That Certain Something

Some time ago I posted the intriguing images of Ernie Button, who took photographs of dried whisky at the bottom of glasses. Button tried taking photos of other spirits at the bottom of glasses, but nothing else offered up quite the imagery of aged whisky. He turned to a researcher in fluid mechanics, Dr. Howard A.…

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Variations on a Theme

It’s the season of peonies, one of my favorite flowers. We have several peony bushes out in the garden, but a good friend brought over a bouquet yesterday that included a couple of spectacular blossoms. I tried to capture the color explosion once without a flash, and once with a flash, using my phone camera.…

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Solstice Unspools

Welcome Winter Solstice 2013. Last year I was relieved that the Mayan End of Days turned into just another day; this year, I’m relieved that the icy grip of early winter thawed for long enough to do some end of year, last-minute garden work. We’ve been keeping ourselves warm with our Whisky Advent Calendar, and…

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Whisky Thanksgiving

We’ve had our Whisky Advent Calendar sitting on a shelf for weeks now, and it was a consolation to us yesterday. Yes, we have already entered the final month of a year that has flown by, but on the bright side, we got to open the first day of our whisky calendar. The first red-waxed…

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A bit of whisky, a few Bad Seeds

The summer oven of heat got turned up a few notches this week, and I’ve been keeping within the cool confines of our stone house as much as possible. If I don’t move much, and stay mostly in rooms kept shadowed from the sun by the green volets (the old wood shutters that close with iron…

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