preserved lemon making party at Nicole and Jono's. From the New Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia Roden. The ratio is 5T salt to 1lb lemons. Stuff them into a jar and let them go for 4 days, after that add more lemon juice to cover. Can eat after a month.

Monday, May 29, 2017

takepart makeart

cool public art installation in IV. D500, D600, 17mm, 20mm, 24-85, 24-120

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Google Maps satellite of cool area SE of San Pedro de Atacama

Marvin Oliver - Summer Run

got this somewhat recently


Fun David Lebovitz post about a kitchen knife


cleaning up tabs on my browser, this is a Bittman column with links to some of his favorite columns. useful.

Moth Radio Hour

Moth is great, this story about Navajo weaving is amazing

Chris Burkhard youtube

he has some good info up

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tempeh with Eggplant preserves

no pic. super tasty. tempeh is a fermented soy food. the marinated sliced tempeh that the co-op sells is tasty. the neutral flavor brick is pretty boring. sauteed up onion/garlic/jalapeno, added tempeh. ate it with eggplant preserve from the back of the fridge. Really the perfect combo as tempeh needs help and the eggplant is almost too much.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sara 'n' Lizzy

I like Sara. I like cats. I like taking pictures of Sara petting cats. (is this a Dr. Seuss line?)  This is Lizzy, the garden cat.


this last one is an oldie but a goody. barn cat at an olive oil farm

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Monarch caterpillars in the garden

Frank has a monarch way station with some milk weed plants, and some happy caterpillars! Nikon D600 and vintage 55mm f3.5 macro

 where's waldo?
 open cocoon

 sequence of 3, notice the leaf disappearing!

newly hatched monarch via Frank and my 200-500