Monday, May 17, 2010

Jammed up

The sun shines on breakfast
London, ON, April 2010
About this photo: If it's edible, we're hoping you'll share it as part of this week's Thematic Photographic. Follow your mouse here to do just that.
The scene: Sunday morning. The brilliant sun paints the kitchen a bright shade of happy as we settle in for a quiet breakfast, an oasis of calm before we get on with the business of playdates, choir practice and grocery shopping. I've found a new jar of apricot jam in the fridge, but I hold off on the actual opening and eating part because, yet again, I've got an idea for a picture.

One of the things I love about our house is the way the kitchen is lit in the morning. I'm not a morning person. Not even close. So the prospect of sunlight slashing across the table while I peruse the paper is a welcome one. It won't make me like mornings any more, but it sure opens up the occasional moment of photographic inspiration. This is why the camera generally isn't far away. This is why scenes of everyday ordinariness will never lose their ability to pull me in.

Your turn: Your ideal breakfast. Please discuss.


Beverly said...

Breakfast is probably my favorite meal. Down south we like grits and eggs, bacon, and toast or biscuits. I can't eat that too often, or I'd be bigger than I am!

I did a post on your edible theme tonight. You can see it at my place.

tiff said...


I like the orange against blue thing. Nice juxtaposition of colors, and how delish that the chunky bits are hovering around waiting to be et!

Rinkly Rimes said...

A memorable breakfast from me! But no marmalade!

sister AE said...

Ideal - that's hard to pick. Or more likely I'm just picky. But I do have a couple of candidates:

The cheese blintzes we used to make with my dad, topped with sour cream and warmed, sweetened strawberries.

Oatmeal cooked with milk, topped with nuts, cinnamon, dried cranberries, and coconut.

Tabor said...

I am up early and haven't even had my first cup of coffee but I am getting hungry reading all your blog friends posts. You are not a morning person and I am not a breakfast person!

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

my current favourite breakfast is here

Mojo said...

I'm only a morning person under duress, but for a shot like this I could be persuaded to make an exception. This is brilliant. Simply brilliant.

The perfect breakfast? Black, no sugar. And very strong.

Mark said...

Almost like a lava lamp, but I trust the apricot chunks were not moving. Right? If so, then this post would have an entirely different tone.

Nicely captured.

Unknown said...

Mmmmm! Ideal breakfast?

I gotta go with some scrapple fried up, and 4 eggs over-easy. Mop up the yolk with 4 slices of sourdough toast.THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!
(A review of my cardiologist's contact info is not a bad idea afterward)