Saturday Random Photos

Today I visited a local nursery that I usually buy my pickling cucumber and other vegetables. They are out in the country.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/11, 1/50sec, ISO 100, focal length 45mm, evaluative metering

They have a good selection of vegetables and they look very healthy.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO 100, focal length 95mm, evaluative metering

Their Thai basil actually smells like a Thai basil, unlike the big store where they grow and store them next to the sweet basil and the smells of the sweet basil took over.  I bought young pickling cucumber plants, sweet basil, Thai basil, and cherry tomato plants.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/50sec, ISO 100, focal length 88mm, evaluative metering

We had bamboo soup for lunch at my dad’s, I think my second sister finally perfected the taste.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/15sec, ISO 100, focal length 100mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

My sister Bee made me a black leather tote bag, it was a nice surprise and I didn’t expect one.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 0.6sec, ISO 400, focal length 32mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

My mom’s orchid, the lower branch is in the 14th week of blooming and still looking as pretty as ever.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 800, focal length 58mm, evaluative metering

And say hello to Mini, one of these days s/he will learn how to say Hello. As of right now it’s Quack!

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/40sec, ISO 100, focal length 90mm, evaluative metering

It’s planting season in my dad’s garden, he has been tilling all week.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 100, focal length 32mm, evaluative metering

He covers his young plants in the middle of the day.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 100, focal length 58mm, evaluative metering

My second sister planting the Asian corn.  It’s a tradition for her to drop the corn kernels into the holes since she’s the one with the green thumb. I’m looking forward to ears of fresh corn this summer.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/40sec, ISO 100, focal length 55mm, evaluative metering

Lee is learning and taking notes. My sister also planted a row of cherry tomato plants below.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/60sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

A row of Thai eggplants.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/30sec, ISO 100, focal length 50mm, evaluative metering

And a row of string beans.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/30sec, ISO 100, focal length 58mm, evaluative metering

Instead of pickling cucumber they have decided to plant a normal cucumber this year.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

This is a stink bug. I’m surprised to see them this early because I normally see them in late Summer and Fall.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/125sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/125sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

I wonder if the parsley’s flowers have nectar, I know they attract the bees.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/40sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

This spider is so tiny, a macro lens would come in handy.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/125sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/60sec, ISO 100, focal length 73mm, evaluative metering

I hope the pomegranate fruits stick this year, so far it looks promising and I’m hopeful.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/40sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

And when I came home the Paeonia ‘Krinkled White’ finally blooms, I’m sure I’ll have more to post in the next few days.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/60sec, ISO 100, focal length 93mm, evaluative metering

7 thoughts on “Saturday Random Photos

  1. I guess the planting season is on full blast. In short time, your dad garden will be full of vegetables. I am looking forward to see those pictures.

    Nice and simple lunch, I like that.

    • Hi seeharhed, this makes me think that his garden will become my Saturday random photos since we normally visit him every Saturday. I like eating a simple meal also, hopefully by next week we’ll get to harvest the real bamboo shoots. 🙂

  2. Your whole family seems to have a green thumb. I am so jealous. Our soil here is granite based and I get almost no sun in my backyard. Needless to say I have not had much success in growing anything. Everything looks so lush in your photos. Hope you are feeling better. I agree with your neighbor…don’t lift too much and don’t work too hard.

    • Hi Geni, the soil in my backyard is hard and clay-like so I had to haul in top soil. I often wonder if I have a green thumb, but since everything is growing nicely I guess I do. Bo and Lee help with the garden this year, so we are off to a good start. 🙂

  3. Pingback: My Garden in May « Nye Noona

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