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photoblog image Eat, Drink and Be Merry...

Eat, Drink and Be Merry...

 

...for tomorrow we die.

[Ecclesiastes 8:15 and Isaiah 22:13]

 

Today is my turn again at Vision and Verb, if you want to hear more about that.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry...

 

...for tomorrow we die.

[Ecclesiastes 8:15 and Isaiah 22:13]

 

Today is my turn again at Vision and Verb, if you want to hear more about that.

comments (60)

What??? No pictures of swans, sunsets or toadstools. Haha, Ginnie, that must have been a fun class.

Now with this submission, your teacher would have been very pleased; not one forbidden item that I can see and a wonderful image to boot. An A+ for sure.
Ginnie Hart: Based on what you have written here, Beverly, I think you have read yesterday's piece on V&V by Petra. smile That's one of the things I hate about the time-zone differences. My piece won't show up till 7 a.m. Dutch time (1 a.m. EST in Atlanta). But you still gave me a smile. Thank you for checking it out.
This is such a beautiful photo - warm and "old world" feeling. Love the saying, too. This should have a frame around it. A+
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Margaret, for stopping by here and commenting. We either die or diet, right? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Oct 2010, 04:01
Really like that bucket of herbs, Ginnie, especially as it is dominated by the wonderful Basil...
Ginnie Hart: I know, Ray. I loved how it was just sitting there so nonchalantly. smile Thanks.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 4 Oct 2010, 04:17
Beautiful creation Ginnie...you have taken a modern photo and given a timeless feel to it.....again, beautiful....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Leanne
  • Australia
  • 4 Oct 2010, 04:48
love the details and nice processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Leanne.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Oct 2010, 05:13
Just look at that lovely basil & parsley Ginnie: some of my favourite herbs in this Dutch alresco eating scene
Ginnie Hart: I didn't even notice the herbs till someone else mentioned them, Chris. Thanks for noticing them. grin
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2010, 05:53
Gorgeous composition and tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kala.
I love this picture of the market, a good treatment, it looks like an old photography. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: And it's two blocks away from where I live, Valérie. smile Merci.
Wonderful use of post processing to give this image a `timeless` feel. I like it! (:o)

Your vision and verb piece, made me smile, as it strikes a chord with me on some levels.

A financial scare of two can quickly alter your frame of mind, and start you down the road of analysing every penny spent. Even when the situation eases, it becomes a hard habit to break.

After keeping my present car for nine years, I am now about to buy, for the first time ever, a brand new car. The thought of spending all that money on something for myself is giving me palpitations! (:o)
Ginnie Hart: We are probably made from the same cookie cutter, Roz! It's very hard to break the habit of being a spend-thrift. I like being thrifty but often need to loosen up a bit when it comes to money. This past year or two I have seen a lot of change in me, which I gladly welcome. Time is suddenly too short! I want to make the best of it all before I kick the bucket...without being stupid. Thanks for your thoughtful comment.

Bravo to you for the new car purchase. We did the same thing this year but I had sold so much back in Atlanta to make it possible. It was the right move for us. So I wish you the best. smile
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Oct 2010, 07:01
Beautiful presentation as usual Ginnie your treatment alway amazes me lovely scene well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Scotia.
Lovely shot and pping Ginnie.V and V sounds like me.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mick. I've always been a spendthrift and/or thrifty. I'm trying to loosen up a bit! smile What's funny is Astrid is the same way. So we're helping each other.
These baskets look most promising...would love to have a go at the goodies inside...fabulous tone, textures and detail Ginnie, and I couldn't agree moresmile
Ginnie Hart: This is a scene just two blocks from where we live, Pavan, on a sunny weekend afternoon. I love the outside terraces of Europe filled up with people knowing how to enjoy a quiet drink while people-watching. I need to do it more often myself...and not just take pictures of it happening! smile Thanks.
the spice of life, I do not want another!!!!
Ginnie Hart: I'm learning this, Fabrizio. smile Grazie.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 4 Oct 2010, 07:31
Good advice!
Looks like a very nice place for lunch or coffee!
Ginnie Hart: Just two blocks from where we live on a sunny weekend afternoon, Sidney. Thanks.
  • grapf
  • Germany
  • 4 Oct 2010, 07:38
Your colour work is lovely, Ginnie! Very beautiful oldfashioned "toys" that you found here. A middle-age market?
Ginnie Hart: It was such a picturesque scene at a café terrace a couple weekends ago, Grapf. It was so easy to think of another world, another time! Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Oct 2010, 07:55
Meant for Sundays: Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow you have to work sad

