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September 18: An apple a day.

An apple a day keeps the horses at bay…at least here at Coin Perdu. Our three adore their apples and know for sure that September means free apples picked from the apple tree.

..An apple a day..

Pen and watercolor on watercolor block, 23X31cm

an apple a day

With my apple-picking-excursion for this sketch, I once again realized the importance of having a sense of humor. I may have few outstanding qualities, but I have an extraordinary sense of humor and it is the one thing in which I have unshakable faith. It has saved me many a time. It has pulled me up when nothing else or no one else could. I know that however bad things may be today, tomorrow or the day after I will find the humor in it. So I always hang on, sometimes by a very thin thread, until that sense of humor kicks in.  Like this afternoon. In heavy pouring rain, I slipped on the slopes, got almost fried by the electric fence and couldn’t reach the apples, so I had to shake the branches, which brought down a shower of apples and extra rains, most of them finding my head. The horses got highly excited by this downpour of apples and pushed my tiny frame discourteously out of the way with their extra large behinds.  I grabbed my apples and scrambled out of their way, waving my arms and fingers at them, or maybe it was to keep my balance…who knows.

While trying to find the bumps on my head in front of the mirror and instead only finding apple drenched horse saliva, I wished I could be on the beach in the sun somewhere, elegantly sipping something colourful I don’t know the name of.

But here I am, at least with a sketch for this day.

Tomorrow I will laugh about it.

..à demain..

Ronelle

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2 responses

  1. J’aime tes pommes..

    et tes feuiles..et tes branches..
    Tu connais ce poème?

    Voiçi des fleurs,des fruits et des branches ..et voiçi mon coeur qui ne bat que pour vous?
    :)

    Something like that…

    I love it..Your art today reminded me of it.

    Well today was a magnificent day.. and yet I went to our country stall market and bought my honey crisp apples already picked:)
    I love faith.
    Couldn’t be without it.
    J’aime tout ce que tu peins.

    September 18, 2013 at 11:09 pm

  2. This has made my day, such a funny post (sorry to laugh at your mishaps).
    Beautiful drawing of apples.

    September 20, 2013 at 6:24 am

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