“What’s really important is to simplify. The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do one thing: get rid of the extraneous. If you strive for simplicity, you are more likely to reach the viewer. ”
~ William Albert Allard of National Geographic.
Jake’s Sunday Post this week, says “Simplicity is the state or quality of being simple. It usually relates to the burden which a thing puts on someone trying to explain or understand it.
Something which is easy to understand or explain is simple, in contrast to something complicated”
This being the case, I decided to post a few really simple pics.
Here is a simply sweet little lighthouse that we saw as our ship sailed into Nassau in the Bahamas.
Here are some simply gorgeous Bougainvillea bushes at my mom’s house in South Africa.
Have you ever tasted a simply purple cauliflower?
Little Max obviously thought his sister’s ‘Little Mermaid’ was simply delicious. 🙂
Mr. Meerkat is simply the cutest.
This white peacock is simply beautiful.
Of course my post wouldn’t be complete without something to eat, like this simply scrumptious lobster salad,
and for dessert, a simply divine chocolate mousse. Enjoy. 🙂
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I did not know there are purple cauliflowers. And Max is so precious!
Yes, I was so surprised to see the purple cauliflower, but it tasted really nice. Max is such an adorable little guy. 🙂
Ow, I wanna see Mr. Meerkat!
I love these cute critters, Rommel. Their little faces….:)
A wonderful series! Love little Max and Mr Meercat. 🙂
Thanks, Inga. 🙂
Fabulous Bougainvillea, wow …..:)
Thanks, Della Anna. 🙂
and now I’m too late for Lobster Salad too …
Little Max is a real Charmer 🙂
Lovely selection as always AD.
Thanks so much, Poppy. Sorry about the Lobster salad. 🙂
Purple cauliflower?? I’ve never had that before. Does it taste the same as white cauliflower? It certainly would liven up a plate!! That simply delicious lobster salad and chocolate mousse looks so enticing. 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. Yes the purple cauliflower does taste very similar, but as you say, looks far more interesting. 🙂
All beautifully simple! That mermaid does look edible 🙂
Thanks, Madhu. 🙂
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I love that quote at the top, it is so true. Simple photos are usually the best. Oh, and that lobster salad, yum!
Thanks so much, Milka. 🙂
Beautiful! I love beaches and lighthouses but then I saw little Max’s priceless picture trying to chew the little mermaid. Priceless!
Hahaha….yes, Max is such a cute little guy. Can’t wait to see him again in a couple of weeks’ time. 🙂
Love your photos. Your grandson is too cute I’d love to give him a big hug.
The Bougainvillea bushes are magnificent.
Thanks so much, Rosie. yes, Max is a very huggable little guy. 🙂
Totally simplified and stunning my friend , Thanks for sharing I love it 🙂
Thanks so much, Jake. 🙂
Lobster Salad looks wonderful and the lighthouse capture is the simplicity 🙂
Thanks, Scott. 🙂
That picture of Little Max is hilarious!
Yes, I thought it was worth a photo. 🙂
A white peacock and chocolate mousse- now there’s a lifestyle I can live with!
Not a bad combination at all, Jo. 🙂
I love the photos of Little Max, the colorful bushes and the cauliflower!
Thanks so much, Sherry. 🙂
Wonderful selections for the simplicity! Bougainvillea bushes are gorgeous.
Thanks so much, Amy. 🙂
Thanks so much, Naomi. 🙂
That’s a fabulous portrait of Max. Smashing photos Sylvia. 🙂
Thanks so much, Adrian. 🙂
Lovely and at the end of the day, what’s a brother supposed to do!
Oh now you went and did it Sylvia. You post a photo of great looking lobster salad (a fave of mine) and follow it with chocolate mousse! Holy Christmas! Now what am I supposed to do?!? I think I have a frozen pizza here for lunch. 😦
Well, I’m only having an avocado for lunch today. I could also eat that lobster salad and chocolate mousse too. Guess we’ll both have to *sigh*. 😀
Goodbye little mermaid !
It was quickly snatched away by his irate sister. 😀
I’ve never seen a purple cauliflower before. Well, there you go, get to see something new every day.
This was the first time for me too, but I’ve seen a few since. It does look weird, but tastes normal. It’s actually a kind of broccoli and has the same antioxidants as blueberries, so it’s very good for you. 🙂
You do take the most beautiful photos… and always post winners… love it…
Thanks so much, bdt. I could return the compliment. 🙂
Your food photos make me hungry. May I have a cup of coffee please. 🙂 Your grandson is adorable!
