I'm sitting here at the airport right now, waiting for my flight to depart to the fair city of Portland. The fine folks at the Oregon Fruit Company are generously hosting me and a couple other food bloggers as their guests for the first annual Oregon Berry Festival and all the fun events that accompany it. From the sounds of it, this weekend is going to be pure berry heaven.
In honor of this weekend of berry bliss, I thought I'd share the following photo. Featuring a blueberry fool that I'd made for my first article for CBS local, it was never meant to be an actual shot. But as I was fiddling around with my camera set-up, I glanced over and was struck by how the light was hitting my little dessert. It was so beautiful to me - bright & hopeful in some places, quiet & subdued where the shadows were most prominent - that I just couldn't help myself and took the shot.
It's not the best photo in the world, nor is it retouched or edited in any way. But I love it because it clearly shows that there is beauty in everything we see, no matter how much you prepare to make things "perfect". I don't even see the dessert here; I see the beauty of shadows & light and to me they're just stunning.
Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!
PS - For you dessert recipe junkies, the Blueberry Fool recipe is available directly after my article, which you can find here. :)