Sunday, June 17, 2012

WotD: "Scrumptious"

Gone Fishin'Böblingen, Germany, May 2011,
Nikon D5000, 35mm focal length equiv. 300mm, exposure 1/320 sec @ 5.6 ISO 200, no flash 
 © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

OK, so maybe this isn't the best picture for a vegan to post, but hey, it's just nature.

And that is one happy-looking heron.

But this morning Carol picked this word as we dined on banana-nut waffles, covered with sliced nectarines and maple syrup.  Oh. My. God.

Even the day was a scrumptious one as well.  Carol was taking good care of me on Father's day, not that she doesn't every other day as well.

And the weather was equally scrumptious -- sunny but with periodic clouds to keep us cool, and a nice gentle breeze.

Yep, scrumptious indeed.  And yummy!


Saturday, June 16, 2012

WotD: "Sublime"

Serene and SublimeTucker Pond, Warner, NH, October 2006,
HP PhotoSmart R817, focal length 5.6mm, exposure 1/354 sec @ f4, ISO 50, no flash 
 © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

Now this is a great Word of the Day.
sub·lime /səˈblīm/
Adjective:  Of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe.
And it describes how we felt about our day as we lounged in bed, at a late brunch on the veranda overlooking our garden, reclined in lounge chairs under the shade of a cherry tree, doing nothing and simply feeling at peace and at ease with the world.  Then an afternoon run over rolling hills through the open fields and woodland trails that characterize every town in Germany.  Followed up with a home-cooked healthy and delicious vegan dinner of cuban black beans, rice and pineapple, with roasted green beans and shallots, along with a bulgar salad with cherry tomatoes and cranberries.  So perhaps you can see why the WotD is sublime.  Yes, indeed.



Friday, June 15, 2012

WotD: "Delightful"

Simply DelightfulBöblingen, Germany, May 2011,
Canon PowerShot S90, 35mm focal length equiv. 28mm, exposure 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO 80, no flash 
 © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

So it's been forever, and for that I am sorry.

It's time to re-engage with Reflections of Beauty, but I need to find an easy path back in.

So I've decided to try a Word of the Day (WotD).  And with that, a picture -- that may or may not have anything to do with that word.  We'll just have to see.

My wife Carol and I are deciding on what our WotD will be when we wake up in the morning.

So stay tuned.  At least you will get some pictures, and hopefully they will be "beautiful", even if they aren't accompanied by too many "reflections".  We'll see how things go.