Thursday, November 21, 2019

November's friend -- the trusty lemon

Memories of California
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
A few years ago (he says he didn't, but he did) my older
son taught me that when you can't have flowers as a centerpiece,
lemons and limes do the trick.  Not only that.  I mean they
are beautiful -- especially in a pretty, antique glass bowl.
But say you get a cold -- a clear possibility in November --
you cut part of a lemon into slices, pop them (three slices)
into a mug, pour in boiling water, add a dash of Cayenne
pepper, and some maple syrup -- and oh boy does that taste
and feel good.

This painting seemed right, because I've used at least four lemons
today, which would be 8 cups of the hot drink described above,
and I am feeling much better.  I was on the edge of a cold,
and may have vanquished it.  Yes!

This painting was in response to a Carol Marine challenge.
I don't receive those anymore, but appreciate Carol Marine
for all she's taught me just by looking at her beautiful

Have a loving lemons day.


cohen labelle said...

Dear Barbara, thank you for this lovely and loving depiction of lemons which I have been going through like there was no tomorrow. And thank you for the balmy formula to which I have become quite addicted:-)

Barbara Muir said...

Dear Marcia,

We can thank Niko Argyropoulos for that advice, and as sweet Niko is going
through a very hard time now post surgery, I think any good vibes we can send
his way, or any gratitude is a good idea.

I am addicted to the formula too. And hey it works. I am feeling infinitely
better. I hope it's helping you.


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