The Amazing Mr. Mouse

This story is one I’ve been meaning to write for a long time, but other things have been serious distractions from writing, especially in the recent past. Sometimes, ya gotta do what you want to do, in the present, because tomorrows have the habit of being used for other things.

This story is quite a few years old, but it’s one that makes me rethink the nature of nature, and of our animal friends.  “Friends” is a conventional word that often doesn’t really apply to both parties in man – to – animal relationships.  It’s most often the human who’s the fickle friend.

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Potato Onion Fry

Figure 1: Potato Onion Fry, tasty!

So, I had some potatoes and onions fresh from my daughter’s organic farm.  I wasn’t sure what to do with them so I tossed them into a skillet and fried them.  The onions seem to impart their flavor to the potatos – such that it wasn’t necessary to add salt or pepper.

 

 

A White What?!

Figure 1: An Albino cucumber?

I recently had the opportunity to try this new (for me) vegetable, compliments of my daughter’s organic farm.  Being a cucumber lover, one would think I’d have run into this little number before.

Tastey! – Especially with tomatoes, cilantro, salad dressing, and a dash of pepper.

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Bigger, Bolder Pictures

Figure 1:  Just one of those photos that needed more space

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I’ve been dabbling in the realm of Photography for the past couple years, after a hiatus of about thirty-seven years.  I wasn’t a very knowledgeable photographer even back then in the eighties, and have only incrementally added to my repository of things to know in this realm.  Most blog sites are (well, of course they are) – meant more for blogging than for photography.  So, I finally realized how tiring it is for viewers who can’t really see my photos in high detail – due to size or layout or navigation restrictions, all the while I talk or write about those photos.  Subsequent to this epiphany, I set up a photo repo (on a photo site designed specifically for photos) in order to remedy that situation.  Don’t get me wrong – this blogger platform is great for blogging, but for photos it works in a more ancillary mode.

Technically, I could switch to another theme more suited to the photo.  But in that case I’d lose the nice textual format that is the mainstay of the blog.  It’s a bit of a catch-22. Anyway …

I kept shooting my casual pics with the Canon Sureshot style of camera throughout all of those years, but such casual shooting doesn’t necessarily qualify anyone as a photographer.  The whole idea behind such a consumer camera is that one can know absolutely nothing about photography and still, at least some of the time, take reasonably usable pictures.

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Hutch, RIP ‘Ole Buddy

Figure 1: Hutch, RIP ‘Ole buddy …

We all get pretty attached to our canine friends.  But, sometimes there is more attachment than other times.  Hutch recently passed away, at the human-equivalent age of 88 years. I was with him for the entire 88 equivalent years (excepting for the first six months of his wonderful life).

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