Friday, March 13, 2015


'Coffee, the finest organic suspension ever devised.'  -  Star Trek: Voyager
'Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven.'  -  Jessi Lane Adams
'I like my coffee strong, not lethal.'  -  M*A*S*H
'I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.'  -  T.S. Elliot

I am not a connoisseur of coffee by any means.  I couldn't tell you the difference between a cup of Starbucks and a cup of Kopi Luwak, but I do take pleasure in a cup now and again.  I enjoy the smell, the taste, the warmth in the winter and the coolness of an iced coffee in the summer.  It isn't my first drink of the day, that would be green tea, but I do look forward to my cup of coffee.  

I like my coffee black.  My husband, John, likes cream and sugar in his and my daughter, Megan, likes her cream with a splash of coffee.    How do you like your coffee?

Today I am joining Kim Klassen's FridayFinds.  I used Kim's preset eve in Lightroom and the textures subtlyyours and waterfront7_magic in PS Elements.  My Find is this lovely little wooden spoon on Etsy. 

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. As a true lover of coffee these are wonderful and make me feel the wonderful taste of a fresh brew in the morning. In fact I am having mine right now. Agree with all of the quotes and some are new to me. Beauty at it's best

  2. Great images! The spoon and that cup are wonderful. If it's good coffee, it needs nothing added to it so I take mine black, thank you!

  3. Michelle, I am so blown away by the leaps and bounds your photography has taken since I first met you. Amazing work. You were good before but now you are amazing!! Mallory is suddenly drinking some coffee flavored very heavily with flavored creamer. Usually she is a Chai latte girl with soy milk or a hazelnut latte with soy.

  4. These shots are amazing. I love the cup and the spoon but I have yet to develop a taste for coffee; however, it does smell delicious....

  5. Michelle....your images are stunning.... truly so beautiful.... and that spoon... you know I adore it. : ) xo

  6. Although I've never developed a taste for coffee I love the smell. Great photos today. What a beautiful curve to that spoon.

  7. Michelle the above coffee images are quite stunning...such lovely tones and the coffee beans in the little spoon is just the perfect makes these photo's your own...wonderful.

  8. I love the colour scheme and the dark feel, these are truly beautiful images with great details!

  9. Lovely images, Michelle. Your palette of colours is brilliant: they shout coffee. And the quotes are great too. Speaking for myself, caffeine junky that I am, I'm with the "coffee smells like freshly ground heaven" line. First thing in the morning, sniffing my first cup of the day, that is totally how I feel. Wishing you a super weekend. All the best, Bonny

  10. Your images are gorgeous, Michelle !
    What a pretty spoon and cup ... and I love how you included the coffee beans !
    I like my coffee with a bit of cream :-)
    Have a nice weekend,

  11. Michelle, I'm working my way toward black coffee as I'm trying to limit adding sugar to my diet - though I crave chai tea lattes fiercely! Regardless, I love your images today! The shot of the coffee from above, with the sweet spoon and coffee beans, is simple and elegant. I can almost feel the warmth, and for me coffee is almost always a shared experience - either with my husband or a girlfriend - and so I love it all the more! Oh - and what a gorgeous pottery mug! Looks handmade, and I fall in love with all things made by hand, one at a time.

  12. Oh my goodness ! Your photos are just stunning Michelle ! I love everything about them ! I like my coffee ( and I'm a true heathen....instant, but the expensive kind.......I think it's called Taster's choice or something ) with a dash of half and half !

  13. I am going to make my first cup of coffee right after having read your post, Michelle!
    I just need to study your gorgeous photos once more ... The warm tones, the pretty blur, the perspectives that vary ... Wonderful!
    And the pretty spoon :)

  14. I love coffee and I think your photos belong in a magazine!

  15. All we need is flowers and cookies....and coffee!! Love these images so much. I am always amazed at the artistry that photography is. You have transformed a few simple items into lovely artistic images.