According to the Farmers’ Almanac, November’s full moon is known as the Beaver Moon or sometimes, the Frosty Moon. We had a good view last evening!
Travel Theme: Liquid
Alisa’s challenge this week is liquid. Below are two shots of soda straw stalactites being formed. Water from last night’s half-inch rain slowly worked its way through the concrete in the deck, leaching calcium carbonate and adding tiny amounts to these hollow stalactites before the water droplets fall to the ground. Although they can grow very long when left undisturbed in caves, the longest of these dissolving deck formations reached 2 inches before falling to the ground.
Trolling the woods for something to shoot this morning. Not much going on this morning; just some fresh raccoon scat, dead insects and hickory nuts with the nut meat removed. Did like the backlit leaves. This gallery combines images from this morning with ones taken earlier this month.
Weekly photo challenge: Thankful
This week’s photo montage of yesterday’s Thanksgiving family get-together sort of speaks for itself. Our family has much for which to be grateful.
To see more thankful, visit:
And the page from whence the challenge began:
Street food in Chengdu. [more of my cousin’s vacation photography.]
Flowers don’t seem to show up much in American cooking, except as a table decoration. However, there’s a world of foods featuring flowers — hibiscus or chrysanthemum teas, fried zucchini blossoms, saffron in all sorts of savories and sweets, candied violets* in pastries and rose petals and flavorings in a range of dishes. An interesting link about edible flowers: http://whatscookingamerica.net/EdibleFlowers/EdibleFlowersMain.htm
*Though some may remember Choward’s violet mints and scented gum.