Shadow Shot Sunday arrives amid the mid-winter season of cold. Of course, the days are expanding slightly, and the sun is getting stronger - alas, the temperatures are still cold.
Naturally, we in a four-season climate in the colder latitudes await the warmth of Spring. But why stop there?
Summer is what we crave, the time relaxing outside on a warm day is to savor...Preferably a day of low humidity and comfortably warm temperatures (80°F/27°C).
Perhaps after the patio and furniture are washed and the umbrella is raised. And a large bag of charcoal has been purchased, loaded and lighted soon after...
The new charcoal grille was quite inexpensive, $35 at Ocean State Job Lot, an excellent place for inexpensive seconds. Not of high quality, but cheap, functional and ready for Summer fare.
Shade is warranted under the sun, and the canopy of trees down the backyard hill near the patio add stylish shadows amidst the foliage.
Orange and gray coals signify that temperatures have been reached, and the cooking ought to commence
Shadows range from large to subtle in all frames. Dinner ought to be ready reasonably soon, the main items the olive-oil coated bread grilled just so. Today, it is pork tenderloin, marinated in oil, lime juice, peppercorns, garlic and crushed red pepper. This simple marinade would work with so many things like chicken or thick cut zucchini or eggplant, too.
A bit of imagination and a hot grille allows for great in the shade. All we need to do is to dream...See more shadowy poses at Brisbane’s own Hey Harriet!