Sugar or salt? Although I’m more of a salty person there are times when I can’t resist sugary things, or rather taking photos of sugary things.
chocolate goodies for sale in Bristol’s Southville market
the ultimate cake
a scrumptious piece of Sachertorte, consumed in the Hotel Sacher in Salzburg, Austria, birthplace of this sinfully delicious cake
my coffees never look this good
spice cakes on sale in Strasbourg Christmas market
natural sugar on a star fruit tree
“Sugar and spice and all things nice, that’s what little girls are made of. Slugs and snails and puppy dog’s tails, that’s what little boys are made of.” So ran a popular saying when I was a child.
Ailsa is to blame for making me post these!
I have been lucky enough to travel to lots of interesting places and have tasted some wonderful (and not so wonderful) food.
a roadside food vendor in India
food catering on an industrial scale for the many pilgrims visiting the golden temple of Amritsar
freshly squeezed orange juice on sale in India
snake gourds in Sri Lanka
my birthday cake, Thai style
the “strained through an old sock” method of making fresh coffee in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Get your taste buds salivating courtesy of Ailsa’s post on the subject of flavour
This is the bud
the ephemeral beauty of night-flowering cacti plants. Within half an hour of my taking this shot the flower had already started to wither
the ephemeral beauty of the last persimmons/kaki/sharon fruit in the garden – ephemeral because it’s a question of who gets them – me or the birds. I think the birds are winning ….
All photos were taken with an iphone 6+ using the Camera+ app, and the macro setting for the first two
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Partners and partnerships come in many forms:
the twin towers of Hangar 7, Salzburg
a street musician in Salzburg
a man and his bicycle in Salzburg
the most sublime partnership – chocolate cake and coffee in the Café Sacher, Salzburg
Weekly photo challenge
Sometimes, this is how I feel in the morning
ready to take on the world
all set for a journey
ready for mischief
a little light music in the garden
or quiet contemplation
blinded by the light
at the end of the day, a bit ragged around the edges
ready for bed
although I don’t think I would choose to sleep in Vincent Van Gogh’s bed …..
One of the great things about living or working abroad is that you get to visit food markets where you can buy a variety of spices, although I tend not to buy my spices if they are sold loose in a heavily built-up area or where there is a lot of dust or flies ….
spices on sale in the Clock Tower spice shop, Jodhpur, India
spices in Yalikavak market, Turkey
patterns made from various spices in Side, Turkey
edible spices on display in a pharmacy window in Strasbourg at Christmas
Did you take up Ailsa’s challenge to share some spicy photos?
fruit offerings in Bali
strange fruit found in Thailand
“custard pie” fruit found in Thailand
fruit sellers in Hanoi
fresh orange juice sellers in India
mango and sticky rice as prepared at cookery school in Cambodia
sharing with Ailsa
these are soda bottles which have been painted on the inside
fresh tea anyone?
who will buy?
my wonderful fresh water lilies
Sharing all things fresh with the Daily Post
raindrops keep falling on my head …
the Belvedere museum complex in Vienna has thoughtfully provided a large framed mirror so that people can take the perfect selfie with the Upper Belvedere in the background. On the day we visited it was pouring with rain.
Sharing with Skinnywench
ducks are sent out to play for the day in the ricefields in Bali
terraced ricefields in Bali
a clove tree, Bali
lotus fields in Cambodia
the seed heads are harvested and brought into town to be sold
this lake of pink water lilies in north eastern Thailand is not only a tourist attraction (people come from miles around to see them) but the plants provide floral offerings for the temple as well as the roots and stems for eating.
Sharing with Sunday Stills