Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thematic Photographic 26 - Sweet


Mom's Danish
Laval, QC, December 2006
[Click to embiggen - you know you want to]


There's something delightfully sinful about a fresh danish from the local bakery. Thoughts of balanced diets and lean, healthy eating magically evaporate whenever one is in the room. The Dirty Bakery, so-called because it was, um, less than spotless at one point in its history, still stands at the corner of Samson and 2nd Ave. in my old hometown of Chomedey, and remains a mandatory stop when we're headed home from a visit with the parents/grandparents/in-laws. I grew up on stuff like this, and it's a wonder I'm not as wide as I am tall.

I've chosen this picture to kick off this week's Thematic Photographic theme, sweet, not because it's sickeningly sweet in and of itself - rest assured, it is - but because when I took it, the people who mattered the most to me were in the room, and they were happy and healthy. Amazing what a little piece of sugar-rich pastry can evoke.

Your turn: It's time to get thematic! Please share a sweet-themed picture on your own blog, then return here and paste the link in a comment so everyone else can see your handiwork. If you're new to TP, here's how it works:
  • Every Wednesday evening, at precisely 7 o'clock Eastern, I post a new Thematic Photographic entry.
  • Each entry has a unique theme. This week's is...sweet.
  • You post a similarly themed image over on your blog.
  • You paste a link to your entry in a comment here.
  • If you've already posted something that fits (on a blog, Facebook, MySpace, wherever) simply post the link to the existing entry.
  • You may post as many photos or links as you wish. For the next week, I'll be supporting this theme with a related picture/posting each day. I encourage you to do the same. This is all about sharing, so feel free to share to your heart's content!
  • Please share this link with friends, too, and encourage them to join in. The more, the merrier.
  • And please accept my thanks for your enthusiasm. Your participation has made TP a true highlight for me each and every week.

50 comments:

Mojo said...

Looks mighty tasty... mighty tasty. My oldest son works as an assistant manager for a "major chain bakery", so I probably could have opted for pastries. But I didn't have time to get over there while he was working and there wasn't really anything of the foodish kind of sweet in the archives, so I opted for the metaphorical kind of sweet.

You can never go wrong with a puppy. It's impossible.
Thematic Photographic 26: "Sweet" v.1.0 - "While Visions of Liver Snaps Danced In Her Head"

Ben and Bennie said...

Here's a link to last week's theme. I think you'll know why it took so long...

http://benandbenniewaddell.blogspot.com/2008/11/broken-thematic-photographic-25-but.html

mark said...

Mmmm. Looks delicious.

Vodka Mom said...

okay Carmi, next week I'm in. DAMMIT!!

Vodka Mom said...

Oh my God, was I just first? for real?

Awareness said...

Your photo looks DELISH! I want one right now.

Here is mine.....nothing like a puppy for some sweet photos? ahhhhh!!!!

http://mayfairplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/sweet-gracie-amazing-gracie.html

lissa said...

Actually going to participate this time!

Voila, sweet edible stuff! Had plenty of photos that qualify as "sweet" but I'm following your food lead.

ciara said...

i am up...gonna search around for more photos later to see if i got anything else. :)

http://herroyalness.blogspot.com/2008/11/thematic-photographic-10-thematic-theme.html

Ben and Bennie said...

I know this is late but it means a great deal to me...

http://benandbenniewaddell.blogspot.com/2008/11/broken-thematic-photographic-25-but.html

Dora said...

Just nice to go with a hot chocolate. ;)

kenju said...

My brother-in-law arrived this afternoon for Thanksgiving, bearing gifts from his local New Jersey bakery which are to DIE for. I doubt they will survive long enough for photographs, but I'll try!

kenju said...

Oops, forgot my link. My sweets are up as well!

http://imagineomit.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Carmi, I played...thanks for the email, it came at a great time :-)

Martha said...

Mmmm, looks yummy! I'm sure I'll have something sweet around here tomorrow to photograph. I'll be back once I post. Again, Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

Sweetly said...

I'm a new photoblogger and this looks like fun.

Here's my Sweet.

Strider said...

Hi! That's one tasty pastry you got there.

I posted something sweet from a bee's perspective.

Thematic Photographic 26: "Sweet v. 1.0 - Earth's Natural Sweetness

Catherine said...

Here's a very sweet girl enjoying a taste of sweet things. Taken at a Victorian Heritage Festival, I'm reposting it for ease of linking, as I thought it was perfect for this week's theme.

Uisce said...

oh yum, I'm drooling! what's the Degas quote? "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." -- add to that "feel" 'cause you've made me feel hungry!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, you're the Thematic person! Fantastic idea for a photo meme. I've wanted to explore it further and I certainly will one of these days.

Today I found your comment at Kenju's and decided to follow your link.

Peace,
Pagan

Bob-kat said...

