Thursday, 29 April 2010

eggy

I was gifted some eggs on monday - chicken eggs, duck eggs and a goose egg. A lovely mix of size and colour. Have you seen a goose egg up close? It's seriously big.


Who knew you could have such fun photographing eggs?


Lining them up, comparing their sizes, admiring the delicate colours of their shells - especially the palest blue of the duck eggs. And making sure they don't roll off my little stool and smash on the floor.


The goose egg is way too big for my egg cups.


It made a delicious and generous-sized omelette, served with wilted wild garlic leaves.

19 comments:

TheMadHouse said...

They look yum. I have never had a goose egg, that is something I must try

rachel said...

Aren't they lovely! Perhaps one day you'll be given an ostrich egg......

So that's a stool - I had wondered what the wonderful wood grain and colour was. Do you fancy showing us a picture of it in its entirety?

harmony and rosie said...

Lovely photos Diana and I adore your little egg cups. Right now I'm imagining a softly poached egg on top of your wonderful nettle risotto!!

Kate x

PG said...

Lovely photos - one of them is worthy of Andy Goldsworthy - but egg-ish instead of stones! Would like to try a goose egg one day, I get very greedy over eggs.

dottycookie said...

I'm a complete wimp - I find goose and duck eggs too 'eggy' - so if ever have any I shall know who to send them to!

Tilly said...

I've never had duck or goose eggs. Isn't that blue just the most beautiful colour?

Razmataz said...

They are beautiful. I have always thought eggs made good photography as the colors are so muted and perfect.

driftwood said...

oooh they are amazing x

Baa-Me Kniits said...

All you need to finish the collection is one of my little Bantam Chickens eggs....they are tiny :-)

Simone said...

They are such beautiful delicate shades. The look almost pebble like don't they? x

Cottage Garden said...

You are making me hungry again Diana!!

Wonderful photos - love the grain of the stool against the blue of the duck eggs. Pretty.

Jeanne
x

val said...

What a lovely post, and a lovely gift you received. When I was young ALL the eggs in the shops were white and you had to pay extra for a brown egg!
Hope you enjoy them!
Val

Liz said...

These are such beautiful pictures Diana, making something so simple, look so go is such a gift.

kristina said...

G still talks about the goose egg Alice and I bought him at Richmond Farmers' Market. Sure he'll be very envious when he sees this post!

And the colors of the duck eggs are so lovely. Almost too pretty to eat.

K x

Discerning Admirer said...

Eggceptional!

ginny said...

your eggs have wonderful colour tones and the photos are great
happy weekend xx

Jackie said...

What beautyiful photographs and such a lovey shade of blue...I suppose you'd call that ...duck egg....

silverpebble said...

Diana all these images are stunning but the second one - oh! Goodness, I would buy a set of postcards of these in a trice!

Online shops said...

I've never seen goose egg before. I didn't know it was that big. Amazing!