My Lay-Flat Mondays (18)

Week 18 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 18: June 08 – June 15
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
My personal weekly photography challenge: describing my past week in a Lay-Flat setting.
– Bougainvillea branches: because it was time to prune it
 
– Flowers: red anthurium (from my balcony), purple chrysanthemum (from the shop)
 
– Play-doh: I got some new play-doh for the kids this week so the creations went wild
 
– Black Board: “Baking Show”, we filmed our own baking competition!! (making play-doh cakes!!)
 
– Magazine: I’ve received a new Click Magazine this week, which I usually opened like a kid and read in one hour. Loads of inspiration in each one of them….
 
– mask: still mandatory (all day long for the kids at school…)
 
– Camera

My Lay-Flat Mondays (17)

Week 17 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 17: June 01 – June 07
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
– Flowers: honestly no idea what their name might be, they make a nice bouquet 🙂
 
– Black Board: “Phase 1”, so we started this week the first phase of re-opening after the Circuit Breaker, some subtiles changes, but a step in the good direction!
 
– Kid bus card: because the schools reopened this week!! (the kids get to go every other week)
 
– Sponge: because we’re having water leak issues in our apartment this week 😦 …
 
– Cutting Board: mangoes covered in dark chocolate (my new favorite snack!!!)
 
– mask: still mandatory (all day long for the kids at school…)
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My Lay-Flat Mondays (16)

Week 16 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 16: May 26 – June 01
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
– Palm tree branch: living tropical
 
– Hibiscus flower: from my balcony
 
– Kiwis on a black background, for a new photography series I’m working on (fruits and vegetables, in black and white, on a dark background)
 
– Ballerina outfit: this week was school break, and filled with dancing
 
– mask: can’t wait to be able to remove it from these pictures…
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My Lay-Flat Mondays (15)

Week 15 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 15: May 18 – May 25
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– Palm tree branch: living tropical (yes, I know It’s getting old… looking forward to the plant shops to re-open!!)
– Hibiscus flowers: from my balcony
– Blue class notebook: another week of home schooling filled with french grammar 😉
– Limes: one of my favorite fruits: I add them everywhere, in my cakes, on our crepes, on the fish, I make juices out of them, …
– Black board: can you guess from my drawing what are weekly movie night was? Yes, the Trolls!! (I say Movie night, but the kids watched it more than once this week…)
– Wooden baby puzzle pieces: my little one is starting his puzzle phase…
– mask: made in Singapore and now mandatory to go out.
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

Like a Valentine’s Rose…

 

“Mignonne, allons voir si la rose
Qui ce matin avoit desclose
Sa robe de pourpre au Soleil,
A point perdu ceste vesprée
Les plis de sa robe pourprée,
Et son teint au vostre pareil.
Las ! voyez comme en peu d’espace,
Mignonne, elle a dessus la place
Las ! las ses beautez laissé cheoir !
Ô vrayment marastre Nature,
Puis qu’une telle fleur ne dure
Que du matin jusques au soir !
Donc, si vous me croyez, mignonne,
Tandis que vostre âge fleuronne
En sa plus verte nouveauté,
Cueillez, cueillez vostre jeunesse :
Comme à ceste fleur la vieillesse
Fera ternir vostre beauté.”                                   
    – Pierre de Ronsard

Because there is no Valentine’s Day without Roses

Because I can’t think about Roses without remembering the first verses above.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!

(yes ALL of you –  singled or happily married or anything and everything in between, don’t we all need flowers and chocolates at least one day in the year??).

Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day Ⓒ Catherine Houston