Day 150: Something Beautiful—Something Garofano Rosa

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.

I would not say I’m a cheap laugh, but when something catches my fancy—it doesn’t have to be brilliant. And, it just happened. Those who read yesterday’s post are aware that I chose to title it, in part, in Italian. Which was the result of a serendipitous chain of thinking beginning with looking for a pink colored sun—then musing about the word “sole” and how much more lyrical it is than “sun.” That led to thinking about the name of Frances Mayes’ Italian villa (Under the Tuscan Sun)—Bramasole. Which sent me searching for the translation. “Craving sun.” I wondered how many of your smug little smiles made that connection.

In and of itself, yesterday’s little double entendre pleased me. But the brilliant thought came only moments ago. In addition to finding something beautiful every day, I can learn a beautiful Italian word associated with my “beauty titles” —daily. A beautiful language. A beautiful picture. A brilliant vocabulary exercise for my trip in September. I love it when I feel really clever—and, it is this kind of small, simple discovery that thrills me. As Mom says, “simple things for simple people”—or not.

And, so today is something “garofano rosa” or something “pink.” I will not get into the fact that I am not a “pink” kind of girl. But “blush.” That’s another story—along with “coral,” “peach,” even “a champagned puce.”

Let us begin with “blush rosa.” Ranunculus. Bella.



About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
This entry was posted in Adventure, Art, Beauty, Books, creative living, Creativity, Film, Gardens, Humor, Nature, Photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Day 150: Something Beautiful—Something Garofano Rosa

  1. Mary Buhrmann says:

    You really do remind me of Julia Child…who I also love.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s