We've been to a Garden Expo...always fun.
Something for everyone..
I bought a new Salvia, some succulents, and two bromiliads.
And there were Bird Whisperers..
Look at that beak - I think that could do some damage...
The other day I had lunch with my girlfriends at French Twist..
after which we went to see Brooklyn...a sweet movie about an Irish girl who moves to the USA in the 1950s.
She came from Wexford county, which just happens to be the area where we are going to our son's Irish wedding...
and some of those pretty Irish girls look just like our future DIL.
We have looked at lots of brightly coloured art from India, but I want to show just one more style, from the Warli people of the rural Thane District in Maharashtra, India.
Warli painting is rooted in traditions going back to 2500 BC,
and is elegant in its simplicity and neutral colour palette.
It is said that the Warlis did not have a written language, and their art served as a form of documentation.
Look at the detail of their village life.
Originally, this art form was practised by women using rice paste and a bamboo stick on the red mud and cowdung walls of their dwellings.
Contemporary artists Balu Ladkya Dumada and Rajesh Chaitya Vangad today paint their depictions of Warli stories and daily life on canvas with white acrylic paint - but the canvas is primed with the same mud and cow dung...
And no, it does not smell.
Doesn't Her Majesty look brilliant?
Here she was, this week, out and about.
She turns 90 next month.
It's been raining all weekend.
So unusual, we go outside and stare at it....
No wonder that lorikeet has turned upside down.
Happy Sunday, and have a good week.