Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Nine square

Harvest moon.

Helli's hand, with a pod of broom.

Gear and tackle and trim at the Briquetterrie railway.



Stop and go.

Peacock on sedum.

New foal in the field.

Puffball in the pan.


25 comments:

herhimnbryn said...

Wonderful image quilt.

julie said...

That puffball looks delicious! And the butterfly is lovely. They don't come with such pretty colors in my backyard.

marja-leena said...

Interesting and colourful variety of natural and man-made images!

Robin Starfish said...

The puffball looks like caramelized apples. Yum.

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful collage, I love the moon being at the centre of it all

Zhoen said...

Each one a small treasure of vision.

marly said...

"All trades, their gear and tackle and trim."

Was that the only quote?

Beth said...

What wonderful colors, and the puffball looks delicious - I haven't eaten one for years and years! It was lovely catching up with you tonight.

meggie said...

We could never have eaten the particular puff balls that grew in our fields. They contained poisonous looking powder!
Love the foal. All the images, really.

Barrett Bonden said...

There's one thing missing from your otherwise comprehensive list of labels: "Advanced examples of the benefits of tight cropping" Plus a reminder to the amateurs amongst us: "But you've got to have the eye that captures the croppable image in the first place". A salutary master class.

Lee said...

A thoughtful collection.

Reluctant Blogger said...

Oh just look at that moon. I stare for hours at the moon sometimes. Never sure what I am thinking, and it gives me a stiff neck,but it mesmerises me. Maybe I am an alien!!!?

Lucy said...

Thanks all.

Even powdery puffballs are edible at an earlier stage; scaly dark earthballs are not. They do look apple-like in the photo but taste rather like savoury marshmallows.

Right about the cropping; I was disappointed with the batch of photos on the whole, but trimming, freshening up and picking over will usually yield something. Thank heaven for software.

'Gear and tackle' is one of my tags here and on Flickr, and the subject of a couple of posts here ages ago. No other quotes!

Lovely to see each and every one of you. I'll get round to you soon, I promise.

Isabelle said...

Goodness, you are brave, eating something like that! I like my fungus from a supermarket shelf.

Great pictures, though.

marly said...

Ah, I see. So it's even more that the great GMH.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Everyday Art.... The Best!

Avus said...

"Even now,
When slow rose-yellow moons look out at night
To guard the sheaves of harvest and mark down
the peaches fall......."
(from "Black Marigolds")

I liked the tear-drop on the pony's eye.

(I deleted the last comment because I was guilty of a mis-spelling)!

Plutarch said...

A terrific collection! Lucky you with the puff ball! Food for free at its best.

Dick said...

Beautiful. Again!

Anil P said...

The new foal must be all inquisitive about the world.

What does the Briquetterrie railway look like?

Jan said...

That harvest moon is fantastic.
I dont kniow why but it reminded me of Rothko paintings...
And I love the vivid green, the red..

Lucy said...

Thanks again!

Puffballs are one of the surest of edible fungi, though hereabouts they've never thought of eating them! You can't buy them at supermarkets...

Love that 'Black Marigolds', Avus.

She's this year's foal, probably born about March, but only just moved to this field, and quite big and sturdy already. The other mare had twins which unfortunately died, apparently.

The Briquetterie railway is a little narrow-gauge one beside the museum, restored and run by enthusiasts. It's rather fun. I think I'm a closet train enthusiast...

Bee said...

What a clever way to display this new set of pictures! I'm full of admiration that you managed to "catch" that beautiful butterfly.

apprentice said...

Ooh I'm not ready for autumn, hold the bus please.

Lovely photos though. I've always wanted to be brave enough to pick a puff ball. I think I've found some ceps nearby but I'm too scared to try them.

annie said...

Brilliant colors. Would make a nice flag or something. Together they have a sense of flow and movement that fascinates me.