Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Would you believe it...we picked Millie up on Sunday evening...after her huge op and the vet said don't let her off the lead, don't let her run or jump up, etc etc. I thought there is no chance of her running anywhere. How wrong I was! Well, three days later and there is no holding her back. We have a new little dog. It was cold and frosty all day today so scents were good and there is a large fox which visits this garden. Actually he lives in the thicket of Christmas trees right next to our field! Well, Millie got wind of the scent, chased down through the French garden, high jumped a box hedge, went under the hornbeam hedge the other side, through the beech hedge on our boundary and took off! Hope she's none the worse for it! She came back hungry and still frisky. What joy to have her enjoying life again.
Friday, 5 December 2008
Thursday, 4 December 2008
On frosty mornings I sometimes envy people who work in centrally heated offices; where the air is nice and warm and your fingers arenot always chilled! But then I suppose winter gardens do have lots of joys!...well sometimes...especially when its crisp and cold and clear.
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Last night was the last of six evenings spent discussing Rothko with Simon Morley at Tate Modern, along with twenty of so other keen followers of the great artist. Simon led us through a wide range of viewpoints from which to look and study Rothko and every week brought new insights. What more could you ask for but to immerse yourself in the subject while being surrounded by the rich and glorious Seagram Murals; monumental in size but warm enriching, enticing and certainly thought provoking. Thanks Simon, it was a wonderful journey of discovery. This one is called Untitled 1958 and ususally resides in Japan at the Kawamura Museum of Art; Smouldering Embers would have been my choice of title!