Friday, May 31, 2013

151/365

151/365 by credd
151/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.
habranthus robustus.

commonly known as the pink fairy lily or the pink rain lily,
is a species of herbaceous flowering bulb,
and is native to Brazil.

the ones that i see on the web are all a much lighter pink than mine.
but i really like this color.
i'm not sure if they'll lighten up as they open more...
but i doubt it.

i love seeing the different flowers bloom in our bulb bowls that we planted.
i think i'm going to print photos of the flowers this year and label them all.
each year as the different flowers bloom...
i'm looking up the various types we bought to match a photo to what i see in my garden...
as i've forgotten what's what.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

150/365

150/365 by credd
150/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

the visitor.

i saw this gallon nipper on my fruit cocktail tree this morning.
after i photographed him.
i picked up a leaf and shoo'd him away.

i was then told that he eats mosquitos.
then i hope he comes back.
especially since i saw a mosquito in the house tonight.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

149/365

149/365 by credd
149/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.
tea time.

this is a tazo tea.
white cucumber.

i added honey and a slice of lemon.
very soothing.

i made this to have during my 2:00 meeting...
but since the meeting ended early...
i'll take a break...
and read a bit from my book.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

148/365

148/365 by credd
148/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

cherries.

saturday...
i went to the napa farmer's market.
it's not a very big market...
but i never made it all the way thru.

well...
i made it all the way thru...
but not with much cash left to spend.

i bought white & yellow peaches...
a local sunflower honey...
four new plants for my garden...
some green beans...
and these cherries.

i only took $40 with me...
which would have been enough...
if i hadn't seen those plants.

both types of peaches were crunchy & sweet...
the cherries are just as delicious as they look...
and i'll be cooking the green beans tonight.

Monday, May 27, 2013

147/365

147/365 by credd
147/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

lavendula...

(common name Lavender) is a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae.

It is native to the Old World and is found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, southern Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to southeast India.

Many members of the genus are cultivated extensively in temperate climates as ornamental plants for garden and landscape use, for use as culinary herbs, and also commercially for the extraction of essential oils.

The most widely cultivated species, Lavandula angustifolia is often referred to as lavender, and there is a colour named for the shade of the flowers of this species.

***

info from wikipedia.

146/365

146/365 by credd
146/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

mj.

at play.
we have a lot of fun with this little girl.
here...
she's dancing and singing to a song on the tv.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

145/365

145/365 by credd
145/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

brown-eyed susan.

went to the napa farmer's market this morning...
where i got some tasty fruits and veggies...
and a few more plants for my garden.

the saturday market is held in the oxbow parking lot.
these flowers are in a planter in front of oxbow.

Friday, May 24, 2013

144/365

144/365 by credd
144/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.
sweet tangerine tomato.

this is my first year growing these...
and i'm very excited for my harvest.

these are an early, determinate tomato...
they are very compact...
and ripen all at once.

***

more info...
  • Are often called “bush” tomatoes
  • They grow to about 3 or 4 feet high
  • The entire crop yields at the same time, usually within one to two weeks
  • The plant stops growing when the fruit sets on the terminal bud
  • The plant dies after the crop occurred
  • They prefer some level of staking or caging, but can function without any
  • Suckers shouldn’t be removed, and tomato plants shouldn’t be pruned, or you run the risk of ruining or reducing your crop significantly. Reason is that these tomato plants are wired genetically to produce a certain number of stems, leaves and flowers. If you mess it up, you will interfere with the abundance of the crop
  • Compact and bushy plants, you can grow determinate tomatoes in containers, pots, buckets, any kind of container
  • The seed catalogs usually refer to them as DET, or Determinate Tomatoes. If in doubt, contact the seed vendor
  • Determinate varieties are favored by the tomato industry: mass production growers tend to prefer this type of tomato as it allows them to mechanically harvest the entire crop at once
  • Many hybrid tomatoes are determinate
  • Great for people who want a massive amount of tomatoes all at once for canning, saucing, freezing
  • Early varieties are usually determinate tomatoes

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

142/365

142/365 by credd
142/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

garlic chives.

the latest addition to my garden...
that i picked up at whole foods on monday.

the common chive foliage is tube-shaped and grass-green...
while a garlic chive is a flat, blue-green blade.

the flavor is more garlicky than oniony...
though not as strong or harsh as a raw clove of real garlic

Monday, May 20, 2013

140/365

140/365 by credd
140/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

wow!!!

that word is as much for the photo as for the changes on flickr!
i'm still trying to learn my way around the updated google+...
and now today flickr has changed too.

this photo was taken on the way back from napa...
on my iphone...
from a moving car...
shooting into the sun.

i emailed it to myself...
added a preset in lightroom...
and turbo boost in perfect effects 4.

that processing reminds me of a painting...
with the sky and clouds...
and the contrast of the trees and the fields.

139/365

139/365 by credd
139/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

family.

my mother & my niece.
they're sitting on a 3-wheeled red scooter.
i took a couple of photos with my mother on the bike...
and then she picked up the niece for more photos.

this one doesn't show the bike...
but it's the one time the niece acknowledged the camera.

her walking has improved 100%...
and today she even walked to put her offering in the collection plate.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

138/365

138/365 by credd
138/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

radish.

i'm a member of a csa.
community supported agriculture group.
every two weeks...
i get a box of fresh fruits & veggies.

this week's box had some of the most beautiful radishes in it.
i didn't even wait to put in in a salad.
i washed it...
and ate it.

