Happy Queens's Birthday holiday, fellow Australians.
We have twice celebrated for Her Majesty -
Three weeks ago, we were at the lake for the Victoria Day long weekend,
Canada's version of the same holiday.
Today we went to the movies,
and saw Woman In Gold, starring Helen Mirren.
This is a true story about a Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, who sought to reclaim her family's possessions, seized by the Nazis in Vienna during World War II. The famous painting by Gustav Klimt, 'The Lady in Gold' is a portrait of her aunt, Adele Bloch.
Remember how Helen Mirren won an Oscar for The Queen?
We came home to the news that today she won the Tony Award on Broadway, for the same role: The Queen
Loved this photo of little Princess Charlotte and big brother Prince George,
taken by Duchess Kate herself, no less.
I take a while to recover from a big trip...
still getting back into routine.
We took a lot of gifts and family heirlooms over to Canada, which left a lot of empty baggage space for coming home.
A few things found their way back to Australia -
like this little leather brooch, a trillium flower, the emblem of Ontario.
A couple of pretend decoy ducks, just to remember The Lake;
Grandmama gave me this moose cup,
(because I am always looking for the wild-life);
Thrifted a nice denim jacket for $2.00;
and bought this pretty leather wallet at Stanley Park, Vancouver.
Designed by Lee Claremont, a Mohawk/Irish artist known for her use of colour.
A reminder of my lovely day out with Kristie of North of 49.
I bought a couple of special occasion pieces, which I will show in a future post.
The Garden of Neglect was just fine while we were away.
It obviously didn't notice any difference.
The little fairy flowers are still happily growing...
and the ferns enjoyed going outside and under a tree for a month.
The Geraldton Wax is now covered in blossom...
and judging by the dead heads,
we have missed quite a show in the Rose Garden.
Winter arrived here while we were away.
Have an excellent week everyone!