Saturday, August 31, 2013

RUSTLE OF SPRING ON FATHER'S DAY


Today, September 1, the first day of Spring, and Father's Day in Australia...


Mr C and I , like all modern parents, were up early for him to receive Father's Day wishes via phone calls from the other side of the globe -
one from Canada, one from Ireland where our Sydneysider son is currently travelling...


Later we joined our second son, the Rocket Scientist, lovely daughter-in-law and her family, for brunch at the Chow House - Mr C resplendent in his new shirt...


Some-one who rarely eats meat was seen chowing down the bacon...hmmm


These light fittings looked interesting..reminded me of some woven indigenous sculptures I have seen recently..



Here's to Spring:


Primavera, or Allegory of Spring, by Sandro Botticelli, c.1482 -
The Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
There are 500 identified plant species, including 190 different flowers depicted in this complex composition. (Image: Wikipedia)

And to finish, Sinding's Rustle of Spring, played by Daniel Sabbah.
With thanks to Perpetua, of Perpetually in Transit for her brilliant instructions on uploading from YouTube.



Happy Father's Day to all Australian Dads - this is your day -

Have a great week everybody!


XXXX

27 comments:

  1. It certainly was a beautiful day today, the weather was definitely on our side! We definitely are living in the Lucky Country with days like this...J

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    1. Hope you had a great day too, Judith!

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  2. Pleased that your husband had such a lovely Father's Day and that you enjoyed a delicious brunch out on your first day of Spring.
    We seem to be heading into an Indian Summer - long may it continue.

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    1. Indian Summers are special, an unexpected treat!

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  3. You too, Patricia and Happy Spring !xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you SB, and have a great start to the new school year! xoxox

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  4. Patricia, I am so happy it is Spring; for some reason I am very ready for warmer weather. Your Father's Day brunch looked lovely. I like Chow House on James Street - however have never been there for brunch so might need to try it. I always really enjoy reading about the art you share on your blog. The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is incredible! Have a great week xxx

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    1. We enjoyed the first day of Spring among the action in James Street, Fifi. Was wondering if any other bloggers were about!
      I'm glad you enjoy the art posts; I am thinking of a couple more of those. Meantime, have never been to Florence but hope to rectify this next year. Fingers crossed! xxx

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  5. You did it, Patricia! Glad to help and the clip you chose was beautiful.

    Mr C obviously thoroughly enjoyed being spoiled a bit on Father's Day, even with some tasty bacon. :-)

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    2. I did, Perpetua, and first go, too! Thanks to your wonderfully clear instructions - you should have a job writing instructions for IKEA, and many other companies whose information defies interpretation :)
      Mr C enjoyed Father's Day, and we are all a little tired today...

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  6. A Happy Father's Day to Mr. Cardinal. Sounds as if his day was lovely. The brunch food looks delicious. Amazing that the Primavera painting has 500 plant species. Gorgeous work of art.

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    1. Isn't Primavera great? I loved studying it at Uni; was planning to write more about all its hidden messages, but had to be off to make Mr C his favourite orange cake!

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  7. Happy Spring to you, Patricia, and a Happy Fathers Day to your husband. The food looks so delicious. I love that last picture, and actually have it myself. I've been waiting for the perfect time to use it on a post. Isn't it gorgeous? I only have the three woman though, not the whole picture.....how interesting. These flowers are so pretty.

    It is Labor Day weekend, here, and just relaxing with husband.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Thanks, Sheri, I am glad you love Primavera too. It is a fantastic creation. Hope you had a lovely Labor Day weekend - is it true they say not to wear white after Labor Day in America?

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  8. Spring in Oz - these pictures are lovely, just the setting for Fathers Day.

    Here in the UK we can't quite believe we had a real summer this year (just hope it's not followed by a real winter!)

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    1. Hi Jo, welcome to my blog. Glad you like the Spring pictures. Our winter has been a bit odd this year, a few very cold days, but many above average. Climate Change??

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  9. Well done on the upload...I love the idea of Perpetua writing instructions for IKEA. Happy first day of spring to you. It looks as if Fathers' day was a good day all round.

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    1. Thanks Janice, it was great to read instructions which were straightforward, and non-ambiguous. Hurrah for Perpetua!! Day 2 of Spring, and still looking good :)
      xx

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  10. Happy Spring wishes and kisses Patricia.

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  11. Looks like Father's Day was a great time for everyone. Spring is a ways off here in No. CA. We are just officially ending summer.

    Darla

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    1. A good time was had by all. You will be looking into your gorgeous golden Fall some time soon!

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  12. Lovely Springlike post, and how nice to start the new season with a celebration. Looks like a great 1 September - enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. Thanks Jenny, Spring has Sprung in this part of the world!

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  13. Absolutely love this Botticelli painting its wonderful. Happy Spring Patricia. We're having an extended summer here in the UK but signs of Autumn are beginning to appear - chilly mornings, darker evenings - my favourite time of the year. Enjoy yours.
    Patricia x

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    1. I love Autumn too, in fact it is also my favourite season (not that we have the golden leaves, but the blue skies are wonderful). The Botticelli is one I really like too - gorgeous looking and lots of hidden symbolism. x

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