You are just about to happen upon us..did you see July fly by?
August..a whole lotta pinks going on and a whole lot of yellows so I'll start w/ the pinks..
Some of these I have shared on Instagram..so those of you who have seen the radishes and the salad can look away :)
I grew my radishes because I could not find watermelon radishes here..
I may try again..later..
The bee balm is prolific here and even moreso in my borrowed wildflower gardens out back.
So I pick bouquets and display them for me.
I have trepidations now..going into wildflowers..ticks have appeared it seems in pets here in QC..and quite frankly they freak me out.
I've been baking and taking pics and gardening and painting..and reading..Lilac Girls was good..almost 800pages and I didn't get bored at all.
I love E-books..but not for art books..to me it is better seeing it in person if you are trying to learn to paint..etc..or keeper art books and you all know my faves..
I have gone on and on about them♥
So... August is busy in our little clan..
Adamo ..July31rst.. Lucas August 6th..Giuliana August 8th and Mylène August 10th..Caroline and Frédérick's anniversary..and a childhood friend's birthday..Really really nice.
And next weekend Lucas and Mylène,,
Which brings me to the subject of cards..
I am an E-booker and an E-mailer..no doubt about it..and an E-shopper too..
I get the E-cards idea at Christmas..well ..because postage is dear and if you have a gang of cards to send..I get it..I used to send out 100 calendars minimum..to sometimes hear.."I get so many calendars"..ok then..and they were almost $2.00 each to send.
That is one thing about my job I do not miss..mailing out calendars:)
And international rates are so high..
..it's just not doable.
Many gave up sending Christmas cards years ago.
So back to the cards..I get the E-cards for Christmas..
But I don't get an E-card for birthdays.
unless you cannot get out:( I so get that..been there done that.:(
When someone is not well..by all means don't go out..and do what you just can't..never.
Never should anything be an obligation..it has to be freeflight~
And that happens..a lot:)
But if you remember and you can get out..why not send a real card..hard copy..a stamp is still the most affordable gift you can give.
The $ store has cards:)
Just write in it..
It just feels so warm..to send and to receive.
I get excited when I send something:)
A little nutty I am..
I follow some calligraphy/mail art artists on Instagram..and oh my goodness the letters are such a gift!
One I love..you can follow her blog also..Lindsey..
I think one of the things apart from her insane talent at making her maps and all the art she creates..that makes Carol Gillott's Paris Maps ..so special..is just how special the letters are..the work involved..and the care that goes into them..
and they arrive snail mail..in your mailbox..
with lovely Paris add-ins~ business cards,flyers..such cute stuff..the things I was looking for during our week in Paris~
Treasures to me.
July and les bonbons:)
Les petits trésors de Carol Gillott
I must say..before we left for Paris..I went over so many of Carol's posts..to refresh my memory and to point me in directions..very helpful.
The easiest to please friend I have.. said this past week..
"Always nice to receive a package"~
I had not received these yet~
See what I mean.?.Feel good via snail mail~