Friday, December 19, 2014

Overheard #302

"It was a nice thought, except it was treason."

Sunday, December 14, 2014


my duck friends hanging out with a couple mallards 
(the best my lens could do)
backlit begonia leaf

Hoarfrost pictures will go up soon. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Flights of Fancy

The first ice blobs of winter.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Turkeys Past

Today’s turkey is roasting, the pie is baked, and the cranberry sauce is chilling in the fridge. My mind wanders back to holidays past. One year, I was cooking a turkey at my mom’s house in California. It’s entirely possible that this was a Christmas turkey, but no matter. As always, I simmered the neck and giblets to make broth for the gravy. My brother came in the kitchen to help with the last-minute dinner preparations.

He thought that out of the goodness of my heart I’d cooked the giblets for his dog, Lady, who had also joined the festivities. My heart isn’t actually that good. At least it didn’t occur to me to prepare a treat for the dog. My brother dumped the broth down the sink and cut up the giblets for Lady. Boy, was I irritated!

In retrospect, the gravy was fine without giblet stock, my brother suspects I’m kinder than I actually am, and the dog was delighted. Maybe that’s what holidays are all about. 

Monday, November 24, 2014


I took these before the thaw. Here are the first ice pictures of the season.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

White Ducks

I don't have the right lens for these shots.

I believe these are feral domestic ducks. Please correct me if I'm wrong. 

We also saw the Loch Ness Wood Duck, but of course I didn't get a picture. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Overheard #301

“Sometimes you suck it up and break out the Euclidian algorithm.”