Great picture of an interesting looking terrace.
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Louis, though this was a Saturday. It's just a couple blocks from where we live. I love it! Thanks.
I have read your V&V. It is funny how hard it is to shake off your upbringing. My Dad believed in enjoying life and as long as there was enough in the bank for emergencies then the rest was for enjoying. He died at the age of 55 so saving for a rainy day would have been a mistake!
Ginnie Hart: So you had a good mentor, Bill! With 8 kids to raise, I'm sure my dad was glad he was thrifty. I think I'm the most like him of us all...and am now having to learn how to let go a bit and just not worry. Astrid is like me so we are learning to help each other. It's good to experience the good life...even if a bit slowly at first. smile
  • Tracy
  • UK
  • 4 Oct 2010, 08:37
Lovely image Musketeer..I have been doing just that at the weekend. We had a lovely time at the wedding, but the weather was not that good!!! Hope you also had a good weekend.
Ginnie Hart: We drove to the Zeeland province in SW Netherlands on Saturday, Musketeer, where Astrid was able to eat her mussels! That was fun. It didn't start to rain till mid-afternoon, so we had a few good hours of picture-taking. So glad your wedding outing was good, in spite of the weather.
  • Shaun
  • Turkey
  • 4 Oct 2010, 08:40
Excellent photograph. A great subject, with very nice color.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Shaun.
A fine motto to live by.
Ginnie Hart: I'm learning, Chad. Little by little. smile It's hard to get the spend-thrift out of me at times.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Oct 2010, 10:13
a nice, merry scene - "Zondag Familiedag- you depictured well with an old-fashioned flair- suiting the old things like baskets, houten vatten... and healthy herbs... an intact world- and we should enjoy these hours/ days indeed - for me personally something more besides 'eat, drink' belongs to being 'merry', though - but generally, this life motto is right I think! "Carpe diem!"- "Pluk de dag!"
I have to think of Martin Luther who is told to have said: "Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Philine...more than eating and drinking, which actually I do quite well, I must say. Maybe we all pick and choose what makes us 'merry?' I LOVE that Martin Luther quote. How appropriate for my V&V post. If you don't add it there, I'll mention it in my reply to others. Bedankt!
A wonderful capture of this timeless display Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Oct 2010, 10:19
een zonnewijzer voor jou/ jullie:http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpe_diem- I'll read later your V&V reflections (I'm on the way to eat, drink in an Italian 'pasta& basta' together with my friend)
Ginnie Hart: I have alwayds loved Carpe Diem, Philine, as well as Carpe Noche. What a great way to live, seizing what is at our fingertips and living life to the hilt. I'm glad you do this, too, in your own way. Life is too short not to! Hartstikke bedankt!
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 4 Oct 2010, 10:37
Love the tone I hope tomorrow won't come to soon
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage, Tomorrow almost always comes too soon but that just makes living today that much more important. smile
I like your special Ginnie tone, timeless feel, back in Nostalgia, i wanna sit & sip old times tea ! wink
Ginnie Hart: Just come on over, Karine. A table is waiting. smile Thanks.
Great image Ginnie which sums up well your V.& V.today. We are, shall we say, comfortable financially, but still Maureen sometimes says "can we afford that", so now and then we "kick out" and have a spend because most of the time we tend to be modest. I hope it's a long way away yet but we certainly can't take it with us so why not enjoy it a little while we can.
Ginnie Hart: Old habits die hard, as we say, Brian. It's not always easy to believe we have what we need and always will have. Maybe our age has done this to us because we know what we have lived through. But it sounds like you, too, are learning to enjoy what you have and trust. I love it for us.
Yes indeed Ginnie. When we hit our 60's we really must make the most of the good time we have left. Having cared for the elderly I know old age isn't a bed of roses so make the best of it while you can. Lovely image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: The older we get, Janet, the more we realize we must seize the day NOW. We see too many friends going already, our age. UGH. Let's just do it! smile Thanks.
Bonjour Ginnie. Superb photo. Texture et light are very beautiful. Have a lovely day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Always MERCI, Antoine. smile
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2010, 11:58
What a wonderful shot and processing, and an interesting read on V&V, the problem is getting the right balance sometimes though, I perhaps am to much the other way and if family need something and I have enough to get at that point in time I will, perhaps that why were still renting and dont have much savings, perhaps a middle line is whats needed
Ginnie Hart: Moderation in everything, JJ, and yes BALANCE. Sometimes it takes a whole lifetime to figure it out! Thank you for reading V&V. That means a like to me.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Oct 2010, 12:44
I can see the eaitng, the drinking but where is the merry? Nicely processed.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, just use your imagination, Les. grin Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2010, 12:55
This image speaks to the bounty of the season..and to the fullness and joy of life. Love it!!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Marcie. It speaks volumes to me, too. Thank you.
just in your recognizable style smile Wonderful ! Tones are great, compo too ! Love it .
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mariana. Thank you.
Such a warm feel when looking at this photo..nicely done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sandu, for stopping by and commenting again.
This is a lovely scene Ginnie, I love the old feel, the barrel is the finishing touch with the herbs. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. This is just a couple blocks from where we live...a beautiful sight. smile
Feels so rustic!
I like this special effect.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, LC, for stopping by and commenting. I love 'props' like this. smile
indeed, LOL at Seraphine! oh and btw your picture is very good too lol
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, my friend! smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2010, 15:15
That is an awesome shot as always.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
The guy in the top right hand corner is thinking ''I always knew that me mum's cooking was unbeatable''
Ginnie Hart: But of course, Richard! grin Thank you.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 4 Oct 2010, 16:47
But where's all the food and drink?

