Monthly Archives: September 2012

Quince Charming…

I could have sworn that I had saved the draft of my current post just before I set off to the shops. Not only could I have sworn but I have sworn, plumbing new depths of profanity, but in spite … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, baking, Confit de Canard, Cooking, Digital photography, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, Goose, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Quince, Still life, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , | 44 Comments

Fast food……if you like fasting.

The peace and quiet of solitude is a great pleasure when it is chosen rather than imposed.  Rain drops tapping on the window and the hum of the computer keep the silence at bay whilst ginger bread has done the … Continue reading

Posted in Art photography, Excellence, Excess, Expectation, Food and Photography, Food photographer, harmony, hypocrisy, Miracle, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Religion, Religious tax, Still life, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , | 24 Comments

Is Food Writing Important?

I needed no convincing of your thesis which made me all the more surprised when I found that you had convinced me of the importance of what I knew to be the truth. There are so many sane people writing … Continue reading

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50 shades of Grey’s Elegy……

On a soft balmy day, what remained of last winter’s logs were split and stacked in the outhouse yesterday to make space for the delivery of this year’s firewood. This chore has been the first physical indication of the slow, … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Cooking, Expectation, fireplace, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Landscapes, Landscapes, lifestyle, Memory, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Seasons, The Forest of Mervent, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , | 34 Comments

A taste of honey….

Details of dreams, on occasions, stay clear in my mind long after I have started my waking day.  Yesterday’s remnant was honey covered piano keys which, at the time, seemed to be such a perfect  recollection of the bliss that … Continue reading

Posted in Digital photography, Dreams, Expectation, figs, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fruit, harmony, Honey, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Still life, Uncategorized, Writing | 28 Comments

Days of little miracles

There’s a corollary to chasing death which is a blind determination to hang on to life.We were watching a butterfly in our garden gloriously living its short span by floating ethereally    from bloom and bloom like a fantastically rigged aerial sailing ship. … Continue reading

Posted in Bad luck, Digital photography, Excellence, Expectation, Fino, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Garden, Good luck, Humour, Luck, Miracle, Mussels, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, seafood, Sherry, swimming pool, Tapas, Uncategorized, Wings, Writing | 40 Comments

That’s very sexy, Petal

Gardening is good for my soul. Digging and laying paths are good for my body, at least so I try to convince myself as I nurse my aching ageing muscles. Watering, as long as the garden is small, is mesmeric … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Digital photography, Excellence, France, Garden, Gardening, Geranium, Lobelia, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Soul, Still life, Uncategorized, Watering, Writing | 37 Comments

It’s not summer so it must be Autumn….

Time waits for no man but makes the exception for Photoshop. The season is ineluctably changing even though the band has not yet struck up for the dance of death. Peaches are still  ripening in nearby trees whilst other species … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Dance of Death, Digital photography, Expectation, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fruit, harmony, Landscapes, Landscapes, peaches, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Photoshop, Seasons, Uncategorized, Weather, Writing | 32 Comments

The short life of the choc ice…..

Sometimes only a choc ice will do. Such was the case yesterday evening. It was still hot after a long day of unbroken sunshine and I knew that there were two choc ices in the freezer. A box of them … Continue reading

Posted in Art photography, Autumn, Choc ice, Chocolate, Digital photography, Expectation, family, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, friendship, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Uncategorized, Writing | 42 Comments

If you write, you have to read this…

” You can safely assume that you have created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people that you do” I gleaned this piece of magic from a piece written by Ann … Continue reading

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