Ugh, I have realized that when I use the camera viewfinder, I am not looking properly for my focus. Took great pictures of a little bird I haven't identified yet, but while the blackberry bramble was sharp as a blade, the bird was a blur. So, I'm off center and I'd better rely on the screen from now on.
In food-related news, I have finally discovered the joy of quick pickling. Never again will I buy a jar of pickles when I can just whip up fresh ones myself. I wouldn't mind taking up canning, but my kitchen isn't really set up well for it.