“Turn your face to the sun and all the shadows fall behind you!”…Maori Proverb; the quote is perfect for photographers, unless of course we want our shadow in the picture; when photographing people it is better if they are facing away from the sun as well.
We visited Ireland a few years ago now, I stopped at every stone circle we found, there are more being found all the time. This photo was taken at sunset, the sun flare over the circle and through the large gap of standing stones a some depth and some magic. The photo would have been taken near the end of September, close to the time of the fall equinox, and we can image watching the sunset or sunrise as those who built the circle did many years ago.
It is Wednesday of another busy week, I hope your weeks is a good one filled.
I have been participating in the photoblog challenges for quite some time now; mostly because I have an image on the blog that fits the criteria. However this week’s creative project was “leaf” with nothing in the data base and fresh parsley growing in the herb garden I decided to take up the challenge to produce something specific for the challenge.
I love having fresh herbs growing in the window, all winter long. We have had mint and rosemary and oregano for a couple of years now. This is the first year the parsley has done very well, it usually gets spider mites and I have to throw it out! This year I also grew sage, thyme, and basil.
We like to use the fresh herbs in omelettes, pasta, potatoes, pizza, and just recently we made rosemary dumplings on top of the lamb stew. Slowly are garden is expanding!
We were at the Calgary Farmer’s Market and found that Cruff’s has opened a location, and a trip to the farmer’s market will never be the same, as theses could become a favorite indulgence. First you pick your shell, and there are lots of different toppings, candies, nuts, icing, chocolate and several combinations of those; then pick your filling – Chantilly Cream, Hazelnut Chocolate, Strawberry, Coconut, Baileys are just a few of the fillings, and then a friendly staff member will fill your cream puff, there is almost an endless variety, which can be a problem for the waistline!. Give them a try, you won’t regret a little indugence!
Today my day starts with a 7 am meeting, I know that isn’t all that early for some people, but for me, it is early. so I am having a get up and go coffee! wish me luck in my day, it will be full of new people, old friends, and lots of activity! here is my coffee maker, with my morning coffee.
For this image I did apply a Kim Klassen texure layer to add some warmth to the image, check out her website and blog for lots of information on using textures. I regularly get newsletters full of ideas and inspiration for my work.
I love breakfast, it is my favorite meal of the day, and I have to admit, while I don’t often indulge in a breakfast like this, it is one of my favorites. Ed Benedict – two eggs, grilled tomatoes, lots of cheese on whole wheat toast, and hashbrown potatoes , not exactly the healthiest breakfast in town, but every once in a while………………
Service has always been good. On the weekend, unless you get there early, you are likely to face a line up at the door, The building has been around for about 119 years; for a little history checkout calgarykiosk.ca
It’s friday, last night was a late night, Steven Galloway a Canadian writer and teacher kept me awake, reading “The Cellist of Sarajevo“. I have been told that the book was inspired by a true story, it is more about the three people struggling to survive than it is about the war. If I had time today I would curl up in a corner, avoid the freezing temperatures outside and read by the fireplace. Maybe tomorrow!
A little over a month ago I was sitting in the square in the old city of Dubrovnik, having breakfast, listening to The Dubrovnik Jazz Trio and watching this little girl feed the pigeons. Today I am home in Calgary, with an expected high of 0 celsius, not a pigeon in site, I am going to have to find something different to do for breakfast.
I love mushrooms, you can bake, broil, deep-fry, grill, roast, saute, steam and stew them. You can eat them raw alone or in a salad, you can use them in stock or in soup and you can stuff them! Reading the Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg I realize there are so many types of mushrooms I get lost in the names, I am sure that I could spend a month trying new recipes that feature mushrooms and not eat the same one twice!
Mushrooms are also a great subject to photograph! These little guys, and I emphasis little because I don’t think they were much more than an inch tall, were growing in my back yard, more precisely on the mat at the bottom of the deckstairs. I was laying on the ground just inches from the mushrooms, using my macro lens. Success, I have captured wild mushrooms! while I won’t be eating these little guys, I now crave something mushroomy for dinner!