Day 185 – 7.4.2011

Happy belated July 4th! The weather was quite apocalyptic here in Central Virginia for a large part of the day. I spent it making blueberry & rhubarb jam with Jess. It was really fun learning how the entire process works and how easy it was! Thanks for letting me be a part of the fun, Jess!

Luckily, the weather calmed down enough to venture out to the fireworks. Although it was still drizzling, the rain cleared just in time for me to try my hand at firework photography. I forgot to bring my tripod out with me but managed to hold the camera steady enough (sitting in a chair helped) for the long exposure. These look kinda cool! I was debating posting the individual large images but a collage seems to be my favorite thing nowadays so a collage it is!

Day 184 – 7.3.2011

One of the foods I really missed while on the Whole30 were my all-time favorite primal almond banana pancakes. Since I’m very well-stocked on blueberries right now, I figured “why not have some almond banana blueberry pancakes for brunch?” Mmmm. They were especially good after a short but hilly run around Charlottesville in the morning humidity. They were also a good opportunity to test out my new 35mm lens (I think I’m in love)!