taking the first bite of a watermelon. cracking an egg. floating in the ocean on a sunny day…
“…these are brief, seemingly inconsequential moments that almost immediately slip from memory as they pass, neither life-altering or particularly remarkable, and yet taken together they become a sort of texture of our lives. filmmaker Vitùc recognized the importance of these small moments and collected several dozen of them in his new video short called the pleasure of…”
i have decided to begin a series of “collection” posts, themed around certain interests of mine, namely: food, illustration, design, packaging, the great outdoors, literature etc. i have such caches of internet-scrounged images that inspire and motivate me on a daily basis, so i thought why not share them. who knows: someone might be out there needing a little dose of visual stimulation?
i am starting off with most everyone’s favourite: food. i recently became (and trust me i do cringe at how pretentious it sounds) a pescetarian – meaning i eat only fish and seafood as my source of “meat”, other than that it is vegetarian all the way. so here is a collection of vegetarian/pescetarian recipes i have been hoarding…
vegetable fritter salad
sweet potato veggie burger
wintery vietnamese spring rolls
white bean burgers with sundried tomatoes and rosemary
lentil meatballs with lemon pesto
zucchini & ricotta pancakes
browned butter mushroom panini
salmon with quinoa and toasted seeds
egg, avocado & arugula breakfast sandwich
tuna sandwich with coconut & cilnatro
peri-peri pumpkin with haloumi on a sweet couscous salad
thank you, spring! my favourite tree is in full bloom – the cherry tree. and after an hour’s jog to zoo lake this morning, filled with white and pink blossoms, my chest is glowing and, try as i might, i can’t seem to blot the silly grin from my lips!
i am a cloud-watcher of many years, with photo files full of nimbus-studded skies. so stumbling upon this dramatic and informative BBC photo essay, in which the met office’s john hammond decodes cloud photos sent by viewers of BBC one’s the great british weather, was a delightful treat.
i’ve been feeling pretty low lately, caught in the limbo of looming deadlines and post-deadline reprieve. so i thought i would flip through some of the images i have collected on pinterest that guarantee at least a half-hearted smirk if not a full smile on my face…hope they do the same for you.
i thought would share this entymological find with you. these amazing insect photographs are from this archive. in my opinion, marveling at their multifacted, metallic armour is a good way to start any day!
in 2004, the new york times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. scientists tracking her since 1992, have finally discovered the problem: she isn’t like any other baleen whale, she doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. she doesn’t have a mate and has never had one. the problem, the scientists have ascertained, is in her songs. her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. it is unique in the fact that her species communicate in songs between 12 – 25hz, and this whale sings at 52hz. thus no other whales can hear nor reply to this lonely creature’s calls to communicate. with every song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by. i can just imagine this massive mammal wandering the ocean – a solitary giant and its sad song…