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:

A Brush with Color said...

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

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Beautiful! Your talent always amazes me.

le banc moussu said...

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.

Marie-Paule said...

Merci Carol/Paris Breakfasts for the lovely daily article!

Regards

Marie-Paule

Cynthia said...

lovely artwork ,,,love your blog!!!

PeterParis said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Nikon said...

Beautiful art work, Carol! Really nice post.

Annie said...

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

Kitty said...

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.

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Perhaps a a trip to Longears is in order.

Jim H. said...

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!

Joan said...

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

naphtali said...

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

Foodwalker said...

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

Annie said...

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

Annie said...

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

Mary said...

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.

Terry said...

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