An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
- H. L. Mencken
There are some other old postcards for sale on the Internet that are also floral paintings by Thor E. Byger, a Swiss artist evidently from the town of Adelboden. His practice was to sign the postcards on the back. I've been unable to find a definitive date indicating when they were done, but it appears early 1900s.
This week's Old Postcard Wednesday comes with a bonus Back to Basics Recipe because of the above quote. The cookbook isn't anywhere near as old as the vintage postcard, even if it does look like it. I bought this cookbook in 1976, the year it was published. Here's the beginning of the introduction:
The Brotherhood of the Sun is a family of more than 300 people, who have dedicated themselves to living in harmony with all people and all things.
Our desire is to follow the simple laws of God and nature. In order to create an environment in which this is possible, we have established four communities upon thousands of acres of farm and ranch land in the coastal mountains around Santa Barbara, California. . .
Those were the days, the days of wine and roses and.....
The article about the Sunburst Community at Wikipedia is a fascinating account following the "family" from those early days to the eventual collapse, group split and moves to other states, return by some to Santa Barbara, and partial reincarnation of the community.