7-11 April Spring Break....

by Russell Smith April. 12, 2021 165 views

Rather than do several posts for last week I am doing one post. It was my daughters spring break and my wife took the week off also. So there was one or two days I did not break the camera out I just enjoyed time with both of them.

This will be a mix of black and white and color images. Horn Bluff Wildlife Refuge

Box Turtle first of the season.

Box Turtle first of the season.

Reelfoot Lake, Tn. We went up for a scouting trip/fun trip not so much for photography but also bird watching. I got 14 new species this year in one day there.

Great Egret

Great Egret

Red Eared Slider

Red Eared Slider

This is an amazing place. In some aspects it reminds me of Old Fla. It was odd to us to look at this environment and know that there were zero Alligators. We expected to see dozens or at least that is what the swampy area told our minds.

The Azaleas are blooming now and a large part of the pollen seems to be gone or the heaviest. This is a bit odd to me because I am use to pollen season lasting much longer and the pollen much thicker. Well pine pollen.

Hummus.

Hummus.

Last nights dinner was Gyros. I used a Lavash bread instead of Pita. The recipe I followed was interesting to say the least. Dessert spoon, Some and grams were all measurments. Thankfully I had enough experience to be able to decipher out an approximation.

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Antonio Gil 2 months ago

I also thought I was going to see alligators 😊 Love the pictures

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Thomas Thompson 2 months ago

Love the turtle sunbathing

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Russell Smith Replied to Thomas Thompson 2 months ago

It is good to see them again.

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Benny Law 2 months ago

The gyros looks great. 😋

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Russell Smith Replied to Benny Law 2 months ago

Thank you :)

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Camellia Staab 2 months ago

Spring is definitely in the air. Did you make the lavash if so do you have a recipe?

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months ago

This is no joke how the recipe was written. I watched the video to sort out how much water she used and kind of based the looks off flour tortillas. 
Half a kg of flour
Some lukewarm water
1 dessertspoon of dry yeast
1 dessertspoon of granulated sugar
Some salt
Now to translate most of the recipe. 
1 dessertspoon is equal to about 6-7 grams of yeast and sugar
Some salt I went about 5ish grams
Water part it is a bit harder for me to translate that part. If you made tortillas before it is a similar consistency to that. It should be slightly tacky but not dry and not wet. I think I used maybe 200-250g. 
Let double punch down divide into 10 pieces roll out and cook over medium high heat. If they are dry like a cracker temp too low. If the spots blacken before the rest turns that golden color temp too high.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 2 months ago

Thank you Russell for the recipe. I appreciate you translating it as well smile

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John Durham 2 months ago

Really nice - loved #11

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Russell Smith Replied to John Durham 2 months ago

That one was an edit I had in mind when I shot that one. Have you been up and over to reelfoot?

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John Durham Replied to Russell Smith 2 months ago

Not yet, but on, my list - and it will be some time yet. Staying close to home due to a lot of numbness in the legs. Got my second surgery scheduled for the 26th - will have a simple (yeah) laminectomey on bone spurs that didn't resolve from the first surgery last year at L5. But maybe by the end of summer I'll be ready to travel again - recovery this time should be easier. Just a small incision, not three huge ones.

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Russell Smith Replied to John Durham 2 months ago

I understand what you mean with the numbness. Hopefully the recovery will be quick and the surgery does its job. It is one worth going to. I know from Humboldt it was an easy ride and there is a good mix of being able to see sights from both car and on foot.

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Olga Helys 2 months ago

GREAT JOB

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Russell Smith Replied to Olga Helys 2 months ago

Thank you

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