Sunday, 15 August 2010

about last night

The weather has been kind these last two days, with some gentle evening sun and a hint of warmth still in the air. Last night I cut some dahlias to bring inside, and had a little play with my camera at the same time.


Seems to be a good year for dahlias - the 'Rip City' is particularly abundant.


Continuing on the same colour theme, I made this soup for my supper. It's simple and delicious - try it if you love beetroot. I used chopped thyme in my dumplings, instead of fennel fronds.

And I watched this film. It was achingly beautiful. I was tempted to watch it all over again once the credits had rolled, but I could feel the evening slipping away from me, and knew it was time to switch off. I feel like I'm drifting at the moment and am having difficulty in focusing on the necessary, if you know what I mean.

9 comments:

Cottage Garden said...

I loved that film Diana.

Just catching up on some posts and your one about The Deep caught my attention. How exciting to have your photos featured!

Gorgeous photo of the dahlia - they really are the Queen of flowers I always think.

Thank you for your lovely comment - I hope to be back blogging on a more regular basis ...

Jeanne
x

Tilly said...

I love the colour of those flowers. Thanks for the recipe link - I'm growing some beetroots (got the seeds free from the BBC's 'Dig In' project) and I'm not sure what to do with them aside from pickling. Hubby mentioned soup so I think I might have a go. The dumplings sound yummy too - I love dumplings!

blue china studio said...

What beautiful dahlias. What a lovely color!

I watched The Single Man recently and enjoyed it, cried a lot while watching it but have renewed faith in Colin Firth.

Pipany said...

Hello Diana. I LOVE the beautiful dahlia photos, particularly the3 first one. It is amazing. Still haven't seent he Single MAn yet, but it is on my list. Hope you are well and enjoying the sun (finally). Much love to you dear friend xx

Gina said...

The colour of those Dahlia's is beautiful... and just like beetroot!

kristina said...

The dahlias are beautiful. We really should add some to the plot... K x

Simone said...

Gorgeous rich coloured flowers. I like the sound of the soup too. Anything with dumplings is good! x

harmony and rosie said...

Beautiful dahlias, the colour is stunning and so are your photos. Must search out the film, it looks a goodie and anything with CF gets my vote anyway!!

K x

Griffin said...

That deep red is stunning. Dahlias are amazing flowers. Haven't seen A Single Man... well I am one so don't need to!! But I am going to see the Illusionist by Sylvain Chomet who also did the fabulous little cartoon, Belleville Rendezvous which you should definitely see if you get another chance.