Photography is but one of my passions; another one happens to brewing, beer and the strange, wonderful alchemy of the fermented gift. One of the basic elements of beer is hops, and I happen to grow my own. These little gems are perennials, so each year another load of cones comes out.
As this is my 200th Photo of the Day this year, it seemed only appropriate to celebrate. Sláinte!
Larger version here: Bitter Beauty