Summer menu: without words


Food / Saturday, August 18th, 2018


I found that the words distracted from the images, and the images from the words.
Which post speaks louder? Or does it depend on who you are?

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Mom Coblentz
2 years ago

Pictures definitely called the loudest! Shall we go fix dinner now??!!! Yum!

C
2 years ago

Pics here too. And you know, it saves you writing time. Each one worth a thousand words?

Sherri
2 years ago

I have the handicap/gift of being almost an entirely visual learner, so absolutely- pictures!??

Esther Smith
2 years ago

Pictures!! So yummy!

Liz
2 years ago

Pictures for the win!

2 years ago

This mama says pictures. We just finished dinner but oh does that look good! Lord willing, I would like to try my hand at growing corn. Nothing beats homegrown veggies.

Shaunda
2 years ago

Pictures always pull me in.

Priscilla F.
2 years ago

I don’t know… something about a word picture is awfully hard to beat! Words give such grand wings to imagination. But this is coming from someone who almost, but not quite hates (because hate is such a strong word, right?) comics, because a story line in which you’re supposed to nearly rely entirely on silly pictures? Seriously? Actually, talking about it reminds me that truly I DO hate comics, strong word or not. But this isn’t to say your pictures aren’t good, because they are! Did you just happen to have them on file and actually have them organized to the point of being able to pull up whichever photo you need whenever you need it, or did you have to stage some photo shoots… 🙂 And if it’s the former, will you please in your spare time come organize my digi photos?! Have a blessed Sunday!

Priscilla F.
2 years ago
Reply to  Shari Zook

Yeah, toilets, they’re dreadful are they not?! I dearly love my 4 boys, but the bathroom… sigh. I’ve often considered hiring a cleaning lady just for the bathroom.

mlwalsh04gmailcom
2 years ago

Both! I like both the poetry and flow of the words …. and the lure of the pictures….. but I like them separate. If they are together they both lose some oomph.

Clara
2 years ago

Dittos, Dr. Walsh!

2 years ago

I like words. Not too many of them, not great full pages, but words. They allow me to create my own pictures. They capture some essence of human experience which pictures cannot. And they leave vast edges open for exploration, while a picture takes up all the space in your mind and makes it hard to visualize more than what you see.

Joy Weaver
2 years ago

Pics!!!! I am not good with words….but I am so amazed Shari at your ability with words!!

Bertha
2 years ago

Your pictures (words AND photos) make me want to come to your house for dinner on a summer evening. 🙂

Marlene
2 years ago

I concur with Lucinda. That was it exactly. I smelled and heard and felt on my skin things that looking at photos took away.

2 years ago

Both. I would have liked one picture to go with your words. Just to see if my mind was thinking like yours. 🙂 But I like pictures as well. Thinking about comics per Priscilla F. – I don’t hate them but they’re not my reading choice as they are for my dyslexic son. I don’t care for movies either but prefer a good book. Interesting conversation. We’re all different. Fearfully and wonderfully made.

Priscilla F.
2 years ago
Reply to  Marie Lapp

You’re exactly right! God made us all unique, and yet in His image. Such a good God! And I really should take more care with my words, because in re-reading my comment about comics it could come across as belittling those for whom words do not come easy, and I never want to do that! I had dyslexic co-workers at the automotive shop where I once worked, and they were some of the smartest men, but simply struggled to make sense of written words. Pictures mean everything at times! 🙂 My apologies for potentially being inconsiderate!

Jenny
2 years ago

I like both, they both conveyed a different aspect of summer. Your words were bright but relaxing. The pictures popped with color, excitement and fun. I agree they were better seperate.

Jean Nisley
2 years ago

Ok you seriously need to start a cafe. It would be a great way to keep the kids busy in the summer too. Consider it. ?

Lynnelle
2 years ago

I liked the words post best probably because I had to take the time to read and savor it whereas on the picture post I just gulped it all down on a quick scroll-through. And you used such delicious adjectives!

Aimee Stauffer
2 years ago

I like your words posts . . . Better . . . Though these pictures of food were too notch . . .

Aimee Stauffer
2 years ago

“Top” notch . . . Sorry, I’m nursing a baby here and she’s wiggly ?