Last week, when winter turned to summer, I took a hike with a dear friend on a nearby shaded forest trail surrounded with cool shallow streams. In Shutesbury, MA, near my home, there are lots of trails in the woods. It was good to be Under the Forest Canopy, connecting with my friend, getting some exercise amidst the beauty of the woods. We walked right by the spot I took this photograph. A nice memory. A sweet hike. Continue reading
Hope you had fun with your family! Here I am with one of my daughters, Emily, flying me, while my other daughter Michelle is photographing us. Soon Michelle and I will switch roles. Then we cook and eat some more.
And Wow! What a year! Thank-you for your support and enthusiasm for my group cooking classes, organic farm to table vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free personal chef services; my Impressionistic Nature Photography; create your own A La Carte Gourmet Getaway Weekends, and for bringing friends and family to private cooking classes. Continue reading
Above, Monet’s Spring as a vertical looks shamanic, spring green moss water reflection on a shallow stream in Western MA Can you see the Chagall Like hound? And the faces in the water? Continue reading
When I take my camera in the woods, it is like meditating. The sun calls me to a particular spot and I click the shutter when I see that peak light… dancing light. This impressionistic nature photograph was taken in autumn when the peak New England foliage colors were on fire.
And the beauty of photographing water is that you can look at it from all angles: Continue reading
Shutesbury photographer and organic cookbook author Leslie Cerier’s grandmother painted copies of Impressionist paintings by Monet, Degas, Renoir and Cezanne.
“Her apartment on the beach was decorated with her beautiful artwork,” Cerier says, “ and those paintings live inside of me.”
Like the Impressionists, Cerier says, she’s passionate about light, water and landscapes.
“My photography is a reflection of the peaceful energy I find in the woods. Living in the moment, I capture beauty as I click the shutter.” Continue reading