Labor day.. today..was stunning..another day in Paradise..
When I write that I think of our local notary who was Jacques' second cousin..Marcel Danis..he left us long ago now.. at too young an age..but I loved when my clients chose him for the closing on their new home..
at the end of every signing..Marcel would say with his radiant smile and absolutely twinkling eyes..:"Welcome to Paradise"~
And he meant it..
Well this summer has been paradise..
labor day was in the 90's in the sun..I stepped outside to water baskets..and paint the potting shed..loosely..and I say that loosely:)
It never looks loosely..and I had a palette I am not nuts about..I put it together before I discovered some of my very favorite colors..
The dessert I made is so good..do you ever make a very involved dessert and think..well that wasn't great..
I mean numerous steps..ingredients etc..all flash no substance.
This is just plain pretty and full of substance.
We both love these types of desserts.I do take a bite.
This is a Café Sucre Farine recipe from the inimitable duo of Chris and Scott in la cuisine..she masterminds the recipes..styles..and he photos..un beau match made in Blogheaven.
You can find Chris' post about this delish dish..here..
See the Paris Stamp set?
I have Jody to thank for pointing me in it's direction:)
I found them a bit $$ dear..I have bought many stamps on special..or from a woman who seemd to not want to stamp anymore..my first stamp goes back to when I was 10:)
I do love them..I can't say I make cards etc..I just like embellisihing cards and art and etc with them..and I like to look at them..like my paints and brushes...and cookie cutters;)
Anyway they are worth it:)♥
It's the time of year when the light is harsher..all day..
everywhere you point a camera ..the shadows have changed..the light has changed..and the sound of September is in the air..
the grass is dewed..in areas of more shade..
the crabapple branches droop with the weight of the apples..
the peony leaves get burnished..
every hydrangea..shows us they are so worth growing..
Annabelle..Kyushu..Endless Summer..Nikko Blue..PeeGee..Pink Diamond..Pinkiewinkie..
I have no idea what those perennials are..I got a small plant from a very old garden at a neighbor's house years ago..and now I have bushes..here and there..tall spikes w/ red flowers will emerge..any clue?
See the little tufts below?
Foxglove..for next year I hope♥
I was melting painting this..and my paints were drying as fast as they could..yeah.. that's my excuse.
But w/ this I finished another journal.
September is like a new year.
Have a good one.
PS..Jacques said:"Don't lose that recipe"~