Virginia Wolff Knitting, a portrait done by her sister Vanessa Bell, 1912. This painting is in The National Portrait Gallery in London. I was recently in London visiting family and friends. Number 1 on my list of things I wanted to do – if I was on my own – was to visit the National Portrait Gallery. Well the visit with family and friends was completely taken up with wonderful activities which did not include the NPG. Save that for next time. There is so much to do in London!!!
The Puzzle Revisited January 11, 2018
Progress has been made on the lower part of the puzzle but I’m really struggling with the upper part. Please note the missing piece on the right of the puzzle. THE CAT is the villain.
Meanwhile it’s still raining outside. Rain, rain, rain. I think I prefer it to the icy conditions recently experienced on the East Coast. I was particularly struck by the pictures of ice and snow in Perkins Cove in Ogunquit Maine.
Christmas Eve Snowfall December 25, 2017
Katerina’s paw prints
The snow came as I watched the Seahawks win over the Dallas Cowboys. An exciting game and crucial for the Seahawks to have any chance of reaching the playoffs this year. Go Seahawks.
Winter Scene by Peter Breugel
Autumn Is Coming August 27, 2016
We went up to the Skagit Valley for a 24 hour getaway. It was wonderful. It is such a beautiful area between the mountains and the sea. Fields of fruit trees, flowers, corn and much more . This morning I took an early morning amble outside our bedroom. I thought I was in the Garden of Eden, a pear tree, a plum tree, fruit just dropping at my feet – and then a cat appeared to confirm my feeling. She/he scampered off and disappeared in the field of corn.
Yesterday evening there was a great squawking overhead. We went out on our deck to see what that was all about. GEESE – IN V FORMATION. Superb!
I had the intention of possibly finding/buying a painting of this beautiful valley – but failing that I feel inspired to try creating one oneself. There is a lot of subject matter!
pears abound Ripe for the picking. and note all the pears and plums on the ground
Quintessentially English June 21, 2016
Portrait of gentlemen gathered outside the Marleybone Cricket Club at Lords – including W G Grace, the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII)
Artist Henry Barraud
Vincent Van Gogh Liked to Read April 16, 2016
Van Gogh Painting of books he liked to read