Archive | August 2013

An Unfamiliar Plant

I was given this plant in a plant exchange.  The gardener told me it was a kiwano, a type of cucumber. It has been growing in the greenhouse.  It made light delicate flowers.  I wondered how a cucumber could appear from them, but it has happened, or at least, some kind of fruit.  Now I am wondering how will I know when they are ripe.


kiwano 1


kiwano 2




Couleurs de Bretagne–August 17-18, 2013

Built on a Boulder St Connan 50x32cm

Built on a Boulder
St Connan



Carantec le matin 32x50cm

Carantec le matin


We had good weather for painting this weekend, only a few sprinkles of rain, not too hot, not too cold, not too windy.  🙂

That’s it for this year for us with the group Couleurs de Bretagne.




Inspiration and Energy

front door aug 2013

 Our front door this morning

“There is a woman who is a 95-year-old yoga teacher,” I said to my husband.

“And?” he replied.

“Well, if one person can do it, maybe two people can and if two people can, maybe ten people can.  If ten people can, maybe I can,” I said.

“Of course,” he answered.

I find most inspiring the pose where she is horizontally above the ground supported by her arms.  I am going to try that.

Seeing someone else accomplish something is inspiring for the rest of us.  We have a supreme example in Jesus who became a christ.  He put his steps into the Creator’s Steps.  He loved all human beings.  Christ, born of Jesus who was born of Mary.

“…he covered the infinite distance which separates the earth from Heaven because he set his steps in My Steps, he never strayed from My Steps, he was fired with My Love for man, his brother, and like a pure vapor he ascended to Me; in one year, the time a wing flap lasts, he achieved that which takes centuries and centuries for the world to achieve for its salvation.”

The Revelation of Arès 2/12,  32/2-3

I don’t know how far I will get in that direction but my focus is firmly set.  Fasting during Ramadan where I felt carried through the difficulties and then praying in the place (a chapel in Arès, France) where God spoke directly have given me strength, energy, a firm resolve, profound happiness.

A small number of people working towards this goal will be enough to change the balance of the world in favor of Good.  Will you join us?

 bales aug 2013

Neighboring field today