Friday, 12 October 2012

Poulenc

One of my favourite composer of the XXth century is Francis Poulenc. Today we had a little bit of Poudrerie, a dusting snowfall which lasted all of 4 minutes and quickly disappeared under a returning bringht but cold sunshine.

I thought of these pieces from Poulenc's Suite Française went well with the weather today in Ottawa.
Also today the Rideau Canal is being emptied in preparation for winter. That is a sure sign in the Capital that the Seasons are changing. It will take about 3 days to bring the level of the water down sufficiently so that just the right amount remains to form a long skating rink. The big pike fish will gather in the depth of Dow's Lake to hibernate until Spring. Time to change the wardrobe from summer to winter, come out sweaters, mittens and scarfs. Time to think to buy snow tires, ouch!! they are not cheap.  Boots also for the children of Cerberus, so the paws don't get cold.




Edwardian house at the Canal on McLeod Street and Queen Elizabeth Drive.

John's Pumpkin cheese cake with pumpkin seeds dipped in chocolate.

the herons are still fishing around for small fish despite the level of the water slowly going down. 

9 comments:

  1. That cheesecake looks delicious . . . pumpkin seeds dipped in chocolate? Brilliant!

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  2. I love opera, but my favorite remains "Dialogues of the Carmelites". Thank you Mr. Poulenc !!!

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    1. Dialogue des Carmélites was the first opera I saw at La Scala Milan. Indeed beautiful.

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  3. Mmm - pumpkin cheesecake to go with Poulenc. Do they make pumpkin seed oil in Canada? It's big in Austria (kurbiskernol), and delicious scattered on pumpkin soup. Also excellent for the prostate, I'm told.

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    1. Yes they do make pumpkin seed oil however it is expensive and seen as an exotic product. Poulenc does go well with many things.

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  4. Cheese cake looks wonderful! I saw 'Dialogues...' the first time I went to The Met. I think it was a birthday present for that Spo guy

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    1. You know I like the SPO GUY instead of Urs-Spo, more down to earth.

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