YES! I think we can say spring is officially here in New Hampshire! The sun has been out in Northern New England for a few weeks now and weather has been in the very comfortable 60′s. The grass is getting greener and all of the spring flowers are blooming. As with every spring, I have collected a great sampling of all things blooming in my neighborhood. I hope you enjoy!
There’s always something beautiful out there, isn’t there? I hope everyone has a wonderful week!
I’ve been managing the websites of two local magazines for the last two years. They are food & wine and home & garden publications (can’t be more perfect, eh?) Over the last two years, I have been more and more involved in the creation of online content. This has been such a pleasure for me. I have really enjoyed the work. This month, it was great to have taken three photographs for the monthly newsletters. I wanted to share them with you…
This is the “Hot Buttered Hagg”. It is an amber rum hottie toddy that is started by creaming butter, brown sugar, vanilla and all spice. It’s truly amazing!
These are bittersweet chocolate chunks to complement a Chocolate Pate recipe. I like how the chocolate shavings crumbled everywhere around the shot and on the cutting board.
This last shot is to showcase what’s blooming in January for the home & garden magazine. It accompanied a quick tutorial on how to force Paperwhite bulbs for a touch of spring in the cold of winter.
I really love the food styling shots and have been researching how to better my photography. Maybe I have found a calling? Gosh, that would be fun, wouldn’t it? I do so love food!
What are you shooting with your camera?
These beautiful Tigridia or Tiger Flowers were a new addition to my new flower beds this season.
As bulbs I planted in the Spring, they first come up looking like an iris. There can be more than one bloom on a flower, but each bloom only lasts a day.
They are large flowers at about 4 inches across and are visible from my kitchen. It’s such a nice start ot the day to see one bloomed up on the hill in the morning. In doing a little research, I found they grow in Mexico and Chile. I am not sure if that means they will survive the winter here. Does anyone have them in their garden? Or any experience with them?
I know Spring is around the corner. Unfortunately, there is still over a foot of snow in my back yard. This Winter was rough. It was a record year for snow. Midway through January, it really started to depress me.
That’s when I decided to purchase fresh flowers. I have had fresh flowers in my house since.
They are colorful and alive, a drastic contrast to the dull grey and white outside.
They are a reminder that Spring IS around the corner and I can make it.
Please Spring, come soon!