Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Thankyou for dropping by and for the generous, thoughtful and wide grin worthy comments in 2008. Here's to another year of being, dazzled, inspired, of hearing about the light and the shade, and of being reminded of the joy in the smaller details in 2009.
Posted by Julie at 5:43 PM
Friday, December 26, 2008
My mum says it could have been worse and I could have arrived on Christmas eve. There are some up sides to being born on boxing day. For instance, I never had to go to school on my birthday, I haven't yet had to work on my birthday and boxing day is usually quiet and relaxed and there is no pressure to plan too much which suits me nicely. In the afternoon while the chidren were playing I slipped away into my neighbours garden (whose front garden is mainly filled with veggies) to take pictures of his carrot flowers. They look very much like Queen Anne's lace aka carrot weed but are much sturdier. I have fallen in love with them and hope they last for a bit longer so that I can take more studies of them.
Posted by Julie at 6:45 PM
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Things have accelerated a bit since my last post. You see I have made a to do list and it seems that the list is in two columns. Like all good list makers I have prioritised my tasks and these cookies were about third down. I am thinking that by Tuesday this flurry will have passed and I can relax and enjoy the fruits of mine and others labours (I have listed this too).
Posted by Julie at 11:01 PM
Monday, December 15, 2008
After many busy weeks there are signs that some slow weeks will soon be ours.
My eldest daughter on her last day at school came home with these lovely crochet friendship ankle bands. Today we started making these leaf decorations for our Christmas tree. Have a great week:)
Posted by Julie at 9:19 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The days have been mostly mild. Gentle rain fell early this morning. It covered the dry earth like a worn sheet, not enough to penetrate beneath the top soil but just enough to make the garden look nice and shiny for a small while. While summer has not yet shown it's strength the garden has well and truly transitioned from spring. Old favourites of figs, hydrangea, oleander and pink hibiscus are showing their pretty heads. The hydrangea are so beautiful and are always welcome inside.
Posted by Julie at 1:50 PM
Monday, December 8, 2008
I recently came across a news clipping of this beautiful dress made from traditional Chinese porcelain by Beijing artist Li Xiaofeng. From what I have read many of his dresses have been worn by models - imagine the chill, the weight and the sound of those layers of china rubbing together - breathtaking and incredible.
Posted by Julie at 9:03 PM