Monday, 15 February 2010

39 of 365


I was walking The Boy to science club after school on February 8th when these trees caught my eye, silhouetted against a cloudy sky with sun breaking through here and there. This is why I carry my camera with me everywhere! It's also why I always have an umbrella in my bag...

For lunch that day I rediscovered a forgotten favourite: lettuce sandwiches. Yum!! The lettuce must be very fresh and crisp (little gem or iceberg would be my preference), and the bread must be brown rather than white (wholemeal granary works well). And if you're not using butter, you must at least use a buttery-flavoured spread, because it's the saltiness that adds the finishing touch to the sandwich, and with 'margarine'-type spreads it just feels slimy in your mouth, ugh! But done right, these sandwiches are *gorgeous* :-)

12 comments:

Photographing Mom said...

Beautiful photo!!

debs14 said...

My husband has a strange interest in clouds and he would love your photos! He even has a book called 'The Cloud Book, How to understand the skies' He even has a folder in the 'photos' section of our computer of cloud formations he has taken. I personally prefer a cloudless blue sky with uninterrupted sunshine!
Never tried lettuce sandwiches to be honest, think I need to try them when the weather is better and I feel in a more salady mood.

scrappyjacky said...

Not sure about lettuce sandwiches....but love the photo.

Cheri said...

Love the photo! Not at all sure I'd feel the same about lettuce sandwiches - add some bacon and tomatoe and then we're talking. Everything is better with bacon!

Jo's Place said...

Beautiful photo!

Clair said...

Nice, atmospheric photograph! x

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the photo. I sometimes have trouble with trees an sky . . . everything gets washed out. I probably need to take things off auto, I suppose!
Rinda

Scrappi Sandi said...

Great photo!...I never go anywhere without a camera & a brolly too!!!! Ooooh! lettuce sandwiches..I lived on those as a student..I did sprinkle the lettuce with salt though...back then I didn't realise that I could have too much!!!!

mise said...

Super tree-photo, with that close dark weave of branches.

Lizzie said...

I love winter trees against the sky. That is a great photo!

Lettuce sandwiches... ooh, haven't had those for such a long time. You are right that the lettuce must be fresh and crisp, the bread brown and there absolutely must be butter, not margarine! I don't actually like Iceberg lettuce much, but I do like the nice crispy green traditional English lettuces. I think I might just have a lettuce sandwich for lunch tomorrow... mmmm.

Amy said...

The photo looks really great Mel - fabulous silhouette! I'm an iceberg fan as well.

The Scrappy Tree said...

A beautiful image :) I like salad cream in my lettuce sandwiches though!