To make candles more special I often apply gold leaf to them.
This time I added gold leaf to the lower half of a dark blue candle. And added a few dried flowers to the middle.
I wrapped the candles, two at a time, into clear plastic and tied them with ribbons, ready to give as gifts. And then I forgot about them. The gold turned into this fantastic textural blue. Even if I tried I don't think that I could duplicate the magic. Wishing you a magic and happy Mother's Day day. Gina
The Pond is overflowing, the extra water is irrigating our dry pastures.
Daffodils are still going strong.
Will you join me for a little quiz at the end of this post?
My greenhouse is holding little seedlings waiting for the weather to improve.
My Oleander tree is making a comeback. It's been in the greenhouse all winter. I have given it copious amounts of water this year. What a difference that made.
Little lambs don't mind the rain, their woolly mothers keep them close. Now, here is the Quiz.
You might think that you know this familiar flower.
It's the growth habit that might confuse most gardeners. I purchased this particular plant more than forty years ago. I started with one plant and now I have only one plant left. I was successful in propagating it before and I will do it again. Have a great weekend my dear friends. Gina
Spring has officially arrived in our neck of the woods.
How do I know? It's when French Sorrel begins to grow in my garden.
Now is the time to pick the tender leaves for a delicious Spring salad.
There is no recipe. It's whatever is growing in the garden. Young French Sorrel (Sauerampfer as I know it) leaves, chive blossoms, violas, nasturtium leaves, young sage leaves, horseradish blossoms and watercress from our Spring. Balsamic vinegar and a good olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste. Add a few curls of Parmigiano Reggiano.
It doesn't take long and it will go to seed.
French Sorrel is a pretty plant in your garden and easily available in most garden shops.
Here I share with you my obsession with Italian Renaissance Ceramics. I decided that painting them would not be so difficult. So I set about learning. My blog is about living the simple country life, tales from our travels and, of course, my hand painted ceramics.
Click on Etsy for Beautiful ceramics in my Etsy Shop
Treasure of the week
longing for the green to come back
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Faux-cus on the Pros: Gina Garner
Thank You Theresa
Yes, it was a wonderful collaboration, click on picture for full story