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Sunday Clippings

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The warmth of the spring days have been luring us outside, therefore we have less inclination to sit and read news on the screen! However, there are a few that catch our attention. Tim Richardson begins a new series on the Telegraph about new plant gurus, the first of which is Jimi Blake at Hunting Brook Gardens in Ireland. Allergy season hits full swing, and will influence our enjoyment of…

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9 for Plinth et al.

9 for Plinth et al.

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self-portraits drawn by Eric (l) and James (r)

In celebration of our first year anniversary of Plinth et al.,  Eric and I decided to have a little fun by turning the tables on ourselves and asking a few fun questions to each other. Again, we thank you for taking the time to continue with us on this creative project, it is a pleasure to have you by our side.

Future dream or goal?

Future dream or goal?
Eric- Living…

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Sunday Clippings

            Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or even a bloody mary, we don’t mind what it is, and take the time to catch up on your Sunday Clippings.

Sunday Clippings

            Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea, juice, or even a bloody mary, we don’t mind what it is, and take the time to catch up on your Sunday Clippings.

Blood Orange Sorbet

Blood Orange Sorbet

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As always, a trip to Mercado Central is necessary when I am in Valencia, where I can see, snack, and take home some of the delicious treats that are sold here. With a splayed open fruit  being its best advertisement,  my eyes and salivating taste buds were immediately drawn to the beautiful Blood Oranges.  Filling a bag of 16 fruits cost me only 2 Euros which I gladly paid for to take back with…

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PEIM! PEIM! PEIM!

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IMG_6495        Let me start by translating, you see, PEIM! PEIM! PEIM! really just transcribes to BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! At least this is what I was told by a true Valenciana, but I choose to believe her since she is a reputable source that I have known for a few years. I have visited Valencia many times in the past few years, since having family here, but never had I been during Las Fallas. I knew it was…

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Sunday Clippings

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After a long cruel winter, spring is coming around the corner as the first of daffodils and magnolias show color and begin to open. It is the focus of a NY Times article in this week’s Sunday clippings. Landscape architects, artists, and creative types must be looking forward to waking from the winter slumber, and a few are featured here. The Top Ten Gardens should inspire us to plan our…

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Gray Monarchs of Australia

Gray Monarchs of Australia

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Tree from Undergrowth

It seems sad that the wanton destruction of giant trees was worldwide in the past – if one counts the coastal redwoods of California, cedar forests of Lebanon, kauri groves of New Zealand, and alerce of Chile. The initial admiration mankind had upon seeing the giants of the tree world did not always translate to sustainable harvest and environmental stewardship, and we are left wondering what…

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“It is not so much for its beauty…”

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”

“It is not so much for its beauty…”

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”

“It is not so much for its beauty…”

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”

“It is not so much for its beauty…”

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”

Sunday Clippings

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Spanish blood oranges from Mercado Central de Valencia

Whether you like it freshly squeezed, brewed or pressed, good morning and we hope you enjoy this weeks edition of Sunday Clippings.  It’s a mixed salad this week containing some preserved lemons, one photographer, a garden designer, a pinch of exhibitions, 3 Italian Gardens, a hairless Kiwi, a few floral frogs, a few wordbirds, some left…

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one for light, one for reflection

one for light, one for reflection

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Girl with a Pearl Earring, c1665, Johannes Vermeer

With jewellery on the mind, I know that at some point each of us has learned about and fallen for this famous portrait. I came face to face with her once in Mauritshuis in the Hague, while living in the Netherlands, and without saying a word she taught me more than I previously knew.  ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ is an internationally known…

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5.10.5 Shira, jewellery designer

5.10.5 Shira, jewellery designer

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We met through a mutual friend during my time as a student at the Jerusalem Botanic Garden in Israel. Bonding instantly, we often spoke excitedly about many topics, creativity, art, plants and of course, Israel. Shortly after meeting, Shira and I discovered we shared the same birthday and she has been a talented friend and inspiration ever since.

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Shira and one of her grandfathers jewelery pieces…

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