Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Texture Tuesday


Tulips

And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should
Max Ehrmann


I am longing for spring.  These tulips are lovely and full of promise yet I sense we're not there yet - which was my prompt for my processing.

However, the sun is shining and I am off out and about to make the most of it. I'm on day 2 of my no (added) sugar diet and actually it's going OK.  No cravings, though I did feel a bit rubbish last night - nothing that an early night didn't sort out though.  Bread-making is on the list for later today (I had no idea sugar is added to most supermarket bread!).  I'm a bit of a novice, so keep you fingers crossed for me!

Happy Tuesday. :) 


Image processed with Kim Klassen texture 100.

Linking up with Texture Tuesday.



20 comments:

  1. This is so touchable Becs...as if I could put my finger on the photograph and feel that tulip in the forefront. Lovely! And happy bread baking...no sugar is what I need too -- I think there will be a "crash" if I go off it cold turkey -- so I'll start decreasing where I can...but it's in everything!! :(

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    1. It really is in everything! I used a free 3 day plan on Persephone Brown's website to kick me off (though I have done this very loosely as she recommends giving up all grains etc too). I'll do a post on my no sugar adventures - but email me if you'd like the Persephone Brown link sooner. :)

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  2. I am longing for spring too, but it's quite a ways away yet, so just have to make do.
    This is a beautiful image, Becs.
    I love the tones.

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  3. Very pretty image - I love tulips! I'm looking forward to spring too - good luck with your no sugar diet (i'm not sure that I could do it!)

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  4. I wish I could send you some sun I would if I could. Love your focus, awesome and your edit and conversion is gorgeous.

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  5. Love your tulip photo, Becs, wonderful tones !
    Good luck with your 'no sugar' diet ...
    I also started eating healthier and drinking more herbal tea :-)
    Nice week,
    Sylvia

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  6. Oh, yes! The 'winter tulips' I call them. Where would we be without them? This is a lovely edit and really does convey the 'almost not quite spring' thing. Very nicely done.

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  7. Best of luck on the bread-making! My Mom made bread every week - nothing like the scent of fresh-baked bread filling the house. Love your sepia-toned tulips. The promise of spring, held in check by the calendar.

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  8. I love my bread making machine since I too don't like some of the ingredients in bread such as some of the dough softeners that they use. When I started trying my hand at bread before the machine, I really like the one I found on Pinterest for a great loaf in 5 minutes per day at http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/2010/02/09/back-to-basics-tips-and-techniques-to-create-a-great-loaf-in-5-minutes-a-day. It is so easy and each day you can tear off a lb of dough and bake your bread. Not sure which you're doing and if it turns out nicely maybe share it on your blog? Love your photo. Even though Spring isn't quite here, I'm loving the no snow days and sunshine so I too can get out and about. :)

    Visiting from Texture Tuesday with my blog post at my Blogger site http://peabea.blogspot.com/2011/12/i-want-blue-bear.html

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    1. Thank you for the link, this sounds great! I've tried soda bread and focaccia so far - both turned out pretty well (especially as I have no previous experience of bread making!). Got a few more to try and will certainly do a post on it. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  9. Wonderful work!!! Best wishes for your no sugar added journey!

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  10. Gorgeous I must go out and buy some flowery sunshine for the house...

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  11. Beautiful tulips, fingers crossed for you x

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  12. Hurrah for sunshine. Enjoy the breadmaking. That's the kind of work that warms you twice--once for the kneading and then later, once the raising bread has moistened and perfumed the air, with the baking. And then, of course, there's the eating...

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    1. Haha! Yes...you kind of feel you've earned the bread at the end of it!

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  13. Sounds like you are doing well with the no sugar thing. It is amazing how many things it is added to.

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  14. I love that one can purchase fresh flowers in so many places at affordable prices...great for photos like yours, but also a touch of delight to one's ordinary day.

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  15. oh my.... such a very beautiful edit.....

    no sugar is super easy...once it's out of your system. :)

    have a beautiful week my friend...xo

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  16. Oh, so pretty. I like the depth of field. I hope your no-added-sugar journey goes well. Isn't it surprising that sugar is everywhere -- salad dressings, bread, yogurt. Homemade bread sounds scrumptious!

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  17. Spring is so far away here that I don't dare even start thinking about it yet. My goal is to find something to appreciate about each day and not wish it away. I haven't cut out all sugar but hate that it's added to everything. I avoid as much as possible and as a result find many prepared and packaged foods to be so sweet I can't stand them. There's nothing like homemade bread! Looking forward to hearing more about your experiences with it.

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