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Playing with my food

Above: a macro shot of laurel leaves, drying in a glass on my kitchen windowsill. With a little filter play, to turn it into a jazzy photo.

After three days of rain and high winds, things are finally starting to calm down. This morning, I played with my food and got a few very close shots of kitchen items.

Here they are, in their glory…

Kiss Summer Goodbye. One of the last Brandywine tomatoes from my garden. Photo by Andrée FredetteOne of the last Brandywine tomatoes from my garden… treated to a little filter play. I love those curves! A tomato with attitude…


Laurel Leaf Edges. Almost abstract, photo by Andrée FredetteAnother angle of the laurel leaves, drying on the window sill. It is too much fun, playing with the light and contrast.

So much fun, in fact, that here is one more:

Laurel Leaves Curves, high contrast. Photo by Andrée Fredette

And finally, not quite food, but a jewel-like piece of natural beauty:

Passengers to Nowhere. Barnacles on a clam shell. Photo by Andrée FredetteAnd now, I return to my garden, to right the pots that were knocked over by the wind, and pick up the debris…

Flower poetry – Photo Wednesday

Today, I celebrate spring and mid-week with a trio of flowers.

Fawn lily. Photo by Andrée Fredette

First, a local wildflower, the fawn lily.


Bee on Echinacea. Photo by Andrée Fredette

Then, a local garden flower, the echinacea. With visitors. 

Tropicalismo. Photo by Andrée Fredette

And finally, something very tropical, from a greenhouse.

Happy midweek.


Saturday thoughts

Above: yesterday’s sunset, mellow sundown.

Yesterday’s walk in the forest yielded the following images, with which I played.

New growth on an old fir stump. Hope springs eternal. Photo by Andrée Fredette

Renewal, that is the lesson. Out of massive old stumps of fir trees, new growth, both well established (above)…

Renewal, new growth on a massive old fir stump. Photo by Andrée Fredette

…and just starting out.


Tender growth, pushing through. Photo by Andrée Fredette

And back in my garden, there was evidence of new growth, pushing through and up!

Toward sundown, the light shone through the trees.

Sunset through the trees. Photo by Andrée Fredette

And sundown concluded on a very mellow note.

Mellow sundown, through the Garry Oak. Photo by Andrée Fredette