"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Thursday, 29 March 2012

new camera on a new day

I had a little fun this morning and ended up being a bit late for work (again).  Got the camera set up - quite a lot to learn as it has a pretty hectic zoom.   Thought I must just let you see a few pictures which are hot off the press.

 This morning's fruit salad
out of papino so mango, banana, blueberries and grapes
with lemon juice
(aren't the mangoes great at the moment?)

 Benjamin Bunny
You heard all about him 
and he stands proudly on my table in the courtyard
 I turn him around every second day so that he does not get bored and
can view life from all angles
 How lucky am I?
Dinner with my mom and Rob last night and she mentioned the white elephant store
at her bowls fundraiser and that she was "giving away" this old bone handled carving set.
My eyes lit up and I claimed it immediately
(now she just has to recover the grandfather clock that she has already marked
for the sale - or I will have to be there when they open (with my R50))
 The cocktail cabinet that I inherited from Margaret.  Still not sure of the right place for it, but I love it.
 The "desk" (also inherited) - works well in my study.  It is a little bit low but I have found a
ball and claw small table which works as a chair

Screen saver at work
 and at home
(Nicky is never too far away)
 More courtyard stuff
The 3 wire stands with the birds were a bargain at Mr Price on the sale
(from R199 to R29.99)
I am using them for candles but am not sure what they were really meant for
(maybe that is why nobody (except me) bought them)
 The ice cream bushes (Phallanthus (as Michael always reminds me)) are looking particularly good this year
  and the white Plectranthus bushes which, for the first time in three years, are flowering in abundance
Bees going crazy on the Guara at the front door
Michael and I going away with Jan and Ellen to Noetzie next week
Ellen is a pretty jacked up photographer so will be able to teach me all about zoom lenses
(cos I promise when I zoomed in I could see the bees (where are they now?))

I was also up late again last night (and very early this morning).  I have signed up to this interactive poetry site and had my first attempt at putting words to a picture.  What do you think?  I know you know me well enough and will realise that it is not a poem about a personal battle that I am facing but about what thoughts came into my head when I first saw the photograph.

1 comment:

  1. I was always late for work, too! With this quick view of your beautiful world I can sure understand how it is you have difficulty tearing yourself away from home! Looks like you are fully into spring as ours is getting a slow start.