Friday, October 28, 2011

Ina's and Anton's fruit and vegetable garden

I received this tableau from Ina and Anton. They are dearest friends from Basle with a beautiful vegetable and fruit garden with a little gardener's house. A paradise where they often invite us for delicious homemade dishes served with superb wine. It is always so pleasing to spend a hot day underneath apple trees, listening to humming honey bees and happily singing birds. When leaving in the evening Ina always packs a bag with salad, herbs, summer squash, potatoes and... to take home. On top of all these goodies she puts a bunch of all those flowers growing in the garden then. I was told that even in winter time when it is mild they have lunch in the sun...

Because I love all this so much they painted this pic for me sometime ago! Now I can look at all the treasures any time I feel like. How about that?

Exactly one year ago I published my first post. It was a year which has sharpened all my senses. I look at my surroundings in a more attentive way and this has enriched me a lot. It is also you, dear blogger friends, who have kept me going and I would like to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for encouraging me and visiting my blog. 

This afternoon there will be a little giveaway so stay tuned!


♥  Emilie's daughter ♥ 


  1. Hello Christa:
    What a wonderful painting so full of vibrancy, colour and the warmth of summer. Your friends, Ina and Anton, sound delightful and so very, very kind. We can well imagine the enjoyable times which you must spend together.

    Congratulations on a year of blogging - some achievement!!

    Kellemes hétvégét.

  2. Hi Christa! I posted a comment here a few hours ago, but... it's gone! Maybe it never made it to your blog!

    Your friends' painting reminds me of one of my "sunny" photos! In fact, as I couldn't find my glasses, I mistook it for a photo!

    One year of blogging! I'm glad I found you!



  3. congratulations on 1 year of blogging Christa.
    you have given me inspiration along with some other blogger friends too carry on writing.
    Such super vibrant paintings.. the are inviting. I can just imagine you under the apple tree..with good food, your lovely friends and excellent wine.
    look forward to reading more .. happy saturday.. val