For several years now, I've been a huge fan of My French Country Home blog. I take much delight from its photos of lovely decorative vignettes that inspire me, not just in the way I place items around my home, but in the colors I use in my still life paintings. The fortune has been all mine that the author of My French Country Home will be posting my first giveaway on her blog. The giveaway will be the painting of the English roses above. Please, visit her blog for the details. I take advance of every blossom that I get in this heat and can't wait for October, which my roses bushes seem to love.