Saturday, 25 May 2013
I've wanted to take a photograph of this view for several weeks. Today on our way back from the supermarket, I finally got the chance. The sun was shining, it wasn't raining and the field gateway we needed to pull into didn't have another car parked in it. This is the view we get every time we drive into our village at this time of year. Fields and fields of vivid yellow rapeseed.
Rapeseed oil was originally produced in the 19th century as a source of a lubricant for steam engines but now it is turned into vegetable oil for cooking.
This morning we went to the Letchworth Food Festival. There were lots of stalls in the town centre selling all sorts of produce including meats, cheeses, breads, vegetables, wines, cakes and fudge and there were all sorts of hot and tasty meals from all over the world being cooked - crepes, South African street food, Thai food, Indian food, Caribbean food, Mexican Street Food, pizzas, sausages and loads more.
The huge cream donuts on one of the stalls caught our eye and we took a couple home to eat with our lunch.
Friday, 17 May 2013
Our cat loves to drink from the kitchen tap. He jumps up onto the draining board and sits waiting for someone to turn on the tap so he can lap from the flow of water. Not ideal, but as he refuses to drink from a bowl, at least by letting him do this we know he is getting some water.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
The weather today has been horrible. Brilliant sunshine and blue skies one minute then black clouds and torrential rain the next. On our way home from Lara's gym class this evening we saw a beautiful rainbow and I tried unsuccessfully to photograph it with my phone. When we got home another rainbow appeared and this time I had my camera on hand and was able to capture it.
Friday, 10 May 2013
Hunting for something to photograph each day has made me much more aware of what is happening in the garden. This Kerria Japonica (Jew's Mallow) is tucked away behind a gate and not visible unless you look for it. It is such a pretty plant and so bright and colourful.
I went out into the garden today in search of bugs and beasties to photograph. I don't particularly like insects but they are fascinating to photograph. All I could find was this bee and he didn't hang around for long once he knew he was being watched.
In our shopping this week we had a punnet of strawberries. We've had a few punnets over the past few months and for the first time these imported strawberries really tasted like strawberries should taste - sweet and juicy. A sign that summer is on its way I think.