I think I have taken over 130,000 photographs over the lifetime of this blog. Perhaps I have published 10,000 or so of them. Another 100,000 probably deserve to be deleted (yes, that’s how bad I am with cameras) but since disk space seems infinite these days, they wallow somewhere in bits and bytes. Another 20,000 photos just didn’t make the cut, or time passed them by, or I forgot, or got lazy. Here are some photos I rediscovered recently when I had to hunt through my disorganized and now mostly useless low resolution photos of just 5 years ago or so… In the first photo above, three or four low celadon pots, filled with white bougainvilla blooms from the yard. We didn’t have any flowers at the beach one weekend, and had guests over for lunch, so these “picked from the yard” centerpieces were crafted. They looked beautiful, but only lasted a few hours.
Unripe achuete blooms or seed pods, before they turned deep red. They were interesting en masse in a silver wine bucket.
Ham & Cheese platter, Venetian garden breakfast.
A photo of my crystal ball. :)
A bowl of vegetable soup, and a copy of “Years in the Darkness” — a book about the Bataan Death March were a few family friends names were included in the text of that period of our history.
Dried Squid Ink Pasta.
A cheesecake square topped with mangosteen brandy sauce.
Some oils from the pantry.