Sunday, April 27, 2008


You can see the first step here.

For me changes bring an idea of a flower evolving, that turns out this way and even of a caterpillar evolving:
Now I have to find a binding idea and it will be finished.


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I went to a plant festival yesterday, and could not resist this one, some kind of ornithogalum.
This is a gift from my sister, several years ago. Like all other roses in my garden, the first years have been difficult, but it was worth helping it:
Some iris, also a gift from my sister. And behind them, you can see a very late narcissis...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mme Corbeau's cousin

As promised, let me introduce you to Mrs Corbeau's cousin: She is on her way to Barcelona, hope my daughter will like her...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Early GTS

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I went to Suresnes for a 3-day training. Suresnes is just outside Paris, rather upper middle-class town. I like the flowers you can find everywhere in the streets. Each time I go there, I spend some time taking pictures. Standard people look at me wondering what on hell I'm doing :-).

Here are some examples of those plants:

Happy GTS all!


I've started working on April TIF challenge, on the "how do you see change" theme.
This is going to be the background. The words in blue mean change, the other words are synonyms, at least in my mind.

I could not get a better picture, because of the weather. But I won't be able to blog before Monday and wanted to post of TIF.

Thinking about what changes mean to me is a bit emotional. I've just turned 50, my kids have left the nest, my life changes in several ways and though I enjoy it, it is a time of questions.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Startare, glad the fairy names make you laugh.
Carol, glad you liked my little piece of wisdom :-)

Thanks to those who like my garlic...

If you like beautiful embroidery, don't miss JoWynn blog.
She has made a stunning study of garlic, resulting in a beautiful embroidery.
She makes our day with a slideshow of cherry trees that you dont' want to miss, really. And that's only on her last posts. The whole blog is really worth a visit!

As for me, you won't see much of me this week. I'm off for a 3-day training, with no access to internet, then back to work for two days, with certainly a lot to catch up with, and on Friday night, I'm off to spend the weekend in Barcelona at my daughter's! I hope we can visit the garden in Montjuic...

I wish you a very good week!


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This is what I'm seeing from my computer this very morning.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Garden Fairy

Carol fo May Dreams Gardens has found out she has a garden fairy name.

I had to find out whether I had one. And yes, I have :
My fairy name is Juniper Elffly
She is a cheerful sprite.
She lives in clear-headed pine forests.
She is only seen at midday under a quiet, cloudless sky.
She wears purple juniper colours. She has delicate green wings like a cicada.
Get your free fairy name here!

Have a nice day all!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Barbara, I understand your envy about my roses. I have roses until XMas, and then they start blooming again as soon as the tempeture is milder. In fact they hardly stop blooming.

Kerry, Iowa gardening woman, Lisa, in the last previous years, all my geraniums ended sick. Certainly due to the very hard conditions in summer. And the butterfly that dig into their stems. But I can't resist them. And I know that I will look for an appleblossom one, and that I will buy it too...

Mark, I'm sure you'll have flowers on your fruit tree soon. Last year, the apple tree remained fruitless. Although they had many apples the year before. It was even very difficult for me to remove some of the baby apples so that the other ones could grow properly... I hope I will have some apples this year.

Aiyana, thanks for the compliment on the geranium. You always have so beautiful flowers to show!


A little project, again from the Cloth Paper Scissors issue of november/december 2007 (the one with Madame Corbeau). This was a very good issue, at least for me. Very colorful and fun. Ideal to use the little leftovers too. Robin Olsen explained how to make pretty chains. I was going to mount three of them like a rake on a twig, but my furry assistant provided some advice. She started to play with the chains hanging from a chair like only cats do, and gathered them into that. I had to agree with her, I liked them better that way. So that way it is.
Looks a bit like garlic, don't you think ?

Sunday, April 6, 2008


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After the snowy Easter, and several days with a fierce wind, spring seems to be back.

The roses are more beautiful than ever. I mean they never had so many buds. Those buds have suffered from the cold and the wind, but they are turning into lovely roses though.
The dwarf apple trees are blooming now, which is good as they have avoided the late frost.
I swore I would not buy pelagorniums again. Hum, I did it again ...

Have a nice weekend!
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Thank you for your comments on Madame Corbeau. I'm pleased you like her.
Maybe her cousins will visit her soon :-)

Solange has nominated me for "an award as a blog that brought her inspiration and made her appreciate the blogosphere!" that was passed over to her by Gunnels. Thank you Solange for your interest.
I should pass this award to 10 bloggers, but I send it to all my visitors, since you help me getting inspiration and are a great joy when I visit your blogs. You all deserve this award.

And if you don't know them yet, go and say Hello to Solange and Gunnels. Two great ladies.

Sharon has let us know our mission for April TIF. I quote her:

"...How do you see change? That is the challenge topic this month...
I was torn about a colour scheme but came up with this one. "
I have not decided yet which way I will go. But you should visit Sharon's blog to discover the picture from which this palette is issued.

And to end this post, I encourage you to visit TWELVE BY TWELVE. Those ladies have a lot of inspirations and talents.