Friday, November 2, 2007

Spoon

The bright southern light becomes easier to read as the days lengthen.

Shadows in the kitchen are more defined.

Somehow, right again.

18 comments:

Figs Olives Wine said...

How is it possible? You make me yearn for spring when autumn's only just beginning. And I spent all spring & summer reading your blog and yearning for cooler weather. My season envy is completely out of hand ; )

Lucy said...

You, Amanda, YOU! You make ME seasonally envious! I practically fell off my chair when I saw that quince and pistchio tart of yours the other day...;)

Callipygia said...

I am envious of your longer days and incredibly handsome spoon.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful, Lucy.

shula said...

Oh SPOON!!

winedeb said...

Isn't it funny how we notice the lighting so much? Being this far south in the northern hemisphere I am amazed how the sun moves throughout the seasons. The positioning of it in the sky is incredible. During the summer months, the afternoon sun blasts through our back windows. Now that it is fall, it does not even touch the back windows! And, doing my photography, I have to find different places around the house and outdoors for the best lighting situation. But I must say, the colors of our sunsets this time of year are awesome. I will try to get down to the beach soon and show you!
Your spoon is lovely! And I bet the table that you have it positioned is lovely also! Cheers to you:)

Susan said...

Who would think a spoon could be such a thing of beauty?

Christina said...

You have just about the most beautiful serving equipment I've ever seen. The knife you posted a while back still glows in my memory.

Truffle said...

So lovely Lucy. Both words and photo.

maninas: food matters said...

Simply beautiful

:)

VegeYum said...

Your spoon is so beautiful.

Susan said...

Another gently worn, etched utensil. (Sigh). I'm thinking of that lovely old blunted fish knife of yours, too, Lucy. I'm sure you have a secret cabinet with all kinds of these treasures hidden in it.

Lucy said...

We are lucky Callipygia, but so are you. Autumn is my favourite time of the year.

Ta, Cynthia.

Cute, eh Shula?

Deb, I find that the kitchen window brings an amazing amount of light in, but it's particualarly good at this time of year as I can cook, photograph and eat all at a sensible hour!

Indeed Susan, but it's the light that makes her shine.

All part of a (thankfully) long gone collecting habit, Christina. Books, of course, are now the notable exception!

Truffle, don't you love this time of year, post winter, just prior to the Melbourne Cup?

Thanks Maninas!

Hi Vegeyum - thanks very much!

You should have seen the cabinet that was Susan. I edited, chucked and refined the equipment last year, just before we moved in. The thought of moving all that stuff (again) just made me want to stick my head in the sand. Basic, favourite pieces only now...much better.

Wendy said...

Tell me, how long are your summer days and how short the winter? I'm curious.
Mid-winter up here it gets light around 8am and dark around 4pm. In summer time it can stay light from 3.30am to almost midnight.

Lucy said...

Good Lord Wendy - your nights in mid summer are bloody long! Does it make you a bit stir-crazy? I have a friend who did an artist exchange and was placed in Finland in midsummer - he's never quite been the same!!

Summer: We have light from about 4 or 5am until 9pm, sometimes a little longer, and it's really, really bright - in Europe you just don't see the same sort of light we have here (a blessing sometimes!). It's brighter again across the Tasman in New Zealand (NZ is so beautiful...you must go).

Winter: Light starts to make itself felt at 7 or 8am, weakly, and is finished by 5pm (which makes it had to get natural lighting at dinner time right!). Our winters are, of course, mild - far milder than yours.

Still...I love your Northern light - there's a subtlety and beauty all of its own.

Wendy said...

Thank you! Was looking forward to reading your response. :)
I have been to NZ (beautiful) and I did notice the light. Thought I was imagining things at first. It was like I'd was looking through a newly washed window, if that makes sense.

Lucy said...

Wendy that makes perfect sense. Isn't it glorious? The Artist is a kiwi, one who grew up in London, but he's a kiwi through and through. One of the great joys of this relationship for me has been many visits there. I love it and its light is mesmerising.

Next time, swing on by Melbourne. I'd love to meet you and we have the best food and wine imaginable...

Wendy said...

Sounds truly wonderful! Same goes for you and Scotland. Anytime.