Month: July 2017
Today has been bread-making day, and now there are two loaves of wholemeal sourdough cooling on the kitchen bench.
All cooking is slightly magical, but sourdough is especially so. A paste of flour and water that we first made two years ago (called a starter) provides food for the natural yeasts and bacteria that hang out in our kitchen. We add flour, water and salt; and natural fermentation does the rest.
Regular Random: an impatiens five minutes
Impatiens grow wild on the boundary of our property; strong, hardy bushes that reach upwards of a metre and would take over the garden if we let them.
Still, they do provide a welcome burst of winter colour.
Five Minutes of Random (the RegularRandom challenge), is hosted by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist.
Six Word Saturday: fine place to park your sword
A cliche perhaps, but “pretty in pink” is what I thought when I saw these flowers.
And I do love the song ….
DP Photo Challenge: when is a bridge not a bridge?
…. when it’s a sculpture.
“My jewellery is sculpture for the body,
my sculptures are jewellery for the landscape.” — Marijke de Goey.
For me, art can bridge the gap between the mundane and the profound; the taken-for-granted “real” world and the dreams and imaginings of our souls.
DP Photo Challenge: bridge
Just off the road between Newport Pagnell and Northampton, this old stone bridge designed by Sir John Soane in 1793, has a Grade I Historic Places listing. Obviously never designed for cars, it is used for motor traffic. A bridge between past and present?