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Travel theme: flavour

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

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food catering on an industrial scale for the many pilgrims visiting the golden temple of Amritsar

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freshly squeezed orange juice on sale in India

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snake gourds in Sri Lanka

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my birthday cake, Thai style

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the “strained through an old sock” method of making fresh coffee in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Get your taste buds salivating courtesy of Ailsa’s post on the subject of flavour

Sally D-s-mobile-photography-challenge:-nature

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This is the bud

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the ephemeral beauty of night-flowering cacti plants. Within half an hour of my taking this shot the flower had already started to wither

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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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Sunday stills: international food

I love eating food but have only recently starting photographing it and it’s not always easy to photograph what’s on your plate!

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anyone for insects?

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good enough to eat? I think not – too much colourant!

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Priscilla investigates a food stall in Bangkok

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jars of preserved vegetables in the potager at the Parc de Wesserling, Alsace, France

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more Thai food – chilli crab and some fruit and vegetable carvings

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classic ham and fig salad in the south of France

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wedding cake

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my mum’s Christmas cake

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oysters – yummy

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pre-prandial nibbles

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Beryl Cook’s painting entitled ‘hungry cats’

which foods really make your mouth water? any of the above?

Linking up with Sunday Stills

Sunday Post: natural resources

Jake’s challenge is to share something relating to natural resources. Natural resources are materials and components (something that can be used) that can be found within the environment. Every man-made product is composed of natural resources (at its fundamental level.

According to Wikepedia: “The Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore’s Falls) is a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans. Its total height is 165 m (541 feet), making it one of the tallest in Europe and the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. Of its 3 sections, the top one is the tallest, at 83 m (272 feet). It is located 7.7 km from Terni, a provincial capital of the Italian region of Umbria.

Its source is a portion of the waters of the river Velino (the rest of the river flows into a hydroelectric power plant), after flowing through Piediluco lake near the community of Marmore. It pours into the valley below formed by the river Nera. Its flow is turned on and off according to a published schedule, to satisfy the needs of tourists and the power company alike. Tourists try to be there the moment the gates are opened to see the powerful rush of water”.

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It was obviously a very popular spot with families at the weekend; on the day we visited the falls the car park was soon full and there was standing-room only on the small viewing platform. The water thunders over the ledge and down in the valley far below, sending up plumes of spray with rainbow lights in them.

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prickly pear

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caper berry bush

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yellow courgette flower

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bitter gourds – used to cure stomach upsets

Sunday Post: delicious

Jake’s Sunday Post this week challenged us to feature “delicious” photos. Here are some of mine:

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edible carved vegetables – delicious to look at but possibly not to eat

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definitely good enough to eat

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chilli crabs

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baked white snapper

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delicious-looking cakes but horrible (IMHO) to eat

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a good choice of liquid deliciousness here

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one man’s meat is another man’s poison ….

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this butterfly seems to find the cocktail suitably delicious

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this glorious beach-side setting ensured that the cocktail was absolutely delicious

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so was this green tea frappe

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preparing food offerings during the Festival of Hungry Ghosts in Penang. Hopefully they will be found to be delicious

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also spotted in Penang, a poster advertising a different kind of delicious