Bobby Vee

My first favorite singer. Rest in peace.

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Bread and Butter Pickles

Recently, my friend and I made bread and butter pickles. I had never done pickling before. It is a bit of work but the results are so worth the effort. We were inspired by the beautiful pickling cucumbers at one of my favorite farm stands at the Roslindale Farmers Market, Boston.

We used an old family recipe belonging to my friend’s grandmother. We also looked online at other recipes for bread and butter pickles and combined ingredients we liked. Here are the ingredients we used (without measurements.)

BREAD AND BUTTER PICKLES

  • cucumbers
  • onions
  • peppers
  • garlic
  • salt
  • apple cider vinegar
  • sugar
  • mustard seeds
  • turmeric
  • celery seeds

Here are photos showing the steps.

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Delicous

Delicious

 

 

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End of Summer at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston

I had a lovely day with friends strolling around the Forest Hills Cemetery on a beautiful September day. A few of photos from that day.

A Door to a Mausoleum Near the Entrance to Forest Hills Cemetery, Sept 2016

A Door to a Mausoleum Near the Entrance to Forest Hills Cemetery, Sept 2016

The drought in Boston has caused Lake Hibiscus shoreline to recede. Very sad.

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Shoreline of Lake Hibiscus with Beautiful Algae

Leaf Floating in Lake Hibiscus, Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston 2016

Leaf Floating in Lake Hibiscus, Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston 2016

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May at Arnold Arboretum

Some photos taken days before Lilac Sunday at the Arboretum:

daffodils

daffodils

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lilac 1

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lilac 2

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lilac 3 (my favorite)

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Photo Shoot at Millennium Park, Boston January 26, 2016

Today my friend and fellow photographer and I went to Millennium Park in Boston for a photo shoot. It was a beautiful day for a walk.

We ran into a lot a wild life: swans, a beaver, a woodpecker, ducks, a blue heron, cardinals, and other native birds. I took these photos.

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Blue Heron with ducks, Millennium Park, Boston Jan 26, 2016

Heron and Ducks

Heron and Ducks

Swans

Swans

Swans and Graffiti

Swans and Graffiti

 

Ducks Under Bridge

Ducks Under Bridge

Ducks on the River

Ducks on the River

Reflection of Grass

Reflection of Grass

Stone Wall

Stone Wall

January Sky

January Sky

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Bernie Sanders for President

Totally awesome add for Bernie Sanders.  Worth a look.

 

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Pillows for Frances

I made these two pillows for my grand daughter, Frances, for Christmas.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2015

How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2015

Hello Kitty - Christmas 2015

Hello Kitty – Christmas 2015

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