Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Five Likes Tuesday

Last September I had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful Mount Edgcumbe Gardens in Cornwall, just outside of Torpoint. You could not fail to notice the beautiful hydrangea-it was everywhere!
Plymouth Barbican, south Devon, UK. Plymouth Barbican is magical at dusk, when the sun has set behind the horizon and the little harbour picks up the texture of the pink sky.
Best recovering drink. Sometimes you just have to drink your milk!
Hello raisin bran muffins!

Do you find weekends hard to stay on track with your healthy habits? I certainly do. Really. But I have decided to just improve my nutrition intake and feel my energy levels soar again.
Smooth sweet potato with a deep orange flesh that adds a spectacular, stupendous colour at any table.

I just want to start eating healthier food!

What about you? xx

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106 comments:

✿ chica said...

Linda hortência! E comer bem e de modo saudável deveria ser sempre nossa meta!!


Nem sempre o fazemos!!rs..

beijos,chica

Chatty Crone said...

I agree with you - it is harder to get on track then off too. I want to do it too. sandie

Rizalenio said...

Pretty photos. I love the jar of milk. I want to do this too at home...and yes, with marshmallows too.

Oh Im craving for it now. Have a nice day.

Crissi said...

Hello Betty,
beautiful shots! I live in the countryside and try to eat healthy! Fruits, vegetables, milk, meat, all I get from the farmer.
Greetings Crissi

TexWisGirl said...

the milk jar is cute. love the spectacular bay photo.

Amin said...

Hello! Very beautiful photos!

missing moments said...

I love sweet potatoes! We eat them 4-5 nights a week!

lisa. said...

I know how this goes!
For me summertime is the worst for eating helathy because I am a big ice cream fan, and will sometimes substitute that for dinner. OKAY, more than sometimes!!

Sandra said...

love the milk in the jar, a beautiful photo and great idea for a glass. love sweet potatoes to. mother had hydrangea buses all across the back of her house in Savannah, higher than my head, daddy put iron shavings under hem and they were bright blue the more iron the bluer they got. i loved to pick one and bring it inside.

Lois Evensen said...

They are all lovely images. We have the same glassware as you are using for your milk. ;)

tinajo said...

We have a habit of eating healthy during the weeks and then letting us be sinful at weekends - that makes it feel more OK. :-)

moni said...

Dear Betty,
wunderful 5 things, I want to begin eating healthy-fresh foods too!!! Your photos are really appetizing! ☺
Have a nice day
hugs
moni

rainfield61 said...

Don't try to tempt me.

I'll lose my mind and take them all.

El rincón de Ceditas said...

Bonitas y apetecibles fotos!!!
Un abrazo

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful photos! Here is rain, I have a b&w day:)

....Petty Witter said...

My goodness, how beautiful is that photograph of Plymouth Barbican. Simply breathtaking Betty, I love it.

AmyLK said...

The weekend are easier to stay healthy when there are fresh veggies in the summer. Love the pictures! beautiful

imac said...

Great post,- I found being retired I eat more and less exercise too.

Journaling Woman said...

Very pretty photos. My hydrangea are bluer than blue this year. I love them.

t

Sylvia K said...

Great post and captures for the day, Betty! The shot of Plymouth Barbican is absolutely breathtaking! These days at my age, I try not to think about food!! I do love your milk glass! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Icy BC said...

Healthy and fresh foods are always welcome in my house. I eat lots of fruits during the summer.

Beautiful photos!

Kelly said...

I love Hydrangeas and I'm glad our soil turns the ones we have blue. Your photos are wonderful today!!

Gaelyn said...

Oh how I wish for access to fresh fruits and vegies. But alas, during summer I am 85 miles from the nearest town.

It's me said...

Love the milk jar !!....healthy and fresh food is so good for you darling.....i try to do the same....love from me....xxx..

Bitch said...

Yes, my dear Betty!
I am a HUGE ice cream - chocolate - pizza - fan!!
The time I was a tennis player I could have all that in my fridge..
But now, not playing because of a
few surgeries, I just not buy those stuff anymore!!

Lovely pictures!!
I don't drink milk, but it is nice to look at this image :)

Hugs,
Monika

Lynn said...

