Bernie Wong

Ask me anything   Life in a little town West of Atlanta.



Sometimes reblogs but mostly digital photos by me taken with Canon PowerShot ELPH 520HS. Occasionally analog photos taken with Diana F+ "Dreamer".

Mostly plants, nature, food and design. Sometimes kitties, music & other fun stuff.



Friday Evening
It’s been a long week, and working an extra day tomorrow. Restorative moment in the backyard watching the sun set and hanging out with the green spider at the cosmos patch.

— 12 hours ago with 53 notes
#cosmos  #sunset  #white cosmos  #spider  #green spider 

Another late day, but it was yummy. Roast chicken lunches, spicy chocolate cupcakes, several special orders and made pastry for tomorrow’s quiche and a batch of canelé as well.

— 17 hours ago with 27 notes
#farmers fresh csa  #busy day  #It's naptime 

Took a 4 hour nap and missed dinner. Midnight snack: Tomato sandwich with Oregon sea salt.

— 1 day ago with 34 notes
#heirloom tomato  #jacobsen salt co  #crusty bread 
youradorablebeast:

Trivia team “Bromancing the Bone” with my huntie @iamcarlos. #beards #lumberjack_app

Beardness overload!

youradorablebeast:

Trivia team “Bromancing the Bone” with my huntie @iamcarlos. #beards #lumberjack_app

Beardness overload!

— 1 day ago with 37 notes
#youadorablebeast  #carlosison 

Thursday.

Busy day at the deli, followed by excursion to Udderly Cool Dairy for upcoming farm to table dinner planning. Postickers, cantaloupes and eggs, and some animals

— 1 day ago with 28 notes
#dairy  #eggs  #musk melon  #goats 

Clematis at dusk today, it’s a “weed”, but it’s oh so pretty. Gumbo with a proper roux took a while but turned out nicely and well worth the effort.

Lots of thunder tonight, good thing my plans for early bedtime were abandoned anyways.

— 2 days ago with 23 notes
#clematis 
Dapper, and hot. Love the blue tie.

Dapper, and hot. Love the blue tie.

(Source: kkotter, via mdechicago)

— 2 days ago with 20 notes
#vest  #sexy  #blue tie 
womaninterrupted:

accol:

terribleminds:

laughterkey:

artisansoulleader:

howtobeterrell:

lickystickypickyshe:

Avocados are toxic to almost all animals (including cats and dogs). Humans are a rare exception. It is the only fruit to contain persin, a fatty acid, which, when eaten by animals causes vomiting, diarrhea, and other nasty symptoms. Consumption of large quantities can cause death within twelve hours.
Avocados are berries (fleshy fruits coming from a single ovary). Interestingly, this broad definition of a berry means that bananas, pumpkin, tomatoes, watermelon, and coffee are also berries (you can tell that to the next person who tries to argue that tomatoes are vegetables). Curiously this also excludes strawberries as berries.
Eighty percent of modern avocados originate from one “mother” tree which was patented by mailman Rudolph Hass from California in 1935. The tree survived until 2002 when it died of root rot. Unfortunately Hass only made $5,000 in his lifetime from his patent on the tree because his partner sold cultivars to anyone who wanted to buy them. Subsequently Hass spent the remainder of his life working for the California Mail Service.
Avocado also has an interesting characteristic: it is the only berry with no living animal large enough to spread it through consumption and release as dung. This has led scientists to believe that it co-evolved with prehistoric megafauna that were large enough to eat the fruit whole. The megafauna went extinct but the avocado remained as an unusual monument to an unknown dinosaur.

A

Mind=Blown

DINOSAUR BERRIES.

My next book will be called MONUMENT TO AN UNKNOWN DINOSAUR.

@
womaninterrupted
This is just dinosaur berries and armpits.

womaninterrupted:

accol:

terribleminds:

laughterkey:

artisansoulleader:

howtobeterrell:

lickystickypickyshe:

Avocados are toxic to almost all animals (including cats and dogs). Humans are a rare exception. It is the only fruit to contain persin, a fatty acid, which, when eaten by animals causes vomiting, diarrhea, and other nasty symptoms. Consumption of large quantities can cause death within twelve hours.

Avocados are berries (fleshy fruits coming from a single ovary). Interestingly, this broad definition of a berry means that bananas, pumpkin, tomatoes, watermelon, and coffee are also berries (you can tell that to the next person who tries to argue that tomatoes are vegetables). Curiously this also excludes strawberries as berries.

Eighty percent of modern avocados originate from one “mother” tree which was patented by mailman Rudolph Hass from California in 1935. The tree survived until 2002 when it died of root rot. Unfortunately Hass only made $5,000 in his lifetime from his patent on the tree because his partner sold cultivars to anyone who wanted to buy them. Subsequently Hass spent the remainder of his life working for the California Mail Service.

Avocado also has an interesting characteristic: it is the only berry with no living animal large enough to spread it through consumption and release as dung. This has led scientists to believe that it co-evolved with prehistoric megafauna that were large enough to eat the fruit whole. The megafauna went extinct but the avocado remained as an unusual monument to an unknown dinosaur.

A

Mind=Blown

DINOSAUR BERRIES.

My next book will be called MONUMENT TO AN UNKNOWN DINOSAUR.

@
womaninterrupted

This is just dinosaur berries and armpits.

(via the-idea-of-us)

— 2 days ago with 8386 notes
#avocado  #dinosaur berries 

Home from rehearsal. Making gumbo. Squash and okra chopped and ready,

Released the Paphiopedilum from their transport stakes, orchid names are so much fun.

— 2 days ago with 19 notes
#okra  #I love okra  #paphiopedilum  #orchid  #orchids 

It’s “Monday” in Bernieworld….florist, cook & baker in the morning, piano lessons in the afternoon and another rehearsal tonight.

Today’s delivery of orchids included some awesome looking Ladyslippers(Paphiopedilim maudiae).

A successful batch of blueberry galette with pecan crust this morning.

— 2 days ago with 36 notes
#paphiopedilum  #orchids  #ladyslipper orchid  #blueberries  #blueberry galette