30 bottles of mustard pickles – displayed on the kitchen stove.
A kind offer from DH: “I’ll carry them down to the basement for you”
The reply: “Thanks sweetie, but not just yet … I want to admire them for a few days.”
and take a picture for my blog, of course.
I’ve enjoyed an unexpected benefit in my blog photography,
There is just something a little more fun about culinary endeavors
when I know that I am sharing them with my bloggy friends.
Not to mention far-flung family who ask for pickles – recipes 🙂
And do you notice how quickly you clean up the spills? and that annoying clutter?
The mustard -stained dishcloth doesn’t add one thing to the presentation.
My beloved is catching on to blog protocol.
Like today …
I was taking some pictures of Lily, our new kitten, and Sophie for the “Sophie Project”. Little Jack didn’t get to be part of the photoshoot. He still won’t go near Sophie
Pet photography is a challenge, to say the least.
There’s no time to set things up – you just have to be ready to catch that sudden hiss and swipe of the paw.
Well, Roger was watching.
He took one look at the setting and then proceeded to get rid of background clutter.
“I feel like my life is becoming a blog post,” he said, with a smile.
But I don’t think he minds too much.
He even likes the occasional picture taken of woodpiles, gardens, tractors and trout.
“Perhaps you’d like a picture of that for your blog ” he says with a little grin.
Neatly stacked woodpiles and shining rows of home-made mustard pickles.
Domestic art 🙂
I found even more domestic inspiration at the library last weekend.
The Gentle Art of Domesticity – stitching, baking, nature, art and the comforts of home.
An engaging book with gorgeous photos.
Author, Jane Brocket, has a blog – yarnstorm – bright and colourful, covering all things domestic
A favourite subject of mine.
we’ll be moving the mustard pickles down to the basement shelves today.
Cooler weather is setting in,
I saw the first streaks of red on the maples yesterday,
and the days that I can display domestic accomplishments
on our kitchen woodstove
are definitely numbered.
But I don’t mind
A fire burning in the woodstove is one of the the coziest domestic scenes of all.
and I’m looking forward to it.