Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine Evening

Just thought it apposite to close this lovely and loving day with 2 Normaphotos:
I, with an espresso gift from Daughter...
... and to all, an arrangement from Norma's work in our garden. 
To those readers who expected a poem on this post, I can only quote that lovely man, G.K. Chesterton, who wrote,"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." I can only say it is now 7 p.m. and my brother-in-law just left after giving me a waxed round of  Camembert --Marin French Cheese-- and I am thinking of trying it. Wish me luck!
 
 

31 comments:

  1. As much as I love poetry and cheese, I've never thought of using them both in the same sentence. But I have written some cheesy poetry on occasion....

    Thanks for sharing these sweet photos!

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    1. Jon, to the cheesy among us, myself included, even a Babybel of Mozzaella composes a heartfelt sonnet --but don't eat the wax! And thanks again for the piano clip.

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  2. Geo., those are great photos!

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    1. Thanks Lon, will relay compliment to Norma!

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  3. A lovely Valentine Day arrangement....well worth preserving in print. I wonder WHY there are no poems about cheese? I mean, so many words rhyme so well with it. Cheese, please, sneeze, trees. ..I could go on, but, I won't.

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    1. Dear Delores, if it puzzled Chesterton, it puzzled a better mind than mine. If anyone has an answer, I send pleas upon my knees.

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    2. Maybe you SHOULD write a poem about cheese.

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  4. Lovely as art, but now are you going to cut the cheese?

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    1. Thanks, Jono, as always I will cut the cheese while giving that special "who *arted" look at the person next to me.

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  5. Norma's heart of flowers and flowers is simply beautiful. May I link to this post sometime in the near future, Geo.? I was going to write about art from nature's found objects and this is a wonderful example. See also here: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/02/insect-flower-arrangements-by-raku-inoue-2/?mc_cid=b820d741b7&mc_eid=6ffebff040 and here: w.thisiscolossal.com/2018/02/james-brunt-cairns-and-mandalas/?mc_cid=b820d741b7&mc_eid=6ffebff040 if you are interested.

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    1. oops - I meant flowers and feathers

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    2. I asked Norma and she has no objection to such a link.

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    3. Thank you and thank Norma for me, too, please?

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  6. Such a kind face you have, appropriately so. That's a lovely flower arrangement too. How was that cheese?

    Have a very nice weekend.

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    1. Hopefully, my old face reflects only kindnesses done to me. We ate half the cheese on crackers yesterday with a 2013 Malbec from Lodi. It is very good! Best wishes and thanks, Robyn!

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  7. I love the arrangement...such a great expression of Valentine's Day!
    Brilliant photos too...☺...and why, I wonder, has no one written a poem about cheese?
    Hope it was delicious!

    Have a great weekend ☺☺

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    1. Thanks Ygraine, It was delicious and, as to your question, I don't know --there seems to be more competition than cooperation between poetry and cheese but I can't explain it.

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  8. Me gusta mucho tu blog.
    Tambien sus fotos.
    Gracias por tus aportaciones en mi blog.

    Besos

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    1. Gracias Anna. Su comentario es muy amable y bienvenido.

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  9. Geo:

    Thank you for posting on my site. Yes, my 20 days (today) is the longest I have ever not indulged in my pipes in many, many decades myself. It is not really how I wish things were, but it is where I currently find myself. To me, pipes are fully and wholly enjoyable in every way.

    I have been been enjoying your blogs. I am not sure if there is one that is preferred for discussion comments, but I liked the images you had with this entry, so I figured I would post here. Please correct me if you would prefer comments more on one of the other sites.

    PipeTobacco

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    1. I am in awe of your Lenten abstinence. Have found myself unable to entirely give up my nicotinic meditations --but am working on it, making progress. You're welcome to discuss, opine, comment on any or all of my 3 blogs. "Trainride Of The Enigmas" consists of silly essays --you're familiar with my 2 (mainly) poetry sites. I check them all via comment moderation app. which runs everything through g-mail.

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  10. Nocotinic meditations is such a beautiful and accurate way to state the hobby of the pipe! I do miss them greatly, but believe my Lenten vow is having me grow.

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    1. I find espresso a fine indoor aide de la m├ęditation. Especially since Norma abhors smoking unless I commit it in the great outdoors.

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  11. Oops, I noticed I had a typo... it should have said "nicotinic". My apologies.

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    1. No apologies needed, Prof. You should get a load of some of my typos.

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  12. i am poet and less like cheese Geo.

    gifts from loved ones are something that refresh the button of "connection" between relationships .
    may you see many love days with your precious family and friends,amen

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    1. Thank you, Baili. Please accept my good wishes to you in return. In gentle gifts, there is tremendous strength.

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