Monday, February 28, 2011

ABC Wednesday
March 2, 2011

The Great letter today is the letter G

G is for Gardens - please come and wander a bit with me in this one, and we'll stop for tea!

For more interpretations of the letter G visit here at ABC Wednesday, with thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and her kind crew.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

If you had your druthers

What would you like to do on this wintry February day when the snow is so thick I can't see the Cawston Hills, or even K Mountain, just across the valley from us.

Suppose it was summertime........

Mary Cassett

and you could go boating on a sea shell

or with Berthe Morisot who painted this lovely picture of two friends chatting
 as they enjoyed a day on the river.

would you like to join this party of Renoir's friends at an after boating luncheon?

Louis Aston Knight?

or would you prefer a little country fishing?

Frank Weston Benson

perhaps you could gather on this New England beach in your summery best, under a blue sky
 and the gauzy clouds of summer

Sorolla y Bastida

and afterwards, -  take the children to the sea  in Spain,  for the Bathing Hour....

Wherever your imagination takes you it will be a warm day 
with only the faintest breeze to stir the air; 
a leafy bower to shade you if you  decide to just languish
 with a novel and a frosty glass of lemonade

or would you like a little mint with that and a dash of gin?