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Afternoon Walk

Recently I went for an afternoon walk. There are some paved walking trails near my office. About half way through the walk, we happened to see this person heading back to their office.

Afternoon Walk
Afternoon Walk

I guess he wanted an afternoon sabbatical as well, but it just seems odd to me. Perhaps after spending the money on a Segway, you want to justify it’s usefulness. Kind of misses the point, in my opinion.

Update: Apparently I was being a bit to quick on the judgement front. From the comments below, there was a valid medical reason. Mea Culpa.

 


Later that day I noticed this shell in my backyard.

 

 

Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly?

I’m not sure what it is, but it’s wings make an interesting pattern.

Wing
Wing

 


Finally, one more tomato picture from the garden. I’m still not sure why I’m drawn to the tomato plants. But I keep shooting, for better or worse.

 

 

Tomatoes in the garden
Tomatoes in the garden

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Canning

It’s been two busy nights.

Canning still life

Last night we bought a pressure canner and decided to do a trial run on several pounds of rhubarb my parents had brought down from my grandparents house.

Since it’s the first time that I’ve ever canned, I was a bit frazzled. Everything went okay with the rhubarb. We now have 4 quarts of rhubarb preserved. I’m not entirely sure what we’ll do with the rhubarb yet. Perhaps once Christmas rolls around we’ll make a rhubarb pie. Yum….

Tonight was a tomato run. This was more work entirely. Peeling, dicing, canning. With 1 minute to go in the process I realized that I had forgot to put in the lemon juice. Nuts. The canner is cooling now. I’ll have to try to reprocess the tomatoes tomorrow.

I wanted a picture to denote canning, but didn’t want to spend all night on it (I already spent too much time messing with the setup for this one). So, this is what I could do. I’m not really happy with how the black turned out. I would have liked it darker. I bet that if I had spent a bit more time engineering the light, I could have figured it out.

Such is life. I’ll have to spend sometime later this week figuring it out.