2013 Project 365 – Week Forty-One


This might be the fewest number of pictures I’ve ever had for a P365 post! It was just such a busy week for both of us. Well, and I posted a lot of the pictures here and here already anyway.
Sunday, October 6th  
We had a Blessing of the Animals at church today. There were seven dogs & one cat, but since I am a lazy photographer & wouldn’t actually get up out of my pew to take pictures I didn’t get any really good ones. Here’s the least worst one – ha!


Monday, October 7th  
The latest mater-scape. We had to enlist some help from a mini-farmer with a John Deere tractor.


I had read that if you separate your bananas & individually wrap the stems in plastic wrap they would ripen more slowly. Tune in later in the week to see if it worked!


Tuesday, October 8th         
It was a beautiful day! This was taken through my sun roof.


Wednesday, October 9th   
Dr. M ran afowl of these guys on his way home from school.


I had a doctor’s visit (annual exam) & decided to take some pictures of my cool Feryl Designs earrings while I was waiting.


Thursday, October 10th
I did a 10 on 10 post today, but here’s a picture that didn’t make the cut. There are a couple of crows that have adopted the building where I work – they are LOUD & like to survey their kingdom from this light post on top of the building.


The moon!


Friday, October 11th
Zinnias at one of our local eateries – so pretty!


Saturday, October 12th      
Today was homecoming at Dr. M’s school. One of his coworkers makes really good smoked pulled pork barbecue – and makes his own sauces too. They had coleslaw, baked beans, mac & cheese, blueberry muffins & peanut butter fudge. They did a really brisk business – instead of selling the food they asked for donations for a scholarship fund.


Some of the band heading out to the field.


A number of players wore pink for breast cancer awareness month.


Here’s my remaining banana from the bunch earlier this week. I think the plastic wrap may have helped some. Next week I’ll do a control group to really test the theory. Ha!


Go to Mamma Fran’s blog here to see the blogs of all the other Project 365 participants. Have a great week!

Most of our photos are taken with a 12 megapixel Nikon D5000 DSLR, using a 55-200mm zoom lens. This is the camera that Dr. M takes with him most days. He also takes pictures with our old reliable 7 megapixel Canon Powershot A710.  The Bug uses our new Nikon Coolpix S6200 most of the time. If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask! 

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    1. Thanks! It's one of my favorites too.

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  2. The moon!

    Everyone takes better pictures of the moon than me. Well, the last time I actually tried to adjust the camera settings with any real attention to detail was one early morning as all the normals were going to work. I had just returned home from working third shift, as I seem condemned to do for the rest of my life, while my neighbors were going to their jobs. Later that afternoon several approached my wife asking what I was doing since to them it seemed strange. Since then I have largely abstained from photographing celestial bodies.

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    1. I hesitate to think what my neighbors think, as I wonder around with a big camera/lens combo all the time. I did have one guy ask if I do portraits, kids' pics, etc...which I don't.

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  3. I had heard that about bananas, separating them, but not the wrapping of the stem. organic bananas come with the clump of stem wrapped in some kind of waxy stuff. that's a cool pic of the crow.

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    1. These ones were organic, but the wrap on the stems was kind of hit or miss.

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  4. I would have given a very nice donation for one of those pulled-pork sandwiches. You may be the first person I know testing methods for prolonging the ripening of bananas. I'm in the group that is advised not to buy green ones.

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    1. It would have been worth your donation. My colleague really knows his stuff. It was a feast worthy of an NC mountain woman ;-)

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  5. I love bananas but they always ripen too quickly, so I'm anxious to learn the results of your experiment when you do that test.

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    1. The first step is to actually BUY the bananas :)

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  6. I'm interested in your banana study, too. And yes, a truly scientific study requires a control group.

    Not sure yet if I would benefit from your results...sometimes I think my husband wants the bananas to get overripe so that I'll be forced to make banana muffins or banana bread. Of course, he doesn't think I know this...hah!

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    1. I love banana bread...drooling here...

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  7. Wow...those tomatoes!!! I love bananas but only if they are just right, which is mostly green. I can't buy one at the store, have it sit overnight and then eat it the next day...too ripe. Strange, but true.

    Looks like a happy work crew!

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    1. They're too squeaky to me if they're not ripe enough - but I don't like them to be too mushy either. I love how everyone has a different banana opinion :)

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  8. Blessing the animals reminds me of an episode of The Vicar of Dibley, 'cept their were all manner of beasts, not just cats and dogs.

    I'd love to see how your nana experiment pans out. I love bananas but don't buy them much because I can't eat them fast enough.

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  9. I feel as if bananas ripen much faster than they used to. It's impossible to buy five bananas in any degree of green or yellowness in order for my husband to have one per day in his lunch. By the time we get to Wednesday, it's already over--the bananas are on to Recipe Mode. I peel them, put them in a plastic bag, and pop them in the freezer for use in cake, bread, muffins, pancakes, etc. What happened to the tough, sturdy bananas of my youth?

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    1. I agree Nance! PLUS, they're harder to peel than they used to be. So, they've toughened up the outside & weakened the inside. ugh.

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  10. Interesting about the bananas. I have read that too. Loved the homecoming pictures. The moon, birds and flowers were my favorites of course. I look so forward to those each week.

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    1. Thanks! We'll try to do a better job of getting more pictures this week :)

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  11. Curious about your experiment. Mike on this paleo diet buys/eats lots of bananas. Bakes special breads w/ bananas minus grain, only almond flour, etc. Makes shakes. Uses them in all states of ripeness.
    Went back and visited the two posts you linked. Liked the bike background and stories of the first :-)
    How's Daisy?
    Loved the cute wallet and her travels. She for sure did NOT want to lose you again!
    Have a great rest of the week! (Am I always your last commentator?)

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    1. I might end up with banana bread if the experiment doesn't work out...

      You're not always the last commentator, but sometimes :)

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  12. I love the earrings...and that profile shot of you is gorgeous! ;)

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