Category Archives: on the table

July 6, 2016

on the June 2016 table

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I am documenting the year with monthly photographs of my kitchen table. Capturing the jumble that accumulates here, at the heart of the kitchen, is also a way to record some of the domestic stories of our family life.

I’m late in posting this,  I know – time has run away with me lately – but I didn’t want the June table to go undocumented. These little monthly snapshots of my preoccupations are strangely precious to me.

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April 30, 2016

On the April 2016 table

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I am documenting the year with monthly photographs of my kitchen table. Capturing the jumble that accumulates here, at the heart of the kitchen, is also a way to record some of the domestic stories of our family life.

On the April table there is cherry blossom, picked from the tree in our front garden. This is the one week of the year when the cherry is in bloom, its branches laden down with pink fluff that gradually drops, petal by petal onto the ground below. I can never resist picking a few twigs of blossom, this year popping it into a little milk bottle, although know that it’s futile to hope for the petals to remain for more than a day or so. Still, cherry blossom is pretty, perhaps even at its prettiest, as the petals start to fall in their wabi sabi way.

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