Friday, August 17, 2012
Angelwings and Angel Cake
Richard was pleased to find out that another word for caladiums is "Angelwings". He grows these from bulbs and they make such a welcome sight for us as we climb our stairs to our home. The night blooming cereus cactus bloomed this week, and just as the name implies, it only blooms at night, so you must watch it carefully else you will miss the flowering. It is a source of great happiness when it is time to photograph these flowers.
What is Angel Cake? And why do we not have this in America? It is a wonderful three color cake which was served to me in England and as I had my tea, I was struck so much by the beauty of the table that I had to photograph it. Please do not notice that the bottom piece of pink cake is gone...I wonder who might have broken that off and eaten it? Hmmm, I wonder? (Don't worry, you know I went back and finished it!)
I photographed the little fairy in England too and it is meant for the garden but my inlaws like her so much that they have her standing guard over their conservatory. Isn't she sweet? She reminds me of the fairy drawings by Mary Cecily Barker whose birthplace was Croydon, England where my husband was also born.
Speaking of angels, this reminds me of a book, "Angels Without Wings" by Jane Vonnegut Yarmolinsky. She and her then husband, Kurt Vonnegut, were given custody of the children of Kurt's sister and brother-inlaw who had died of cancer and in a train accident, respectively. Sounds like fiction, but it is a true story. If you ever get the chance, it is worth reading.
Also, Meike's Mum from www.librarianwithsecrets.blogspot.com has written a guest post about angels and if you haven't read her story, then I invite you to do so!
Hope your guardian angel will look after you today! I love the line from the movie, "It's A Wonderful Life" when George Bailey says, "You look like the kind of angel I would get." So funny, and I know just how he feels!