Monday Mood

Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/30 sec, ISO432
“Monday Snapshot” Cedar Park, 2019

Behold… my daily photo! Hey, it’s a Monday… 🤷‍♂️

Marimba Recital

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/5, 1/8 sec, ISO800
“Marimba Recital” Cedar Park, 2019

This afternoon we hosted a marimba recital at our home. One of our friends is a marimba instructor, but she didn’t have space to hold a recital, so Mariko offered the use of our home. We don’t have too much space either, but I guess it’s a little larger and we have a nice marimba for the students to perform on so it worked out to be a nice solution. In addition to the students performing, Koa and another high-schooler performed a couple of pieces, and Koa and the instructor even performed a Christmas duet. It was really cool!

I enjoyed the holiday recital, and hope we can host more of these, as long as there are not too many students. 😆


Birding at the Local Park

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/6.4, 1/280 sec, ISO200
“Brushy Creek Lake” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

I mentioned in a previous post that I started bird-watching recently, which has gotten me a fair amount of good-natured ribbing from my wife and kids, but I’ve been enjoying it. Like photography, bird-watching is something that makes me a little more observant of the world which can only be a good thing. What’s kind of cool is that you don’t have to actively go out and make an effort to bird-watch. Even backyard bird-watching is fun! Of course, making an outing of it is excellent, even a short one.

Today I stopped by the nearby park for a bit to see if I could spot anything to add to my “Life list” (Pokédex). I did spot some ducks and a dove, but nothing more interesting that I could identify with any certainty. There’s always next time! 😊

Practice, Practice, Practice

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5, 1/20 sec, ISO3200
“Practicing” Cedar Park, 2019

Putting in the hard work.

New Workstation and Oven

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5, 1/30 sec, ISO3200
“New Workstation” Cedar Park, 2019

We put together a new restaurant-grade kitchen table, and now the baking setup is a lot more organized. Besides the two mixers and bread-maker on top, we have a new oven as well. It’s a Breville Convection and Air Fry Smart Oven, and it’s fantastic so far. I baked a Jamaican pattie in it, and it turned out great! I hope we get many years out of it. 😊

I hope you had a nice day!