Monday, 10 August 2009

Home decoration

Street market, l'Isle sur la Sorgue
Found at the flower stand on the market, these colocynths make colourful home decorations, just like the artichoke flowers I showed you in my previous post. To know more about colocynths, the other name for bitter apples, click here.

Trouvées chez le fleuriste au marché, ces coloquintes font de jolis éléments de décoration intérieure, tout comme les fleurs d'artichaut que je vous ai montrés dans mon billet précédent. Pour en savoir plus sur les coloquintes, cliquer ici.

15 comments:

designslinger.com said...

And here I always thought colocynths were just bumpy gourds!

But, would our arrangement of "bitter apple" ever look as beautiful as your photograph??

Probably not!

Babooshka said...

I'm still dazzled by the purple and the thought of being in Perpignan next week and actually tasting and seeing first hand.

Thérèse said...

Quelle beauté ces paniers! Les couleurs sont magnifiques.
Les coloquintes sont si décoratives et j'ai souvent honte d'en acheter autant à l'automne car côté cuisine j'avoue que nous n'en sommes pas assez friands pour en manger deux fois par mois...

Books,Coffee,etc.... said...

Bonjour! Nathalie,
What a beautiful photograph...
as usual.
and thanks, for the link...
to the word...colocynths.
Merci,
DeeDee ;-D

Julie said...

Too soon, too soon. I love seeing this, but it's such a bald reminder that summer is coming to an end.

Owen said...

You sure have an eye for finding beautiful subjects all over... I suppose this was not the apple that Adam bit in the Garden of Eden ? Anyway, not usually depicted like this.

PS, I did go back today and photograph one of the signs for the World Champonship of Artichoke Throwing which takes place in a couple of days, may just have to go see what that is all about... The only place I ever threw an artichoke was into the pot to steam it, then melt a little butter... and enjoy

AmyR said...

What a beautiful arrangement. I am actually really looking forward to the fall and all the beautiful gourds and squash!

mirae said...

bonjour chère Nathalie, c'est un beau voyage je nage dans une belle mer de violet.
belle journée magique.

J said...

I loved these photos - it reminded me of my grandad's pumpkins and squashes which he grew, attracting people from all over the south east to ogle and photo them in his shop! :)

glduro_marieloupe said...

Je ne connaissais pas cette fleur, mais j'ai adoré la couleur !

marieloupe

yvelinoise said...

Beautiful still life, Nathalie !
J'emprunte à l'anglais l'expression qui s'applique aux tableaux que l'on désigne en français par "nature morte". Je n'aime pas ce terme que je trouve lugubre et qui devrait être réservé aux tableaux de trophées de chasse.

Ici ce sont de beaux trophées végétaux qui réjouissent l'oeil, une harmoie de tons que j'adore.
Bien que ces coloquintes paraissent annoncer la fin de l'été et les citrouilles d'Halloween !

india said...

that's a beautiful photo. i use a close cousin of that plant called 'citrullus lanatis' [paddy melon] as a mordant in eucalyptus dyeing

it's quite alkaline and makes for deepened colour

Lady P said...

are you experiencing a bit of fall weather already?

Nathalie said...

Yvelinoise, Lady P, it is true that bitter apples appear more like belonging to autumn but the first ones come out in August. Yes Yvelinoise, 'still life' is a nicer term than 'nature morte' (dead nature) !

Virginia said...

Here would would call them some type of squash I think. Your photos are just a feast for the eyes as always. Love seeing what we each call the same foods! :)
V

PS I'm still a little sad and mopey about leaving Paris. La sigh.

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