Tuesday, November 3, 2009

two beauties

Two beauties:
89 year old Esther and her butternut tree.
you can find her working in her garden at 5 a.m.
she bakes perfect oatmeal cookies with bits of butternuts folded in.

18 comments:

Fio said...

Touching...

Anya said...

Thanks for the recipe for a long and happy life...... ;)
I can eat MANY cookies
:)

MCCasey said...

I have never had a butternut..
Strong features for both tree and lady I hope I can be as strong as I get older.

Arija said...

It's been wonderful catching up on your blog.
What other way is there to do the garden but to get going at 5 in the morning?
Great old birch too...nice statistics.

Sunny said...

A very heartwarming picture.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm on the road with my computer tutoring and I always have my camera with me. A few pictures here and there add up pretty quickly.
Sunny :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Turn your face always toward the sun, and then the shadows will fall behind.
(Eastern wisdom)

She looks so serene, she has peace inside her mind and love inside her heart!
Léia

That is the chicken said...

Sounds delicious!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I love butternuts. Unfortunately so do the squirrels who wrecked a tree I started from seed. I think they were chewing on it to speed it up to produce nuts. In the end I had to take it down. It never got bigger than a stick.

Frank said...

Terrific portrait. Even though it's certainly nice here, sailboats, blue skies and puffy white clouds, I love your forests and people that are up at 5am to work the land. NICE!!

Jacob said...

Lovely. Maybe that's the secret - oatmeal cookies with folded-in butternuts.

I'm willing to give it a try!

Have a great day!

JM said...

Wonderful portrait/composition!

Vogon Poet said...

These are two very interesting beauties. I'd like to taste her cookies but I'll never see her in her garden at 5 am. Only a major earthquake can get me out of my bed at that time...

Kate said...

Love both photos. The "white Chair" and its setting is lovely. And the woman's face speaks volumes!

Ineke said...

5 am! what time does she goes to bed then? Say hi to Esther from the other side of the big pond and thanks for stopping by Rotterdam daily photo!

Julie said...

Heartening juxtaposition of cross-hatched face and gnarled tree, BC. I like how you have allowed space for Esther to gaze into. The early morning is the most delightful time of day; I easily trade the evening for morning's cool, fresh pleasures.

I wonder who that is in the other blue jersey ...

valeria said...

Great portrait and fascinating story. My best wishes to the lady!

Giorgio said...

My daughters would love to put their hands on those cookies ;-), but... at 5 am?!?! Maybe on our first day in the USA, thanks to jetlag. Excelent portrait, by the way.

Gunn White said...

Thanks for sharing!
Impressive Lady Ester! :-)