PHOTOS AND REMARKS FROM A PHOTOGRAPHER LIVING IN NORTH FLORIDA...........JUST CLICK ON A PICTURE TO ENLARGE IT...........TO LEAVE A COMMENT JUST CLICK ON "comments" BELOW EACH PICTURE. All pictures Copyright 2001-2015 by James T. Weekes
These are the branches of a weed tree in the middle of my garden. I have not figured out how to remove it without damaging a rose bush, so it stays. The only thing pretty about it is the first flush of leaves, presented here.
This picture created an optical illusion that drove me crazy. The way the lines run makes the picture look less than square. I even went back into Photoshop to try and correct it, but it's just my eyes and brain that see the narrowing.
Mark Bittman writes about food and cooking for The NY Times. I first discovered him on their website which has numerous short cooking videos. The first one I tried was this very quick garbanzo preparation. Boil the beans as directed, after an overnight soak. Save a bit of the boiling water. At room temperature, combine the beans, water, olive oil, lemon juice and whatever crunchy vegetables are at hand. I usually use red bell peppers; but this time I chopped celery. The lemon came from one of our trees. It was a grand lunch.