Enjoyed your V&V essay, Ginnie. I seem to ricochet from being a relative spendthrift to miserly in equal amounts. There's no hope!
Ginnie Hart: HA! All hidden from plain view, George! Thank you for reading at V&V. That means the world to me. I guess balance and moderation is the key?!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2010, 16:55
so true.. that's why we have to grab every opportunity to have fun.. wink
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Rian. Moderation in everything...and CARPE DIEM!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Oct 2010, 17:21
Astrid says.....wonderful picture, it looks like old times.
It was too bad I could not go with you that day.
You did a great job processing it, it is nice to read the comments so far smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mijn Vrouw, for your constant, undying support! IHVJ.
the tones are so good and gives the feeling of seeing two worlds together!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Joshi. That's exactly how I feel about almost everything I see in Europe!
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 4 Oct 2010, 18:27
Beautiful picture of a beautful setting and the processing was great!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Fokkio.
  • Mroy
  • USA
  • 4 Oct 2010, 19:27
Another classic Ginnie image. How delightful.
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Maria. But you already know this! smile Thank you.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 4 Oct 2010, 21:31
And Be happy.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Oscar! smile Gracias.
  • TM
  • Iran
  • 4 Oct 2010, 21:39
what the nice mood of this shot..details and process are all enjoyable..like like likesmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, TM.
lovely tones, wonderful content, very good Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Derek.
heading over...
Ginnie Hart: You're a asweetheart, Heather. Thank you.
Wonderful color processing. Where's the food? I like how some people seem interested in something off to the left but the one guy is looking right at you.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Someone else wanted to know, too, Mark. Men...and their stomachs. grin Seriously, I didn't even know people were in the image till I looked on the screen. Then I decided to keep them in, especially the man looking at me. smile
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 5 Oct 2010, 03:12
I am in awe of your tweaking - do you give lessons?
Ginnie Hart: Awwww, thank you, Brian. Do you have PS CS3 or higher? If so, I can send you my tutorial, such as it is. smile
I would love to have that barrow home as a table. Beautiful shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Michael. I love stuff like that. Thank you.
Hello Ginnie, I depêche me to repair, and I fast mean kissing you..
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're lucky I don't know French, Pierrot. grin Or do I mean I'M lucky?
  • tede
  • France
  • 5 Oct 2010, 08:54
A beautiful setting and still a great image processing, Ginnie bravo, nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Tede. You're a sweetheart.
Kiss ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: smile A French man, for sure. grin
Lovely tones as usual Ginnie. Very well captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kunle! smile
Lovely warm tones Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pamela.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 5 Oct 2010, 15:45
A grand photo, a joy it would be to sit outside this cafe. The herbs; basil, parsley and thyme on the barrel adds so much depth.
Ginnie Hart: It all makes you think of good eating, Rob, right?! smile Thanks.
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 5 Oct 2010, 20:25
Intemporel...

Vraiment j'aime énormément la couleur, l'ambiance, l'invitation à prendre un verre à deux ou à lire le journal...

Belle soirée LoLO
Ginnie Hart: This is what I love about Europe, LoLO, seeing people doing just that on a lazy weekend afternoon. Merci.
I say that you are lucky, because I do not put down(deposit) comments at the moment, too much occupied, but I take time to cross(spend) to see you, here is I use a translator to draft my comments to you...bisou
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Pierrot. I'm honored. smile
  • Krista
  • Canada
  • 10 Oct 2010, 21:49
This is so beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Krista, to backtrack to this. I see you use Kim Klassen's textures, too. I have several from different ones and don't always remember whose I use with what image. But it's fun, isn't it! Thanks again.

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