Friday, August 3, 2012


from Middle English,
from Middle French,
from Arabic julab,
from Persian gulab,
from gul rose + ab water.

I love etymology.

And mint juleps.


Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

What a beauty! Shady and cool place for sipping your libation. Do you have a special recipe or a someone special who makes them?

Celeste Bergin said...

...I saw a mint julep once...and it looked a bright bright green, like an illuminated light! I see the similarity.

Kevin Mizner said...

Entymology and Juleps. Two good things that go good together...

SamArtDog said...

Xcuse me, Kevin, but isn't that a fly in your drink?

SamArtDog said...

Shady and cool sound heavenly these days.
I painted this a few years ago, back when hard edges were all the rage. Heh.

This green hurts my teeth. said...

I too like etymology. I don't think I've ever had a mint julep.

I love the bright spots in an otherwise dark painting. Sorta like my life sometimes.

Sarah Bachhuber Peroutka said...

Gulab Jamuns are one of my favorite desserts from India: little milky doughnut balls soaked in rosewater syrup. Mmm to them and to your refreshing painting which soothes my sunburned eyeballs (too much plein air this week!)

SamArtDog said...

A mint julep usually involves bourbon, but make it with rum, and you've got a mojito. Make it with chocolate tequila, and call it a Girl Scout. Then call the EMTs.