Greetings from the Red Cardinal nest.
Life has been busy, and Springtime is flying by..
Jonquils have bloomed in our daffodil garden,
and friends came for lunch bringing me a wonderful bouquet, just stunning.
We celebrated Springtime in the garden....
Dad's orchid was duly admired - next year, Six Fronds!
My dear friend D gave me this lovely vintage bowl -
It is countdown time: in three month we fly to Canada for Christmas.
The little grandsons are enjoying Fall, when it appears the apples do just that...
Have been to a few rehearsals, and so far, so good.
It's been lovely re-connecting with many friends from my old choir which closed last year. There is a uniform: a shirt in a plain, bright colour, worn with black.
I made this from a small length of silk from the stash:
These tiny orchids are stalwarts -
they appear every year, demand no maintenance, and are wired onto a post!
A bit of rain would be nice for all the other plants -
it's been dry for weeks as Summer moves in on us.
Australian wild ducks, on my daily walk..
|Irene Entata, Australia, b.1946, Arrernte/Luritja people 'ALBERT AND REX PAINTING' 2003. QAG.|
Indigenous artist Irene Entata, lived as a child at Hermannsburg Mission in Central Australia. In her paintings, she remembers those times fondly and joyously paints the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges and the abundant flora and fauna of the area.
Entata remembers seeing the famous aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira [1902-59] when she was a small child, and here depicts the early years of the Namatjira story. A veteran of World War 1, artist Rex Battarbee, travelled by camel on a number of expeditions to paint the beauty of the inland. On his 1936 visit to Hermannsburg he met Namatjira who asked for tuition in watercolour painting, in return offering to act as 'camel boy'.
Namatjira learnt quickly, and in a few years surpassed his teacher.
I will tell his story in another post.
Entata's painting is very detailed - look at the trees at the bottom centre and left - what appear to be pink flowers are in fact a famous Australian bird, the Galah:
Have a good week.