Don't you just love when you learn that 2 things you loved separately are actually connected? Somehow in that instant, they can both grow in beauty and significance due solely to that link. In case you're wondering at this point, this has nothing to do with the video above of the cat barking. That video is just pure awesomeness on its own and can't possibly be improved upon =p. Please watch it and note -- what I consider to be the best part -- that the cat switches back when it realizes it has an audience...but NOT right away. The Gradual Transition from barking to meowing is what makes this video kill me with laughter every time I view it. Hope you feel the same!
But as I was saying, making a connection between 2 things has an amazing potential to transform the way you view both. For example, I recently discovered that the incredibly catchy song, "The Veldt" by deadmau5 (above), was actually inspired by a story with the same name from Ray Bradbury, one of my favorite authors. You can listen to an excellent reading of this futuristic short story performed by Comedy Central star, Stephen Colbert (I've embedded Part 1 out of 3 above). The song sounds relaxed and upbeat at first, but its sweet lyrics about the "world that the children made" belies a dark meaning which requires knowledge of Bradbury's story to be fully appreciated. I found this unexpected intersection of seemingly trivial electronic music and 1950s dystopian fiction to be fascinating; but if you'd rather skip this cautionary tale, feel free to jump straight to the lovely food photography instead.
Pear and Pecan Tarte Tatin from The Pretty Blog
Chili-rubbed Salmon with Cilantro Avocado Salsa from Matt Bites
Pate Photograph from Bonnie Savage
Ruffled and Pleated Wedding Cake by Charm City Cakes
Cranberries and Orange Photograph from Pratos e Travessas
Asparagus Avocado Feta Tacos from Five and Spice
Sweet Lentil Goat Cheese Salad from Baba Ganuj
Lemonade Photograph from Licking the Plate
Flowered Wedding Cake by Blue Note Bakery
Apricot Pistachio Honey Puff Pastry Horns from Good Taste Magazine
Herb and Veggie Dips with Flatbread and Ricecakes Photograph from Gareth Morgans