This is an extremely INTRICATE gingerbread replica of the Ca d'Zan, made by the chefs at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Sarasota, Florida. It was on display at Christmas time.
Here's a shot of the real thing
The intricacy of the details is just amazing - remember, this is gingerbread. To read about the Ca d'Zan, please go here.
Here is a shot of our local dog beach. There is a small fenced park before that, then you walk to the beach. It is quite small, but they just had a meeting last week about extending it to the south. It is a VERY popular place. None of my dogs care for the moving water, so it's not very popular with us - we prefer the really big dog park, with no beach. But it's fun to go and look
SEVEN DAYS - SEVEN ANSWERS
Just found out my Romeo and Juliet story was a winner last week on this mind bending meme. That was probably my consolation prize for my DUH moment : ) Anyway, here's today's challenge
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Now What?: Write what comes next.
Today is St. Patrick's Day!
How do you celebrate, if you do? Or if you don't, how would you respond if someone tries to pinch you for not wearing green?
And here is my answer:
Oh the angst of growing up an Orangeman! I tried to ignore it and just wear some green and let it go, but I had trouble not being true to myself. Well half of myself. I know that half of me is Irish and I love it and I'm proud of it and I wanted to celebrate it. But I'm not Catholic. So I am, traditionally and historically, known as an Orangeman. I think those two groups are still fighting wars over that aren't they? Through the years, as I matured, I went through the many different phases we all experience. Sometimes I was very belligerent - that's when I wore orange. Sometimes I just gave in - and wore green. Sometimes I was a sissy about it and said "Ooops, I forgot". And still other times, I just decided perhaps the other half of me was Irish too and Catholic, and wore the green : ) Here are some of my Irish ancestors who came over on "the boat" (not the baby or the one on the left, she's my grandmother)
Here's how I celebrate it now: (a) I eat Ricepatty's Irish Soda Bread and (b) I plant my peas. I was always told while growing up that St. Patty's Day was the day to get the peas in the ground. Exciting, huh???
AND NOW FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT - WHICH NOW THAT I THINK OF IT, I COULD HAVE CALLED IT AN INTRODUCTION AND USED IT FOR ABC WEDNESDAY
TAKE A BOW, JOYThis is our new Greyhound girl, Joy. She came to us Monday night. She's wonderful! She's so beautiful and part of her beauty is that she's not perfect - she has a short little Roman nose, an underbite like a bulldog, a big ginker in her tail, very long legs, the funniest little ears that can do oh so many things, a wonderful soft pretty coat, she's the first non-brindle Greyhound we've had, she's as sweet as can be, we love her already. And the eyes - oh the eyes are just delightful.
To join in on any of the fun memes above, please click on the appropriate button to the right - and enjoy! Happy St. Patrick's Day, whether you wear green, or orange, or your birthday suit - doesn't matter, just celebrate life. And don't forget to get those peas in the ground. Peace. B : )
I would be honored if you would visit my new on-line store and see some of the cards I have been making. Feel free to purchase some if you would like : )