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Circles of Life

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Recently at one of my favourite groups over at Flickr, we were given a prompt to photograph circles. I took it to heart:

There are so many symbols that can represent circles of life. Like my mother, and her mother before, I’m carrying on the tradition of lovingly “putting food up” or “putting food by”. I love preserving whether it’s the recent marmalade I made or pickles, or relish, or jams, or whatever. It’s a process that brings me back to what is simple and important in life and always reminds me fondly of my dear mother.

canning in Diane

canning in Diane’s kitchen

Fiesta Corn Relish

Fiesta Corn Relish

{I’ve been asked for some recipes for some of the canning, jamming, and relish-ing I do so I’ll post some in one of the upcoming posts. I’ll also include my recipe for bath salts (re: my blog post about the importance of hostess gifts.}

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Sherry Galey - March 25, 2013 - 6:07 am

These images are magical, Diane. I love circles in photography. That first one, especially, is just gorgeous. I look forward to your recipes…

Kelly @ JAX does design - March 26, 2013 - 1:02 pm

I love circles – there’s something about them that I find so appealing. Not sure if that’s on a conscious or sub-conscious level! Love the blurry backgrounds in your photos, and how the light is reflecting off the jars in your first picture ๐Ÿ™‚