Archive | September 2007

September 25, 2007

A friend told us that people use the Saudi schedule so as to even out the seasonal and latitudinal extremes. “Just imagine,” he said, “a Muslim Eskimo.”

Meanwhile, I am measuring the depths of my belly, the heights of my desires for epicurean delights, not even a hazelnut in my mouth ’til the fall of night.

Prepared 2

As I was doing a bit of weeding, I noticed heathers prepared to bloom.
This one is an aurea, the leaves are supposed to be golden.

Picture Perfect – Prepared

One characteristic of fasting is an accrued interest in cooking.
Husband prepared this delicious dinner.

Picture Perfect

September 19, 2007 bis


We finally saw the moon tonight – day 7 of ramadan.

September 19, 2007

A portion of my garden today

A gardener’s work is never done, at least I always have something to do, all year round in our oceanic climate. I cleaned out some space where nothing grew that I had planted then sowed something called perpetual spinach. There was no Latin name on the package but it looks similar to chard. We shall see, if nothing else eats it first.

I went around and dug up what dock I could see. Don’t ever go over that stuff with a rototiller – each little piece will grow!

Gardening can often serve as metaphor on the spiritual plane. The Creator Himself refers to the garden that never fades, the interior garden, and the fact that manure is useful.

September 18, 2007

Fasting, that’s the opposite of slowing, isn’t it?

You can have fast food when you’re fasting because it’s not real food anyway.

September 17, 2007

This is the painting I did yesterday at the last outing for the season of Couleurs de Bretagne, a plein air painting contest.