Shuwen brought some funny & fancy single serve drip coffee portions back from her trip to Taiwan. I had never seen something like this before! It works surprisingly well and is fun to make.
First taste of our kumquat jam, freshly made in March 2023. Shuwen did all the hard work, harvesting, slicing the kumquat and removing the seeds. All I had to do was follow a recipe (link; she said this requires German precision😅), give it an occasional stir, and fill it into jars at the end.
During one of my monsoon visits to the Laguna Crest, I noticed an out-of-place looking blue rock a short distance away from the summit of Garnet Peak. No other rock in the area has this color or texture. The rock has an inscription on it and is probably 18-20″ long (~50cm), maybe more. It must have been considerable effort to get the rock up there and place it!
While out on our evening walk in the neighborhood yesterday, a few thin clouds happened to be just in the right position left and right of the moon to allow for an appearance of paraselenae aka moon dogs — similar to sun dogs, except that they appear left and right of the moon, on the 22° halo ring. I had never seen them before.