Meal ~ Super Bowl LIV, Sunday, 02/02/2020

It is quite tasty—next time with salmon…


A casserole that lasted 5 days, with some saved for later. I modified a Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole recipe my sister-in-law [Doris Mason-Griffin] sent me months ago. Instead of ground beef, I substituted shredded chicken. I added yellow onion, garlic, mushrooms, rosemary, hot pepper, and bacon. I varied the ingredients to suit my taste. I did not pre-cook the egg noodles. I cooked this Saturday before the game. It goes well with a salad and cranberry sauce.

I expect to cook this again at some point—maybe Super Bowl LV. Anyway, I will likely use flaked wild pacific salmon instead of chicken.


Photography ~ Market House Sunrise, 01/29

Downtown, Fayetteville, North Carolina

This is the first of two sunrises of the year where the sun rises due east of the Market House. This follows winter solstice as sunrises appear to move to the north before they again trek southward after sumer solstice. Then, we can see the second of the referenced sunrises on November 11th—Veterans Day [my 2019 pics].

Flickr Album with all of my Market House sunrise pictures.

Downtown Fayetteville, NC Happenings ~ Parking Deck’s Completion As January’s End Nears, 01/26/20

This time in infrared…

I plan to take 1st of the month [February] photos this Saturday. The burning question remains: “When will this parking deck open?” One can see many finishing touches being applied. There is now a street address; arms are in place to control vehicle movement in & out of the deck; and, glass borders are installed. Some cleanup has happened.

Flickr Parking Deck Album

Photography ~ Infrared—Beastgrip Kenko Pro Series 0.75X Wide Conversion Lens & Hoya R72 Infrared Lens, 01/26

Fayetteville, North Carolina Market House

Flickr 2020 Infrared Photography by jalexartis Photography

Photography ~ Infrared—BeastGrip Kenko Pro Series 0.75X Wide Conversion Lens & Hoya R72 Infrared Lens, 01/09

Red, White, & Blue

Infrared photography [3 sets of 7 images] shot with an iPhone 11 Pro with a BeastGrip Kenko Pro Series 0.75X Wide Conversion Lens and a Hoya R72 Infrared Lens. Post-processing in the Darkroom iOS App.

Flickr Album with the above pictures.

jalexartis ~ Hair Styling, Natural Genius Hair Salon, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 12/23

Stylist: Tressa

Okay! Here I am 6-days after my 74th Birthday with a retwist of my dreadlocs and a first-time hairstyle [and photos of me] by Tressa, Natural Genius Hair Salon, downtown Fayetteville, NC. My hair extends below my pectoral muscles in front and shoulder blades in back.

Tressa styled a dreadloc crown of my locs to reduce the weight of my hair on new growth. Over my 7 years of wearing my hair loced, I have had some breakage. Over the next year Tressa will reattach some of my broken locs. That will cost me $10 for each repair.

I will forever be indebted to and most thankful to Nafisah, my first stylist and the person who cared for my hair for the last 7 years. Nafisah consulted with Tressa and put her in contact with me for repair of broken locs and to be my new stylist.

I like today’s style. Repaired locs on the crown on my head, will allow subsequent styles to cover more of my receding hairline. Let’s see what we have a year from now.

Thanks Nafisah and Tressa!

2019 pics of yours truly in a Flickr Album.

DIY ~ Nanoleaf Canvas—Preferred Display Location—Chg1 & More, 12/6

Waited 11 days—this is it! My DIY Nanoleaf Canvas is in its final position.

After placing the shadow box at 4 positions in my office, I am keeping it on the front of my desk. It displays best there and does not interfere with other devices or items.

Using a Philips Hue HDMI Sync Box, the color ambiance lights Respond to video, music, & games. The box can control up to 10 Philips Hue Color Lights [16 million colors] and can connect up to 4 HDMI devices. I have 3 connected: an Apple TV 4K, a Roku Ultra, and a Samsung Blu-Ray Player. The box then feeds the TV with a single HDMI cable.

You also see these pics in my 2019 DIY—Accent Lighting Flickr Album.