Title taken from one of Dylan’s classics which you can search for if you wish. I’ve been cleaning up some photo files (foto phyles) and extracting some favourites which I will post singly. Any of you who write epic poems or haiku or limericks are free to these any but please acknowledge. In the New Forest in the south of England and removing some tangled … Continue reading A series of dreams.
John Knifton made special mention of the painting by David Davies and I thought I would come back and focus on this one alone. Under the burden and heat of the day was his ‘scholarship piece’, which he submitted to the National Gallery School’s annual Travelling Scholarship in 1890, for which he was runner-up to Aby Altson. Davies was 26. Legend has it that when … Continue reading Under the burden and heat of the day
Well, Hello again. Today I thought we’d take a bit of a look at Australian paintings only. By that I mean the subject is Australian – the painter may have been born overseas. Or vice versa. The first one is The three gums, 1915-1920 by Hans Heysen who was born in Germany and arrived in Australia in 1884 aged six. He offered this painting to … Continue reading Ballarat Art Gallery #2
There was a silly, rather stupid assassin in Melbourne in the old days. He worked for hire. He did not belong to any particular gang but was always available if required. As the world modernised around him he was getting fewer and fewer requests for his expertise and he began to fall rather short of funds. First thing he did was to move house. So … Continue reading A bit more for art’s sake.
I don’t suppose it is a surprise to anybody that we all too often take things for granted; things that are close to home. It often needs someone else to pique our interest into what is under our nose. Don, aka Nemorino wrote about visiting the Louvre the other day and he looked at, and commented upon, some particular pieces of art. Everybody with an … Continue reading Art for Art’s sake!
Back when my garden was measured in acres and not handkerchiefs the biggest problem was that once you start on a garden project you just have to keep going. Today I got a bit of the fever back and I had to add just a little bit more. Because between the earth and the sky there is a great vault that needs to be filled. … Continue reading The last for a while. #4
I found a lot of joints that I didn’t know were arthritic. But I think it has been worth it. In the middle is Broad Beans that I had growing in a pot. Then – but you’ll have to take my word for it are about sixty leeks then nothing until the Kale. Around the outside and going anti-clockwise we start with the pink flower … Continue reading My Vegetable Patch #3.
Okay folks. Yesterday was cold and bleak but under cover of the carport I began to make the beginnings of a structure to hold a cover to keep the soil warm. I used black polypipe because it is about the cheapest you can get. It comes in a roll and is quite stiff. I want to make a hoop shaped support that is like a … Continue reading My vegetable patch #2
I was given a great idea the other day. My daughter and her mother, who had been looking after my unit whilst I was in Tassie, came over to give me back my keys and I was told that I could/should do something about an area covered in succulents. There are two spots on my concrete yard. This is the other one. So I cleaned … Continue reading my vegetable garden
I was trying something with my camera tonight – changed a few settings – and I took this shot. The question is, just for fun, what does is tell you in general or more specifically. I probably go to these shelves more often than to others. (I got a quick comment from someone asking for close-ups. – below. Continue reading Well. Whadda ya know!