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A page out of Mum's book

By helenlinda
We have a cooking apple tree at the bottom of the garden. The apples do not store well though, even individually wrapped in the garage. So this year I am using Mum's recipe book and bottling quite a few of them - as we have very little space left in the freezer.
Many thanks to Sandy for generously giving me her User Award for Lamplight yesterday.
More plums to prepare and blackberries to jam this weekend - busy time for many of us, but what a wonderful blessing SmileSmile
Thanks for looking

Tags: Nature Still life Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Apples Bottling

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 9:33AM
Lovely workGrin

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Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 9:36AM
You put us all to shame Helen with your bottling and jam making.
Wonderful homely still life with the fruits of your labour to be enjoyed in the future.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 9:38AM
Thanks Diane and Kate SmileSmile
Shaji84 3 4 India
22 Aug 2014 9:45AM
Well made image!
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
22 Aug 2014 9:51AM
What a lovely image !! Very well craftedGrin
9 10 10 England
22 Aug 2014 10:19AM
How lucky you are to have the fruit to hand Helen - one of the things I greatly miss now. As ever a well thought out and composed image which tells a story.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
22 Aug 2014 10:28AM
Very inventive and effective work as usual.

Best Matt
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
22 Aug 2014 10:35AM
Glad someone has the patience to do all that GrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
22 Aug 2014 10:47AM
A wonderful image and presentation, Helen, like it a lot Smile
Trev Smile
An excellent piece of work, well thought out, captured and presented.Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
22 Aug 2014 11:24AM
Excellent quality image of an interesting subject, Helen.
jadus 6 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 11:26AM
What a stunning piece of work Helen.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 11:40AM
Beautifully constructed image. With two fig trees, two pomegranate trees, one Loquat tree, two olive trees, one lemon, one lime and a cartload of strawberry and cape gooseberry plant plus the multitudes of chillies we grow every year in the Spanish garden, I am well into bottling too.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
22 Aug 2014 11:42AM
A lovely image Helen. Very appealing. I did make raspberry jam a month ago. Something my mom and I used to do each year. Brings back memories.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 11:57AM
Excellent work, Helen.

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 12:09PM
Beautifully crafted still life Helen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Richsr 11 91 223 England
22 Aug 2014 12:21PM
Well put together Helen
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
22 Aug 2014 12:33PM
A great image.
I have some Blackberries that I picked for a pie as well Mmmmm,and I fell to the middle of the brambles, my legs are covern scratches as I was wearing my shortsSmile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
22 Aug 2014 1:25PM
Its good that you are making full use of your harvest Linda.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Aug 2014 2:06PM
A fine still life, Helen. Carol
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 5:16PM
so how do you do it....
just had a lesson to salt my thats going to be interesting cos frozen ones just arent quite the same
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Aug 2014 5:44PM
I am hungry for an apple now!

Does your mom's book have a recipe for quince--- Ours are finally producing heavily...
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
22 Aug 2014 8:13PM
Brilliant work Helen - a superb image.
22 Aug 2014 8:22PM
So beautiful, Helen.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 8:27PM
A superb image, lovely. Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 9:05PM
You have presented this so well, Helen, with the red ring around Fruit Bottling (just as well because I couldn't read the words top left), and the other items, leaving us in no doubt as to what the subject is. The black background sets it off nicely, especially the writing, though kept nicely subtle so as not to overpower the other items.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 10:14PM
Beautifully presented and a great shot Helen
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 10:22PM
Many thanks Lillian for your User Award - a lovely surprise and much appreciated SmileSmile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
23 Aug 2014 1:34AM
Clever thinking here Helen.
Super shot.
oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2014 12:24AM
wow Helen what a great display and the light/colours are wonderful Wink
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
26 Aug 2014 11:53AM
I have put up many jars of apples. They will make wonderful fresh apple sauce and fried apples this winter. Love your technique. These could be made into posters and sold.

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