Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Last month I began taking Finnish language classes at the Finn School in Northern Virginia. Last Saturday I documented two big events. The first photograph below is from a special visit and performance by Vellamo, a duo of folk musicians from Vaasa, Finland. After class, the Finlandia Foundation National Capital Chapter hosted a picnic, featuring some awesome relay races for the kids! You can check out more photos on my SmugMug page.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
I spotted this praying mantis hanging out in my garden on a corn leaf this evening. Natural pest control at its finest!
And a word about the corn plant... For the past few years I've done my best to pretty much avoid corn and corn bi-products, since the majority are GMOs. But this past winter I read Born to Run, in which author Christopher McDougall discusses Tarahumara corn flour and gives a shout out to Native Seeds - "a leader in the heirloom seed movement." I ordered a few different seed varieties from the website to try out. This particular plant is Tarahumara Gordo "Rosari". I also recently stumbled on Grow Seed, a "Heritage Wheat Conservancy." I wonder if these seeds could offer a cure to America's gluten intolerance epidemic.