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idler living in new york
Interests: history, italy, books, morocco, animals, gardening
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I have been looking at some Flemish still lives... The plate is from The Musee de Marrakesh The little green jug is from rue riad zitoune djedid. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at The World Examining Works
This is so thrilling! Longing to hear all about it. Send lots of pictures soonest! oxoxo
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2014 on many blessings at Be... Dream... Play...
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Postage has gone quite through the roof. Your jewelry is so very pretty but I can understand how frustrating it can be as a business. Onwards and upwards with the painting. Happy almost spring!
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2014 on Little Love Tokens... One Last Sale at A Life of Joy
We do have such fun. I could play with paint and paper and so on all day -and often do!
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2014 on A Morning with Pirates at The World Examining Works
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The pirates were busy painting when we arrived. Gretchen was working on 'non-commital abstractions' and Henry was concentrating on a Van Gogh-esque field of grass. Image #4 Then they decided to build a race car track with many interesting twists and turns. When all the cars were on the track, there was a traffic jam. Luckily Mama was in the first car and Granny and Grandpa were in the second one. Croissant break with Aggie and a new hat. Then it was time to go outside. Got outside. Horribly cold and Aggie has no hat. Therefore homework for Granny. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at The World Examining Works
Happy dawn! Happy spring-soon-to-be -we hope! Sending lots of love from chilly NYC
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2014 on Happiness Is... morning light at A Life of Joy
I cannot imagine why you get the boot! But here you are! Weather still vile here. Was so thrilled that Dexter is now a venerable age. Buster has very long shaggy fur.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2014 on Comfort Food at The World Examining Works
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Yes it is! I had not realized it. Wikipedia says The rutabaga, swede (from Swedish turnip),[1] turnip, yellow turnip, or neep (Brassica napobrassica, or Brassica napus var. napobrassica, or Brassica napus subsp. rapifera) is a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip; see Triangle of U. The roots are prepared for human food in a variety of ways, and the leaves can be eaten as a leaf vegetable. We used to have mashed swede for school lunches in the 1970's.....much better with cheese on.
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2014 on Comfort Food at The World Examining Works
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Last Saturday was so cold and so depressing I was reduced to taking photos of anything bright that was lying around the place. I had gone down to Chelsea Market very early in search of a rutabaga. It is waxed and somewhat resembles a canon ball. It weighs a lot too. I had been very taken with a recipe I read in the Times. The ingredients list included the said item. I include the recipe here because it turned out wonderfully well. I omitted the sage and thyme and substituted chopped up sun dried tomatoes. Below find a photo of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at The World Examining Works
Dear DCW How clever of you to find this blog - sort of an experiment. Yes, snow is fun with the kiddies but is getting a bit old round here. There was even more snow this morning - only a dusting. The little bird was our drinking buddy!
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2014 on Images from an Island at Words and Pictures
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So glad you liked our little escape -which seems rather a distant memory now. The little bird was a delight. I wonder if you have been to Barbados? The beaches and general scenery would come alive in your super water colors!
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2014 on IMAGES FROM AN ISLAND at The World Examining Works
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This winter has been horribly long and cold and snowy and altogether depressing. We were lucky enough to escape for ten days to Barbados. Here are some random photos. The first of beach vegetation. Very shallow water and patterns in the sand. Someone else's castle. A house in Bridgetown and The Christian Science Chruch with splendid windows. A bird who made off with a packet of sugar. Limpid, blissful water at Mullins Bay. Late afternoon and, corny, beyond corny, tropical sunset with palm trees - very pretty anyway! CO Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at The World Examining Works
Hope all your home improvements end up wonderful! Sending lots of love!
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2014 on Sweet Break at A Life of Joy
It is always rather thrilling to feel the light return! Such a pretty picture. A little warmer here today thank heavens. I think it will get above freezing. Our little granddaughter's 2nd birthday tomorrow (FEB 1st) -so maybe she ushers in the light?! Hugs for a warm weekend.
Winter is getting a bit old hat around here - but must be even more so for the inhabitants of North Dakota and Minnesota. So I have taken to meditating on mandarins - well - looking at them anyway. I like the ones with leaves on best. Robert is painting - as per usual. I always find the painting eqipment picturesque in itself. the tape, the paper towels, the blotches, the blades etc etc. even the gloves and the face mask. This was once a very nice linen skirt from Eileen Fisher that I had had for at least eight... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at The World Examining Works
What lovely warming comforts! Bitterly cold and miserable here too. Hot chocolate needed! HUGS
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2014 on From the Weekend: warm keeping at A Life of Joy
And to you, dear Constance! HUGs and HUGS!
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2014 on Happy New Year! at Rochambeau
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Do hope your colds are on the mend and Charley too. Glad you had a good time back in the US. Wishing you al good things and lots of creativity and joy in 2014. Take care, keep warm and lots of hot tea. HUGS.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2014 on Happy New Year 2014 at A Life of Joy
A little bit of snow still left on the ground. They wait at the door for the guests to arrive. Then hear a story about heros who wear colorful masks and capes to give them power and distintion. glue felt and glitter the costumes are made donned let the party begin! Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at The World Examining Works
Gosh! Hope your back/neck is much improved? How on earth did you do that? Inquiring minds need to know. Bitterly cold here. My husband has gone to visit a friend in Florida (from their motorbike days - don't ask!) Rather bliss to have the apartment all to myself. THank you for liking my web site which I made myself. I would like to add more photos since I like photos but sort of followed their template! love e tel 917 601 1530 > To:
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2013 on Party at The World Examining Works
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Today is our annual opening-of-the -festive-season party. So we have to tidy up and buy snacks (Trader Joes's hummus is wonderful). So, much chopping of vegetables and a foray to the Flower District which seems to have shrunk to just west 28th Street where there so many flowers it makes your head spin. Such amyrillises! so many berries! Both my mother and my grandmother adored anemones. Slightly old-fashioned and with such jewel richness of color. So I bought home some purple ones - darker than this photo shows. Then I had to tidy the bookshelves - that rather pathetic collection... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at The World Examining Works
Dear Beth, Hooray! Please contact me so I can give you the GIFT CODE you won!
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Dear Em, I know! I will pick a US commenter this year! Sent from my iPhone
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Bliss!need to go there this morning where it 23'F oxoxo Happy Thanksgiving.
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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, dear Tracy!
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2013 on Love Wherever You Go at A Life of Joy