food : strawberries+

Strawberries from a Farm Stand in Sag Harbor.

Church Strawberry Festival in Sag Harbor.

Strawberries & Brioche for Breakfast at Home.
Picked up the English Calico Teapot, Glass and Dragon Petit Point Placemat at our favorite antique store, Sage Street Antiques. I need them like a hole in the head, but couldn't resist. I've been drawn to cobalt blue a lot, lately. I think it's Scott's Mom as she was a big collector of cobalt blue glass.

Blueberry Rhubarb Pie for Charlie's Birthday.
It was supposed to be Strawberry, but it's still yummy.

Hi Everyone -

Thank you so much for the nice comments on the five senses photos. I'm showing them to the class tomorrow, and although I took the class for fun, I'm still nervous. As much as I loved the class and not to be overly-dramatic, I think I'll feel like I'm completing graduate school when it's over. On to the next thing like using what I learned and some sewing this summer.

This weekend we went to the beach for the first time this year. We managed to eek out some nice weather and the strawberries were in abundance. I made some Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins today and the recipe is over here. We brought a pie home for Charlie's birthday and we felt a little bit sad because we always brought it home for Helen & Charlie.

See you later in the week with more beach photos. I'm thinking some of these Les Brumes textures might look neat, although I'm still on the fence about using them. I guess I feel like I should be able to make my photos interesting on their own through technical adjustments in the camera. But, the filters are really fun to use and create beautiful moods. I love these Florabella textures, too.

xo, Cindy

PS In the last digital lab I mentioned getting LCD screen protectors. I originally picked up the thin films that you peel and stick on. They were crummy with lots of air bubbles and didn't provide a perfect fit. The LCD optical glass screen protector ($10) seems much better.


People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Mega yum for the food photos!

Anonymous said...

ooohhh what a treat yummy and gorgeous pictures!!! Have a great week!!

Julia said...

Good luck with showing all the senses in your class later :) I'm sure they will love them as much as we did! By the way, I loved the photos of your cute little tea pot and the pie. My mouth is watering!

Sending you heaps of love!

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

Um... I think you forgot the strawberry daiquiri pics.

Joyce said...

Cindy do you think you can save me a piece of pie?! It looks so tasty. I hope Charlie had a good bday. How is everyone doing?

PS I know what you mean about the stick on film and all the bubbles. I will have to check out your protector.


meg said...

YUM! And what scrumptious pictures too!

Happy birthday sweet Charlie :)


LenoreNeverM♡re said...

This is might be what they call 'Food Porn'...deliciousss(drools!)

Michelle Brunner said...

Your photos are making me so hungry! I love the comment about "food porn"...hilarious! Beautiful work as usual!

erin said...

these are so lovely. i want a slice of brioche with strawberries so. so. badly!

Megan Coyle said...

your pictures are making me hungry :) I love strawberries!

♡Shayla♡ said...

oh my goodness. i stopped by to ask how you liked oklahoma! but i got so distracted by these yummy treats!
definitely summer snacks! i love that it's summer and time for eating pretty strawberries. <3 thank you for sharing your photos.

also- my grandmother has always collected cobalt blue dishes and glasses. they hold a special place in my heart as well.

in another lifetime said...

Cindy, those strawberries look amazing! Glad to hear that you had some good weather for your beach trip.

Regarding sharing photos with your class, you have nothing to worry about, your photos are great!

cindy* said...

glad to hear you could make it to the beach! love the photo of the church strawberry festival...reminds me of quaint little county fairs.

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knack said...

I just cut up fresh strawberries today and gorged my self :) they are so yummy!

Thank you for your sweet anniversary wishes today! We have gotten that before that my husband looks like Jason.....isn't that too funny! xo

julie king said...

oh strawberry season is wonderful and the blueberry rhubarb pie looks delicious. looking forward to seeing the beach photos, cindy!

any chance of a he said, she said blog one day soon? i was telling a non-blogging friend about it and realized it's been a while. they always made me smile.

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Truly delicious in every sense! P.S. I love your "new" header.

Cindy said...

i don't know, julie. we haven't been amusing, lately. we'll try, though ;)!