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Just a couple random pics from today. Full size images beneath.

(Yes, I really did fetch the camera from elsewhere in the house to take a photo of a glass =:)

The skillet, for what it's worth, held a chicken breast, gently simmering away with some tandoori spice mix and a dash of piri piri relish. That plus some baked fries (that surely doesn't sound right..) and reduced fat Marks & Spencer mayonnaise was entirely enjoyable. ^_^
French bakeds?
Honorary Dutch?

hehe that steam is cool, you caught a nice drip in the water too =) mmm chicken.
*grin* As soon as I saw that steam rising, I knew I had to take a photo of it. ^_^ (I was actually also aiming for a tiny wisp of steam from the skillet too, but I just couldn't seem to catch it) And yes, I only noticed that fallen drop in iPhoto! Wish I'd had the view a little more over to the right, now. ^_^

I knew I wanted chips, but couldn't quite think what meat to go with them - faux tandoori chicken wound up being the most appealing choice. Tasty, too, and so simple - just a matter of defrosting a breast in the nuclear oven, rubbing some of the spice mix in, and into the pan for a while. (Would be nice to try out a real clay oven sometime, but if I wound up with a place of my own, somehow, the first culinary splurge would have to be a real pizza oven - searingly hot, able to cook a pizza to perfection in four minutes =:9)

Random pics -> random questions.

So, do you have to flatten all of your cans for recycling? I notice that both of the empty cans in the picture have received quite a pinch! :-)
Actually, yes. ^_^ Doesn't include glass, though. =:)

(Oddly, whilst they do collect cans, some plastic, cardboard, and paper, they don't pick up glass at all)

I used to enjoy the way they collected the bins back in San Jose - all mechanical. They'd pull up at just the right point, and let the grabber hoist the bins, which everyone would leave right by the kerb, handles outward; they barely had to hop off the truck. Very slick. ^_^

Course, a Mr Fusion would be better still.

Hee. I misread this post's title as "glass rupture" and expected photos of explosions like the one with which my old coffee press announced the end of its service life.

IMNSHO, the weirdness of the phrase "baked fries" is still preferable to the lingual awkwardness of the "ds" cluster in "bakeds". :)
Yow! Now there would've been a fantastic photo, but I suppose you could be forgiven for not being duly prepared for that eventuality. ^_^ Hopefully you didn't receive hot coffee on your good self as a result. (Originally typed as "goo self")

I wonder if "bakeds" could be used in rhyme, without extending well into the realm of the contrived. Mind you, not that French plurals really seem to work all that elegantly in English, as with Surgeons General or courts martial. Or even, for my money, MacBooks Pro. =:)
Very nice pictures. I like the rippling water and of course the shiny shimmeriness in the first one, and the UFO coming in for a landing look to the second.

You aren't alone in fetching the camera from the other side of the house.

Spice Rack Sun

Unfortunately, by the time I retrieved the camera and had done up the tripod and the settings, the sunlight had already moved past the glass jars, which was my original intention.
Oh, that is rather neat!

(Am I a bad bunny for thinking the space above and below the jars is just right for lolcat style annotations? =:)

Seriously, that's quite a professional result - could quite easily be a magazine advert.

BTW, don't suppose there are any jackrabbits or other lapines in the area? Assuming you're equipped for wildlife photography, of course, which presents its own set of challenges. I'd like to read how professionals manage, when their subjects may be some distance away, with no intention of coming any closer, and more than happy to make themselves scarce. I suppose it all comes down to patience, and being willing to take a lot of rejected photos, with as gigantic a lens as you can carry and mount on a tripod, if you know whereabouts you want to set up in advance.

Thank you!

(You're quite right, of course, though I dare not attempt a lolcat of my own.)

A compliment that made me glow, to be sure.

You know, I haven't seen ANY flopsies of any description at all in Bella Vista. Birds, deer, insects, butterflies, one cat, one rat (at lake's edge), chipmunks & squirrels, toads, one groundhog, armadillos, lizards and a couple (very small) snakes; not one lapine. ;_;

I wouldn't say I'm equipped for wildlife photography. I've only the digital camera and the film camera with the one lens. Sometimes I'm lucky with a quick capture, but often not.