Look at our magical sunset last night -
could it be a sign that Autumn will come?
Weekend date time: We went to the first Medici Concert for 2017 -
'A Night in Vienna' with pianist Piers Lane celebrating the glorious music of Old Vienna.
From the dainty, exquisite Mozart Sonata in C Major, K545, via Beethoven and Schubert to the Strauss/Schulz-Evler Concert Arabesques on the Blue Danube Waltz, it was a sublime performance.
No recording was permitted of course, and I could not find any of the works on You-Tube...but you all know who he is!
Now based in London and the world, Piers Lane grew up in Brisbane, and went on to international fame as a concert pianist. He comes back to Queensland each year to perform and to visit family and we try to catch his concerts as often as possible.
Another performer we love, our own Little Aussie, has taken to performing magic tricks. It is so much fun.
We found some magicians on You-Tube for him to emulate, and he does it so beautifully, little hands waving gracefully.
We have both conquered the disappearing egg in an egg-cup, and the magical pea which flits about under the three thimbles.
He asked me for a cloth with stars, and I found this sparkly fabric which also has hearts...
I hope it works just the same...
Top hat from a local party shop, and the little bunny among the Easter displays. And I have finally found out the secret, and a way to produce the bunny out of the 'empty' hat. Thank you, You-Tube.
Can't wait to show Little Aussie this one...
We went to see Lion...and loved it..
The story of little Saroo Brierley, lost as a small boy in India, and later adopted by an Australian family, brought me to a few tears.
Nicole Kidman is great as his adoptive Mum.
Wanting to know more about him, I downloaded Saroo's book on my Kindle and have been enjoying that too.
So wonderful that as an adult he tracked down his family via Google Earth!
Family is everything...banana and honey muffins anyone?
It might look a bit rustic, but we love old-fashioned lemon delicious pudding..
Meanwhile, when not cooking or doing magic tricks, I have been speed reading these books, preparing for 'Making Modernism: O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith', coming soon to the Qld Art Gallery.
Back in 2006 we spent a week at Santa Fe, New Mexico, a time I absolutely loved. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum was a highlight for me.
I didn't have a digital camera back then, so have no interior photos...
But here I stand, right outside the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, very pleased with myself to have gotten there...
Here are a few more random shots of Santa Fe:
The adobe buildings were beautiful, and it felt very much like the 'Wild West' of the movies, with the very strong Spanish influence.