Happy September 1st, and the first day of Spring in Australia..
and from my Birds of Canada calendar.
I am guessing these are robins -
am I right?
Both Mr C and Little Aussie brought me bunches of daffodils on Daffodil Day,
the one which bloomed in our back garden being insufficient for my Spring decor..
Aussie and his Dad have birthday a few days apart, and we were in celebratory mood:
Behold the shared birthday cake devised by our clever son..
This is a baby emu chick.
|Mavis Ngallametta, Kugu-Muman and Kugu-Uwanh peoples, b.1944 'Ngak-pungarichan (Clearwater) 2013.|
If you look very closely, you will find one in this painting by Indigenous artist Mavis Ngallametta, of the Kugu-Muman and Kugu-Ewanh peoples from Far North Queensland, on the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Ngallametta paints the landscape of her area, often using the oches from the very land she paints. The area is rich in bauxite, as seen in the vivid orange/red of the painting. She maps the complex river systems along the Western side of Cape York, as well as the waters of the Gulf.
Her style, unlike many Australian Aboriginal painters, is less about tribal signs and traditional marks, but rather a personal contemporary semi-abstract portrayal of the landscape, which I enjoy very much.
Dancing in the waters of this very large picture, you will find little creatures, ducks, and even the little emu:
I don't know about you,
but I did not plan to watch all the Diana documentaries -
but I did.
I found I appreciated her gifts more in hindsight, and now that I am older.
She certainly was unique, and the passing of 20 years has not dimmed her presence and impact on the world.
I thought the white memory garden a beautiful idea, and a perfect way to commemorate Diana's life and work.
Take care, and treasure those you love