Yummy! That looks gorgeous! It's amazing the things that can kick off memories :)

I will take pary in ThemPho at some point. At the moment photography has taken a back seat due to toher matters. I hope to get back behind the view finder soon!

Anonymous said...

Carmi, it was so good to hear from you. After me being MIA for so long, it's a wonder you still remember me. It's been an incredibly busy year, but a very good one.
I have always enjoyed your photography and commentary and I'm truly going to make an effort to pop by here more often. That danish looks yummy, by the way.
Wishing you and your family a very wonderful holiday season.
Terri
http://www.islandwriter.net

All This Trouble... said...

Mmmmmm.....danish.

http://allthistroublejusttoleaveacomment.blogspot.com/2008/11/america-sweet-america.html

Rainbow dreams said...

wonderfully decadent :) I am trying to be really good at the moment though.
Sorry, I didn't do sweet today...doubt anyone ever called Dennis the menace sweet!! always another time though!

Jama said...

something sweet and cold on a hot day...

http://mummyjam.blogspot.com/2008/11/thematic-photography-26-sweet.html

Martha said...

Here's mine...
http://meandering-martha.blogspot.com/2008/11/kickin-off-season-with-carmi-and-santa.html
Happy holidays Carmi :-)

Robin said...

Here's mine - a bit of a photo tour of sweet sights around my neighborhood.

Sweet Somethings

Tere said...

My SWEET entry is up - a Dulce de Leche Cheesecake"> from Lachi's in Davao. Hope you can check it out!

stefan said...

I've been thinking about sweet all this week. It's a good week to do that. Here's my take...

Maria said...

Ths is first attempt at one of the themes so b gentle.
http://www.silverfox-whispers.com/2008/11/29/sweet/

Heidi said...

Hi, Carmi!

Here is my entry for the theme this week.

Heidi's Photos... Thematic Photographic 26 - Sweet

Karen said...

I knew as soon as I saw this weeks theme which picture I would post.

http://ohboykarencooks.blogspot.com/2008/11/thematic-photographic-26-sweet.html

janie said...

Delicious,sticky and sweet.
mine looks good enough to eat but....

Capturing Today said...

Perfect theme for this time of year, Carmi. Glad I finally have a chance to participate again!

http://capturing-today.blogspot.com/2008/11/sweet-thematic-photographic.html

Barb said...

After a wonderful Thanksgiving with family I should have lots of photos for the "sweet" theme this week, right? Well..... here is my contribution sans photos, uh huh!

smarmoofus said...

I have a photo up for this week, and I am thinking very seriously of doing another. I will let you know how it turns out. *steals a bit of icing off your pastry* Mmmm. Good stuff, Carmi. (Seriously, great texture on your photo.)

-smarmoofus

Terri said...

My first time playing TP! I have my sweet post here.

jill said...

Hey there, it's been a couple of weeks and I've missed joining in the fun. You can find my interpretation of "sweet"
HERE

Mamapippa said...

Hello,
Here's my first Thematic Photographic ...

http://mamapippaphotography.skynetblogs.be/post/6492209/thematic-photographic-----sweet----

Byebye !

sealaura said...

Hola! I waited a few days thinking I would have some clever idea but only one thought kept coming to me.
http://sealaura.blogspot.com/

Ken said...

I forgot to post this earlier.
Anyway here it is

Barb said...

The conclusion of my "sweet" Thanksgiving theme is here. This time with a couple of photos.

nana said...

Mmmm, i want to take a big bite. I'm new here and my first TP is up. I think it will be fun to join you every week.

Catherine said...

I've come back with a second sweet offering

Christy said...

Hi there! Here's mine.

http://paulnewmanshirtdays.blogspot.com/2008/12/for-carmis-theme-sweet.html

PastorMac's Ann said...

Love your photo Carmi, but the memories are what really makes it sweet.

My Sweet Photos

tommie said...

I have never been a sweet pastry person.....but a Danish pastry still tugs at some long buried memory! Thanks for sharing....dang, now I might have to hit a bakery in the morning!

Posted my sweet addition to your theme....
happy Tuesday!

Kirsten said...

I'm new to this... but the custom in my family is to make advent calendars to share small gifts (or in this case photos) every day of December until Christmas.
It's a sweet thought that sometimes includes sweets;

http://kirstensadvent.blogspot.com/2008/12/blog-post_03.html

DNLee said...

hey, carmi - I have a non-food entry for the week.
check it out
http://urban-science.blogspot.com/2008/12/wordless-wednesday-animal-tracks-in.html

Thanks

spiCes said...

hi carmi!
as promised, here's my very first entry! and that looks equally sweetilicious! hope you guys can come and have a bite of what i have to offer!:)

A Family Completed... said...

Just realized I joined a week late, lol. Here is my submission though.

Tonya's submission for "sweet"