Botanicals

Guadeloupe Visit

Dave and I recently visited Guadeloupe, the French island in the Caribbean.

We went with our good friends Barb and Geebo Church.

We rented a beautiful house high on a hill overlooking Grand Anse beach and the town of Deshaies.  We first got interested in the island from watching "Death in Paradise", the BBC murder mystery.  It's filmed on Guadeloupe.

We spent lots of time at our house, enjoying the pool, the view and the windy heat, and delicious French Rose.

We toured Basse-Terre, the western side of the island, and visited Le Jardin Botanique de Deshaies.

DIY Bitters Book Photography

My photography is featured in a new book on do-it-yourself herbal bitters. I worked with the herbal apothecary behind the Burlington, Vermont based Urban Moonshine to create images for their first book - DIY Bitters: Reviving the Forgotten Flavor - A Guide to Making Your Own Bitters for Bartenders, Cocktail Enthusiasts, Herbalists, and More.

This wonderful book is full of information on gathering herbs, creating tinctures and combining to make bitters for health and culinary delights.

We had a great time capturing the magical summer light with the authors, plants and techniques involved in creating bitters.

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