Spatial Perception

I often claim that my greatest skill is that I can always pick the right container for the stuff I need to contain. Marissa at Food in Jars admits that she’s not, and recommends taking your storage jars to the store. I, on the other hand, take immense pleasure in picking the right jar from my collection and having the beans/quinoa/nuts/buttons/leftovers fit just right. I guess I have the plastic bags left over, which Marissa doesn’t, but I don’t think that the coop could handle it if I brought jars.

Here are the results of a little photograph-as-I-go experiment that I conducted the other day with a bagful of split peas (bought to make this soup). What you’re seeing is in real time, folks!

split peas into a jar
split peas into a jar
split peas into a jar
split peas into a jar
split peas into a jar
split peas into a jar
split peas into a jar

Perfect!

2 Responses to “Spatial Perception”


  1. 1 Lindsey @ Yarnia

    I totally agree! This happens for me a lot too. I’m especially fond of pouring the last of a water pitcher into a glass (you know, all my water is kept in pitchers since I have no sink in my kitchen) and having it come right up to the brim…every single time. And every time this happens, I give a satisfied sigh and think, “The universe is in order.”

  2. 2 Lauren A.

    A calibrated eyeball, as my mom would say. Good to see you at the Textile Arts Center!

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