I'm trying to do that myself. I love the food at the vegetarian grocery near my house - they have a hot food bar. Wish I could just eat that, but it's pricey.

Rui Pires - Olhar d'Ouro said...

Beautiful place.
Fantástic the other pictures!
Greetings.

Pat said...

I think you should be a food photographer!

Do sweet potato fries count as healthy food? snort!

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice photos!
I do have trouble staying on track during the weekends. The main problem is that EVERY day is a weekend day for me...
Having said that, you'd think I have a lot of free time. I have just about zero...

Fer said...

Un placer pasarme por aquí como siempre a ver estupendas fotos, un saludo...

michael said...

I love muffins!!;)

Ms. A said...

Energy? What the heck is that? I think I had it when I was young, but it's been a long time.

Ellie said...

Your pictures are lovely and I love that bottle your milk is in.
I am trying (very hard) to eat healthily and get fit. And you are right the weekends are the worst.
I could always do with some more energy. I see my daughters and could do with just a little bit of their energy. :))

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Everything looks so delicious...even the delicate petals of the pastel hydrangea. Great post.

It was a busy holiday weekend for us, so I'm very far behind in paying visits to all who have left me comments in the last three days. Thanks for stopping by and taking time to leave such a positive comment for me. Hope your week will treat you kindly!!!

Craver Vii said...

Hi Betty! I had a great Memorial Day weekend. I usually eat healthier than I did this weekend, but I confess that I splurged a bit. On the positive side, I played with my kids in a swimming pool, so I got some good exercise. I have not lost any close family or friends, so it was easy for me to appreciate others' ultimate sacrifice without feeling the personal sting of their loss.

Snapper II said...

I am verry fortunate, I don't have a weight problem. It's the heart I should pay attention to.
Great post.

ritsa said...

Great post, great photographs!
I'm so into healthy eating, but have never tried sweet potatoes before.

Those look so delicious!

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant photos, and sweet potatos, um that's the best. I with yours, be good to yourself.

Deb Crecelius said...

First off, love that sunset...
it looks like something taken a century ago (if they'd had color film).
The more healthful eating...
it's ongoing.
Had my first kohlrabi this weekend.

barbara l. hale said...

What wonderful photos! I really love the hydrangea...one of my very favorite flowers.

Blond Duck said...

I want sphegetti, but I can't deal with the heavy sauce--I'm craving fresh, light tomatoes...

Pedro Luis López Pérez said...

Bellas Imágenes y grandes delicias culinarias.
Un abrazo, Betty.

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos are as delightful as they are delicious!

Kaipiroska said...

the first shot could have been taken in the Azores, where this is the typical flower of my island - S. Miguel :)

wenn said...

I love sweet potatoes!

Randy said...

Nice post. I really like that first photo.

cloudia charters said...

what a masterful and perfect Spring post! you are GOOD


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anilkurup said...

good pictures of sundown and food.

Mark said...

Here's my schedule. 3 weeks on the boat, eat like crap. 3 weeks home with vegetarian sports nutritionists, eat really really good. Love the sun shot.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures full of delicateness with those tones so soft and exquisite lighting, good shots. Greetings.

diane b said...

I feel that way after being away for 5 weeks and eating anything including gourmet meals and hamburgers. Great shots especially the sweet potato yum yum.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Betty, lovely images. The first shot of the hydrangea is beautiful. It is a good idea to eat healthy for a kick start your energy level. I need to do that too. The sweet potatoes are one of my favorites. Have a lovely day!

Linda said...

Loved the food photos! It is a lot harder to eat healthy when you have a guest who insists on wanting to eat out regardless of the healthy food you have prepared! Oh well, it isn't forever!

George said...

I really like your photo of the sweet potato. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who has trouble eating the way I should on weekends.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Betty, It is important to eat healthy and to exercise... I am trying to to a better job with both... Eating healthy definitely does give us more energy...

Gorgeous pictures.I'd love to see more of the hydrangeas...

Hugs,
Betsy

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

I wish you to do many trips!I try to eat healthy foods.

Liz said...

Beautiful shots Betty. My favourite would have to be the Hydrangea!! Gorgeous, soft & delicate.

septembermom said...

Ooh, I really want a sweet potato now!!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I could go for a cold glass of milk and a big old muffin right now!

marijke said...

