Today’s one word photo prompt is “kitchen”. Perfect word for this time of year. During the holidays the kitchen becomes the center of activity. Cooking, gathering, celebrating, eating. Family recipes handed down and shared. Little ones with flour covered fingers waiting to lick the beaters clean. Warmth radiating from the oven. Laughter unfurling as many hands make light work of dirty dishes. The sound of glasses clinking as toasts are being made. Mom’s apron. Nana’s tattered index cards of handwritten recipes in that familiar tin box. Beauty in the prosaic. The moments that bind us together as family and friends.
I myself will be spending many hours in my kitchen today prepping for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving meal. Recipes handed down from generation to generation, will now simmer on my stove top. Familiar smells of my childhood will permeate my kitchen as my little ones will watch me as I once watched my mom when I was their age. Traditions, food, family, life, love.
Julia Child, one of the masters of the kitchen, may have put it best, “Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
Today lets combine our passion for photography and Julia’s passion for food and share an image of your kitchen here.
(kitchen images above from the Shutter Sisters photo pool on Flickr. *don’t forget to tag your images #shuttersisters)