Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Another great sandwich idea on a rainy day
I had planned to show you the newly painted front and shed doors today but it is a very dismal day outside so I will wait for it to brighten up a bit so I can take photos. In the meantime, these are perfect days for a good sandwich and a good book.
The sandwich I had today for lunch is made with a toasted French baguette. You fill it with a couple of thin slices of German Black Forest smoked ham and a generous spreading of garlic and herb cream cheese. I also had some grapes alongside the sandwich as they are a great combination after the cream cheese.
If you remember a little while ago I had shared my collection of Country Diary books and video. I had decided to look on Abebooks.com to see if I could find a book I did not yet have in my collection. It is called "The Country Flowers of a Victorian Lady" by Fannny Robinson. I was able to purchase this book through this website at a second hand bookshop in England. I only paid $1 for the book. It arrived yesterday and is in new condition and I really am enjoying looking through it and reading about Fanny and seeing her beautiful painted flowers.
To give you an idea of the book, here is a page with bluebells and Lily~of~the~Valley. It tells a bit about the painting and various meanings behind the flowers. The poem on Plate 19 is:
"Where are my thoughts?
Where full on dome, and tow'd and spire.
Sunset is glowing;
And slow through meadows green, inlaid
With flowery grove, and poplar glade,
Iris is flowing."