Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Red Sun in the Morning

When I walked into the living area this morning, the sun was a red ball in the sky. It was beautiful and the rest of the day has been good as well. A couple of Foto Friends joined me for lunch here in the condo. The lunch was an excuse to talk about photography and to catch up with each other. This afternoon I walked to a gallery to see Geoff Winningham's FotoFest exhibition. This project covered several years as he photographed along the Gulf of Mexico from Sabine Pass in Texas to Vera Cruz in Mexico. A book of this work has recently been published.

I've known Geoff forever. I took a photography class from him at Rice University back in the 80's. In the early 90's I signed on for one of his two week  workshops in Oaxaca. It was a great workshop. I met some great photographers, learned more about photography and a lot more about Mexico.  Every once in a while I see him in San Miguel or Pozos where he lives for part of the year.

This evening.....fried oysters. We stopped at Goode Company Seafood the other day for gumbo and sat at the bar where we could watch them opening oysters. The oysters were plump and juicy. Yes indeed, gotta have fried oysters while we are here and I think I'll try to sneak in a few raw oysters as well. Life is good.

9 comments:

jennifer rose said...

You've been eating all too well on your treks to Houston. Enjoy it while you can, because, as everyone knows, it's nothing but beans and tortillas in Mexico.

Billie said...

Jennifer, some people are trying to let the world know about the cuisines of MX. I think we should keep it a secret that only Mexicans and Mex-pats know about.

Sam and Bob said...

Billie: Hopefully you had a few oysters for us. Tonight we had dinner and drinks at Rinconcito's with Dianne and Tom, Meg and her husband, Patti, and Marie and Tom (Tom H. sister and brother-in-law). A good time was had by all. A much needed relaxing evening after teaching and tutoring at Los Ricos. Miss you.

Calypso said...

Fried oysters - YUM! Have a recipe?

Heather said...

Sounds like lots of fun!

Billie said...

Calypso, We ate these oysters at a restaurant but when I cook them, I season them liberally with cayenne, black pepper and salt. Toss in cornmeal and fry quickly in hot oil. I don't like my oysters overdone so it doesn't take very long for them to be "ready."

Can you get oysters in Veracruz? The ones I see in SMA are tiny. Maybe an inch long. The Texas gulfcoast oysters are big, plump and juicy this time of year.

DanaJ said...

That's the BillieBlog I love....sitting at a bar watching someone else work, and eating oysters.
DanaJ

Babs said...

Finally catching up on blogs. Glad to know you're safely ensconced in Houston. Will post photos and blog manana from the week in Colorado with the Gypsy Kids............GREAT time!

Calypso said...

Actually can get some pretty nice ones here - not sure where they get them.

Gracious for the prep tip.