Jake’s Theme: Simplicity

“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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108 comments on “Jake’s Theme: Simplicity

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  3. and now I’m too late for Lobster Salad too …
    Little Max is a real Charmer 🙂
    Lovely selection as always AD.

  4. 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. 🙂

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  6. 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*. 😀

    • 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. 🙂

  7. 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. 🙂

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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! 😀

      • 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

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