Posted on June 29, 2015
The purpose of this post is to illustrate two things. First is the development of four roses over a few days. Second is to demonstrate how the same subject, shot from the relatively same location, can look quite different in various lighting situations. These photos were taken in our flower garden. If you are viewing this post on Facebook, click on the image to see four roses over a few days.
Posted on June 16, 2015
To me, any craft done well becomes art; whether it is cooking, gardening. woodwork, making music or creating an Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS). My Facebook friends have seen a picture of the smoker my son made for me (I bought the parts) at its delivery. Since then it has cured with a hot fire for several hours and later launched into its first food creation . . . a smoked pork shoulder.
For many, barbecue means smoked low and slow as opposed to grilling. For those that prefer smoking to grilling, the goal is a slow cook (about 200-220 degrees F) for many hours. I prefer natural lump charcoal and applewood chunks for pork. Here’s the art of a finely crafted smoker.
It’s name (Ugly Drum Smoker) refers to its aesthetic simplicity, but I consider it a beautiful work of well-crafted art. Thanks Sean!
Posted on June 4, 2015
Cygnet is the name given to baby swans. A mutual friend of Pat and I tipped us off to the location of some cygnets. After a short search, we found the family barely 20 feet from the edge of a rather busy road. Risking life and limb, Pat and I crossed the road and edged our way to the reeds surrounding the small lake. We were able to get some good shots as the proud parents watched us with a wary eye.