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The Bridges of Manhattan County: WPC

Okay, okay, it’s New York County; Manhattan is a borough. Also, there are bridges from Monroe County and Oxfordshire in here. But I couldn’t help myself.

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Bridge over a pedestrian walkway near West 72nd St. in Central Park

I don’t have particularly much to say about this topic. I do, apparently, enjoy photographing bridges, so you’d think I would–you’d think wrong, though!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I’ve got plenty of those… Continue reading “The Bridges of Manhattan County: WPC”

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Home Grown Arugula Salads: Recipe

As I mentioned, I’m currently upstate with my parents. The old house they live in is on a “farm-ette,” as it’s apparently called. It’s something like 5 acres and it was used as a horse farm before they got it. My mom’s been trying her hand at gardening–she’s got those raised table beds so it’s really easy to “farm.”

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Wallpaper: WPC

Delta is the symbol used to denote change in mathematic and scientific equations. For example, students are taught that velocity = change in position / change in time. That equation is often given as v=(x-x)/(t-t) [with the first x and t having subscript 2 and the second x and t having subscript 1 to denote that they are two discrete location and time coordinates, but I can’t figure out how to get subscript characters in WordPress!] This, of course, is more simply written as v=∆x/∆t. In other words, a delta represents not some nebulous concept of change but a specific, measurable change between two distinct points in time (or space).

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Removing layers and layers of wallpaper

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Shakespeare’s Garden

In case you were wondering, this is Shakespeare’s Garden in Central Park, NYC. Not, say, the garden at Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. (Although I have been there. See?:

Now that was actually Shakespeare’s Garden.)

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In any case, this Shakespeare’s Garden is tucked away in Central Park, nearish the W81th street entrance. It’s beautiful! Continue reading “Shakespeare’s Garden”

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Coconut Macaroons

When I brought the Coconut Cashew & White Chocolate Cookies in to class, I also made a quick batch of white chocolate coconut macaroons because one of my classmates has celiac. I’m not sure she liked them–I got in the habit of keeping them rather under-sweetened because my cousin who is celiac is diabetic as well–but I liked the leftovers (and one of my other classmates ‘stole’ a few and she loved them) so I’m not too worried!

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Out of Focus: WPC

This week’s challenge, focus, was almost too easy! I do a lot of macro and/or food photography so focus is very important. I’ve had many a photo come out terribly, with the focus just slightly off or the depth of field just a bit too wide or too narrow. On occasion, though, as the prompt reminds us, sometimes an out of focus photo can be beautiful in it’s own way. Continue reading “Out of Focus: WPC”