I can’t get no saturation

“All hope is in vain” my philosophy teacher once said. Not exactly the words you want to hear right before you start your oral exam, but so true for the past weekend. On friday I crossed my fingers and still hoped for some dry hours, but it went from drizzeling to pouring and back. Saturday was no better, and by Sunday all my photographers had left town again. No enjoying the fall foliage. No outfit photos. Instead, wthe boyfriend and I tried to make a lemon-merengue pie but failed big time. I find comfort in the knowing that Tamara has had the same problems with lemon pies. If anyone can help us with a good recipe, we’d be forever gratefull! 
I’m still having a bit of a blog design slump. I spent my Sunday afternoon behind Photoshop, but still no luck.   If it wouldn’t have rained so darn much, I’m sure a breeze of fresh air could have been my cure. My camera is my best friend on days I feel down and don’t want to see a lot of people. Sometimes I just want time for myself, and going out into nature to shoot random photos helps me relax. I must say though, that these particular photos were taken in the middle of Antwerp city on a very, very busy day.

On a warm day in August, the boyfriend and I had lunch at Barnini, strolled around the weekly market and then sat down in the prairie garden next to the city theather. It was full of buzzing bees and rich colours and luckily, I had my zoomlens by hand. I snapped my heart away, feeling like a kid in a candy store.

These photos are extra saturated for a true colour explosion. They cheer me up a bit ^^
How were your weekends?
xo, Nikki


  1. 15 October 2012 / 19:14

    What are you having problems with? The filling or the Meringue?

    Filling: 1 can sweetened condensed milk, Β½ cup lemon juice, zest from one lemon, 3 egg yolks. Combine in a med bowl and pour into prebaked cooled crust.

    Meringue: 3 egg whites, ΒΌ teaspoon cream of tartar, ΒΌ cup sugar. I suggest using an electric mixter if you have it. You want to start by beating the eggs with the cream of tar tar, until it turns white and soft peaks form. Then reduce the mixing speed and gradually, SLOWLY add sugar until those peaks stiffen.

    Spread mixture over the filling and bake for roughly 15 minutes or until the peaks turn a nice rich brown.

    Let us know how it goes!

  2. 15 October 2012 / 19:41

    hahah what a clever title girl πŸ˜‰

  3. 15 October 2012 / 19:51

    Its turning into one of those weeks for us here in NC; the rain started slowly this morning and is getting heavier and heavier. Here is too figuring out a way to make rainy day weather uplifting (i'm sure there is a way somehow, right?)



  4. 16 October 2012 / 00:59

    what pretty flower photos! they are totally wall art worthy!!

  5. 16 October 2012 / 01:38

    Too bad about the rain! My parents were here this weekend to escape the snow in Alberta and it rained the whole time so that was sad.

    I don't know any lemon meringue pie recipes but I can make a killer cheesecake.

    Good luck with the redesign. I'm sending inspiration your way!

  6. 16 October 2012 / 14:19

    Everytime I want to try some new recipe for lemon pie, my boyfriend gives me this "not agaaain" look. πŸ˜€ So the next one REALLY has to be good. I hope your readers know some! πŸ™‚

  7. 16 October 2012 / 17:21

    It's felt blah over here lately too – rain, rain and more rain. Loving these happy little snapshots, and now that we got some sun finally here in Van, I'm sending sunny happy thoughts your way!

    Alexandra xo


  8. 17 October 2012 / 09:40

    Good morning!
    I love your blog and your style, I love to follow, you think? kisses

  9. 17 October 2012 / 23:54

    Yes, it's been kinda boring and blaisee over in Minnesota too…rainy, windy weather today that just kept me from really settling into anything. Hope your design slump clears soon…your design is fab now, and I'd be excited to see what else you can do!

    <3 Cambria

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