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A threat? A warning?

As I paused momentarily to read the label, I seemed to feel a chill.  🙂

But I did not freeze, I was able to enjoy the pastry, well, half of it, they were rather large, and all was well the next day when they were finished.

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Crinum

This is the beginning of another horticultural adventure.

I was given two bulb/seeds of crinum mauritianum, a plant that was endangered.  If all goes well, I will be contributing to its preservation.

I prepared two pots with a mixture of compost, molehill dirt and sand, in equal parts.

I placed the bulb/seeds on top and pushed down slightly, as advised by a site I consulted.

Next comes patience (a virtue).

 

The Big Squash

 

Tonight was the time for the Big Squash I decided.  Wielding a hefty knife (did you know that wield and weld are not pronounced the same?  I only learned that recently.) , I began to cut.  Oh, boy, is this knife going to get stuck? I wondered.  When I get old, I may not be able to do this anymore.  I was reminded of having my first baby.  I had been told so much about how awful it would be, my husband had been sent home because it was way too soon for the baby to be born, but in the middle of night, I was thinking if this is going to get two or three times worse, I don’t know if I can handle that.  It turned out the baby was soon born, I had been through “the worst” without realizing it.

 

So…… am I maybe already old?

Inktober 27-31, 2018

Voilà! Thirty-one drawings in ink done this month.  One a day.  Better than bought vitamins.  Something reminds me of Ramadan, I guess the prolonged effort, small each day, but each day renewed.

Dans le sac – A5 – Staedtler and watercolour
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Tea for Two – A5 – Staedtler and PITT sanguine
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Some of my “babies” – A5 – Fude and wc pencil
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TerrassĂ©e par le froid – A5 – Staedtler and watercolour
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The Magic Potatoes – A5 – Shachihata Ergoline calligraphy pen
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I dug these potatoes today.  They are almost this colour.  I have written about them previously: https://djdblogginghere.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/potatoes-and-ink/

 

Inktober 22-26, 2018

Trois Vases – A5 – encres de Chine, Sennelier, Diamine
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Le Gallinarium – A5 – that not turquoise fountain pen
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Haworthia – A5 – Staedtler 0.3 and watercolours
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mandala xliv – A5 – fountainpen and watercolour
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Shawl, Chair and Petit Panda – 27.5x26cm – Diamine Shimmering ink
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Inktober 16-21, 2018

A5 – Shachihata ergoline calligraphy pen
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Stone under tree – A5 – Fude
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Hydrangeas with Quince – A5 – Staedtler 0.6, 0.8
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Callac 19 oct 2018 – A5 – Staedtler 0.6
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Lorient 20 oct 2018 – A5 – Staedtler 0.6 and watercolour
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Bulat Boot Sale – A5 – Staedtler and watercolour
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Inktober 11-15, 2018

Seedhead Bouquet – A3 – Staedtler 0.6 and Inktense
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Pommes, cannelle et louche – 24x32cm – Shachihata Ergoline Calligraphy pen 3.0 black and watercolour
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Walnuts – A5 – pen&nib India ink and watercolour
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Comfy and Cheerful – A5 – Staedtler 0.3 and watercolour
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Midnight Mountain – A5 – gesso, encre Sennelier bleu de Prusse, pincĂ©e d’acrylique, encre de Chine #inktober2018