Et la gagnante est...
Karenk is the winner of an ebook edition of The Summer of France by Paulita Kincer. Félicitations! Please help me to congratulate the randomly chosen winner of this novel. Descriptions in the book brought to mind the wonderful aroma and taste of freshly baked French bread. While some baguettes take longer than 7 hours to make, I found an "easy" French bread recipe on Carpé Season, to try baking à la maison.
If you didn't win this book, don't despair! For other giveaways and reviews of French-themed books, please visit France Book Tours. And scroll down to take a look at the terrific book giveaways listed here, on the right side of my blog.
Inspired by Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, and my sister-in-law's family's monarch farm, I planted six milkweed plants to attract monarch butterflies. I shared this experience on Facebook, but since I reviewed the book last month during the TLC tour, and mentioned my desire to find milkweed plants, I decided to include it here as well. I was thrilled when monarchs discovered the milkweed almost immediately, and overjoyed that the plants have developed numerous seed pods, which form if the flower blossoms are pollinated. The third photo shows an open seed pod; these seeds will fly away to create new milkweed plants for the monarchs. (Click on photos to make them larger.)
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Happy Tuesday! Your comments are welcomed, as always.
(Photo of baguettes courtesy of Wikipedia.)