Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sepia Tones & Exotic Fare

Late afternoon as we passed Sorrento's golf course on our way to get our walk in, it was still snowing.   I tried to capture the soft hazy glow through the trees of where the sky meets the ocean. 

Here's the town landing, where we park and begin our walk.   With daylight fading I liked how the lit tree stood out against the fresh cover of white.  Henri reminded me it was snowing and not good for the camera. 

As we continued on our walk I sheltered my camera inside my coat from the falling snow and when Henri wasn't looking I quickly pulled it out to try and capture a scene or two.  On this image, I used a sepia tone effect which I think helps to highlight the falling snow. 

One more that I took.  I couldn't help it.  Don't tell Henri though.  He keeps telling me how bad moisture is for a camera.  But in my defense, the snow let up for this one.   

So anyway, back at home, Henri knew he was in store for a treat.  This is a "care package" of sorts that his Mother sent, because I mentioned to her the other day he was craving Indonesian food.  Henri was born in Djakarta, Indonesia.  I was born in Maine, yet I was craving it too. 

This is his Mother's recipe of Nasi Kuning (yellow rice) and some of the ingredients that I used to make it for him. 

Lucky for me, my rice cooker makes cooking it a breeze. 

Suet for the woodpeckers outside. 

Inside, Nasi Kuning covered with stinky, salty fish for us. 

The fish really are stinky too.  For the first 15 years of our marriage I would make Henri eat them outside, until one day I got the nerve to try them and I couldn't believe what I had been missing!  Besides it's just way too cold to eat outside this time of year. 


The Rusty Teapot said...

LiLi you live in paradise! I LoVe the Sepia photos! all of them are Brilliant just Beautiful!

Piecefulafternoon said...

What lovely photos from your walk. I try to shelter my camera from rain/snow when I can't resist taking a picture. It is easier now that I don't have to look through the view finder but have that big screen on the back of the camera. I can see better to hold my other hand over the lens. LOL

Don would agree with you about eating the fish outdoors - and I agree with you that it is too cold to eat outdoors. :-)

vicki said...

Beautiful snowy photos Lili! The sepia tones are stunning- and I adore the little Christmas tree at the end of the pier. We woke up this morning to a fresh blanket of snow also! It is beautiful~~

Can I say that I am not sure about those stinky fish! I love yellow rice- could eat it every day- and my rice cooker is my best friend!

Love the little woodpecker- so sweet- we are taking good care of our little feathered friends right now also.

Looking forward to your next walk and more beautiful photos.


Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Lili, Just love those bird pics . . . too beautiful. I bet Henri enjoys your cooking, looks yum, yum! Have a beautiful Sunday . . God loves you and I do too! Sandy:O)

Country Girl said...

Oh, I loved this post, Lili. Didn't know he was born in Indonesia.
Last year, I took my camera out during a snow storm, in a plastic bag with a hole for the lens. In fact, I think my header was shot during that fateful walk. For over 8 months, my lens didn't work properly. My camera is moisture proof, but the lens is not!

Polly said...

Lili! That photo of the the dock with the Christmas tree is AMAZINGLY beautiful! Insert big sigh. I LOVE gazing at the photos you take of your walks in Maine. Breathtaking!

What a wonderful care package!! Glad you are enjoying its contents!!



SprinkleBakes said...

Really beautiful and dreamy photos! I love the feeling that sepia tone gives.

I would love to dig right into that care package. So many unusual things that I'd love to know more about...

...even the stinky fish!

Teri said...

Ummmmm... what a cool package! The turmaric has beautiful color (and reminds me that I'm out). I love using lemon grass in recipes. I was getting hungry until I rolled down to the fishies. I just can't manage those (I'm not a big fish person unless it's mild - or salmon).

I've never had Indonesian food.

Suspended Soul said...

Love the sepia photos-very romantic and old timey. Oooh stinky fish, I don't know. I ate bugs over in Thailand. Not bad really, tasted a bit like potato chips.

jennyfreckles said...

I love the little tree on the dock too. I should think after the walk in the snow you were ready for some good food. I'll reserve judgement on those stinky fish though!

Privet and Holly said...

Such gorgeous pics!
It's snowing here
today and I just love
how beautiful it looks.
Too bad I have to do
errands in it, though!
Funny how foods grow on
you. My husband has learned
to like a lot of things that
my side of the family likes,
with the exception of
brussel sprouts!
Happy Monday, sweet Lili!
xx Suzanne

Heidi said...

Lili, your photos are so beautiful. And to come home after your walk and have some good asian food, mmmh I can almost smell it...Have a great week and stay warm...

sharon said...

just visiting from Chronicles of a country girl. Love your photos of nature.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. I love the bokeh in the photo of the woodpecker and he is a beauty also.

Kelly said...

I agree with you, sneak out the camera anyway;) The pictures are so beautiful. The coast is different in each season. That is one of the things I love about Maine. It changes all the time. The rice looks lovely, may I please have mine without the fish? Please...... I love Indian food.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The rice dish looks wonderful..., my husband loves rice (really loves rice!!!)..., and I'm impressed by your photography. Don't listen to Henry, haha.

Jeannie of Atlantic Beachlife said...

I love the one of the dock with the Christmas tree at the end most of all, though I also love your sepia-scapes! What is the camera you are using? You live in a beautiful land.