Prius

Toyota Prius

From February 2009, one of the best automobiles I’ve owned – a Toyota Prius. Economical (50 mpg) and fun to drive, I went everywhere in it. A few years later, wanting something I could go camping …

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Hot Dog

Hot Dog

Again I’m circling the drain when it comes to resisting posting my food snapshots here on the blog. The times when I don’t have much to post other than a food snapshot are happening more often. …

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Sitting By the Window

Cannabis

Not knowing right from wrong in the pot growing game, and thinking it might be a good idea, I moved my plants outdoors in the heat of the summer. I kept them watered and fertilized, but …

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Peppers on a Paper Towel

Jalapenos

This seasons jalapeno crop (from our single jalapeno plant) amounted to a whopping five peppers. Small ones, too. They start out green and then turn red the longer they’re on the plant. Reds are milder than …

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Pot in a Plastic Pot

Cannabis

I’m finally getting around to trying out the portrait setting on my iPhone’s camera. I’ve never used it, until now. And I kind of like it. It opens up a few new photo possibilities for when …

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Cornbread Casserole

Cornbread Casserole

Cornbread casserole is another comfort food favorite of mine. It’s also another dish that my wife will not eat. Something about the tomatoes. CORNBREAD CASSEROLE Ingredients 1 lb. ground beef1/2 small onion, diced2 Tbsp red bell …

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Jalapeno Cheese Bread

Jalapeno Bread

One of my favorite breads. It’s great toasted with butter, and it’s downright delicious when you use it for French toast. I make it a bread machine, which is the only way I can be sure …

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Badass

Cannabis

I’m thinking that this would look good printed on a 13″x19″ sheet of Hahnemühle’s Bamboo Gloss Baryta paper. Or maybe on a black cotton t-shirt, for you badasses out there. I even know a few non-badasses …

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Morning Sun on Desert Rocks

Morning Sun on Desert Rocks

“People think the Mojave is barren and empty, but in reality it’s the most biologically vibrant place you can imagine. All plant nerds eventually end up in the desert because the botanical diversity and the intensity …

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Lesser of Two Evils

Vote

Curious as to what particular category my current political beliefs put me in, I took the Pew Research Center’s online Political Typology Quiz. The results are below. Democratic Mainstays make up a larger share of the …

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Plants Go Outside

Cannabis Outdoors

Four days ago I moved the plants outside for good (I hope). I wasn’t sure what to expect, but so far they seem to be thriving. They’re getting direct morning sun until noon with bright daylight …

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Cannabis in the Corner

Pot in the House

I’m pretty sure this is not the way to do it, but the plants have outgrown the AeroGarden and had to go somewhere. Nighttime temps have been too cold and the days have been too hot …

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Fallen Leaves

Leaves

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Desert Absence

Desert Highway

I haven’t been in the Mojave Desert in more than three years, which means I haven’t photographed the desert in more than three years. That’s something I thought could never happen. I love the desert and …

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Jet Engines

Jet Engine Art

These three photographs were taken in July of 2013 at the air museum at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California. 13″x19″ prints look great on the wall.

Grow, Yes. Use, No

Cannabis

All the cannabis photographs I’ve been posting around here lately might lead you to believe that I’m a pothead, but I’m not. In fact, other than a few sporadic camping trips over the years with some …

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What Will Tomorrow Bring

Photinia Leaves

It’s early June 2024 and I’ve started moving the furniture around, metaphorically speaking, once again here on BusLoadaHippies, in hopes of getting back to a more traditional style blog (whatever that is, right?). The problem is …

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Shadows

Cannabis

Overlapping shadows always seem more interesting to me in black and white. There are times when I feel like concentrating on black and white photography. I’m not very good at it and have a tendency to …

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One, Soon To Be Three

Cannabis

This is a early photo of the very first sprout from my cannabis experiment that I started earlier this year. I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again – when it comes to growing …

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Too Large of a Pot

Cannabis

I’m amazed at how dark green this plant is here. The photo was taken inside the house so maybe that had something to do with it. Or maybe I pushed a slider a bit too far …

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Fried Potatoes with Chili Verde

Chili Verde Fried Potatoes

This is what can happen when you have a russet potato, aren’t sure how you want to cook it for breakfast, and then remember the leftover chili verde in the fridge. Mmm, mmm, it was good. …

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Sunrise in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree NP Morning

Another blast from the past and my landscape photography days. This was taken early one morning at the west entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. Eye-catching sunrises like this can occur as the sun approaches the …

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Regulatory Agency

Cannabis in AeroGarden

Did you know that the State of California has a Department of Cannabis Control? A friend mentioned it to me the other day and I didn’t believe her. I know I’m way late to the party, …

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Butter Garlic Pasta

Butter and Garlic Pasta

After years of posting food snapshots on this blog (I’ve since removed them) and thinking I had finally moved past them, here’s another one. I feel so unimaginative right now. I also have a disappointing feeling …

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All Set Up and Ready To Grow

AeroGarden

I planted cannabis seeds in an AeroGarden Harvest Elite, which is going to work fine for my purposes. It will provide water to germinate the seeds, fertilizer to ensure growth, and enough light for seedlings to …

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In the Beginning

Cannabis Seeds

These seeds are the beginning of my cannabis growing experiment. I haven’t grown pot in over 50 years and I’ve long forgotten anything I might have once known about growing, so this might not work out …

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