Thanks, Imelda. Of course you may have a cup of coffee with your chocolate mousse. 🙂
So when do we go?
As soon as you’re dressed and ready, Jasmine. 🙂
Oh Max, what a cute little man. Enjoy his birthday celebration with the family.
Thanks so much. Yes, his granny thinks so too. 😀
Well done, but why am I craving chocolate mousse for breakfast?
Thanks, Frank. I have absolutely NO idea at all. 😀
Little Max is the superstar here …. and I just adore lighthouses … can see you had no problems with eating or drinking.
Thanks, Viveka. Glad you enjoyed my pics. 🙂
Where did you find that caulifllower???
In England. We had it for Sunday lunch at MiL’s house. 🙂
Good day my friend, How are you -. fasting is exceptional!, though I tasted it, what the plate – nice smell – but I do not see a good thing – is that you can leave me a little to try, – The boy in the picture is going to be a great man. – It can be seen now. Whilst I am writing this – my coffee cold. 🙂 You know I love your posts and I know you will not be mad at me for my way of commenting the other day, I think it last post – in the jungle, in the paintings – there are no monkeys 🙂 – how is that possible.
-and-I ask you – where are they? 🙂 Have the joy of happiness filled day!
So sorry you had to drink cold coffee, Stefan. My green tea is also getting cold. I’m getting behind with my comments. My little grandson has quite a personality already, and a year older than in the photo. he will be two in February. Wishing you a very happy day too. 🙂
You did more than justice to the theme today, AD. Lovely photo’s and, to finish off, the most delicious meal!
Thanks, adee. Glad you enjoyed my hospitality. 🙂
Thanks for a wonderful lunch 😉
So glad you enjoyed it, Marianne. 🙂
Torturing me with food again!;) And that purple cauliflower looks so weird
Hehehe……. I knew you’d complain, TA. 🙂
You know me to well 😉
Great pics as usual. Lobster salad , my favourite 🙂
Thanks so much, Roly. 🙂
Another simply lovely post AD 😉
Thanks, 68. 🙂
Thanks, Hopestar. 🙂 Hugs to you too.
Simply lovely, my fave is teh choccy mousse cup 🙂
Thanks, Gilly. Mine too. 🙂
Simple! You always inspire me with your challenge answers. Each picture of simplicity brings on a new facet of the complexity of that word!! Lots of love to you and hubby, Sylvia. 🙂 Marsha 🙂
Thanks so much, Marsha. The love is reciprocated. 😀
I know, and that’s what makes blogging so much fun. 🙂 ML On your left. hahaha 🙂
Little Max is absolutely gorgeous. HIs little hat suits him so well 🙂
This was taken a year ago now, and he’s grown quite a lot since then. He’ll be two next month. He and the family will be coming down to see us on his birthday 🙂
well I think he needs to have a new hat like that every single birthday! 🙂
Yes, it’s quite different from the hats most parents foist on their toddlers. 🙂
my favorite is the lighthouse..
Thanks, Eilzz. It is a lovely one indeed. 🙂
I’m a lover of lighthouses. The simplicity of the one you captured is stunning.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Yes, I remember that, Francine. Glad you enjoyed this one. 🙂
I like that mousse and it is only 6am here 😀
Luckily there’s no law against eating chocolate mousse for breakfast. 🙂
You got me with the lobster and the mousse…. yummy!
Can I have that cauliflower with cheese sauce please 😉
What colour cheese would you like in the sauce? 😀
Simple and stress free. My mantra!
Thanks so much, Elisa. 🙂
I just love that Bougainvillea – I’m going to plant one when I (eventually) get the house up on the farm 😉
Little Max is such a cutie! 😀
Thanks, Dianne. Bougainvillea is very easy to grow, and is quite spectacular. How long do you have to wait for your house?
I’m meeting with the architect and engineer on Friday so they can see where the footings will be placed. Once they get that information to the local council, we’ll be free to move the house. So I’m hoping it will be in the next few weeks (depending on the weather). The only problem at the moment is the monsoon. They have a habit of heading out to the Pacific and then reforming into a cyclone and heading back to the coast. If this happens, it may be a month or so 😦 fingers crossed xxxxx
I’ll keep my eyes crossed for you too, although I might get some strange looks at the bar tonight. 😀
The lighthouse is simply fabulous 🙂
It is an extra cute one, Gemma. 🙂
Great photos. You have done a great job.
Thanks so much. 🙂