We have had rainy weather lately, not to mentions storms causing trees to fall and roofs to fly.I am eager to get outdoors to paint plein air, bu in the meantime I honed my skills a bit with animal painting. My chickens, Omelette and Rembrandt and our German shepherd Lindiwe. Omelette oil on board, 30x40cm […]
I saw a post on Instagram a while back. It was a recipe and I can’t remember what it was. What I do remember, is that it had an enormous list of ingredients, which probably explains why I can’t remember the dish. Sometimes I think my food is totally boring and déja vu, but when…
A very grey day. Now for the outrageous part.Tonight we went out to Ron and Ann's to have our monthly dinnerwith them, Brenda and Al. Ann wanted to experiment with some appetizers.We started off with little bowls of carrot soup... (there were Parmesan chips which we used for dipping). She also made lettuce leaves stuffed with chopped pears and nuts. As […]
This stunning castle,Château de Chenonceau, is like a fairy tale. It gracefully straddles the River Cher in the Loire Valley region of France.The corridor that spans across the riverIt was a cloudy day in May, 2016, when I visited Chenonceau, a castle I had heard so much about. I found it to be both gorgeous and fascinating--not only because of its' loc […]
What new mischief is afoot in the field? Gingersnap is especially curious and excited….and nervous. And confused! She’s 13 months old, and barely understands what’s happening, but she knows she likes this new thing! He’s just her size and everything, and mommy is always busy licking the butt of that other new thing that she […]
Just because I like a bit of rust.....I wish my senior portraits had this much style, back in the day. Many poignant photos, from the week, can be found here. Yoga is all well and good, but I don't know about yoga with goats. Sending you off into the weekend with this musical selection, straight from my Dad. Have a good one!
Autumn struck with a vengeance this year. I say 'with a vengeance', because it's more like winter! We're having extremely cold days, like 20℃, where are the balmy 24℃ and 25℃ temperatures? This will probably be the last cutting of the lawn that Chrissie does this season, already the grass is turning yellow in patches. We were lucky to hav […]