The Christmas box is off to Canada,
to my daughter and her family.
It is such fun selecting lots of light-weight goodies,
packing it so there is not the tinest space left unfilled.
Can't reveal the contents - they might look at the blog.
These little ground cover gardenias are so sweet to look at
and sweetly scented. Yet they are Really Tough, and survive anything.
Every year I grow pansies, in gardens and in pots,
and every year I try to keep them flowering until my birthday, the 29th November.
Which is today.
This is all that is left:
Bye til next year, my purple pansies.
I met my two sisters, aka The Two Bridesmaids, for lunch.
And lovely gifts and cards:
The summer heat continues unabated -
it's been around 34 degrees C. in our suburb this week.
I made a cool shift dress in white linen with a pale yellow rose design:
It looks nice with the RPE White Jewels necklace
and my Vintage Yellow Beads from Paddington Antiques:
My favourite Art Gallery these days is the fridge door:
Presenting works by two famous 2-year-olds,
the Red Cardinal grandsons:
(a) Gestural, Expressionist work in bright acrylics, with a dash of blue.
(b) Collage of new mode stickers, with emphasis on noisy vehicles and farm animals.
The Matisse Show starts at GoMA this weekend -