bake it, and they will come…..

pencil_drawing_monoLeaden skies today drained the colour from me and the  morning. I remember once seeing an illustrated alphabet in which the letter E, for Ennui, was depicted by a monochrome drawing of the exterior of a brooding mansion in which the pale face of a child,  silhouetted against the dark interior of an upstairs room, could be seen staring out at the  grey day that stretched out before him. As June reneges on its summer promises I’m trying not to be that person. I shall illuminate the day by drawing colour out of the the lusciousness  of  sun ripened summer fruits, add warmth with the heat of bright red chillies and replace the missing scents of summer with the perfume of baking. Over my shoulder, out of the corner of my eye, I can sense that the day is lightening.

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Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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34 Responses to bake it, and they will come…..

  1. Mad Dog says:

    Drawing with a hundreds and thousands pencil ought to put a smile on the sun… 😉

  2. Tandy says:

    Make every day a baking day!

  3. Always look for the one small thing that can brighten your day.

  4. Your last sentence suggests that you’ve managed to improve the day, in your mind’s eye if not reality. Baking is always a good way to replace something that’s missing, but I hope your summer returns soon.

  5. Beautiful words – you’ve brightened my day! Thank you.

  6. “N is for Neville who died of ennui.” I simply love Edward Gorey! And am happy to know you’re someone else who does too.

  7. Bake away that ennui! Spring’s promise shall not be broken, just somewhat delayed …

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    Once the weather warms, a day in June like the one you describe is like opening a Christmas gift to find socks.

  9. Love this post and what a great image! Did you create that?? LA = June gloom.

  10. Eha says:

    A born writer such as you surely can lose oneself in the printed pages authored by others . . .;) ?

  11. Now that photo.. it’s quite the photo, I loved it.. and my grey day in June is considerably improved.. I might even go for a bike ride;)

  12. Can we have a photo of what you baked? Hope the chilli wasn’t in the cake :-/ And how on earth did you create that picture? It’s amazing!

  13. So glad the day brightened. Let us hope Summer keeps its promises, Roger.

  14. fransiweinstein says:

    What a great idea! It’s been raining and miserable here as well.

  15. Karen says:

    We have had leaden and wet days for more than a week so I thoroughly enjoyed your little bit of color…lovely work, Roger.

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