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Relatively Wordless Wednesday: The Owl

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There it sat on the overhead lines outside my house late one night: a gorgeous beautiful owl.  Unfortunately, my photograph of it wasn’t so gorgeous and beautiful.  I love these creatures.

Relatively Wordless Wednesday: Drill Bit

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I seriously love my macro lens.  I couldn’t live without it. I think you can tell why.

The Fairy Garden

Fairy Garden

It’s winter here in Louisiana and the pictures I took of my overgrown old vegetable garden are a not-so-long ago memory of what I fancy my “fairy garden.”  Do I think fairies really live there?  No.  But the morning glory with its rising tendrils and wayward shape gives it that impression, or maybe that’s just to [...]

Recipe Organization

Recipe Organization

Keeping up with what I have cooked, what I want to cook, what worked, what didn’t has seemed impossible to me over the last four years. It’s one of the reasons why past bentos were so full of rotisserie chicken, spaghetti, and chili. These items are easy, quick to think of, and cause little to [...]

Out with the Old, In with the New

New Kitchen Baskets

Photo Friday is my day to share my photographs of the moment and my thoughts associated with them. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoy sharing them. I love new kitchen gear.  I’m in a constant search for ways to make my kitchen more organized, more efficient.  Sometimes I succeed.  Sometimes [...]

Mini-Review: Cookplus Vitamin Cookware

NTM stands for New-to-Me, a regular feature here at Not Exactly Bento. With the start of my bento-making in 2007, I began to try many new foods to expand my palate and my recipe files. New-to-Me has expanded into all sorts of food and kitchen items that I now try and review. Here is the [...]

The Singer

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As we’ve been working through the animals in my backyard lately (and insects too), I thought I’d share The Singer with you.  He likes to sit in the corner of my fence, puff out his chest, and give that opera-diva look. A good throat stretch gets the muscles ready to belt out his tune. And [...]

That D$%! Cardinal Captured

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Photo Friday is my day to share my photographs of the moment and my thoughts associated with them. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoy sharing them. The same day I was shooting pictures for The Singer post, I spent the weekend outside with the dogs.  May was a month of [...]

The Greedy Squirrel

Photo Friday is my day to share my photographs of the moment and my thoughts associated with them. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoy sharing them. Every time I sit down to write this post, I put it aside because something better comes along. And this week I decided to [...]