Monday, March 22, 2010

Wine Drinkers . . . Beware!

..., originally uploaded by Knit Girl....
I find wine drinkers to be a peculiar bunch of people.  I find the whole thing to be rather pretentious . . . ostentatious if you will.

To me, most wines taste rather similar.  Albeit some are drier or sweeter than others.  But if you were to give me a taste from a $15.00 bottle of wine and one from a $150.00 bottle, I probably couldn't tell the difference to save my life.  And to the most seasoned sommelier, I would probably horrify them by choosing the $15.00 bottle as the best.

I have no concern that a particular wine was produced on a rather quiet hillside in France which inevitably infused the body with flavours including rare mushrooms, lavender, and sage.  I will not lose sleep if I don't know a dessert wine from a table wine.  I'm the type of girl who would rather swill the wine from a plastic cup than worry about if I'm holding the stem of the glass properly.  And I will openly mock anyone who tries to convince me that their particular wine is superior -- that it's complexity is divine because "it continues to reveal different things about itself".

So the other night when faced with this particular conversation, I quietly ignored the discussion and tossed the corks to my husband.  "These will make a fantastic image," I told him.  I think it worked.

When I find someone I respect writing about an edgy, nervous wine that dithered in the glass, I cringe. When I hear someone I don't respect talking about an austere, unforgiving wine, I turn a bit austere and unforgiving myself. When I come across stuff like that and remember about the figs and bananas, I want to snigger uneasily. You can call a wine red, and dry, and strong, and pleasant. After that, watch out....

Kingsley Amis
Everyday Drinking   

Saturday, March 20, 2010

So excited...

So excited..., originally uploaded by Knit Girl....
I got an early Mother's Day present! I haven't been golfing in a long time and I really do miss it. My daughter is getting my old set and these babies are all mine :D

Aren't they just so pretty???

Friday, March 5, 2010

An Extraordinary Man

No pictures today.  Just a story of an extraordinary man...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Light, originally uploaded by Knit Girl....

When my heart is heavy, the sun helps make it light. ~Astrid Alauda

What more can I say to that...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Extraordinary Ordinary Every Day Things

..., originally uploaded by Knit Girl....

The other night I was feeling rather uninspired.  Not knowing what to do, I logged on to one of my Flickr contacts and immersed myself in wave after wave of extraordinary images.  Steven has the ability of taking everyday ordinary things and truly causes you to look at them in a new and beautiful light.  I came across his image, Tasteful,  and I knew I could work with his idea.  This is what I came up with.

It truly is amazing when you take an every day item, like a fork, and try to see it differently.  After awhile  you look and  truly see the world in a whole new realm of beauty.  Soon you see shadow and light and the images they make when they dance together -- the results can absolutely breathtaking!

Sometimes, a fork is just a fork.  But there are times when you see it so differently, you realize you have been given a special gift that is just for your eyes . . . in just that precise moment.  It is those moments I hope to capture every day so I can look back and realize that I've seen something extraordinary in an ordinary every day world.