Sunday, March 29, 2009

In awe of Nature (contd)

Over the last two weeks, I have been watching the unfolding of this gorgeous creation, known as a Nerine, and have taken these photos to show this flower in all its beauty.

To think that this one flower can rise up unscathed from the parched earth is truly amazing!

In awe of Nature

As I have mentioned in my profile, gardening is one of my passions.Due to the horrific summer we have just experienced, my poor 'patch of heaven' that is my beloved garden has suffered terribly.With what little watering we were allowed to do then the exceptional dry, burning conditions during February, my garden and its inhabitants have had to cope with much hardship.

Imagine my complete surprise then when I caught a glimpse of this miracle of Nature, rising out of the surrounding, desolate patch of earth!

Today's Picasso

I feel today's image has something uniquely 'Grecian' about it.

Perhaps it's something to do with the vine-like head gear which reminds me of the ancient Greek's attire during the old olympiad?

Just my personal ramblings, that's all...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Picasso today

I really feel today's Picasso's couple would be quite at home at the Races!
All dressed up and ready for a flutter on the gee gees! (Just my thoughts, really.....)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Picasso's gem for today....

I find today's painting very completative. Possibly meditating or in prayer, her look signifies total absorption in her thoughts.
A very relaxing piece, this one....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Picasso for today

Today's simple but powerful image of the peaceful dove is so apt.
This symbol will never date....its message totally relevant today as it was in days gone by.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Pain in the neck!!

Oops, I guess my enthusiastic start to Pilates and strength training (3 weeks ago) was a little to good to be true!
Despite the initial aches and strains from rediscovering muscles I'd forgotten I posessed, I suddenly developed a real 'pain in the neck' this week that has only continued to get worse.

I have now been seeing my friend the physio,aka the 'torturer', who knowingly informs me of my swelling between three joints in my neck to be the cause of my soreness! Her treatment works but of course 'no pain, no gain'!

Sadly, my exercise regime is taking a break as is my beloved tennis, gardening, housework.....did I say housework? No rest for the wicked there unfortunately!
Not one to rest on self pity, my little injury hasn't stopped my creativity......
I made this the afternoon after I first returned from physio....

I plan to have this little gem available in my etsy store over the next few days. Take anyone's fancy???

Friday, March 13, 2009

Pablo Picasso

I can SOOO relate to today's painting!

Have you never been so comfortable in a cosy armchair as to completely lose yourself to reality and drift off to another, dreamy and relaxing haven?

I have.......many times!!