Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bouquets of Blooms

Dear readers, thanks so much for sticking with me.  'Tis flu season.  'Nuff said.

During my unintended hiatus, I learned that La Fourchette has been given a Stylish Blog award by Deborah Lawrenson.  Deborah's writing breathes life and mystery into the Provençal landscapes in her blog and on her site.  She occasionally serves up little slices of her latest book, Lantern, expected to be published this year. 

She said such nice things about this blog that I felt as though I should have been wearing a be-jeweled tiara and doing a queen's wave while hugging bunches of roses.  (Can you tell I haven't won many things?)

I'm going to change the rules a bit and offer seven Spring bouquets - since I thought we could all use a little flower power - mid-winter and all.

But the first bunch goes to warm the damp corners of an English winter or fill the corners of her old Provençal mas with sunshine.  Wherever you are, Deborah, this is for you! The remaining 999 fois merci!

Seven bouquets for your Sunday.  What's your favorite?

And now for my 12 Stylish Blogger Awards. (I know, I know.  It's supposed to be 15 but I have only enough flowers in the buckets waiting below for 12.)  I'll start with 5 and promise the remainder when I can sit up for a longer stretch.  (Drum roll, please!)

Laura, over at The Everyday Life of a Young American Girl in France, is another California girl livin' La Vida Loca up north in Lille.  She makes me laugh on a regular basis with her reports on adjusting to a little French life.

Carla Loves Photography is a visual inspiration.  Her range of skills in quite impressive.

Deja Pseu at Une Femme d'un Certain Age taught me how to tie my scarf in ways that make me look French!  (Okay, that's an overstatement, but still...)

Kate at Dear Buddha makes me laugh and breaks my heart in equal measure for her snarky,  self-effacing and open-hearted  look into the days of her life.

At A Femme d'un Certain Age, Tish Jett offers tips and tricks with humor and flair to keep a woman of any age fashionable.

I'll add the other 7 at a later date.  In the meantime, ladies, all you have to do is stop by and pick up your award (along with a bouquet of flowers from the buckets below!), let your readers know where your award came from and then share your own "seven of something". (I think the 'rules' are to share 7 things your readers don't know about you...but I'm all for breaking the rules in the interest of creative inspiration!)  Then announce your own 15 awards. 



Marguerite said...

Just discovered your lovely blog, Leslie. Hope your passport dilemma has a good outcome! I can imagine how it feels to know you don't have it safely in your possession. Bonjour from Texas.

Char said...

lovely bouquets - i love the daffodils on such a beautiful day as today

Deborah said...

I thought you'd gone very quiet... Hope you're feeling a lot better.
Merci pour les gentils mots et les jolis tournesols!

Deja Pseu said...

Leslie, mille mercis. I'm very honored! All of the bouquets are spectacular, but I'll go with roses every time.

Jean said...

My favourite is the last photo of all the tulips - they are my favourite flowers.

donna said...

good to see you're (somewhat) back on your feet....i LOVE daffodils.....and just a few have popped up in the front yard here already....i was wondering if the "queenly" wave was once a "Rose Parade" wave......i have that one down well.....

AP said...

Lovely blog

laura said...

I love the daisies plus apples!

Also: Thank you thank you thank you!! I'm happy to make you laugh :)

la fourchette said...

Marguerite, Welcome - and thank you! No, no resolution on the passport yet...that has to wait until some energy returns!

Char, sounds like you had sunshine today, you lucky girl! Glad you like the bouquets - and the dancing daffodils!

Deborah, petit à petit....merci.

Deja Pseu, Je t'en prie! Me too - I'm always a sucker for roses. (You didn't put it exactly like that, I know...)

Jean, Thanks! Tulips are so classic, aren't they? Note to self: more tulip images!

donna, thanks so much! I'm not exactly back on my feet, but with one of them in front of the other, I hope it won't be too long. Oh! What a good sign: daffodils popping up. I'm sooooo ready to be done with winter...sooooo ready...

AP, thank you! What a nice thing to say...and welcome.

laura, yes, that's one of my favorite shots - ever.
Je t'en prie, chérie.

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello Leslie,
thank you for breaking the rules and sharing lovely flowers with all!! happy Saint Valentine to you..
xoxo Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

la fourchette said...

Colette, Thanks! And to you...glad you liked the bouquets!


Tish Jett said...

Dear Leslie,

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am so flattered and honored. Your blog is stunning and I love your comments when you visit.

I feel an immediate affinity for a woman who has her picture taken with her dog.

Cannot tell you how pleased I am to have found you. I shall now get down to the business of formally accepting your lovely award and linking back to you.

Warmest regards,

la fourchette said...

Tish, my pleasure! Thanks for the lovely words about La Fourchette...that little fluffy dog is one of my favorite neutral accessories!



Mandy's Kidding said...

Kate at Dear Buddha breaks my heart too. Love her writing beyond ... well ... beyond words.

la fourchette said...

Mandy's Kidding, too.

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