Birds are not as gullible as you might think. And NO, no birds were harmed during the making of these photographs. On the contrary, they managed to consume half a bag of sunflower seeds — the fancy black sunflower seeds they like so much more than the ordinary cheap birdseed — while absolutely refusing to hop into […]
I dig up a lot of weird stuff in the garden. Mutant carrots. Beetles that look like ants the size of your toe. Concrete footings for a long-gone fence. And these strange clusters of red nodules. So… it’s time to play another round of The Garden Guessing Game. Can you guess what this stuff is?
The bad news is that I’m probably going to need a root canal. The good news is that after my dentist appointment, I stopped by Monterey Market and found these beautiful eggplants. Aren’t they lovely? Around here, this variety is mostly called “graffiti eggplant,” though I’ve seen them referred to as “zebra” or “sicilian” eggplant. Sadly, the […]
buy / download So many people hate blackberries. They’re incredibly invasive, almost impossible to kill. They line roads and trails, thorn-covered canes reaching out to snag passers-by like the enchanted brambles in Sleeping Beauty. On the other hand, the berries are delicious. Photo details subject: honeybee (Apis mellifera) on blackberry (Rubus fruticosus) on Bainbridge Island ISO 100 […]
Buy prints or download this photo Mom was never especially big on cooking, but I remember her making pesto. She’d grown the basil plants in the sunny dirt strip next to the garage, then pulled up the entire plants. At the time I was a very picky child and refused to eat most green food on […]
Buy prints or download this photo Photo details subject: assorted cherry and pear tomatoes surface: 12″ cast iron skillet ISO 100 45 mm f/2.8 1/125 sec lens: Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm/F2.8 ASPH for Micro Four Thirds cameras camera: Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds compact camera — this was taken with my beloved old […]