Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #236: East Meets West, North Meets South

Happy Sunday! This week, Amy from The World is a Book… leads Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #236 with a peculiar topic – East meets West, North meets South.

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CFFC: Things People Grow #WordlessWednesday

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CMMC: August 5th Week – Fruit

Is it weird that when I think of fruit, I think of these? A photo taken all the way back in February of this year when I took a walk in the city park near the library? In the midst of winter, these wild blueberries don’t look so good.

I might be one of those weirdos who love tart fruit. Sweet fruit, to me, sounds boring while tart fruits, like this star-fruit, feels more adventurous to my taste-buds.

I think these are blackberries but they don’t look like the typical blackberries I find in the store. They sure look interesting, though.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #193: They Say it’s Your Birthday…

This week, on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #193, John from Journeys with Johnbo is the host for this week’s challenge and he’s picked the theme They say it’s your birthday…

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Sunday Poser #71

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Truthful Tuesday 12-21-2021 on a Wednesday

This week on Truthful Tuesday, while host Frank is on sabbatical, hostess Melanie from Sparks from a Combustible Mind asks:

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Truthful Tuesday 10-05-2021

This week on Truthful Tuesday, hosted by Thoughts and Theories, asks:

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Positivity Required

Good morning or afternoon and welcome. Coffee? Tea? I am craving something cold right now, maybe something to pair with the bountiful harvest of raspberries this week. Any suggestions?

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5 Things Tuesday – 5 Ways to Enjoy Apples

Haven’t do one of these in a while, this week, it is 5 ways to enjoy apples. Here are my top 5:

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Fruits of my Labor

Good morning or afternoon, if you’re here in my house, I would offer you something cold and icy because guess what, my neck of the woods is under another heat dome. The high is going to be 97-degrees-Fahrenheit again today (36-degree-Celsius). It’s the middle of August, aren’t we past the hottest part of summer?

I finally got enough cucumbers to make myself two jars of pickles yesterday. These aren’t ready yet. They have to ferment in the fridge for 2 days. I can’t wait to try them. It’s my first time making pickles and my brine consists of apple-cider vinegar, white vinegar, water, sea salt, sugar, black and white peppercorns, and dried thyme. I hope it comes out okay.

I finally had my first and second harvest of cucumbers this week. As of yesterday, I’ve harvested 5 (large) Marketmore 76 cucumbers and 7 (small) Sumter pickling cucumbers. I find I’m not liking the Marketmore 76 cucumbers – its skin is too prickly – while the skin of the Sumter pickling cucumbers has little bumps like the ones you find on the mini-pickles.

And let’s not forget this big guy – 3 pounds 12 ounces. That’s a big zucchini.

I actually procrastinated at picking this guy. I watched this guy grow for 3 days straight and kept telling myself, “Let’s wait one more day.” I need to stop doing that.

Meanwhile, my sweet peppers are doing fantastic in the 5-tier vertical tower. It looks like it likes it there. It’s been such a thrill watching it grow bigger everyday.

I wonder, is this what a mother feels like? Watching her baby grow bigger and bigger each day?

You might think I’m trying to make you jealous, showing off my garden but the truth is I’ve never had a thriving, successful garden like this, ever. So I’m just trying to document it for myself so I can look back in the future and see the fruits of my labor.

I better get going, got a Toastmaster club meeting to get to this morning. I would thank you for joining me in this edition of #weekendcoffeeshare and hope we’ll both return next week.

My 5 Guilty Pleasure Foods

I am fairly new to the “Guilty Pleasure” food world since I had just got out of a life-long relationship with diets. For a long while, I didn’t allow myself to be indulged in aesthetically pleasing foods. Instead, I obsessed over nutrition label and would stay away with any foods that either had chemical preservatives, ridiculous amount of sugar, or had an insane amount of “empty” calories where the more I consume, the hungrier I’d get.

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5 Foods I Enjoy Because They Are Good For Me

If 2020 has gifted me anything good, it would be the abundance of time spent at home and the lack of opportunity to eat out. This really allowed me to explore the diverse world of food over the world-wide-web. I have fallen in love with so many different dishes and foods I had never thought I would like.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Comfort

Food is and always will be my go-to comfort…

Tuesday Photo Challenge

Photo of the Day!

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Photo of the Day!

It seems I’m determined to start your day with food this week. 😄 I can’t help it, I guess. Anyway, they call this street cart fries. Before you ask, I don’t know why it’s called that.

This was my lunch on Wednesday when we went out to this Mediterranean restaurant for lunch to celebrate a colleague’s birthday. I thought it was pretty good even though my favorite item were the fries. I have been craving fries for a while. I do wish there were more items on the menus other than fries and wraps and the prices be a little lower. It felt a little expensive for a tray of fries to cost 8-dollars.

It was worth a try, though.

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Technical Details

Samsung SM-T713 (f/1.9, 2.91 mm, ISO-40, 1/134 sec)

Photo of the Day!

I had completely forgotten this picture until I saw it in my photo gallery last night. Continue reading “Photo of the Day!”

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Birthday

Though it was nowhere near my birthday when I visited China early last year, I told my aunt to order me a Birthday cake and she did. Continue reading “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Birthday”

Photo of the Day!

Thank you everyone for all your birthday wishes yesterday. I had the best birthday ever. Here, have yourselves a virtual sundae. 😆😄😂🤣 That sundae was excellent, by the way. I had it when my co-workers and I went out to lunch yesterday. They told the waiter it was my birthday and the waiter brought me the sundae after lunch. I was completely surprised.

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Technical Details

Samsung SM-T713 (f/1.9, 2.91 mm, ISO-100, 1/17 sec)

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Reorganizations, Cleaning, and Updates

Photo by Anda Ambrosini on Unsplash

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