Silent Sunday: The Minor Pleasures of Life




  1. Ah, sweet, sweet comforts!

  2. So beautiful. So clear. I feel like I am sitting at your table.

  3. Oho! What an absolute delight. Kindle and orange juice just don’t cut it! I love the way the pink book picks up the pink inside the petals, the wine and the embroidery. You tempt me to try still life.

    • Sue

      Thanks, Meg! Glad you noticed the colours…and the green book also picks up some of the colours in the embroidery….But even you didn’t pick up on the title of the book being my title, and the link between the author and the flowers…..πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

      • I saw the title after I’d posted the comment and chalked another one up to you, and I did mentally note the green. But my eyesight didn’t spot Rose Macaulay. What a piece of work this is! Everything so intertwined. I’ll obviously have to scrutinise more carefully next time, and seek out the book.

      • Sue

        I do try to go beyond the image…sometimes it works, sometimes not! And in fairness, the web image was too small to pick out the author’s name. The book itself is a bit of an archaic oddity, a collection of pieces by different authors, many from the 17th century….I have only dipped into bits of it.

      • I’m very fond of minor pleasures.

  4. A perfect still life, Sue.

  5. I caught the title but can’t read the author’s name. I love this and like Meg, your still life is gradually getting under my skin and I’m going to have to try it!

    • Sue

      Oh, it was very unfair of me, the web image is too small for her name to be rad – Rose Macaulay…. Glad you feel inspired to have a go!

  6. Oh yes, Sue, this one is stunning. Marvelous composition. The light is warm and inviting. One can feel immediately transported to the scene. Brava!

  7. A simply divine still life, Sue. the warm colours all work so well, and I can almost feel the textures.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  8. Another very nice still life Sue! πŸ™‚

  9. Major pleasures one and all Sue! Not sure I’ve ever read Rose MacCaulay but the roses and the whiskey will do just fine! Nice composition πŸ™‚

  10. So beautiful dear Sue, I love your style, Thank you, Love, nia

  11. I can’t say more than has already been said, Sue. You do a marvelous job at this sort of photo.


  12. Love this in colour too, but I think I prefer your B&W. πŸ™‚

  13. Warm and inviting, Sue. It’s been said- a lovely composition, but you were a little sneaky. πŸ™‚ If the book had been upright we’d have stood a better chance of reading it. But not the right image. Hugs, darlin’!

  14. Oh wow, love the vintage colours!

  15. I went backwards and saw the coloured version second. I love it but I think I like the nostalgic look of the sepia version!

  16. PS I took my tinted sunglasses off- monochrome!! πŸ˜€

  17. Oh wow! Sue, I just clicked over here to say Hi (horribly absent from blogging the past couple of weeks…) and saw your B&W of this and was about to comment and say how much I liked it, but then I realised I needed to see the colour version first. And I’ll say it again…wow! I love B&W as you know, but i have to say in this case, I much prefer this colour shot. It is absolutely beautiful in detail and composition, right down to the gorgeous embroidery (I have a few tablecloths similar, handmade by my Grandmother…). The light and the way it enhances the richness of the lovely colours (some of my favourites πŸ™‚ and shadow created by the rose draws the eye so that I can’t stop looking at it, honestly! One of my absolute favourites of yours πŸ™‚

  18. I prefer the colour version. This one has a joyous feel to it, whereas the B/W version has a more sombre tome.

  19. Love the colours and composition. The roses…are a perfect hit with the other colours.

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