..............because it is going to be a little on the bleak and rainy side again in a day or so. We have had lots of drizzle this winter, making for cold and dreary days. I have always loved making soup, and often make quite a large saucepan full, enough to use for a few days. I never use a recipe - just add meat bones of some sort, purchased stock and water, flavouring, and the all important grains/pulses/vegetables. And, I've never made my soup into purée, never saw the sense in it to be honest. We love thick and textured soup, and it's often a meal in a bowl for us, along with some crusty bread. I can remember when I was a child my mother used to make dumplings in her soup, which added some thickness and even more fat and carbs - oh dear. We much prefer dumplings in a steak and kidney stew, but because of the dreaded waistline, that has been off the menu for a number of years now.
We managed to replenish our wood supply on the weekend, and I found these two interesting pieces, which I thought some readers might like to see. They are nothing startling, but both have interesting colour and texture on them.
I will probably be a little scarce on Blogger for a week or so, as it's now time to do the quarterly BAS, and prepare the paperwork for the yearly visit to the accountant..........ho, hum.........
I was playing with Photoshop a few days ago, and would like to share this altered image. As you may have guessed, I love most things to do with music, although I don't play or have any musical talents whatsoever. I was hoping to print this image onto fabric, but I think it may be a tad too dull for my purpose. I have used some grunge 'textures', a Photoshop 'brush', and some text. Some of the texture was erased, giving the stamens more prominence.