Monday, March 2, 2009

Lemon Scones and Lavender

Lavender Love - Becker Vineyards
8X8 Oil on Canvas
Gallery Wrapped Canvas - SOLD

a visit to Becker Vineyards when I was in Fredericksburg, Texas, last
week. The gentleman behind the counter there told me the lavender will
be in bloom in about a month. I came home and started a series of new
lavender paintings. I hope someday to set up my easel outside the
Lavender Haus on the grounds there. I hear they have poppies, too!
If I get pictures, I promise to share them with you.

A trip to Fredericksburg, Texas, is incomplete without
a visit to the nationally acclaimed bakery, Rather Sweet!
My artistic pal Emily Leland and I sampled the
amazing pastries and breakfast muffins. Emily has opened a new
Bed and Breakfast. It is beautifully appointed
and now ranks as my absolute favorite place to
stay. Stay tuned and I'll share some pictures of Emily's
Carriage House Bed & Breakfast soon.

Am I the only person on earth who has the urge
to buy EVERYTHING in a pastry case any and
every time I stumble upon a pastry case? Rather
Sweet is a town landmark in historic Fredericksburg.
The locals walk in and step behind the counter to
pour themselves a cup of coffee and then settle down
at one of the little tables to resolve world affairs.

Things that make my heart go pitty pat.

You thought I was just kidding when I said I
was going to buy EVERYTHING in the pastry
case, didn't you? Never underestimate my
propensity to consume baked goods. I like to
tell hubby Carlos that if he REALLY loved me,
he would learn to bake pastries instead of
just cooking me dinner every night and bringing
me a hot plate to my art studio.

As if the delectible pastries and good company
were not enough, this handsome fellow was
napping right outside the door. Beau belongs to
the owner of Rather Sweet, and is a gentle soul
who allows his adoring public to pat his silky head
and photograph his charming smile. Can you imagine
if I situated one of my Pugs outside the door of
Rather Sweet? They would eat the doorframe just
so they could get inside and attack the pastry case.
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