Month: October 2012
THIS ‘N’ THAT
Due to an injury I have been unable to garden. I finally got to take a walk and snap some photos so here goes.. a bit of this ‘n’ that.
This scene makes me smile every time..the faded flowers on the hydrangea and the Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ perfect partners.
Stewartia showing some of its famous exfoliating bark. This was the year to remove all the lower branches, it will look somewhat awkward for a few years…
Camellia sasanqua ‘Daydream’ I rescued this plant from the trash at a nursery. Margaret Moseley told me it was the only fragrant sasanqua in her garden…If Margaret was growing it ..I needed to have one too; but it was an old variety and no one carried it. One Autumn day, plant shopping in Alabama, I caught a sweet fragrance and went to investigate…there it was, a broken scraggly mess, lying in the trash heap… the treasure I was seeking! They gave it to me.
Beautiful colours on the lacecap hydrangea…
eggplants and peppers still going in the potager…
and the clematis that bloomed all summer & going strong still… Clematis ‘Odoriba’
Life is good.
LUNCH WITH LINDARAXA
I wish I were a better writer, because I just don’t know how to adequately describe the Luncheon I attended at the home of Julieta who writes the sensational blog LINDARAXA.
The beautiful Julieta
EVERYTHING was perfect!
from the Bellini cocktails…
luscious, silken pate, (the likes of which I had not tasted since I left Montreal),
Baked Brie topped with candied figs & toasted slivered almonds…to die for!
The table was beautifully appointed ….
Loved the natural decorations…
the Shrimp Newburg heating….
and presented… with puff pastry shells.
The wine…. liquid velvet!
REGGIE DARLING and JOSEPH THE BUTLER would approve!
There was also salad and later Cuban Coffee in elegant Demi Tasse and the fabulous Banana Cake and Banana Icing , but at this point I had abandoned the camera to enjoy the delightful company. Julieta’s warm hospitality and the lively conversation made it a memorable afternoon.
Julieta writes another blog MY KITCHEN BY THE LAKE.Her recipes are fabulous as is she!
STATUS SYMBOL (with photos!)
Last week, on her fabulous blog, TARA DILLARD posted this photo and declared the driveway a status symbol.
All the while I wanted mine a bit more refined, more details ,more manicured, more expensive…
Sometimes it is beneficial to look through the eyes of someone you trust and admire to realize what you already have.
Thank you girlfriend!
Last week Tara Dillard in her wonderful blog posted this photo and declared it a status symbol!!
All the time I wanted mine a bit more polished, more details more manicured, more expensive…
Sometime it is benificial to look through the eyes of someone you trust and admire to realize what you already have