Monthly Archives: October 2012
First snow over Petra’s garden.
While I was away, some pesky gnomes were playing with the blog preventing you from seeing the last four entries: Smells and perfume, Schwamendingen 09:45, Day of the dead arrangements, and Home-grown salad. I hope you enjoy them and write comments.
When I grew up in Puerto Rico, I went to a Catholic elementary school run by Spanish nuns. Later I attended an all-boys high school with brothers and priests from Spain and the USA. Both schools were factories of atheists. But that is another story. Aside from thinking that Christ was a man with a […]
During these beautiful autumn days, Schwamendingen wakes up to a blanket of fog. By early afternoon it dissipates to a sunny or cloudy day, depending on the day’s forecast. In another life, I lived in London for three months during the autumn and I did not experience as much fog as here. Fog here usually […]
Sounds like I am planning a deadly engagement, but I’m not. On Saturday at the Oerlikon open market I discovered these wonderful arrangements. They are made out of flowers, vegetables, leaves, pine cones, and other natural products. They are used to remember dead friends and relatives for the upcoming day of the dead. Speaking of […]
We had a delicious home-grown salad with two kinds of lettuce, radishes and scallions from our shared garden. The cherry tomatoes are from Petra’s backyard garden, the one that survived the hail storm. We added organic olive oil we bought in the Cooperative Oleicole de la Vallée des Baux in Les Baux des Provence, rock […]