January 03, 2009

Kettle shadow


This week's shadow photo for Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday.


During the winter I spend a lot of time next to the fire. I keep a copper kettle filled with water atop the stove to keep moisture in the dry, desert air. Cinnamon sticks and whole cloves added to the water help keep eau de Trux to a minimum.

"Nose, nose, nose, nose!
And who have thee that jolly red nose?
Cinnamon and Ginger, Nutmegs and Cloves
And that, gave me my jolly red nose."

~ unknown

32 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

Boy...that was fast...ha...I want one of them...that's my goal for the new year, to save for a wood-burner...you lucky stiff!

Have a great weekend Sister...
s

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

The interior shots of your home paint such a cozy picture! I love the weather look of the kettle.

Stay warm!

bobbie said...

A lovely picture, and a lovely idea. I'll have to try cinnamon sticks in the water.

Jeanne said...

Nice shadow, and great sensory image with the cinnamon and cloves. I feel like I've been sitting in your parlor.

Jenn said...

eau de Trux...lmao!

Nice photo and great idea on the hydrating kettle :)

moxylyn said...

I love that copper kettle, and I can just smell the fragrance as you described it!

Cynthia said...

My family and I spent a year in Tennessee, much of my time was spent sitting by a stove like this, adding water, and writing...how clever of you to spice up the water and create a cozy atmosphere.

Jan said...

Great Shadow Shot. Eau de Trux, indeed; we have two Cairns and fully understand.

BaldyLocks said...

I grew up with wood heat and we also had a copper kettle for the winter. Cool.

Greyscale Territory said...

What a wonderful idea! Your photo has a wonderful, cosy ambiance! Very appealing!

shiborigirl said...

The composition of the kettle photo is beautiful! The color of the stove, the green on the copper... just gorgeous.

I could try some of that stewing cinnamon to bring down the wet doggie stink. Hmmmm.

Kate

Lisa B. said...

Such pretty soft shadows! Nothing better in winter than to sit by the fire!!

My Castle in Spain said...

I envy your stove and the kettle !

Happy New Year Diva!
:-)

Hey Harriet said...

Love the colours in your shadow shot! Beautiful. Your home must smell so nice! Nifty idea! Must try that in winter. Cinnamon sticks are ridiculously expensive here though, so I may need to substitute for something else :)

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a cozy shadow! We can smell the cloves already!
Happy SSS!

Elizabeth said...

Such colors, Charmaine!
An an excellent way of keeping hydrate.
Hugs to Trux.

M.Kate said...

Nice shadow :D What's that blue thing? a stove..I wonder as we dont have anything like that here...interesting! Have a great Sunday :D

marc aurel said...

When we were children, in the mountains, we always wet a towel at bedtime and put it on the radiator.

High Desert Diva said...

M.Kate-
It's our propane stove. Actually it's black...the color is off a bit in the photo...

fly tie said...

ooh..i know it smells divine. cute kettle, too.

Raven said...

What a gorgeous kettle and stove and the idea of clove and cinnamon sound delightful. Think I may give it a try. Lovely photo. Happy New Year.

Dave King said...

Shadow or not, that's one terrific image.

Ali said...

What a cozy shadow shot!
Cinnamon always reminds me of the Christmas-time I spent in the US when I was 13 - I always try to re-create it now, but the sub-tropical summer heat doesn't lend itself well to the aromas of cinnamon!

Alissa Nicolau said...

I love a cozy fire too! I am in Utah this minute at my brother's place suffering on the couch because he has no lovely water on his stove. I am dry, dry, dry! And scratchy, horse and parched.

I am sorry to hear that 2008 was a rough year for you emotionally. I hope 09 will be the opposite and bring much sunshine and happiness your way.

Rosebud Collection said...

Great shot..very cozy looking..Like the kettle and I bet it smells great with all the wonderful spices..

splummer said...

Hi!
We have a wood burner also. And an old pot sitting on top! Great shadows showing! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Dianne said...

"eau de Trux" lol

lovely shadows and the light on the stove creates an amazing color

Paz said...

I love your cooper pot and this shot!

Happy New Year!

Paz

ramblingwoods said...

That's a really good idea..Love the kettle and it's shadow

Jill said...

Love the kettle and can just smell the spices!

Julie said...

I love everything about this shot, it makes you think of warm winter days and I think I can smell bread baking. I want a wood fireplace.... Great shot, great colors.

SweetPeaSurry said...

That's an excellent idea about the Kettle, and I can't believe I completely didn't think of something so obvious my self. (I am usually CAPTAIN obvious)

I'll be humidifying my apt utilizing the Kettle Method. I loff it!!!