Monthly Archives: November 2014

Treasure Trove :: Trésors cachés

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. — Eleanor Roosevelt I have a treasure trove in my house and there are hundreds, maybe thousands of small-sized objects, medium objects and large objects. All of these objects have … Continue reading

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Smithering of snow :: Parcelle de neige

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. ― Albert Einstein The weather has been quite dreary lately… it is colder than usual … Continue reading

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XMas Postcard :: Carte postale des fêtes

Today I received a really nice postcard from my painting friend Mai — she made a request to her painting friends about sending each other Christmas Postcards, and this is the one that she sent to me. It is quite beautiful. … Continue reading

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:: J. S. Bach ::

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.  ― Albert Einstein Listening to the glorious music of J. S. Bach’s, St. Matthew … Continue reading

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Some greens for a grey day :: Des verts pour une journée grise

     Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone I came up with one thing And I don’t believe I’m wrong That nobody, But nobody … Continue reading

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Nuit de neige :: Snowy Night

La grande plaine est blanche, immobile et sans voix. Pas un bruit, pas un son ; toute vie est éteinte. Mais on entend parfois, comme une morne plainte, Quelque chien sans abri qui hurle au coin d’un bois.     … Continue reading

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First Snow :: Première neige

     Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.      My little horse must think it … Continue reading

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Penon Street :: Rue Penon

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. — Winston Churchill In this workers’ district of Valleyfield known as the North Quarter “Quartier Nord” there are still wood houses to be found and a very typical Quebec architecture. Most of … Continue reading

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Good Morning :: Bon matin

“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” ― J.R.R. … Continue reading

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Back to basics :: Retour à la base

What has roots as nobody sees, is taller than trees, up, up it goes, and yet never grows? — J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (The answer will be given on my next post) When I have not painted in … Continue reading

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Painted Flowers :: Fleurs peintes

It’s hard to live your life in color, and tell the truth in black and white. — Gregg Allman As I have not painted or drawn in over a week, I am rusty and I know that by experience, when I do … Continue reading

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