March is almost gone, and I don't know where I've been...
St. Patrick's Day was celebrated, as usual, with a touch of green.
And the scarf I bought in Dublin, 2016.
Enjoying my Friday choir rehearsal, in a beautiful old Church building in the City.
Grabbing a quick vocal warming coffee across the street, I enjoy the lovely blue Autumnal sky showing off the church steeple.
My brother has a new home on The Mountain, the area where we had so many day trips with Dad before he passed. Long time readers might remember all those posts of mountain greenery and Lunches with Dad...
As it happens, the house they chose has a small flower farm growing Peruvian lilies in every delightful colour. We all received a gorgeous bunch of lilies to take home, and somebody has found an excellent retirement hobby/business to play with...
I have been dashing about the shops far too much - looking for a suitable coat to take on our next trip. We are going to Europe, first exploring Vienna for a few days, then joining an Art and Music tour, with a cruise from Berlin to Prague, via Dresden, on the River Elbe. We will see lots of Operas and Orchestral concerts, and of course art and architecture every day.
After much searching about, I have found what I hope is the perfect Opera Coat/Summer raincoat/windy weather/cold day coat...
It is shower-proof polyester, with a pleated collar/hood (and lovely pleated side pockets). Best of all, it is completely reversible, plain black on the other side. The background colour is actually more taupe than the brownish colour of the photograph. The print reminds me just slightly of Indigenous Australian art, which seems appropriate.
Part of a body painting series, 'Ngaachi Kincha', by Rosella Namok, Ungkum people of Lockhart River, North Queensland. Currently on display above the Water Mall, Queensland Art Gallery.
Much of the excitement of any trip is the planning, and I have spent lots of time with the travel agent, and also reading a bit about these beautiful cities. There is never enough time to see it all! However, at least with tour guides, we will do our best to immerse ourselves in the European experience.