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Red Cardinal, Nature Photography

May we all find peace and our passions find flight

“Red Cardinal” Impressionistic Nature Photograph by Leslie Cerier; Copyright © 2004 Leslie Cerier. All Rights Reserved to Leslie Cerier.

My artwork is for inspiration and healing. Capturing the Soul of the Moment, I hike into the woods and take photos using natural sunlight. The sun calls me to a spot, I click the shutter, when I see that dancing light, peak light. These patterns are also called refractory patterns of light by scientists. I call them Jewels in the Water. Red Cardinal was taken in the autumn, with colorful leaves in a shallow stream, near my home. Continue reading

Ground Cherries, YUM!

Picking up organic ground cherries at my (Community Supported Agriculture) CSA, the Brookfield Farm, biodynamic farm in Amherst Massachusetts. Green ones are tart and yellow orange ones are sweet. Make sure you pick them up off the ground; hence the name ground cherries. Yum

Gathering Fresh Autumn Mexican Sunflowers

Gathering organic, cheerful, fresh, bright, orange, Mexican Sunflowers at my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) organic farm in Amherst, MA. These flowers are pretty in a vase. With the flowers that have dropped their petals, I will leave them on the stalk for the bees, the pollinators love them. Harvesting gifts of beauty, pleasure, sweetness and fun on the farm.

 

Locavore Salad

organic locavore salad

Organic locavore salad with tahini miso dressing. YUM! Local goat feta, fried wild chicken of the woods mushrooms, which I found in the woods behind my home. The fresh lemon basil herbs, nasturtiums and borage edible flowers came from my garden. Grateful for a such a local, seasonal, quick and easy feast! Continue reading

Organic Spicy Chick Pea and Cashew Vegetable Stew

Organic and Spicy Chick Pea Veggie Stew

Last night’s dinner was cooked with the organic local harvest. Seasonal veggies: eggplant, chili pepper, onions, collard greens, cilantro and dill from my CSA, the Brookfield Farm; organic tomatoes and garlic from my garden; wild hedgehog mushrooms found in the woods behind my house; organic young ginger and turmeric locally sourced from Old Friends Farms. However, that mild chili pepper was hot for me and I added some organic cashew butter to cool Continue reading