The color of your hortensia is stunning. I think fresh food is always better.
Great evening Betty
hugs

Diane AZ said...

The hydrangeas look so lovely and so do the sweet potatoes, one of my favorite foods that I forget to buy. Thanks for the reminder to eat healthy. :)

Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my half of the duel with Sandra. Love that shot of the hydrangea, those are one of my favorites.

geetlee said...

Betty, I love sweet potatoes too. And yes, weekend are for binging! No wonder I can never shed those extra pounds ;)

Jesús said...

Interesante entrada, es un placer pasar por este espacio.

Saludos.

David Macaulay said...

Evocative - I have spent many a weekend at Mount Edgcombe

Words Of Deliciousness said...

It is so hard to keep on track for eating healthy on the weekends. Love your pictures.

Giga said...

Piękna hortensja i różowa woda w morzu, ale mleka nie lubię. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful hydrangea and pink water in the sea, but I do not like milk. Yours.

subbu said...

Lovely shots and each one is elegant on its own. The orange flesh and harbor is impressive! Yummy heheh.

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, panorama of the sea is magic. I am greeting

Nancy said...

Beautiful images Betty! They brightened my morning.

Nevine Sultan said...

I love the variety of photos you've chosen for this post, my dearest! What stunning colors!!! And as for healthy, fresh foods, I can't imagine eating anything else. I'm not into greasy, fast food. Blech! I love to cook at home and prepare meals from scratch. Not only is it healthy for your body... it's therapy for the mind! :-)

I hope you're having a wonderful week, my dear!

Love and hugs,
Nevine

A Cuban In London said...

I was in Cornwall last summer and loved it. Many thanks for those photos and for reminding me of the great time I had there.

Greetings from London.

Rick said...

Great shot of the hydrangea - nice soft focus. As for milk - more of the chocolate variety (I know, one of my few vices). Go for it with the healthy-fresh - doing yourself a favour !

Have a great rest-of-the-week Betty !

StarTraci said...

Those are five very like-able things photographed very like-ably!

xoxo
Traci

ladyfi said...

That's a magical shimmer on the sea.

ANRAFERA said...

Esta es una entrada para "degustar".
Estupendas fotografías.
Saludo cordial desde Mérida -España-.
Ramón

:.tossan® said...

Wonderful photos. I would walk in the garden a day.

NixBlog said...

Lovely photos, Betty. You need to go to Greece soon and enjoy the summer fresh fruit and vegetables :-)

Georgia said...

Beautiful photos!
I hope your week has been good so far.

Hugs.

KikiMo said...

Going back to healthy eating sounds great!
I really like your food photos;)

ruma said...

Hello, Betty Manousos.

  Sharing a moment of peace.
  It is a joy for all.

  Thank you for the warmth of your heart.
  The prayer for all peace.

Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma ❃

Blond Duck said...

Have a wonderful weekend with Sarah and Claire!

Anonymous said...

Have a great weekend with your friend Sarah and baby Claire!

SquirrelQueen said...

Me too! The holidays and weekends always bring so many temptations. It is easier to eat healthy through the week.

Have a great weekend Betty!

Fer said...

Espero que tengas un buen fin de semana también, un saludo...

BlueShell said...

Yummy!!! Have a wonderful week end, dear!

Rick said...

A wise decision, Betty - hope you're enjoying a well-deserved weekend off !

A Cuban In London said...

Have a nice weekend with your friend and her daughter! :-)

Greetings from London.

subbu said...

Lovely shots and each one is elegant on its own. The orange flesh and harbor is impressive! Yummy heheh.

Blond Duck said...

I hope you had a great weekend!

Blond Duck said...

I hope you had a great weekend!

I'm Antiques Lover said...

The second photo is so beautiful and I thought it was a painting! So calm and peaceful to admire it.

Hilary said...

All so lovely but that sweet potato photo made me drool!

Blond Duck said...

I hope you had a great weekend!

Kevin said...

Gorgeous five!
Hope you're doing well.
Missed you;)

Blond Duck said...

Have a wonderful Thursday!

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Unknown Mami said...

Fantastic pics. I'm particularly fond of the milk one.

Blond Duck said...

Have a magical Monday!

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