Sunday Stills: #Tastes of Summer

Graphic Taste of Summer
Sunday Stills Taste of Summer

This week we celebrate summer (some are celebrating winter) with this week’s Sunday Stills theme TASTE. The month of July is all about the food where many folks taste new foods while enjoying holidays and vacations. This year’s California State Fair, going on now here in Sacramento, added the new tagline “and Food Festival” to its brand.

Did you know July is National Ice Cream Month? July is also National Hot Dog and Picnic Month.

Your post does NOT have to show pictures of food! Show and tell us what “taste” means to YOU! Perhaps share your taste in books, music, fashion or media, or an image of your family enjoying a picnic.

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I am not much of a foodie, other than to eat and appreciate food, so I do not take a lot of photos of actual food. I thought it would be fun to style a few ice cream photos, so here they are.

Scoop of vanilla ice cream
Scoop of vanilla
Ice cream Sundae
Needed a little whip!

Looking through my photo archives, I was surprised at the number of images that worked for “taste.”

Last year, we tasted yummy macadamia nuts and goodies at the Mauna Loa factory in Hilo, Hawaii. We even shipped a few boxes of chocolate-covered mac nuts home for family and friends!

Visiting Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory

Summer means healthy eating of fresh produce found at Farmers’ Markets.

Macro view of tomatoes

I played with my phone app to capture a cartoon view of this green salad.

Summer salad
Cartoon image, real salad!

Need some lemons for lemonade or lemon meringue pie?

fresh lemons
Hubby is proud of his Meyer lemon tree.

Summer also means beer tasting in Lake Tahoe with friends.

Tasting good beer

These lovely and tasty concord grapes did not make it to the summer table but were found almost frozen in a Spokane neighborhood last November. Yes, they tasted just like grape jelly out of the jar!

Frozen concord grapes

Would you like a taste?

Ice cream scoop in cup

Food is all about balance; it is all about taste.

Michael Mina

The images of the ice cream scoops in the small Blue Willow cups are submitted for Becky B’s Blue July Squares.

graphic ice cream

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38 thoughts on “Sunday Stills: #Tastes of Summer

  1. Great shots, Terri. It’s making me hungry for breakfast. Yes, I knew it was ice cream month, since a friend made me aware of that last weekend! Love the little cartoon at the bottom of your page. Did D.G. Kaye inspire you? 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. My mouth is watering, and you might think it’s because of the ice cream photos since I love it so. But no, the lemons are what went me off into full blown sensory overload. Wow! Love all the pictures. The cartoon version of the salad is very interesting. Fun with photography, Terri!

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  4. I can’t eat ice cream as I’m dairy intolerant, but I do like fruit sorbets. I love the taste of fresh lemons though – the freshest ones I’ve ever tasted were in Sorrento, Italy.

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