Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Small numbers of things around the Bay of Morlaix


One drop of water in a field of cabbages.


Two new apples in the garden at Kerbiriou,


and two old boats at le Dourduff.


Three mushrooms (and I don't know how many islands).


Four by four by four.

17 comments:

Catalyst said...

The "four by . . ." is very clever.

zephyr said...

oh, you clever girl!

The Crow said...

All the photos are good, Lucy, and - like Catalyst and Zephyr - I enjoy the cleverness of the fourth one; yet it is the first one that catches my attention most.

The first word that came to mind in relation to it was poignant. I double-checked the definition and found that my instinct was right: keenly felt, moving. Sometimes a thing of beauty hurts (that seems too strong, but I don't know how else to describe the feeling) and your first image of the overlapping cabbage leaves with the crystal drop pinning them together, against the reddish backdrop of the earth does just that. Maybe ache is a better word for the feeling. Regardless, that is a beautiful picture, a piece of art.

Sheila said...

I love the 4x4x4, too! We can start a fan club, I suppose!

I think the mushroom pictures is my favorite, though. So different from anything ever seen around here, where we are landlocked, and such mushrooms do not grow that I know of. (Are they morrels?)

What a full-of-fun post!

Barrett Bonden said...

Second photo down - don't tell me you didn't have the Garden of Eden at the back of your mind when you pointed your Lumix? But two apples, rather than one. Does that mean that dull old Adam (I never liked the guy) was tempted but didn't succumb? But I shouldn't nit-pick. There's a more obvious allegory - you're already freehold residents in the GofE and in a hundred years time someone's going to gather your posts, mangle them horribly (Editors - good editors that is - go straight to the other place), bind them under some catchy title, turn you into a godhead (Lucy Crepes), and... Hmmm, I think I got up too early today.

earlybird said...

Lovely photos. The green of those cabbages is amazing and that drop is perfect the way it's dipped into the leaf.

YourFireAnt said...

Love these. Especially the apples one.

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Isabelle said...

Wow. What amazing photos. As usual.

Rouchswalwe said...

The cabbage shot speaks to my Germanic soul; the apples to my Frankfurt spirit; the boats to my love for Fukuoka; (the mushrooms still make me shudder); and that last one underscores my wish to share an ale with you, sweet Lucy!

HKatz said...

Beautiful photos. The apples look so cozy together, like old friends.

Fire Bird said...

this is like a lovely children's number book

Rosie said...

have a lovely holiday

Jean said...

Your photos just keep getting better, in quality and in concept. Such a pleasure to share them.

Lucy said...

Thanks all ever so much.

I feel something of a fraud about the apples as in fact, and you can see if you look closely, there are really three, one is eclipsed!

The mushrooms are shaggy parasols, edible but not a terribly interesting flavour, and we had no means of cooking them anyway, so better to leave them to look pretty. The whole field was quite scattered with them, and the following day the ones in the photo were open and much more attractive, but I didn't have the camera then, as I had my hands full of dog lead and bags of ripe sloes, of which there were millions.

Jean said...

I just remembered that I'd read the words 'Baie de Morlaix' a few days ago in Roselle's blogpost from Devon: http://roselle-angwin.blogspot.com/2011/09/cricket-satori-and-baie-de-morlaix.html

marlyat2 said...

Clever, and better than a lot of children's counting books that have come my way over the years!

the polish chick said...

i am a little in love with that first shot. you, dear lucy, are the queen of the unexpected macro.