New Life for an Old Lens

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/75 sec, ISO6400
“Useful Lens” Cedar Park, 2022

I bought this Sigma 10-20mm lens in 2013 to use on my Sony A77 DSLR, and when I switched over to Fujifilm, I used it only rarely. But I have recently found it to be a great lens for my Twitch stream. The ultra-wide field-of-view allows me to show my desk, as well as Yuzu as she sleeps on her pillow next to me. I’m so happy I didn’t have any takers when it was up for sale a few years go. 😀

Wordless Wednesday

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“Anko on Duffel” Cedar Park, 2022


Time for Musubi

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO2500
“Musubi and Lani” Cedar Park, 2022

We had a bunch of nori leftover from our Mother’s Day temaki dinner so I made a batch of Spam musubi. It’s common to grill the Spam with a sweet sauce, but I always just fry up the Spam with garlic powder and pepper. I am not a huge fan of combining sweet and savory so these taste just right to me.

Anyways, in the photo you can see Lani is very interested in what I was making. She’s had nori before, but I don’t think she has tasted Spam. It’s too salty for her, so I didn’t let her try a piece. Sorry, Lani! ☺️

Lovely Clouds

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/6.4, 1/1000 sec, ISO320
“Evening Clouds” Cedar Park, 2022

There were some pretty clouds this evening! In the future, I want to live in a place that has a better view of far-off clouds. But for now, views like this will have to do.

Mother’s Day

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 20.5mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO800
“Temaki Set” Cedar Park, 2022

This year we celebrated Mother’s Day with our two kiddos at home. Our oldest son came back from college today so all four table chairs were all once again. 😀 As you can see from the photo above, we enjoyed delicious a temaki sushi set for dinner. And the owners of the sushi restaurant also included a special saké and some carnations, which is a tradition in Japan. It was super nice.

For gifts, I bought some candles from Emme Essentials and picked up a bouquet of flowers. The candles have a nice subtle fragrance, and since our family doesn’t like heavily scented candles, I think these are great. The wooden wick is special too!

I hope Mariko had a nice day with her kids and the goodies.

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/45 sec, ISO500
“Candles” Cedar Park, 2022