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([personal profile] arliss Aug. 10th, 2016 07:36 pm)
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I love my Brown Betty with the downturned spout--no drips or dribbles! Today's china is Johnson Brothers'  Strawberry Fair. Cookies courtesy of Pepperidge Farm.
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I nibble one or two--and then accompany it by a big bowl of salad with scant dressing, and a bit of lean protein. But no, I set up the picture, H gets the cookies. Usually what I have with my tea is raw veg or fruit and yogurt, or H's flourless oatmeal cookies, or pumpkin bread, or something like that. But cookies are photogenic, and I didn't feel like faffing with food yesterday. *g*
Edited Date: 2016-08-11 11:28 pm (UTC)
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He isn't baking in this heat, but come fall? Oh yes, pumpkin bread is on the menu!

From: [identity profile] just-ruth.livejournal.com


I thought you might enjoy a friend for tea:
Sam and cat

From the Facebook Group "For the Love of Black Cats"
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From: [personal profile] fufaraw


Oh my goodness, come right on in! (You too, Ruth!)
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From: [identity profile] big-heart-june.livejournal.com


I'd LOVE to come join you for tea, BB! such a beautiful set up! ♥♥♥
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You are welcome anytime! If you need an "excuse," you could come to SeaCon--or VanCon. I'm pretty much in the middle between them.
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From: [personal profile] sylsdarkplace


How very civilized and lovely. There's something so, I don't know, relaxing about a lovely tea tray.
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It started out as a moment to slow down, take a breath, and refortify for the end of the work day. And then it became more about the photography, the composition, balance, the light. And then photo manipulation to reproduce what I see--when a photo doesn't always quite succeed. Makes me happy when the colors are true, and the light is nearly perfect. It's more about the photo than the ritual, lately, and the concentration does provide focus, to shut out mental clutter for a while.
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From: [personal profile] sylsdarkplace


What a terrific and original creative outlet. A neat little ritual too. I know what you mean about light and/or color not coming out true to the eye.

You're photos are lovely and appear effortless.
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A million years ago there was a film, The Four Seasons, starring Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Jack Weston, Sandy Dennis, Rita Moreno, Len Carriou, and Beth Armstrong--four couples who were best friends, had kids the same age, and did things together--rent a beachside cottage, crew a rented sailboat for the summer, spend the holidays in a cabin at a ski resort.

Dennis was an amateur photographer building a portfolio. She took still lives of vegetables. The others were taken aback at the intense focus she put toward those photos, and used them to illustrate how boring her life had become, that she was so overfocused on static vegetables. Carriou, playing her husband, divorced her and took up with Armstrong's character, ten years younger, and the movie was about how the other three couples accepted Armstrong's character into the fold. I always wondered if any of them maintained ties with Dennis' character or just let her fade into immobility along with her photos.

Anyhow, sometimes when I fear I'm overfocused on tea trays, I wonder if I'm going to take up vegetable still lives next.
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I feel as though I've seen that movie, but it was a long time ago
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