Sunday Morning

Boy am I glad I am done blogging about that 40 by 40 list. Hope it isn’t as tedious to read as it was to write.

We are about to head off to “Julie & Julia.” I loved the book based on the blog, and I loved watching Julia Child as a kid, and I LOVE going to the Julia Child kitchen at the Smithsonian. I am not sure I like Streep’s Julia voice from the trailers, but the film has gotten good reviews so I will reserve my judgement.

I took this photo about 4 years ago on a sunny Sunday morning in London. This fabulous stack of scones was taken in the Orangerie at Kensington Palace. A really wonderful and comfortable place to sit with friends. I am very proud of this picture, I think the lighting is just perfect. Unfortunately, this was taken before I had a digital camera and the only copy I have is this well worn one that has been tacked above various desks over the years, so it doesn’t scan very well. Looks better in person. Maybe I still have the negative somewhere.

9 thoughts on “Sunday Morning

  1. Frances August 16, 2009 / 2:23 pm

    It is a lovely photo whatever the wear and tear. I have some similarly prized photos from the food hall at Harrods – the most over-priced but irresistible place to assemble a hamper.

    Am also a frequent visitor to Julia's kitchen. Just pop in from time to time to see the pegboard.

    Have not visited your porch before so I am off to check out this series you just wrapped up. Love this idea.


  2. Book Psmith August 16, 2009 / 4:31 pm

    It is still quite a beautiful picture. I worried about Streep overdoing her voice and thought it might grate on my nerves but she did such a magnificent job.


  3. Anonymous August 16, 2009 / 6:08 pm

    you sure have a pile of memories. It is so great that you share them with the rest of the world.

    forty years ago it was a really hot day in Mn. Said I'd never have another child in Aug. and I didn't. Just remember this big blue mumu dress that i had made and my brown sandals had stretched way out from my swollen feet. That is my memory. Anyway Happy 40th tomorrow. Love you lots


  4. Anonymous August 17, 2009 / 11:04 pm

    Photoshop, dear heart!



  5. Thomas August 18, 2009 / 9:27 am

    I would love Photoshop, but the price…yikes.


  6. writemeg August 19, 2009 / 3:56 pm

    Great shot! Ah, Kensington Palace… I'm so obsessed with London. I'd have loved to be there, too!

    Hope you enjoyed “Julie & Julia” — I really did! I walked out feeling very positive and uplifted… especially as a blogger. :)


  7. Thomas August 20, 2009 / 12:45 pm

    I did enjoy Julie and Julia a lot. Although I am amazed at the number of people who were put of by Julie's whining narcissim. I didn't feel that way at all.


  8. Frances August 20, 2009 / 7:22 pm

    Laughing. Of course we do not find Julie's narcissism grating. We're bloggers. At least a small part of all of us gets narcissism. I liked the book, but loved the movie. Part Meryl love and part Julia love. My Life in Paris present in the film.


  9. Sascha August 21, 2009 / 8:40 pm

    Do you still love the biscuits with the flakey orange bits?


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