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Sloes

By chase
Popped down the lane next door to my house to collect some Sloes, they grow in abundance here, so plenty to choose from.
I do make my own Sloe Gin, my favourite Gin of all time. A little early just yet, I need to wait until the first frosts have started to split the Sloes, or stick a load in the freezer.

The bushes are so very prickly, great big, sharp thorns that get you when you are not looking in the places you least expect !

Anyway, out came the blue bottles.............Wink

Lit by daylight camera left and behind.
Taken against some wallpaper lining with a texture added in Photoshop.

Thanks for dropping by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Blue Glass Bottle Fruit Flowers and plants Daylight Thorns Hedgerows Sloes Textures and layers

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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
8 Sep 2020 1:32PM
A lovely simple still life. The muted colours are perfect.
8 Sep 2020 1:38PM
Beautiful..Lin
8 Sep 2020 2:18PM
Excellent ! Love the toning colours.
When your sloe gin is done and you remove the sloes, take some time to separate the fruit from the stones and then mix with melted dark chocolate. I "cast" mine in ice cube trays and then cut the pieces in two. Beats fruit and nut !
David
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
8 Sep 2020 2:32PM
Simple, but a very lovely and pleasing arrangement, Janet, love it! 😃👍
Trev 😀
Fefe Plus
9 54 34 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2020 2:36PM
Lovely work Janet...........Mine is a gin without the sloe please Smile
chase Plus
15 1.9k 482 England
8 Sep 2020 2:40PM

Quote:Beats fruit and nut !

My fave chocolate too...that's a cracking idea David, thank you.

Many thanks all, a special thank you to Sandra, great to have your UA.
Janet xx
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
8 Sep 2020 4:03PM
Lovely still life, Janet. Like the blue bottle and how you can hazily see the Sloes through the glass....beautifully presented.

Angela😄
chase Plus
15 1.9k 482 England
8 Sep 2020 4:08PM

Quote: you can hazily see the Sloes through the glass

Thanks Angela, that's not haze though, it's genuine muck Wink Wink
jacomes Plus
5 26 27 Portugal
8 Sep 2020 4:37PM
Another beautiful simple still life Janet
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
8 Sep 2020 5:02PM
A delightful blue palette and simple subject ---works well!
8 Sep 2020 5:46PM
Oh yes!! Have also been sussing out the sloes, although I will quaff gin in any form GrinGrin
chase Plus
15 1.9k 482 England
8 Sep 2020 6:14PM

Quote:I will quaff gin in any form

A nice big slug of Sloe Gin with fresh Orange juice and loads of ice.....yum !!

Many thanks everyone.
Janet xx
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2020 6:15PM
Beautifully constructed still life Janet.
Alfie
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 69 Norway
9 Sep 2020 8:09AM
Interesting to read of your ingredient gathering trials, Janet. I have an alternative method which is guaranteed less prickly, but will not fulfill your sense of achievement. Dress in clothes appropriate for the weather and pop down the offie...Wink

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