Wednesday, August 26, 2009

BONJOUR AUGUST ROSES!

English Tea Rose I've been desperately seeking roses in my neighborhood, Astoria...

It's ain't like Paris here :(
True we have been having heavy rains. Here's a bud desperately trying to become a rose...
Rose des PeintresSome other people have all the roses!
WAIT! A budlette is trying desperately to open! You rock BUD!!!
Yellow Rose of TexasI thought roses and macarons would make a good watercolor combo.
Little did I know the local roses would elude me...
Et voila! A local rose has decided to show it's pretty face. Merci!
Reflection of a cherryA lack of roses meant the spoons and cherries get a SECOND ACT!

Et voila! PB reader Marie-Paule Maurin sent me these exquisite photos she took of Paris roses!

"12 km from the center of Paris (west) last Saturday - Roses and...Summer plums"

Merci beaucoup Marie-Paule! :)
BONJOUR AUGUST ROSES!

19 comments:

  1. But see--you don't need roses--you can just paint them and they're always at hand, Carol...beautiful, flawless ones!

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  2. Beautiful! Your talent always amazes me.

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  3. entre ces jolis macarons et ces roses je ne peux choisir, je prendrai donc un macaron à la rose.
    Christian

    between these macarons and those roses it's impossible for me to choose so I'll pick up "an à la rose" macaron.

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  4. Marie-Paule9:31 AM

    Merci Carol/Paris Breakfasts for the lovely daily article!

    Regards

    Marie-Paule

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  5. Cynthia10:27 AM

    lovely artwork ,,,love your blog!!!

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  6. Next time in Paris, you go to Parc de Bagatelle ... you can make a nice photo stock of roses! :-)

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  7. theres something so french, about france! love it :D

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  8. Beautiful art work, Carol! Really nice post.

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  9. Annie1:57 PM

    I said hello to the roses in GoldenGate Park for you this morning.
    xxx

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  10. Kitty2:28 PM

    I love your blog! It's a daily dose of beauty in my life. If you have a space for roses, only in Aug. you can take a bare stem from a bush and put it in soil under a clear mason jar. It should root and grow into a bush. You could gather roses from anywhere for your garden. I've also used this method for trees.

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  11. Perhaps a a trip to Longears is in order.

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  12. Jim H.8:26 AM

    Am so excited. August 31st I fly out of Sacramento and will arrive in Toulouse for a paint class ( 1 week with Barbara Roth) and have been enjoying all of your Escapades.
    Feel like you made me want to go. THANKS!

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  13. Thank you for this glimpse into one of my favorite places in New York.
    Joan

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  14. The roses are lovely! Mine are just starting to come into full bloom. Lovely!!

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  15. Foodwalker10:49 PM

    Do you REALLY thing the supermarche macs tastes as good. Are the others all about packaging?
    I really like Paul's. And I know they're a chain.

    xxxx

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  16. Macs are a texture game. I wasn't crazy about the Laduree macs. Texture okay but lacked an intensity of flavor.
    Annie

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  17. ah, intensity can be subtle. It's when the flavors come together correctly with everything spiking off each other.
    Annie

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  18. Bonjour Carol - just back from London, and I had a yummy surprise when I discovered a Laduree boutique at Harrod's...if I had known, it would have been my FIRST STOP.

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  19. love….love…love everything about Paris Breakfasts this AM…..I do! I do! I do!!!

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