Food Photography Scouting


In response to the prompt


Interesting thing is the English language.

How words can mean different things in different ways

Grab the nearest book. Open it and go to the tenth word. Do a Google Image Search of the word. Write about what the image brings to mind

That was the challenge , so I picked up the nearest book – A book of science written by the Television Historian and Scientist – Adam Hart-Davis

The tenth word in his book – BROWNIE

(some English Female readers will now turn their minds to memories of schooldays and Girl Guides – Founded by Olave Baden Powell.  The Brownies being their junior section, much like the Cubs are to the Scouts)

The symbol of the Girl Guide Junior Movement – The Brownies

Mr Hart-Davis was of course referring to one of his first cameras, as the book contains a number of photographs to answer scientific questions – such as the title question – “why does a ball bounce ?”

Its got some brilliant photos in it and answers 101 questions of science in a fun way using some colourful photography.

a Box Brownie Camera

However, upon putting the term in on Google Images – The first major picture was of more of a culinary, chocolatey kind.  Nice with a cup of tea (or Cocoa). Now If there would have been a picture of a Brownie Guide cooking Brownies (the cakes) at camp – that would have been perfect!  Alas – I’m not in charge at Google so the two images will have to remain separate

A Chocolate Brownie – a rather tasty treat

Story Telling

A silver medal winning piece on telling stories

Words on a page
are like keys to a door
opening to a vision

I want to gallop
cross moor and fields
in the light of the morning sun

I want to be a detective
solving mysteries
and do it all before lunch
and perhaps after tea

I want to be the leader of men
or wolves or dwarves or trolls
and go on an adventure
and see where fate it rolls

Some they call them fairy tales
but you know – it never fails
that upon hearing tales of this kind
it sparks new visions in the mind