Not a sad mood, just thinking of times and people gone by…
Possibly kicked off by meeting old friends the other day at HAMILTON ISLAND. (And you thought I was not going to tell you where I’d been?)
I saw something this morning that made me giggle.It doesn’t take much!
I stopped to mail a letter and parked beside one of those behemoth Armagard trucks. Nothing odd there…but the driver, shirt rain-soaked, was waiting in a queue to use an ATM!
From my 2007 sketchbook
The Big King…last of the Three Kings* volcanic cones in Auckland. It’s a lot steeper than my piffling sketch suggests! But not as steep as some of the other volcanoes around the city. Yes, I’ve climbed most of them; an easy enough stretch of the legs, but best not attempted after a big meal or an afternoon at the pub!
One of the girls at the market in Vanuatu.
a page of Dinah Doodles. Clicking may enlarge it, but will not make the writing any easier to read!
Do you doodle? By that, I mean allow your hand to wander , willy-nilly, with no plan of what you draw? Sometimes, my doodles are a warm-up exercise, but some (and this is one) are nudged into being by less abstract prompts. I was on one of those seemingly endless phone-prompts and began drawing an old bottle. It’s so wonky you’re forgiven for thinking I’d just emptied it!
We had a brief-but-heavy shower this morning and I thought I would, at last, re-pot some plants. Silly me! The rain’s gone, the wind’s picked up and the mercury is threatening to burst its tube. Maybe a late storm…?
I haven’t mentioned “chooks” for a while, have I? That’s because we have still not found the time to construct a chookenarium. ( There’s a clapped-out car that’s at the head of the things-to-do list!) But I’m running two compost bins and could use a little help here!
Looking for confirmation of something the other day, I thought, not for the first time, that Roget, of thesaurus fame, is someone I’d like to have known. Of course, if I spent time chatting with all the fascinating people who amuse, entertain, inspire me, none of my work would be done!
* Wikipedia’s link is not showing up (don’t ask me-I’m not a tech boffin!), but if you are curious just Google Three Kings, Auckland.