Monthly Archives: December 2010
Hello Friends! Wishing you a wonderful New Years’ Celebration!
Please find on my Downloads page links to a few sizes of this months free calendar wallpaper. I’d love to hear from you if these sizes work, so just let me know.
By the light of the late afternoon over the Dordogne, I wish you all a very Happy New Year! Have fabulous evening, giving thanks for all your blessings in 2010 and making special wishes for 2011!
…as long as I’m in front of a roaring fireplace with a glass of wine and someone I love!
I thought I’d share with you our Christmas decorations for this year: a branch from the woods, small eucalyptus branches tied on tediously carefully, all spray-painted silver. White fairy lights bring it to life as it seems magically suspended in the once-upon-a-time fire place.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
I’ve made these twice now, they’re just too easy and decadent not to! Please click thru to the image on Flickr for the recipe.
I love coming across these quirky door knockers!
Flypaper Textures top to bottom:
Luminescence @ Overlay 100% — all three layers of Layer Mask reveal all
Lost Void @ Overlay 100%
Apple Blush @ Hard Light 100%
It’s quite cold in the Periord right now, but we’re lucky to compared with many other parts of Europe, including Paris which has almost been shut down due to snow!
So, this time a year ago we were hunkered down in our Burgundy “home” – the snow was about to arrive….it was beautiful to see the surrounding vine-covered hills all dusted white. I particularly love how quiet it is when it snows….the dogs love the quirkiness of it all!
Week Five of Souvenir Foto Schools’ FOOD + FOTO Challenge, and I’m into turnips. No, they are not so exotic as I was hoping for, but my quest to find the really strange is not panning out too well. I am still however sticking to my guns when it comes to buying vegetables which I never use and thus knew not what to do with.
After researching recipes for turnips, they seem to be a sort of well kept secret. OK – well I’m going to give it a go with the “gratin“. I don’t particularly like the bread idea, but hey, if you sometimes just don’t jump in with a leap of faith, then what is life really all about?
The cows are gone, which is sad. But at least I have this photo! They’re actually not really gone, they’ve just been put away in the barn for the winter where it’s warmer and less muddy (at least that’s what the farmer told me). They are however still making milk! I walk over to the farm every other night around 6:30pm when the ladies are all being pumped. I bring an empty Evian water bottle and get it filled with fresh (so fresh it’s still warm) milk….yum!
For Texture Tuesday I used Flypaper Textures (top to bottom):
Background w/reveal all Layer mask – Multiply 32%
Colosseum – Hard Light 100%
Elysium – Overlay 81% (yes, twice)
Elysium – Overlay 81%
Dangerous Liaisons w/reveal all Layer mask – Multiply 100%
Well Miss B. launched a six-week photo challenge to shoot food. I am into week four of my quest to shoot strange looking vegetables, so today is Black Radish. Most people seem to eat them raw, but I found a recipe to make chips – I’ll be trying it later.