Apr 15

100 Strangers

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Apr 15


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A beautiful hibiscus from our back yard. It’s a “Spin the Bottle” from HibisKiss Growers.

Apr 15

Vesper Martini

Vesper Martini

James Bond orders his first Vesper, an extract from Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale (1953):

‘A dry martini,’ he said. ‘One. In a deep champagne goblet.’

‘Oui, monsieur.’

‘Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?’

‘Certainly, monsieur.’ The barman seemed pleased with the idea.

‘Gosh, that’s certainly a drink,’ said Leiter.

Bond laughed. ‘When I’m … er … concentrating,’ he explained, ‘I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink’s my own invention. I’m going to patent it when I can think of a good name.’

He watched carefully as the deep glass became frosted with the pale golden drink, slightly aerated by the bruising of the shaker. He reached for it and took a long slip.

Mar 15


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Feb 14


Rain, originally uploaded by James Milstid.

Raining in Seattle

Oct 13

Raspberry Beret

So I was perusing second-hand stores today and actually found a Raspberry Beret!

Raspberry Beret

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I was working part time in a five-and-dime
My boss was mr. mcgee
He told me several times that he didn’t like my kind
Cause I was a bit 2 leisurely

Seems that I was busy doing something close 2 nothing
But different than the day before
That’s when I saw her, ooh, I saw her
She walked in through the out door, out door

She wore a
Raspberry beret
The kind u find in a second hand store
Raspberry beret
And if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more
Raspberry beret
I think I love her

Jan 13

Project Flickr: Week 05/52 – Square

Here are the three photos that I submitted for the Week 5 assignment, “Square”, for Project Flickr. The group of almost 400 members receive a photo topic assignment every week. This is our third year and I totally enjoy the group.

Lemon Pixels - by James Milstid

Lemon Pixels – by James Milstid

Golden Barrel Cactus - by James Milstid

Golden Barrel Cactus – by James Milstid

100 Quarters - by James Milstid

100 Quarters – by James Milstid

Jan 13

Accoutrements – Project Flickr 2013: 03/52 – Body Parts

The ear is a popular place for fastening different objects… this is a look at my own ear bling!

Jan 13

Ovum – Project Flickr 2013: 02/52 – Back Light

Eggs are one of my absolute favorite subjects. They are so plain and common; perhaps that is the challenge of photographing them.

They just intrigue me in so many ways. The shape, the hard shell, the contents, and the consistent sameness are fascinating. And the life that can spring from them is totally miraculous!