Beets

Day 17 - #WorldWatercolorGroup Red Beet watercolor on white background #doodlewash

Here’s another of those vegetables that I completely snubbed as a child… beets. I thought they tasted a bit like dirt and really didn’t enjoy them. Now, I rather enjoy them in all their earthy flavor. And being a huge fan of color, I also appreciate their glorious hue as well. A few sliced beets in a salad look rather gorgeous set against the green leaves. And I’m happy to report they now taste good as well! All that said, I still have them rather rarely and they somehow fail to make it to my top ten list of requested vegetables. 

For daily Doodlewash readers, today’s post is going to be rather short, if not abrupt. There’s been a death in the family, and so we’re currently on a flight back to Paris. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post on my normal daily schedule, so if you don’t see my post, rest assured I will return soon. I’ll still be painting daily… it’s the best way I know to find peace. I’ll still be posting when I can, but might be slow to respond to comments. Much love to you all!

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 Day 17 - #WorldWatercolorGroup Red Beet watercolor on white background #doodlewash

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49 Comments
  1. Lisa Bancroft 1 year ago

    Sincères condoléances à vous deux. We know too well what those unexpected, sad flights home to Paris are like. Bon courage, les gars.

    • Author

      Merci beaucoup, Lisa! 😃💕 Yes, it’s a difficult time, but it’s also been so good to be back with family again.

  2. Nancy 1 year ago

    Sorry to hear of your lose. Thoughts to you and Philippe.

  3. zuzala 1 year ago

    My deepest sympathies to you and P. Travel safely.

  4. Susan Feniak 1 year ago

    Here is to the beet and not tasting like dirt to our grown up taste buds! 😉 Your beet looks like it has arrived straight from the garden patch!

    • Author

      Awww thanks, Susan! 😃💕 So happy you liked it! Have to admit they’re certainly a beautiful color no matter what!

  5. Susan Feniak 1 year ago

    Travel safe and my thoughts are with you and Philippe at this time. So sorry.

  6. creatingincolors 1 year ago

    Caring thoughts are with you and Phillipe. Safe travels.

  7. Carol 1 year ago

    Sincere condolences to you and Phillipe.

  8. thelostmango 1 year ago

    I still don’t like beets! I hope I can change my opinion just like you did! I just nominated you to do a 3-day quote challenge! Yay! The rules and info is here https://thelostmango.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/quote-challenge-3-switzerland/ I really hope you can do it! XOXO

    • Author

      Thanks so much for the nomination my friend! 😃💕 Unfortunately, as I mentioned in this post, I’ve been called back to France due to a death in the family so I won’t be able to participate at this time.

  9. Debra 1 year ago

    Oh no…. I’m so sorry for your loss. Safe travels! BTW, your beet is lovely! I actually love all things beet, including the greens! I’ll look forward to your return in due time. XX

  10. Lois Westerfield 1 year ago

    Sincerest condolences for your loss. Travel safely and be well.

  11. Jacob 1 year ago

    I seem to recall, many years ago, a beetroot crumble – which, let’s be honest, I probably wasn’t a fan of 😉 – but other than that I’m not sure I’ve even tried this. At least I can appreciate their awesome hue via your doodlewash!

    And much love back to you. So sorry to hear that – my thoughts are with you both. xx

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Jacob! 😃💕 You now have beets to add to your menu! hehe… we made it hear safe and sound and I truly appreciate the warm thoughts my friend.

  12. Jill Kuhn 1 year ago

    I saw a recipe the other day for a red cake cupcake recipe using beets! ❤️ Sorry for your loss, Charlie. Safe travels for you and Philippe. 💕💖

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Jill! 😃💕 I’m going to have to look up that recipe. And appreciate the kind thoughts…. we’ve made it here safe and sound.

  13. Teri C 1 year ago

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Never an easy time. Take care.

  14. YesterdayAfter 1 year ago

    Oh Charlie sorry to hear about your loss my thoughts are with you and Philippe. have a safe flight to Paris. You and me today painted like tweens! My painting of beets is very similar to yours https://yesterdayafter.com/2016/11/17/beets-worldwatercolorgroup/ Hope to see you back soon since then stay well! <3

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Carolina! 😃💕 Arrived safely and despite the reason for the trip, it’s always good to see family again. Twin beets, eh? hehe… I’ll have to check them out when I can!

  15. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 1 year ago

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know I will keep you in my thoughts, and I wish you and Phillipe good memories of your loved one to sustain you at this sad time. Travel safely.

    • Author

      Thanks, Sharon! 😃💕 I really appreciate that… we’ve arrived safely and it’s been good to be back with family again.

  16. My thoughts to you and Phillipe, safe flight, you take as much time as you need, and don’t pressure yourself with posting, at this difficult time ❤️ Your beet is like a gorgeous vegetable heart, I adore the colours 😀

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! 😃💕 I truly appreciate that! And well… you know I’ll still paint every day because I just can’t stop. 😊 But it’s truly the best thing I can think of to do right now.

  17. My thoughts are with you and Philippe, Charlie. I wish you both strength and courage in this difficult time.

  18. Rebecca 1 year ago

    So sorry to hear that. Thinking of you both.

    • Author

      Thanks, Rebecca! 😃💕 We’ve arrived here safely and in spite of everything, it’s always good to be with family.

  19. snigdhadotcom 1 year ago

    So sorry to hear that…But a very beautiful painting again..

  20. ejmordasky 1 year ago

    totally awesome…the colors sing and dance and probably taste good too.. LOVE it.

  21. Phil Cooper 1 year ago

    So sorry to hear you’ve had some awful news Charlie, love and best wishes to you both at this time.

  22. maggie ha 1 year ago

    Sending prayers of comfort & support

  23. Jodi 1 year ago

    Missed this yesterday – so so sorry to hear of the loss 🙁

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Jodi! 😃💕 Yeah… I sort of buried it in the bottom of a post. Wasn’t sure how to mention it, but didn’t want people to wonder if I went missing. It’s a difficult time, but the family is together and we have plenty of food and wine, so we’re getting through it.

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