RDP – Fancy

thanks to the Ragtag community for hosting the RDP challenge, https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/02/06/rdp-monday-fancy/

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Fancy dress for a wedding
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Fancy church in Munich
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Fancy fingertips
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Fancy pastries in France
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more fancy pastries
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Fancy boudoir
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Fancy period costumes
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Fancy birthday bouquet
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Fancy baubles

Visiting the AGO

Leonard Cohen and art on a plate

On Sunday, my daughter, daughter-in-law and I went to the AGO. It was was wonderful to be back and visit the featured Leonard Cohen exhibition and many other parts of the art gallery. It was also nice to be able to go to the Espresso Bar in the Galleria Italia, sit down and enjoy a delicious cappuccino and share two beautifully presented tarts.

The Leonard Cohen show was very busy but it was interesting to see the different stages of his life, his family and the progression of his poetry and music career. I became a fan as he got older and loved his gravelly voice and iconic hat that he wore when performing.

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Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Resolutions

thanks to Sue W. and GC for hosting Weekly Prompts https://weeklyprompts.com/2023/01/04/weekly-prompts-wednesday-challenge-resolutions/

Every year I find myself making the same resolutions….lose weight, continue to walk daily, eat healthy. This year I’m going to add two more resolutions. Make art at least weekly and visit my family in New Brunswick and in London once or twice. Of course making resolutions doesn’t work if you don’t have a plan to meet your goals.

For Christmas I received a new Fitbit so sticking to my plan of walking at least 10 000 steps a day makes that goal easier to track. My course of action is to try and get out before noon for a walk with my camera, walk instead of driving to shop at the top of the street and when I do need to use the car park as far from the entrance as possible.

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I already eat pretty healthy. I just need to stop snacking in the evenings. To do this I’m going to make art in my studio or read a book in a room away from the kitchen. In the past I resolved to make art every day but I found that goal was unattainable. Instead I’m looking to work at my art table at least once a week. I’ve also signed up to do another solo show in May so I’m motivated to make more art.

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A Healthy Meal
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White asparagus salad
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My first solo art show in 2022
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Visiting our son in London last April
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Visiting our daughter in New Brunswick last October

I always find it helpful to post a photo of me so I have a before photo. Not the most attractive photo but it was taken a few days ago. It clearly reminds me of how I need to make better food choices and stop eating in the evening.

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RDP – Esculent

….thanks to Bushboy for todays Ragtag Daily Prompt of ‘esculent’ https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/12/29/ragtag-daily-prompt-thursday-esculent/

es·cu·lent

FORMALadjective – fit to be eaten

noun – a thing, especially a vegetable, which is fit to be eaten

The fruit of the tomato plant is esculent but the plant is not. With potatoes the roots are esculent but the plant itself is poisonous.

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Gourds are not esculent – just decorative
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…..even though they look like their cousins, pumpkin and squash
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Pumpkins are definitely esculent and not just for Hallowe’en
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Beware of fungi – some are esculent but others can be deadly when consumed
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My Christmas Trifle was very esculent
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…as was our Christmas dinner

Tuesday Textures – November 29, 2022

who still wears fur coats and have you ever seen a fruit like the one below?

I’m including these two photos because of the textures in them. The fur coats were on display at an antique market that I went to on Saturday and the fruit was in the green grocer in Bloor West Village on the day I was walking in the rain.

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Has anyone ever tried this fruit? I’m very curious about the taste and texture inside.