binzerbunny Another angle on the Lick Observatory. It's the tiny white speck at the summit, there. 3d

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binzerbunny During our adventures this weekend, we made the pilgrimage to Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton. It was fun both for the astronomical aspects, and to see the joyful, accomplished faces of all the bicyclists who reached the summit under their own pedal power. These guys in the photo traveled from Chile, Ecuador and Peru, to bike this challenging ride. 3d

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binzerbunny Camping last weekend, Grant Ranch county park. This cattle pond was about 4 miles down the Dutch Flat trail. Most of the ponds were bone dry. #droughtyears #lifefindsaway #coyotehowlingatnight 4d

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binzerbunny Just about ready for this month's Book Club meeting. This month is... a little different. #dinneronthetrail #cherylstrayedwild #outsidethecomfortzone #bringmethathorizon 2w

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binzerbunny Game Night Noms: Santa Maria-spiced, grass-fed buffalo tri-tip, Coho salmon with fresh home-grown basil and lime, organic local broccoli, and plain white rice. #ilikespoilingmykids 2w

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binzerbunny Chocolate chip cookies for dinner. Because we are the grown-ups now, and so we get to decide what that means. #xkcdreference #yeswereallydidthat #summernights 2w
  •   tygrwmn LOVE THAT XKCD!!! :-D 2w

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binzerbunny Tonight's salad was too pretty not to photograph. Field greens, roasted golden beets, nasturtiums, heirloom tomatoes, candies pecans, feta cheese, and a raspberry vinaigrette. 2w

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binzerbunny B-day shenanigans at mini-golf! ️ Hippo Birdies to @wilmot13 !!! 2w

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binzerbunny Playing with time lapse video and bonfire. Silly summer nights! #beeroclock #goofyisoneofmyislandsofpersonality 3w

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binzerbunny Unexpected barrier! This sign literally blocked the trail. Needless to say, we took a different trail. 3w

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binzerbunny The cool green of Alameda Creek, Sunol Regional Wilderness. A great hike up to "Little Yosemite" today. 3w

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binzerbunny Found this dragonfly larva cast-off exoskeleton on our hike today at Sunol Regional Wilderness. 3w

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binzerbunny Blackberry jam! #ranoutofsmalljars 3w
  •   kmg2068 Lovely! Our blackberries are still in blossom! 3w

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binzerbunny 12 cups berries. 16 cups sugar. 3.5 oz pectin. 1 bushel of love. 3w
  •   starfishandcoffee44 Yum! 3w
  •   magickal_molly 16 cups of sugar, wow! When I make strawberry jam, it's 2 to 1 (cups of berries/cups of sugar), but I suppose blackberries are more tart. 3w
  •   binzerbunny @magickal_molly it's not so much the tartness as the water content of the berries. Blackberries need the greater sugar ration so the jam will set up. It relies not so much on the pectin as the chemical change in the sugar's structure, when heated to 230F, well above boiling point. 3w
  •   binzerbunny @magickal_molly The 2/1 ratio is perfect for strawberries, and it's one reason why strawberry jam is a healthy choice when choosing topping for toast. 🏽 3w

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binzerbunny Cool! I just discovered that standard canning jar lids squeeze firmly into my silverware rack for the dishwasher. Sterilizing for making blackberry jam just got a lot easier -- and more water-efficient! 3w

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binzerbunny Today's haul from the Sunnyvale farmers market: golden beets, Tuscan melon, Galia melon, Meyer lemons, orange dahlias, walnuts, a white loaf and some sweet French rolls, blueberries, baby summer squash, heirloom tomatoes, blackberries, and a cucumber. 3w

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binzerbunny Grey hairstreak (Strymon melinus) butterflies are enjoying the local patch of mallow bushes. 3w

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binzerbunny Look what just appeared in our neighborhood! Half a mile from my house, just before the local park. #littlefreelibrary #takeabookleaveabook #stillneedtomakemine #procrastionatitsfinest 3w
  •   binzerbunny Leading through the books inside: "...got that one, got that, got that, ooooh, good story there. Hey! I've always wanted this one!" I have a stack I want to take back and drop off. 3w
  •   binzerbunny *Leafing 3w
  •   tygrwmn That's WAY cool! I'm about to get rid of a ton of books. I'll bet I could do something like that where I live 3w
  •   mojoloco7 Where is this little library? 3w
  •   binzerbunny @mojoloco7 This one is in Sunnyvale CA, in the San Francisco/San José area. Or were you asking for a specific address? 3w

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binzerbunny Roses from my neighborhood run this morning. 3w

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binzerbunny Our trumpet vine seems particularly vibrant this year. 3w

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