microblogging, Photography, Story, Travel

Birds of Amstel

The river has a large heart, she just gives and gives. Her path determined, she runs her course, yet yields. Alongside her banks: bounties – trees, grass, shrubs, dragonflies. I watch rowboats, cycles, runners, skaters, an unruly kid way ahead of her guardian on a space scooter, her mischievous gurgling laughter infecting the air. I […]

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Food, microblogging, Story

Such a Triumph!

The chilli plants at home had a mealybug infection and it took all of my resilience to finally have it well under control. I do not think it will ever permanently go but will probably be a constant exercise of management. What helped was a combination of aggressive pruning and washes with vinegar and Dreft […]

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microblogging, Story

Getting the Cooking Mojo Back

In the busy schedule I have had over the last year (or so) I had completely forgotten how much I enjoy cooking. I have been growing my own chilies, the lemon plants are thriving, and it feels oddly satisfying to use home-grown ingredients in the dishes we serve and eat. Thus, to share my reinvigorated […]

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