*Random Thoughts and Images from Sumonesmum

Friday, November 28, 2014

I was looking through old blog posts, looking for something in particular.  I didn't find it.  I got sidetracked by a post I did in 2008 called "Self Portrait Mosaic".   I was curious what it would look like if I did it now since Flickr pictures change and so do I.  So here's the updated version of my Self Portrait Mosaic. I fudged a bit on question 12 since I no longer have a Flickr account.




Thursday, April 10, 2014

Prickly Pear


I am not unfamiliar with this plant.  It's a Prickly Pear Cactus.  They are plentiful here where we live but I have not seen them get as big as this plant I saw in Utah.  These pads were as big (or bigger) than my outstretched hand.  Not that my bare hand was getting anywhere near these things, not a chance, I've had experience with Prickly Pears in the past.  I  knew that the fruit is edible, but I did not know that the pads, or nopales, are also edible.  I was a bit surprised to see them for sale in the grocery stores in Southern Utah.   I don't think I'm going to go running out to the coulees to find some Prickly Pears for dinner, but I admit to being curious.  What do they taste like?  Then I imagine the agony if you didn't get ALL the thorns off.  OUCH!   

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Big Fat Puffy Clouds


Today is a warm spring day and the sky is filled with the most delightful clouds.  I could  stare at these clouds for a long time.  

Friday, March 14, 2014

Muddy Waters


My apologies for a poorly focussed photo.  The City has been having problems treating our water lately because this is what the river looks like.  Iced Latte anyone?  It's so bad that we have been under a boil water order for the last few days.  Still, even though it looks bad, it's a pretty good sign of spring.  Our temperatures have been high enough that the winter jackets are staying in the closet.  I'd be ok if these warm days just decided to stick around; I hear a kayak calling my name.