Thursday, May 30, 2013

Give us this day...

our daily bread,


pear, lilacs...and artfully crafted containers to put them in.

Taking a moment to appreciate the simple pleasures of everyday life.

(pottery by Wendy Johsnton; bread by Pierre)

22 comments:

  1. Time to harvest & process some rhubarb to put on this bread.

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  2. Gorgeous. Fruit, flowers and warm bread. What more do you need to be happy in the morning? (Maybe just a cup of strong coffee.)

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    1. No maybe about it! Can't do morning without a cup of good dark roast coffee. Make that two!

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  3. What a perfectly pretty still life. Everyone should have a Pierre with whom to make and break bread. You're "pain"perred. (pain - en français.. pas englais which changes my meaning considerably)

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    1. Haha! A bilingual joke that only works in one language. Love it!
      I'm thinking about renting Pierre out...as long as he's home in time to cook me supper.
      ;-)

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  4. ah, summer is here, i feel it, it overwhelms me!!! and if it is not here yet, then you have summoned it more masterly than anybody else, Lynne!

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    1. Summer is flashing like a streaker dashing naked across a stage, leaving us shocked and delighted when it appears, then feeling cold and let down when it's lost from view. But things are lush and green, the peepers (small frogs) are singing, the birds trilling, the mosquitoes amassing, the apple trees blossoming,and the lilacs bursting forth in full glory. Life feels good when the colour comes back to the world.

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  5. A charming photo, and I have to say that loaf of bread looks delicious too! :)

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    1. That loaf of bread continues to be delicious...and promises to be even more so, toasted with fresh rhubarb compote!

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  6. Wonderful still life.. something delicious about it. and Wendy's Pottery, I would recognize anywhere.. Love it.

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    1. Something delicious about it? Perhaps the lilacs? Isn't Wendy's pottery wonderful? I love her big creative sculptures with wire and all sorts of bits sticking out. I have to "make do" with her smaller "seconds" which are still fantastic. One time a neighbour came to the door, spotted a Wendy fruit bowl (designed with holes in it) and asked quite seriously if I was going to repair it.

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  7. a beautiful still life...

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    1. Thank you! The colours and shapes just jumped out at me as I passed by so had to come back with my camera.

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  8. A beautiful image of the good life. Today my husband has made bread and pizzas - unlikely to happen in Medieval times....unless he was a baker of course!

    Ruby

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    1. So your husband, like mine, doesn't mind getting his hands dirty...with flour and yeast and other good stuff! You're right about the unlikelihood of Medieval men to sully their masculine identity with such trivial activities as baking! Many modern day men as well. Though, to be fair, not all women like baking or cooking and these days they don't have to!

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  9. great photo Lynne, yes, I've been appriciating the pleasure of simple fresh food, zucchini, asperagus, tomatos, salads, steak, and when you eat just a little everything tastes so wonderful, perhaps because you're starving,,,

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    1. Ha! Are you on a diet? The ingredients sound delicious...but I'm not too good at small portions, I'm afraid. But with all the veggies and good lean meat as you describe, a little over-indulgence would, I'm sure, do more good than harm. Enjoy the fruits (and veg) of the season!

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  10. So simple yet elegant and lovely.

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  11. The lighting in this shot is perfect! Makes the pear come alive, lady. Love it! :)

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    1. Thanks, Bella. The colours leapt out at me and demanded I get my camera. Glad you like the results.

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