This Monday I am really in a musing sort of mood.
I cannot believe that it was a year ago that I celebrated my birthday with a Hot Air Balloon ride in Cappad0cia.
So much has been packed into the intervening year.
We have been away, camping on a farm in a field full of calves, exploring the wonders of the far north reaches of our province, exploring the wonders of our mountains and then just painting and chilling and moving the youngest up to Johannesburg to start on a new career path…………………………….
This was 5 months and 4 days ago and I cannot believe that I did not complete this post and that I have not touched my blog since then.
Oh, I have a book full of really good excuses, but am not going to even offer one.
I do so love sharing all the wonders that surround us and then to have people enjoy my sharing and observations. But, truth be told it is an absolute indulgence to trawl the internet, cruise round the country and places afar, cook and bake and read and paint and print and garden and then to share with everyone and no-one.
So, I am going to pick up where I left off and let’s see if I am up to the challenge.
This will be my Monday Morning view in two Monday’s time,
Seychelles for two weeks
so super excited!!
We are now heading into the Southern Hemisphere’s Summer, so I though it appropriate to have some summery images to get us into the swing of things.
A small selection of some beautiful illustrations
Hope you have a delightful weekend.
It is Monday.
It is the last day of August.
It is the day before Spring day down South.
I am so excited, the air is redolent with the heady fragrance of jasmine.
Soon the days will be longer, the light infused with a soft yellowing and it will be Summer!
A small collection of evocative landscape paintings.
Have a lovely weekend
This Monday I have no bright happy thoughts just a painful sadness and a big hole in my heart.
A dear darling little cat who stole everyone’s heart and was my blogging companion was sadly and suddenly killed on Saturday.
Jasper was my Rosie’s kitten, he along with his fluffy little sister were Rosie’s little rescue Kitties.
Because I work from home he became my assistant and stole my heart along with my breakfast and any necklace or bracelet that would be lying around.
I hold it true, whate’er befall;
I feel it when I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
These wonderful paintings by Ben McLaughlin evoke a gentle feeling of nostalgia and a longing for a time when life was much quieter and simpler.
I hope you have enjoyed these and start your weekend feeling a touch of happy nostalgia for things and times gone by.
Have a splendid weekend