Prêtes à planter 24x30cm

Prêtes à planter


Today’s painting.  In reality, I have already planted the potatoes I wanted in the garden.  These will be eaten.  :-)

Rose and Other Names

As my husband and I were driving along (actually my husband was at the wheel), I was thinking about people having flower names. Violet, Rose, Marguerite (Daisy), Holly, no lys but there is Alice and in English we have Lily, Iris, Laurel, and then I busted out laughing because it occurred to me that no one is named ranunculus (personne ne s’appelle renoncule). My husband didn’t really find that as funny as I do; I still get a kick out of it and this happened several days ago. I tested it on a friend who is very involved with plants and he laughed immediately, saying “non, ce serait ridicule” (no, that would be ridiculous).

Well, whatever your name is, may you smell sweet. :-)

Our Creator says: “When you are asked, ‘Which name should one bear in order to please the Lord ?’, reply, ‘It does not matter whether you are called Lentil or Goat, for if you devote your life to God, if you win renown as a penitent, pious, good man, your name will become as grand as Moses’ or Elijah’s.’ ” The Revelation of Arès 36/19b

ranunculus ficaria


A spread of ranunculus ficaria (lesser celandine) in my garden.




Longing for Delphiniums

delphinium 1

I have been given some lovely delphinium plants.  I have tried to grow delphiniums several times.  They disappear.  This time I have put a cage against the hares and pellets against slugs and co.  I look forward to seeing them bloom.

Where have all the photos gone….

I moved my blog here from multiply.  The images from my older posts have disappeared.  When I notice someone has read one, I put them back.  It was an insurmountable task to do all my entries from the beginning.

It Is Not a Flower

Brume Pyro 28x38cm

Brume Pyro

I think I finally managed to do something abstract that didn’t turn into a flower, although there may be a bit of a leaf in there.


Cookies en Coeur (choeur)

It’s a funny thing; when I sit down to knit, hardly have I done two stitches when I get ideas for doing other things.  I was planning to make a pound cake to take to choir practice tonight but last night, not even halfway through a row of knitting, I decided that heart-shaped chocolate covered cookies with 16th notes would be much better.  So I got to work on a stencil for the notes, resulting in little bits of paper flying around a room I had vacuumed that very morning.

I used a simple recipe for pâte sablé that is in the Moulinex book that came with the food processor.  300g flour, 115g sugar, 150g butter, (I added some allspice)  blend that well with the S blade, then add 2 eggs, blending until it comes together.  Roll out, cut and bake.

I melted half a bar of Lindt baking chocolate, thinned it with some hot water, stirring well, and glazed the cookies.  I waited a bit to let them set, then I used the stencil with powdered sugar and a spoon, tapping a little bit.  Just like photocopied music, some came out clearer than others.

cookies baked

I have plans….


cookies à coeur

Et voilà, des cœurs à double croches.  :-)



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