Weekly Photo Challenge : Experimental (Stir-fried ice cream)

 

To experiments that worked out great in the end! Stir fried ice cream – who would have thought!

“Stir-fried ice cream “I-Tim-Pad” “ไอติมผัด” in Thai, ice pan ice cream, rolled ice cream or ice cream rolls is a hand made ice cream dessert made with milk poured on an iced grill, mixed with fruit or different ingredients on the ice-pan. “- Source : Wikipedia

Utah

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Crushing the mixers. (Fresh berries)

 

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Pouring the ice cream on a cold plate. (The ice cream itself had a milk like consistency. ) 

 

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Mixing obviously 🙂 

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Spreading it all out into a sheet

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Finally rolling 🙂 and done. 

 

I am not a big fan of ice cream in general, but rolled ice cream is now an exception.  (fresh and light and of course creamy.) Not calling it a life changing experience (well it might as well be), but definitely I would not say no to rolled ice cream. 🙂 

Photos clicked at  D-bar Ice Cream, Salt Lake City, UT.

In response to the weekly photo challenge: experimental.

P.S. I cannot recall the name of the person who rolled the ice creams.  I would have liked to mention him and thank him for letting me take these pics. All I remember is he was a make up artist, but now a full time “Ice Cream Roller”! How cool is that? 🙂 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Temporary (Through the window)

 

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As the windy autumn evening tosses and turns, sending the peacefully floating leaves into a frenzy, almost like a choreographed dance gone wrong, gone wrong but still ever so beautiful.

 

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As the bare branches seek blessings from winter, forced to take a bow under the piling snow, the dull, cold, shrinking days make summer but a distant dream.  

 

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As life then rushes in with the birds and flowers and butterflies, an unwavering enthusiasm almost hard to ignore fills the air 

 

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Bringing in the warm summer rains, splashing color on the skies, making a rainbow or two, as the soil sublimes into that earthy fragrance, 

I sit by the window, embracing change, enjoying the temporary ways of life, knowing that nothing is permanent. 

 

Did you know the word temporary is of latin origin, comes from the word “temporarius” – of seasonal character / lasting for a short time. So for this week’s challenge I chose a set of four pictures that represent – Seasons.

Also I am happy I finally have the picture from autumn to complete the set. 🙂

In response to the weekly photo challenge : temporary

Weekly Photo Challenge: Security

IMG_3004A baby with its mother. IMG_3017A happy family of four

These baby monkeys are curious little creatures with a lot of energy and playfulness.  They did go around hanging from branches and climbing up trees. But at the slightest hint of danger (aka humans), they ran to their parents much like we do to feel safe and protected I guess. 

I chose these pictures because I liked the way the little monkeys are holding on to their mother’s arm (in both the pics).  Nothing spells “security” better than the embrace of a loved one. 

– – Bonnet Macaques, Athirappilly falls , Sholayar Forest RangesThrissur, Kerala, India

(In response to the weekly photo challenge : security

Weekly Photo Challenge : Dense (Mussels and Barnacles)

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Mussels and Barnacles share an interesting relationship of mutualism and competition (well from the little that I have read). Barnacles are better at starting new colonies, but they thrive better with the mussels around. However, once mussels are recruited, the density of the colony is dictated by and can be dominated by the mussels.  The barnacles can however also recruit mussel predators to keep the mussels in check. Love-hate relationships, that help both parties thrive. Nature is amazing! 

IMG_1189Mussels are dominating here. Time to recruit some mussel predators! 

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Way to go team barnacles 😀  

California mussels and gooseneck barnacles on a rock, EL Matador State Beach, Malibu, CA

In response to the weekly photo challenge: dense

Weekly Photo Challenge : It IS Easy Being Green

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For this rose-ringed parakeet (the Indian parrot), it is definitely easy being green (literally). 

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It can be easily identified by its shrill calls, very common even in urban localities that are dotted by at least a few trees.  My parent’s apartment has a Gulmohar tree right next to one of their balconies, which is a perfect hide out for these birds. With their green plumage and red beaks, they fit right in, among the branches of the gulmohar tree with lush green feathery leaves and bright red flowers. 

With a multitude of shades of green, this beautiful bird  is a master of camouflage  It would be really hard to spot one if it was a little quieter. Can you spot the two birds in the picture below?

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In response to the weekly photo challenge; it is easy being green