Category Archives: Art photography

I got the bleus..du ciel, de la mer..the summertime bleus.

It might surprise you to hear that I’ve been ranting quite a lot over the last day or two, although surprise may not be first among the emotions felt, by those of you who know me well, on hearing that unsurprising news. I’ve … Continue reading

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Time rich…

I spent all of yesterday afternoon melting some onions and tomatoes for a tortilla. It takes time for onions to melt into an incomparable sweet savoury fondant and more time for tomatoes to transform into  a sticky palate stinging jam. … Continue reading

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Hot day, blazing chillies, cold pasta…

Eating outside on a hot, still day, in the shade of the house is a pleasure that I keenly anticipate throughout the winter months. Most enjoyable of these moments are the impulsive, unpremeditated occasions when it just seems like the … Continue reading

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looking for somewhere nice to go for a drink?

Within a few paces of the garden gate lies a peaceful refuge in the true chauvinist spirit of France. In the baker’s dozen of years that I have passed in this hamlet I have yet to see a female in this “cave”. This … Continue reading

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Not fooling with my cherry….

Ripe, red cherries remove my will power and, at the first bite, stir old memories of climbing ladders into cherry trees laden with fruit that looked like jewelry, of finding that all cherries were not red, of delighting in the beauty of … Continue reading

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More dommage than hommage….

Pictures taken with phones are today’s Polaroids which made me think of Hockney’s Joiners….which led to this memory of the Jardin du Palais Royal

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It appears that I may be a man of great expectations…..

A pin ball wizard I am not, but it does appear as though the ball that I hopefully fired some months ago has avoided the first pitfalls, rung some bells, set some lights flashing and is now rushing towards ….who … Continue reading

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An empty vessel….making very little noise…

At a time when much of the surrounding world is flooded, I am feeling completely drained. I am content, but without impetus. This inertia has led me to take pictures of inert and empty objects. In truth, most of my … Continue reading

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DisapPEARing act…

The last of the sweet Williams said their farewells to 2013 in the warm tones of the setting winter sun….and I shall do the same. A very Happy New Year to you all….see you next year.

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All Black on Toast…

A cold morning found me doing vigorous exercise in the kitchen. I was cutting thick slices off a dense pain de campagne whose bottom crust was putting up a good fight against my bread knife. As the first slice fell … Continue reading

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