: Watermelon radishes.
Recently I had an opportunity to taste a variety of radish that I hadn’t previously known about – the so-called “watermelon” radish. They do look like little slices of watermelon, don’t they? These came from (Kristen and Jason’s) Red Root farm, and they are tastey. I rarely come across a radish I don’t like, but then again I’m fond of turnips and rutabaga as well.
Figure 1: July in North Carolina – Tree Blossoms (pic 1 – click to enlarge)
The tree blossoms this time of year are pretty impressive to see up close and in person. Via an amateur’s photo – maybe not so much 😦
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Figure 1: Procession of Deer
It’s always so hard to catch a deer in a photo. They move around so much, that every other picture is a blur. I guess it’s the same as with my dogs. Anyway, here’s a shot, taken out of the back-yard window, showing the start of a procession (four deer altogether) – parading through my little nature preserve.
I guess I’m a dog lover rather than a cat lover. In this world, you are one or the other. Cat people will take this badly, but IMO, cats aren’t cuddly. When I come home and am greeted by 209 pounds of slobbering, panting, grinning, and jumping canis lupus familiaris, I know they like me! Now, some scientists have measured the “love” chemical in dogs, and officially endorse what I already know …
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Figure 1: A look through the kitchen window, brings the park to me!
I go to the park less frequently in the winter season, but sometimes the park comes to me! Here is a photo that was taken from the kitchen window.
We love to talk about coffee, don’t we? Well, we love our favorite crutch, and its faithful ability to get us through all the otherwise groggy mornings. Recently, I’ve been spending time on some of the internet coffee forums, learning things that (as a person whose habit runs well over four decades) – I was surprised I didn’t know. It was a good break from the usual forums-to–visit list, and the much more droll postings I put on my https://programmingmiscellany.wordpress.com site.
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A walk in the park, in Cary, gives one an undeserved impression of privacy and isolation. As always, there are clusters of houses and apartments on the other side of thin lines of towering North Carolina pine trees.