Today, after what seems like weeks tucked up inside with the flu, we sat outside and enjoyed lunch in the sun. We closed our eyes and tilting our faces to the rays we let the warmth in. At this time of year the garden is full of promise. It may not look like much is going on, but lots is happening underground...
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Thursday, 7 February 2013
The last few days have been cold, wet and windy. Although the morning light in the kitchen is just lovely...
All thoughts of spring have been delayed and William is stuck at home with a sore throat and cough so after a morning of lying wrapped up on the sofa we decided that some drawing was required to pass the time.
Ironically the day before the three boys were playing hospitals with a dog in intensive care (?). I don't know if the photo shows it clearly enough but the dog, wrapped in a blanket and lying on pillows, surrounded by diagnostic equipment and with a breathing tube (in its ear) is being cared for by Nurse William. Nurse William has no formal training. Or uniform for that matter (a chefs outfit is close enough to fool most people) And at one point he joins the dog in its hospital bed. Note the plastic gloves. Health and Safety and all that.
Note: no animals were harmed in the playing of this game. And the dog went on to make a full recovery.
Monday, 4 February 2013
It's time to start channelling Spring-like thoughts and looking at these fresh and cheerful paintings by Vanessa Cooper does that for me! Love the colours and the subjects- look at those bulbs bursting out of those gorgeous pots and what about those delicate seedlings planted in tea cups or the chirruping birds? C'mon Winter time to move on... Although at the moment there are gale force winds whipping up the trees outside and it all feels very un-Spring like...
Friday, 1 February 2013
Apart from mixing and baking, today I have also been cutting as I am in the middle of making bunting for a special wedding happening this month. An old road map of Ireland will be winging its way to New Zealand in the guise of cheerful bunting to bring the bride a little reminder of home and all the roads she has travelled to get where she is now.
P.S. Hello February, how nice to see you! Icy winds are howling around at present but still the bulbs are pushing through and the hellebores are flowering - spring can't be too far away!