Saturday, 15 September 2012

Sepia Saturday 143; Confiteria;

Sevilla, Andalucia; Confiteria Filella; I don't have to explain what they are selling!
The Confiteria is located in this Moorish style building. 

To wet your appetite for these...

Tempting in the food hall at
Galeries Lafayette, Paris.

Please visit 

©Photos Ts

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Thursday; I am a tree...

Photo/ Lismore Road NSW;  Tree Araucaria cunninghamia;

I am a tree;
I am still growing;
I want to be huge;
I want to be free;
I want to be a refuge;
don't cut me down,
please let me grow
I am a tree.  

©Photo/text  Ts


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Wednesday; joie de vivre;

Photo/ baby water dragon; Physignathus lesueurii

This baby came around  when it was like a tiny stick, it grows at a fair rate and seems happy to stay around my pot plants.  Mornings at breakfast time it is warming itself, enjoying the sun, watching us with its shiny black eyes. It is such a thrill to have these creatures around. The same spot is sanctuary to a fat, small gecko, which was also arriving as a baby and sticks around, very fast and always hiding behind the pots. It might come out quickly when I am watering the plants. A baby lizard with golden stripes, I have not seen before,  hides itself between the plants and comes out to sun itself.

Many hiding nooks around the breakfast area for the little creatures. 

This tiny tree snake, not poisonous, wanted to get inside. It was not happy to be handled and put back into a  secure spot in the garden.  I am so glad my garden can be a little refuge for some wildlife.

©Photo/text Ts 

  Poetic Takeaway's; a trivial world of words;

Lavender & Vanilla;

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Tuesday; versatile;

The versatile pumpkin, received from my neighbour Virginia;

Pumpkins  look beautiful, they lend themselves for decoration until the time comes to use them for cooking.
They grow in many colours, sizes and  forms.

What do you fancy tonight? 
A deliciously roasted pumpkin, skin and all?
A fine tasting pumpkin soup in the french style  or perhaps with a hint of cumin and ginger?
Not to forget a creamy pumpkin risotto with a handful  of  true parmigiano reggiano?
For dessert a luscious pumpkin pie, sweet  with a hint of spices and lashings of cream?

any of these and 101 more to use a pumpkin.

The time is here to scatter different  pumpkin seeds. I let them grow and spread downwards where nothing comes into their way as they  need a lot of space  to grow. 

Applause for the humble pumpkin.

©Photos/Text Ts

Monday, 10 September 2012

Monday; cheers...

Banca Ridge Merlot;
served in a big,  fancy green glass; I like to break rules; at least some!

This is a very nice Merlot,  from the granit belt. 

The wine-cup is the little silver well,
Where truth, if truth there be, doth dwell.

William Shakespeare, English poet and writer, (1564-1616)