Saturday, January 31, 2009

~"Salthouse" linocut by Angie Lewin~
With all this heat we haven't been getting out and about too much. Time indoors has allowed a little more time to indulge in some of those long enjoyed pastimes and more time taken to stop and smell the roses online. I have come across many beauties over the last week or so from lovely dancing fan flowers to porcelain feathers and this lino cut by Angie Lewin. After many days of unmoving heat, last night Strong south easterly winds swept in from the coast and cooled things down for a while. With all the stillness of the last weeks it was a thrill to have things shaken up a bit.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

this hot spell

Our bunnies are on the bathroom terrazzo and the cat is pinned out on the kitchen floor. Last night in our nook of the country it was the hottest night on record and it isn't cooling anytime soon.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What a Guy

In my head there is a changing wish list of musicians I would love to see perform. I don't recall ever placing Leonard Cohen on this list. Perhaps thinking him a too fanciful addition. Well, life does bring some nice twists and surprises and yesterday I saw Mr Cohen live, in a vineyard, at summers twilight. It was a flawless and gracious performance and at 74 he rocks!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

White Album

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Friends Tomorrow

I say, it's been a hairy day where fists and words haven't been the only things thrown. I have been telling myself over cups of tea and while smoothing the tears from small cheeks that it's warm and it's the last week of summer holidays, it was a late night last night.... I can think up, but can't be sure of, all sorts of reasons for why some days are more heated than others. What I can be sure of is that these two will still be friends tomorrow. Now, off to the pool to cool these two wild things down.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

More tales from the seaside

and so many blue skies The changing blues of the coast are impressive and just what I needed. I had been feeling a little weary and uninspired before our trip. I think all I needed was to drink in these open spaces drenched in blue, green, and gold to quench my summer thirst.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tales from the seaside

Part 1. The Great Indoors It was chilly when we arrived. We shuffled around the bright house near the beach in knits and slippers. The day before we left it was too hot to go outside. Miles Davies' Kind of Blue provided us with an easy sound track for these slow days indoors. I hand sewed a pin cushion from quilting squares to pass some time. The girls thought it was a pillow for their soft toys and asked for more to be made and soon there were four. Soon to come Part 2. Tales From the Shore~

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Today Tomorrow

Summer holidays. Days at the local pool. Evenings at the beach. Ice blocks and tan lines. Tomorrow I head back to work after almost three weeks break. After almost three weeks in our small world tomorrow seems so far away. **** The pool we went to today was across town. There are big old gum trees that are over 50 years old and handsome change rooms in almost original condition. Tonight I wish that I had one more today tomorrow.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Tea + Leaves

Quiet time at home. Not minding what time it is or honouring any schedules. We have been eating when we are hungry and going to bed when we are tired. There are few weeks in a year that we four, big and small, can do this. These photographs were taken on New Years day. The reflection in the tea made me think about the reading of tea leaves and of the desire to see into the future. At that moment I was happy for my tea only to reflect the frangipani outside my window and to enjoy the day.