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My poor sexless tomato plants

Gardening is really magical for the uninitiated.  You start with these little brown specks and some dirt and just a few weeks later, you’ve created all this life from seemingly nothing.  I was really impressed when my tomato plants started shooting for the sky (well, okay, the window) but now it’s quite clear I started them far too early and now they’re blooming before it’s time for them to go in the ground.  You’re supposed to wait until the soil temperature stays above 60 degrees or something like that.

tomato plant blossom

We’ll probably plant them this week, if it ever quits raining.  When I started this little garden, I knew I wasn’t going to do anything silly like “hardening off” these plants.  If anything wants to live in my garden, it needs to be tough.  No babying my lovelies – it’s sink or swim in this hard-knock world of… vegetables.

Stuff I Love: Pandora

I’m not sure I love music.  I’m definitely not into jazz, can’t name all the band members from any group at all, don’t know anything about genres and generally don’t care who’s playing it.  What I love is dancing.  I’m not sure if it makes me weird or normal, but when the music comes on after the cocktail hour, I hit my freakin’ stride at weddings.  I never thought I would enjoy taking dancing photos so much, but with the music pumping and the energy of everyone gettin’ down, I really get happy.

Womens Health rally on the National Mall

I love protests.  Truth is, regardless of what people are protesting about, I love photographing the excitement, the signs, and the passion people bring to their rallies.  Working just a few steps from the National Mall, I have many opportunities to get down there and capture some of the spirit.  It’s a double bonus when the rally is about something I believe in.

I Stand with Planned Parenthood

The conservative movement in Congress has been waging a fight against womens health recently and it’s up to regular old women (and men) to put a stop to it.  You can sign a petition and find out more information right here.

After attending the rally, though, I’m not the least bit worried about womens health in America.  Planned Parenthood got something like six Congressmen up on the stage to speak – even as our government prepares to shut down.  That’s a big deal.  Now, without further ado, the images: