Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
While paying for gas and water at a roadside Kwik-Way counter in Miscouche, PEI, I saw this arcane Scottish *milk chocolate* tea cakes display box next to the hot rods and tictacs. Pointing to it I said to the proprietor, "WAIT A SECOND - how long have these been here??" She shrugged her shoulders with as perplexed a look on her face as I had on mine. I pulled out my change purse, bought 3, and ran back to the car to get my iphone. As I took this picture she was shaking her head.
We 3 who tasted them agreed on their wagon wheelishness.
I tried taking some individual shots but (excuses, excuses) just then the phone battery died.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
What a delight. I wanted so much to stay longer here, walk a long way, picnic, read, draw. Nonetheless, the couple of hours we had were something really lovely.
Bay leaf bushes and lupins.
Thank-You to Jean and Dominique for the hospitality and true conversation.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
A little poffertjes shop opened yesterday on Victoria Row in downtown Charlottetown. Do you know these little Dutch pancakes? They're a fried floury sugary treat I should never allow myself to consume (10 of). I believe they're traditionally made with buckwheat which would make them less difficult for me but the ones offered here are made with wheat flour. I was the 3rd customer, and kept saying, "My god! Look at that giant brick of butter!"
Friday, June 17, 2011
Apparently poisonous to horses, but not to deer.
I familiar with it only from 18th c. France where the juice was extracted as a whitener for linen and wool. I think this is where the term "bluing" may have originated? I'm told the nut extract is also a good venous tonic.
I'm meeting this giant for the first time here on PEI and marveling. They can grow up to 36 metres tall! During a walk after supper on the night I arrived I came upon one and was astonished by its splendor and height and angelfood conical flowers. I've since learned they're native to the mountains of the Balkans and small areas of northern Greece, Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Bulgaria. And that the flower is the symbol of the city of Kiev.
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