Monday, February 1, 2010

Cauliflower and carnations and a selfish breakfast

The florist in my village is practically next door to me. She's the one who made me discover this sort of decorative cauliflower which is purple in the middle and surrounded by green leaves. I find it so pretty to adorn a table along with carnations. Their delicate frilly edges always remind me of a colorful flamenco dress.
It's a pity, the leaves turn yellow very quickly, though. I have to see if I can plant it somewhere in the patio.
This morning, I feel really grateful for the blue sunny sky which is definitely the most precious gift here in Andalusia in winter. I look at the palm trees in front of me, imagining that the skyline is nearly joining the sea. My mind wanders...while I'm having a very selfish late breakfast, feasting on the leftovers of the week end. We had friends coming over and after many hours spent cooking and baking, I was quite happy to finish the last portion of lemon meringue pie while Monchéri went out for bread.
Have a sweet start of the week !

21 comments:

Caroline said...

What gorgeous, gorgeous photos!x

David Engel said...

Sexy pictures! And what a breakfast! Man I'm getting hungry!

Best,
David
http://www.globalaroundtown.blogspot.com

Kay said...

mmmm...good idea! thanks!

The Girl From Cherry Blossom Street said...

I love carnations! I adore flamenco!!!

Susana said...

Beautiful, Lala! Gracias por tu visita a mi blog... me alegro que te gusten las fotos. No recibí la postal todavía... no te preocupes, ya sabes que Correos en España a veces tardan mucho! Gracias por acordarte de nosotros...

sinnlighet said...

I think you have an magical power for arranging excellent photo! Magnificent pictures and so appetizing.....

You are amazing Lala!!

Lots of love

Agneta

Lynne said...

so beautiful! vegie bouquets!

Elisa, Croatia said...

I love your comparison to a flamenco dress! That pie looks yummy!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

How lovely to hear from you and your use of carnations with the cabbage is brillant! I love, love lemon merinque pie and haven't made it for so long! Hope all is well.

DolceDreams said...

Lala, I have the same plant in one of my planters and I love it! My favourite colour...
I love how you start off your day. I went to summer school in Salamanca, and I gained so much weight starting off my day with all of those delicious pastries there...mmmmm!
Enjoy your sunshine :)
And your sweets:)
Nathalie

dutchbaby said...

Woo hoo! Good for you! Not selfish, just treating yourself because you deserve it! Beautiful photos. I like how you gave the pie the royal treatment on that beautiful plate.

Patricia said...

This is a perfect way to start the week...something sweet and beautiful...all good. Thank you for stopping and visiting and commenting on art thoughts and artwork!
Best for a super week.

SE'LAH... said...

that pink...so bold.

glad you got a moment to treat yourself...it's good for the soul.

Theresa Cheek said...

You captured the play of light against the textures of the plants and food. Speaking of food....save one bite of pie for me please... :)

sinnlighet said...

Lala, are you kidding me .... Is it true that Tim Irving is your neighbor ..... I think I'm dying! Give him a big & nice hug from Sweden and Agneta!

Lots of love

A, the swedish one

Laura Hegfield said...

Such beautiful photos...such a dreamy place to be. The colors the light...just gorgeous.

Carey said...

What a beautiful table you set, Lala. Loving that silver tray edge.

Linda Sue said...

The purple flower ornamental cabbages grow here in abundance and are good all year long- I think they like colder climates.
I wish i could grow pie in my garden! YUM!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Flamenco flowers and a frilly lemon pie - ahhhhhhh...duende.

Catherine xx

HereBeDragons said...

Yum yum yum! Enjoy it!

Agus said...

Cada vez que veo tu blog, hecho de menos mí Andaalucía!!!

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