137/365

137/365 by credd
137/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

freshly watered.

agapanthus...
after its shower in the sprinklers.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

136/365

136/365 by credd
136/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

progress.

all of my tomato plants have flowers...
and i'm looking forward to the harvest.

i've probably already mentioned the various types that i'm growing...
but every year is an amazing new garden adventure for me.

one of my pepper plants was eaten by snails/slugs...
so i need to put out my sea salt this weekend.

i probably won't replant that particular variety...
but will put out some fish pepper plants that i started from seeds.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

135//365

135//365 by credd
135//365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

glads.

i bought these this morning...
for our job fair tomorrow.

tomorrow...
we are sponsoring a job fair...
and these flowers will be at the 'welcome' table.

i've order 5 gallons of coffee...
bought 5 dozen muffins...
and 140 mini bottles of water for the employers.

this is the first job fair my office has sponsored...
and i'm looking forward to it.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

134/365

134/365 by credd
134/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

argus c-twenty.

last week when i was in georgia...
i was talking with a family friend about photography...
and my aunt left the room & returned with some cameras for me.

she returned with this one...
an ansco 35...
and a kodak brownie 8mm movie camera.

they're all from the 1950s...
and i'm very grateful for the gifts.

Monday, May 13, 2013

133/365

133/365 by credd
133/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

sungold.
my first ripe tomato.

i've been out of town for the past week...
and was delighted to see this upon my return.

it's not quite ready yet...
but i couldn't resist photographing it.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

132/365

132/365 by credd
132/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

willie's wee-nee wagon.

it's a hot dog place...
but is famous for it's pork chop sandwich!

as a matter of fact...
they offer a $2000 reward...
if you can find a better tasting one in the county!

here's an article on the serious eats site...
when the pork chop sandwich was the subject.

yes...
i did more than eat when i was in brunswick...
but my other activities...
were planned around my meals.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

131/365

131/365 by credd
131/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.


sidney lanier bridge
brunswick, ga

if you haven't guessed by my photos recently...
i'm in georgia.

i was born in brunswick almost 56 years ago...
and i never tire of visiting.

i had business meetings in florida this week...
and afterwards...
my daughter flew in...
and we drove to brunswick.

we've had a great few days...
and unfortunately...
we leave tomorrow.

this bridge is one of the gateways into brunswick...
and located at the south end of the bridge...
is the emerald princess II casino.

Friday, May 10, 2013

130/365

130/365 by credd
130/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

hell hot.

today...
my daughter and i...
went to the jerk shack...
a jamaican restaurant in brunswick.

i had the jerk chicken...
and she had the fish.
both dishes came with rice & peas...
plaintains...
and cabbage.

the plates were overflowing...
and the food was good.

this is three of the sauces on the table.
the hell hot was not as hot as the calpyso.
i didn't even try the others.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

129/365

129/365 by credd
129/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

red velvet.

homemade.
gift.
yum.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

128/365

128/365 by credd
128/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

sunrise.

from my hotel window.

going from west to east coast...
the early mornings are the brutal.
i've been getting up at 6:00 (3:00)...
to have coffee and get to the office by 730 (430).

i attended two days of meetings...
that i think were pretty productive.
tomorrow i head to georgia...
to visit family.

my coworkers have all flown home...
so no group dinner tonight.

it's 900 (600) pm now...
so i think i'll get some dinner...
before doing a bit of homework...
and turning in.

***

happy birthday, dad!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

127/365

127/365 by credd
127/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

moss.

reminds me of home.
i'm originally from georgia...
and seeing moss reminds me of my hometown.

i'm currently in florida for meetings...
but look forward to heading to georgia in a few days.

Monday, May 6, 2013

126/365

126/365 by credd
126/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

sfo bound.

this morning...
i flew from sfo to mco.
in english...
from san francisco to orlando.

why?
i'm working here this week.

i took this photo on the way to the airport...
and am glad i did...
so that i have my potd.

going to head downstairs for a quick dinner...
and then back up to the room for some rest.
getting to the office at 8am is not going to be fun...
because to me it'll feel like 5am!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

125/365

125/365 by credd
125/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

pickling cucumbers.

yay!!!
they're coming along nicely.

soon...
i'll be making pickles.

Friday, May 3, 2013

123/365

123/365 by credd
123/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

gelato.

it's 90 degrees...
and my air-conditioner is tripping!!!

i had a serving of gelato...
and called for service.

unfortunately...
they have no appointments for a week!!!

the ice machine is going to be working overtime.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

122/365

122/365 by credd
122/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.

bonsai.

this is a bonsai money tree.

i've had it for about eight years...
and as i look over at it...
it's rather leggy...
and is overdue to be re-potted.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

121/365

121/365 by credd
121/365, a photo by credd on Flickr.
may flowers.

on monday...
i picked up this cutie.

i don't recall its name...
but loved the color.

we have two planters in the backyard...
that could use some new plants.

i'll put this plant into one...
and some wildflower seeds in the other.

we're in the midst of a heatwave...
and everything's blooming nicely.