I’m gonna go with the epic lightning bolt pic I captured from the doorway of our garage during that storm a couple weeks ago.
That I need to work on my strength if I want to keep pursuing my running.
New truck! New truck! New truck!
Is it the last day of July already?!? Where the … what the… how the… sigh.
I think it would be a toss up between one of those exquisitely-metered family shots I took at the wedding, or that spider-web-in-the-sunset shot that nearly got me stung by a wasp while trying to snap it.
A bit of rain, a bit of sun, and a lot of weeding…
Our garden is doing awesome this year. We’ve already been eating lots of lettuce (obviously) and I’m contemplating pulling it all in the near future and replanting a second round.
Claire tested a carrot last night: they are currently about the size of a Sharpie pen, so big enough to eat, but not big-big. She’s also been gorging herself on young peas. We planted the eat-in-the-shell variety, so she plucks them right off the vines and wanders around the yard with a mitt full and snacks.
We had thought about saving the saskatoon berries for something like a pie, but have just been munching them and sharing with the neighbours (who had never tried them before, but approved!)
The tomato plants are about a meter tall and covered with golf-ball-sized fruit, though none of it is quite ready for picking yet.
The zucchini is behaving itself (in terms of the size of the plant) keeping confined to a small shrub-sized area, and there are about a half-dozen small gourds growing in the shade of its big leaves.
The beets? I haven’t pulled any yet to check, but I think we’re going to need to figure out what to do with about a hundred generously large beets in the near future.
Oh, and the potatoes. I don’t remember a year when my potatoes have grown so big and so fast. The plants have been flowering nearly continuously for a month and some of the specimens are nearing a meter in height. Usually we get little foot-tall plants with a couple piddling flowers and five or six taters at best… so I don’t know what these monstrosities have lurking round their roots!
New camera, old subject…
Sunsets are tricky. Either you get the awesome backdrop of light playing against the clouds, creating patterns of light, colour, and shape on the horizon which becomes the subject in and of itself. Or, you get a rather mellow and even sunset, and you need to go create a subject out of whatever is handy.
I suppose that if I were out taking sunset photos every day I’d figure out the difference in advance, but as it stands I’ve been trekking out to the park as the sun is dropping low towards the horizon, and hoping for something useful.
On this particular night, with a bit of a smoky haze in the air, I got the latter. As a result, I stretched to find some subjects that might make good silhouettes…
I do enjoy writing every day, but it is a nice feeling to wake up knowing that I’m not obligated to blog anything today… at all… unless I feel like it.