the sun broke through the clouds
just as she had begun to set,
I had left Dommayer's Café and walked out
through their beautiful garden.
in the light of
a midsummer's eve,
into the Lapis Lazuli of the "Blue Hour".
have graced my home for a month now.
I cannot bear to eat them,
so I gave them a place of honour
and to my delight,
they keep nicely,
when they greet me in the morning
Rose and Pistacchio Macarons from Demel
Photographed by Merisi, 20 June 2009
these Demel macarons still sit in their little white box
on the sideboard in my dining room.
They still look good. ;-)
A wonderful Sunday to all of you,
Almost three years later,Delete
the macarons still sit in their little porcelain box.
Again, it was a rainy day which ended with the sun coming through.
I am sure the roses in Dommayer's garden are as beautiful as ever.
Good to know that some things do not change, isn't it?
A wonderful Sunday, my friends,
and a special greeting to those of you who have visited this post before.
BEAUTY- FULL !!!ReplyDelete
Your pictures bring this French poem line back to me :
"Mignonne, allons voir si la rose, ..."
Very nice, and thank you for the beautiful colors :-) I wish you a nice weekend!ReplyDelete
Double whammy of delight with all your pictures behind the photos adding another dimension to your blog today...Thank you!ReplyDelete
I love those slightly blowzy roses!ReplyDelete
Merisi, I would comment everyday but it's always the same thought - BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING! Thanks again for sharing your gift with us on a daily basis! Your images always make my day.ReplyDelete
it's fantastic you can keep them so long !ReplyDelete
still they look irresistible....
thank you for the picture behind the pictures...a lovely concept...more roses to discover and exquisite ice cream..
Have a great sunday !
ps: still am curious to know when you will have your little macaron treat
Such restraint with your macaroons! But I can understand when I see the photos, because they're the perfect finishing touch.ReplyDelete
Mmmm...if I had taken such a pretty picture, I know I would have rewarded myself with eating the macarons!ReplyDelete
Well Merisi, these photos' gentle combinations of delicate greens and whisper pale pinks are so lovely.ReplyDelete
I think that they will begin to help the visual memories part of my brain begin to erase pink/green clothing connotations that date back to Virginia in the late 50's and very early 60's. I do believe that you know what I mean.
Thank you so much for starting this transformation.
Please do not let those macarons rest for too much longer, even if they do rest exquisitely in that box.
Very beautiful post, with joyful roses and delicious macaroons: I really enjoy it!ReplyDelete
you are a brave woman, to resist such wonderful macarons :))ReplyDelete
No way could I leave them there. I would have lasted about one day and they'd be gone. The photo is so charming.ReplyDelete
Beautiful as ever. Lovely garden, lovely raindrops on the leaves ... and beautiful little porcelain box for your macarons. I love it! It's like an altar to "sweetness!"ReplyDelete
I too agree, for I always want to use the same grande words to describe all of the enchanting beauty that your blog continueously delivers. Just always so lovely and it desires my heart to drift away from what I would dream to do, or to partake of. I do not know if I could have left those delectable macaroons for so long, yet they certainly are beautiful. Palest of pinks, cream yellows, white and shades of green and a hint of periwinkle are my constant favorite colours.ReplyDelete
Macarons and roses are two of my favorite things. So beautiful are your pictures.ReplyDelete
Just stopped by on my way to bed, and what a peaceful way to end my day, Merisi ... with your glorious pictures and beautiful way with words. Thank you for giving us such an exquisite glimpse of your magnificent Vienna, as seen through your magical lens.ReplyDelete
Merisi, this series of photos is charming and such a delight to my eyes.ReplyDelete
Your artistic talent with the Macaroons is stunning. I love the little porcellian box you arranged them in. Pastels and soft roses. Wonderful.
they would keep even nicer in the freezer tightly wrapped up cherie...ahemReplyDelete
very pretty if perhaps lethal...ahem
What a delightful vision of pink and green!ReplyDelete
I wish our summer still had these pink and green tones. It has gone all gray and sodden, sadly.ReplyDelete
Such soft shades of pink.. and green.ReplyDelete
Perfect combination, Merisi!ReplyDelete
All the best
Such gentle pinks and greens --so softly June.ReplyDelete
After the debacle with hotmail
I'm now using firstname.lastname@example.org which I hope won't be so prone
to doing awful things to me and my friends!
All best wishes
Thank you, Elizabeth!Delete
(No one is safe from hackers, unfortunately.)
With those luscious pinks and greens, we could make you queen of the garden. Knowing how delightful macarons of rose and pistache can be makes this vignette even more sweet. I think that the still life you have created may even surpass the joy of eating (devouring) those macarons!ReplyDelete
Merci beaucoup, Genie! :-)Delete
Yes, those macarons have become the gift that keeps on giving.
Such pretty visions in pink and green; it's a pleasure to see them once again! One of these days I must try a macaron...I've never had one.ReplyDelete
I am far from an expert in macarons, but from the few I have tasted, I liked by far the ones at Demel's the best. They were not overly sweet and had very fine taste.
Merisi, let me enter the loop.ReplyDelete
The macarons and the roses and all your poetic delights offer refreshment, and continue to delight.
Oh...let me give an update. It is very hot and humid in NYC this week. So much for poetry.
Thank you so much, Frances!Delete
We had rain the other night and for half a day, a couple of cool nights too.
Today, the sun is back in full force, thank you heaven not that strength-robbing humidity you are suffering from.
i am putting on weight just looking at these photosReplyDelete
Now you are exaggerating!!!!! ;-)Delete
Merisi -- umm. How does one quite say it?ReplyDelete
Those macarons -- if they were sitting here at my place they would have also lasted for a quantity of time that begins with the letter "m".
Only, it would not be a month.
More like a MINUTE!
How could you resist?
Great pics, as ever and always.
See, as I have heard over and over again, I am a bit crazy about photography - going as far as not eating something if I think I could take a picture of it (I have more than once photographed some really gorgeous looking piece of cake and only later repented for not having eating it, once it was out of reach).
I would have never thought that macarons and roses would be the perfect pair...but, they are :)ReplyDelete
Life's full of surprises, isn't it? ;-)Delete
I was trying to imagine how the two would go together. I see the pinks have it :). I only heard of those kind of macaroons a few months ago! The kind I am most familiar with are chunky coconut mounds dipped in chocolate. They are delicious but not even an iota as elegant as the kind you have among the roses :).ReplyDelete
Same here, coconut macarons was all I knew until I moved to Vienna and started reading watercolor artist Carol Gillot's blog, "Paris Breakfasts" (careful, she is one great temptress!).Delete
Such lyrical roses -- and while the macarons are gorgeous, I'm not sure how I feel about sweets with a shelf life like that...ReplyDelete
don't worry, they are not poisoned like Snow White's apple!
That those macarons have so nicely dried is adventitious, not due to suspicious additives! ;-)
Roses and macarons are two of my favorite things. Beautiful photos.ReplyDelete
So poetically beautiful I can barely stand it.ReplyDelete