Garden Photo Journal 3

Welcome again to my continued adventure with my garden photo journal.  We’re into the peak of this summer, and where I would expect at least some kind of decent benefit from the garden, I am starting to see some payoffs, and some things lacking.   One thing I’ve been waiting for (impatiently) are my zucchini and yellow summer squash.  Both have only yielded male flowers, so seeing each and every blossom fall off after a day has been a disheartening experience.  Going out to the garden this morning, I was delighted to find some surprises.

female zucchini flower

male zucchini flower, note the lack of ovary

male zucchini flower, note the lack of ovary

a closeup perspective of female blossoms developing

a closeup perspective of female blossoms developing

another closeup perspective of female blossoms developing

another closeup perspective of female blossoms developing

another perspective

another perspective

honeybees happily working away

honeybees happily working away

And got a surprise on the butternut squash vine:

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Tomatoes are looking good:

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The cucumbers are looking fantastic:

burpee straight eights, I only have 2 so far :(

burpee straight eights, I only have 2 so far 😦

burpee pickler hybrid

burpee pickler hybrid

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Jalapeno and cherry bomb peppers below . . . my red pepper plants follow, but no fruit as of yet:

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This red pepper plant is probably the healthiest of the plants, and grows happily under the shade of the cucumber plant leaves next to the trellis. I’m curious if these plants do better in such a situation. More to come on this later.

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Say hello to my little friends

spice-bush swallowtail butterfly caterpillar, munching away at the fennel

spice-bush swallowtail butterfly caterpillar, munching away at the fennel

basil and dill are looking good:

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Dill heads waiting on my cucumbers to finish up growing.

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Studio Mess

Studio Mess

a snapshot of what I’ve been up to

In Which I Discovered ZynAddSubFX

For a long time I was under the impression that ZynAddSubFX was a program to create subwoofer effects.  Boy, was I in for a treat when I started to explore different synth programs and took the plunge!  How, after all these years, could I have missed this wonderful, free program?  So, I thought this would be a good opportunity to include you on this little path of discovery:

Garden Photo Journal 2

 

The bean blossoms are a stunning lavender color

The bean blossoms are a stunning lavender color

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Under the shade of a zucchini leaf

a macro perspective on the blossoms

a macro perspective on the blossoms

These are from second planting.  Most of these got slugged.  Waiting for phase 3 which just popped up.

These are from second planting. Most of these got slugged. Waiting for phase 3 which just popped up.

looking good

looking good

a perspective on a new blossom

a perspective on a new blossom

Blackberries coming soon!

Blackberries coming soon!

reminds me of a fancy bonnet

reminds me of a fancy bonnet

a different view from the underside of a sweet red pepper blossom

a different view from the underside of a sweet red pepper blossom

the beginnings of a big red pepper

the beginnings of a big red pepper

I planted six, and only one popped up.

I planted six, and only one popped up.

started these babies from seed, and they are doing great

started these babies from seed, and they are doing great

My habanero are in rehab(anero) -- har har

My habanero are in rehab(anero) — har har

 

Gardening Photo Journal 1

Pity  the farmer.  It is our first real Spring living in the new house, and we got a few garden beds set up.  So far so good, with some failures, and some success.  I had to redo the herb garden; while the fennel did fine, the basil never germinated.  I set up a nice wood border and flattened the soil and got some compost in, and things are looking much better.  I sowed some Genovese and Sweet Basil (pictured below), Oregano, Parsley and dill.  As an experiment, I sowed some Winter Savory and Lavender.

Popping up after a week of direct sowing.

Popping up after a week of direct sowing.

Looking good so far

Climbing away at the trellis

Red Peppers at the end, followed by Habanero, and Jalapeno. Tomatoes on the right row.

Just popping up this morning!

 

My New Toy

High Order 8.9k resistance, ALNICO 6

High Order 8.9k resistance, ALNICO 6

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Got a new humbucker bridge pickup in the mail today, custom made by Jeff at High Order Pickups, and it sounds great!  Very PAF-ish with good resonant tones; very deep resonance and body to the tone, great sustain.  More to come later, just wanted to post a couple of pics.

Terminology terminal emulator

This is just about the coolest terminal emulator I’ve seen in a while. Looks like the guys at enlightenment.org are at it again.


http://www.enlightenment.org/p.php?p=about%2Fterminology&l=en

Hydrogen Storage

Where Music Imitates Nature

Gotta love this hilarious bit by Felix Doran playing The Fox Hunt:

In which I decide to learn Fourier Analysis

I’ve been quiet for a bit, but mainly due to intense work on programming a midi controller for the use of my recording endeavors.  I did manage to get some stuff done, and now I move on to the realm of physics, specifically Fourier Analysis.

Now either I am ultra-bored, or I am up to something.  I am, actually, up to something.  More to come on this, but it does deal with pitch detection.