Happy Sunday and Happy February everyone..
Did you know tomorrow, February 6, is a special occasion for Her Majesty?
It is sixty-five years since she became Queen, the Sapphire Anniversary..
The Queen has many sets of sapphire jewellery - I wonder if she will wear sapphires for this occasion?
It has been a busy week -
went to choir practice at two new choirs, trying to decide which to join.
I really miss my old choir which finished before Christmas.
It is difficult to sing and learn new work in a torrid heat wave.
I came home exhausted and dehydrated.
Might put it off until the weather cools a bit, although even the experts have no idea when that may be.
Thinking cool thoughts of the forests at Mt Lindsey..
listening to the bellbirds..
Here is a recording I found on U-tube - it is ages since I actually heard them.
Until about five years ago there was a bellbird colony quite close to our home, but sadly construction of a road chased them away.
They are very shy creatures, and their song is really sweet, like a tiny crystal bell.
I had a wonderful day with the Sewing Sisters at V's new apartment, with a lovely view over the river and the city.
Our topic of the day? Downsizing..
We all have to do it ... eventually....
|Dale Frank, Australia, 'He always seemed short, short on socks, short of breath, short on circumstance, short of reasons, short on shame, but was it any wonder' 2009|
I went back to work at the gallery, after a break while DD was here from Canada..
This large, shiny, luscious painting by Dale Frank fascinates me.
He pours varnishes and coloured dyes over a borizontal canvas and then tilts the corners slowly over the months it takes to cure. The resulting forms are deep and surreal - to me they look like strange underwater creatures.
The colour is sublime....
The carpet cleaner is coming tomorrow, so we have been moving things around to clear the way for him.
It's all non-stop excitement in the cardinal nest...
Have a great week