Some Friday Still Life

Find what you love and let it kill you – Charles Butkowski

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Quiet time and a Biscotti

Time, as I’ve said, passes by so quickly, sometimes I don’t realize the week is over.  This week was no exception.  I find myself writing the Friday blog and wondering, where did Monday go?  Today, my husband and I had our weekend, he works shift work and it’s his weekend to work so we enjoyed some time together today.  We saw Eric Church last night, and I must say, he was absolutely amazing.  Sadly, I am not 24 anymore and getting home at 1:00 A.M. is definitely for young people.

Today I felt like a cappuccino and some biscotti, not only to enjoy but to share with you so you could enjoy it as well.  Sometimes I find that life takes us on different roads for different reasons.  Some of our journey is painful and sad, and some of our journey is filled with joy and discovery.   The sad is there for a reason, if we didn’t experience unpleasant things in our lives, how would we know what the pleasant and joyful parts are?  Not only do the unpleasant parts help us know joy but they form who we become, and how we decide to live our life or how not live our life.  So, you are probably wondering what all of this has to do with a simple cookie?  The cookie represents the joyful discovery in my own journey.  I have been struggling with what genre of photography truly brings joy to my life.  I’ve dabbled in landscape photography, portrait photography and still life photography.  Each brought their own satisfaction and learning experience and I now find myself truly falling in love with food photography, hence the biscotti.

Food acts as a conductor for human interaction.  Most people meet over a good meal, whether it’s lunch with a friend, dinner with your spouse or a Sunday family dinner, food has the ability to bring people together.  Which is where this cookie has brought us, together.  So, have a cappuccino (or a cup of tea) and a cookie and enjoy some time with a friend or just some quiet time alone, whatever your pleasure, enjoy the cookie!

Please visit me here for more of my still life and food photography.  Until next time .. Deb

Peace and Stillness

A simple white teapot on a textured cloth is a perfect ending for this busy week. My go to drink at the end of the day is a cup of Honey Camomile tea. This photograph and my drink signify peace and stillness for my mind and body. My true inner peace is found in Jesus and my life that I live with Him but that’s a whole separate story.

Today I want to encourage you to make yourself a cup of tea, or whatever it is you do to find peace and stillness in the midst of your life.

A Recipe for Peace and Stillness:

  • Boil a pot of water
  • Pour the water into a teapot
  • Add the tea and steep
  • Pour into your favorite tea cup
  • Find a quiet place to sit, take a deep breath and enjoy!

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Deepak Chopra

Camera Settings: 50mm, 1/4000, f/1.8, ISO 1250

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