Saturday, 12 June 2010

Shadow Shots

No, we don't have snow, but all the same it's been cold by Queensland standards.  It was minus 1 overnight in some parts of Brisbane (including Chez Fudge) before it topped at 21 degrees Celsius, or 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  Still, it was a stunningly clear morning and what better could we do but visit the farmers' market for some fresh produce. 

A cup of Dutch Chocolate Coffee renewed the spirits ...

... before stocking up on herbs for the jaded kitchen garden ...

... and some beautiful parsnips and mushrooms,

... as well as fresh tiger prawns, pumpkin and bunches of basil, coriander and all manner of goodies for a Thai prawn and pumpkin curry which we had tonight.  Mmmm.

After settling the herbs into their new home this afternoon, I noticed some shadows dancing across the lawn.

For more shadow shots, why not visit Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday

15 comments:

fredamans said...

Lovely shadows cast! Great captures!

Ralph said...

The coffee vendor serves the brew over a shadowy counter. The daytime high of 21°C /70°F is wonderful, we have been cooler than usual lately, topping out at that temperature - which I enjoy.

A lovely market, with beautiful basil and stunning parsnips. A shopping experience to end all! Topped of by large shrimp and a homemade curry - a fine day, indeed!

Manang Kim said...

Wow you don't have snow but you are under 0 degree that is cool, like it. Anyway, I love going to fresh market too I enjoy looking at fresh fruits and vegetables. Happy Sunday!

Running Squirrel

Sylvia K said...

Love the market and plants and what terrific shadow shots for the day! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Parsnips and mushrooms,
pumpkins and basil—market
delights for the soul.

Shadowy Pergola

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Nice shots, and great shadows. All those great winter veges for soups and casseroles.

Hope you are having a good weekend

EG Wow said...

Great shadows! I have to admit I didn't know the temperature ever goes below zero Celsius in Brisbane.

Sweet Repose said...

I can't believe you said the 'S' word(snow)...it is never spoken of here in the Midwest in June...YOU'LL GO BLIND...well not really, but it will give ya the heebie-geebies.

Your dinner sounded fabulous and what a grand bunch of herbs and shrooms!

BLOGitse said...

SSS greetings from rainy and cold (+10 C) Helsinki, Finland! It should be summer here right now!!!
One more week to go and then back to Casablanca! I hope the weather will be better there...
Have a great day!
BLOGitsePHOTOS

BLOGitse said...

Great place to visit and you got lovely pictures!
SSS greetings from rainy and cold (+10 C) Helsinki, Finland!
One more week to go and then back to Casablanca!
Have a great day!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

Hey Harriet said...

Mmmm...a cup of that Dutch chocolate coffee sounds mighty good right about now! I didn't know that parts of Brisbane experienced minus 1 temps! Yikes! It may have reached minus 1 at my house. I wouldn't have felt it because I was already frozen...

Keep warm :)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We'd never guess it was winter with green grass and farmer's markets! Our markets have just started this month...so we are in heaven!
Have a lovely sunny week!

frayedattheedge said...

I want to come and shop in that market - a lovely collection of shots!

Cassie said...

Produce makes such pretty photos. Just lluuurve the farmers market Shadow Shots. It is only starting to look a bit more like summer approaches here in the farrr north hills of Idaho. Stopped raining Friday and the sun has shone brightly Sat and today. The temps are in the 60's 7 70's during the day. Nice.

Chrisy said...

Love the lawn shot...bravo!