This [taking pictures of pistachios] was an impromptu project at work. I took my new camera to the office because I needed to e-mail my insurance agent the serial number to have it added to our homeowners insurance . . . and by chance, a new shipment of pistachios arrived from California. We needed a picture for the website, and of course, I was happy to take some pictures (and learn more about my camera). The pistachios are really tasty, by the way. They'll be up on the web and ready to ship soon if anyone is interested.
The camera . . . it is the exciting "picture-related news" from a few posts back. It's a Nikon and I love it. It might take me a year to learn how to use all the features . . . but it is so cool . . . and did I mention that I have awesome parents? In addition to being great cooks, they are also very supportive of all my endeavors, from blogging to cooking to cattle to photography and everything in between. I am really lucky to have all kinds of great people in my life.