This week’s photo challenge asks us to look at companionship. When I think of companionship, the first thought that comes to my mind is my wonderful husband, Sean. Irritatingly optimistic, he sees the good in everything and everyone. There’s always a bright side and things have a way of working themselves out. Ironically, a lesson I taught him years ago, but I’ve never been good at taking my own advice. He is my number one supporter and does everything in (and often tries beyond) his power to make me happy, no matter how out there my plans may be (“Picking bucket-loads of dandelions in the park and turning it into wine is a fantastic idea! You’ll see…”). And while on more than one occasion I’d rather sit there and wallow in self-pity, he’ll find a positive angle and somehow extract a smile.
Even before I became a food blogger, my thoughts were always on food. After savoring each bite of a hearty breakfast, no matter how delicious it was, my thoughts would immediately turn to my next meal. What’s for lunch? What should I serve at that dinner party two months from now? What was in that sauce? So naturally my camera is drawn to the beautiful bites too. We eat with our eyes, just as much as we do with our mouths. Beautiful food just tastes better.
Maybe it’s just me, but I never really thought of “chefs” behind canned goods.
My sister-in-law, Michaela, over at Serif and Spice introduced me to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. The idea is a topic is announced every Friday, generally vague, and you have a week to create a post based on your own interpretation. It’s a pretty cool concept and again another way to build your blog community. There’s also a Weekly Writing Challenge. I’ve kept my eye on the Photo Challenge topics for a for a while now, just waiting for the right point to jump in. The topic needed to be something fun to photograph but also food related. Though really, it’s AMAZING how you can make almost anything about food.