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Skunk cabbage flowers

Skunk cabbage pods

Symplocarpus foetidus, also known as eastern skunk cabbage, swamp cabbage, clumpfoot cabbage, meadow cabbage, foetid pothos, or polecat weed. In the woods near Legion Pool in the Seymour Land Trust in Seymour, CT.

Looking like pitcher plants, the flowers emerge before the main plant in the spring, and produce a foul odor to attract pollinators. I am definitely not a pollinator.

Fear of Depths

Fear of Depths

An experiment in depth perception. I tried to focus on the foreground and exaggerate the depth of the background to make an inch-high wad of shredded white paper look like a great height. Lighting from the side instead of directly on the subject helps with the effect.

Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky

January 4 sunset west of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

Pepperoni and Ricotta Calzone

From the Corner Cafe at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

Pepperoni and Ricotta Calzone
At J. Timothy's Taverne in Plainville, CT.

Boneless braised short ribs

"Incredibly tender boneless beef ribs, mashed potato, garlicky spinach and apples, laced with burgundy demi glace".

Boozy Hot Chocolate

I forget the liquor it was originally served with, but I supplemented it with Woodford Reserve Bourbon.

That guy in the back is just someone I work with. Ignore him.

Kitty Kommercial

The Grinch's Dog

The Grinch"s Dog

I don't know what my brother Shawn is smiling about. Someone is trying to steal his Christmas dinner.

My Christmas dinner.

My Chrismas dinner

Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, turnips, pasta salad, stuffing, buttered roll, and deviled egg. At my brothers' friend's home.

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