Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Broccolli !!!!!!!

The first side dish of broccoli from my tiny backyard garden. Yum. Steamed with a little butter and salt. Ahhhhhhhhhhh. And to think i would never touch the vitamin powerhouse as
a kid. The florets are small but tasty, i have been using more natural fertilizers. I would not say my garden is organic but its as close as you can get in suburbia.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Why do I have a victory garden?

So there I am, standing, looking at the possibilities.
None of them are good.
My mind is thinking of a moment past, fresh crunchy sharp.

I was standing in Publix, its February, and the fresh produce is anything but .......


My focus is sharp, looking at the cucumbers.
They look dehydrated, waxy.
All I can think about was the cucumbers I harvested out of my garden just a few months ago.
This winter has been hard, we in Florida usually can enjoy a nice victory garden all year.
But this year my winter garden was almost completely destroyed, leaving me
standing in Publix dreaming of gardens past.

Here is a video I made of the "Curves" created by my cucumber plants.
The piano noodling was created by my dear friend Trevor Lithgow.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A moment with Yellowstone Buffalo

Here is a new video from our trip last summer.
It should be called the "sounds" of Yellowstone Bison.
Grunts and groans and so much more ..... ah nature.
Three days into any Yellowstone trip and you will realize
that everything runs on bison time.
These enormous beasts just stand in the middle of the roads,
walk across the roads, heck they do anything they want.
What starts as fun sightseeing quickly becomes a game of trying to
miss the latest buffalo traffic jam.
Until that is, you get to the Lamar Valley.
See there is a place where the buffalo roll, yes roll.
The place is next to the road, you can't miss it.
Every buffalo behavior you might want to see is happening here.
The bison roll on their backs, scratching an itch i suppose.
They court, fight, mate, nurse, you name it they are doing it.

This spot was a traffic jam but very different from all the rest.
The drive out to the Lamar valley is wonderful.
Don't miss it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Survivors of the 2010 freeze

My backyard garden was destroyed in the twelve day freeze of January 2010.

There were a few survivors. The broccoli and sweet onions seem to have

fared the best. It always amazes me that the broccoli seems to grow better

in the cold.

Today i noticed that the first florets are starting to appear.

Yummy Yummy in my tummy ......... soon ............

Friday, February 5, 2010

Escape the blizzard for a moment

Many of my friends and family are hiding from the blizzard of '10.
Waiting for 24 inches to arrive.
Me? It was a rainy day here in Tampa, 75 degrees.
What can i do to cheer up my snow bound relatives?
Send them a video of one of my favorite beaches.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

TMA - Tampa Museum of Art

Adding the final touches.

I stopped by the new Tampa Museum of Art tonight, amazing!

The new building is very interesting and very fun to photograph.

As the light changed so did the character of the building.

Very complex and simple in form, worthy of much examination.

The new museum opens February 6, 2010.

Check it out.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Clearwater Beach Florida

Every year as we plan for our vacations, i scour the Internet looking at
video and pictures of possible destinations. Many times i am surprised how
many places are not visually represented well on the Internet. One of my
original plans for my youtube channel was to give people a chance to see
my travels so they can plan their travels.

Case in point, Clearwater Beach Florida. Now this one is in my backyard, but
well worth a visit.

Here is the video, shot on a canon 7d 1080p 30fps.

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