Thursday, November 29, 2007

An Irregular Visit!






























I admit to the error of my ways! I've been missing in action! I apologise for my absence and thank you all for your good wishes in the meantime, and thanks to those who passed on your very nice comments for my birthday. I had a wonderful day, a wonderful weekend, actually. A friend came to visit for a few days and I had a group over on the day for a long, leisurely, totally misbehaved birthday celebratory lunch! We grazed over a table laden with delicious fare, tossed words and laughter back and forth. Food and wine, however, wasn't tossed around other than down our respective throats! I certainly proved I was still alive and kicking as did my guests!

Time has been my enemy. I've been busy with this and that and a bit more of that.

I'm working on a fairly large painting at the moment that needs constant care and attention. Together with answering the call of my creative juices, many other important chores have needed my attention.

The mountain has received some much welcome rain over the past few weeks. Daily I gaily watch as my vegetable plants reach out for the sun, their stems and leaves growing stronger by the minute. All are looking healthy with the promise of future home-grown, healthy produce to be heartily and thankfully consumed. Nature is an awesome phenomenon. It's so humbling.

David Beckham visited our fair shores this past week and proved what a wonderful young man he is. Some of our footballers, of all codes, would be well-advised to take a leaf or two out of his book. I'm definitely a fan of his. His professionalism and good manners during interviews and his behaviour when mingling with the crowds were impeccable. With all the pressures of his "celebrity-status" and the football field upon him, he stands tall.

The above painting and drawing were done for fun.

Thanks again, everyone....I must away to the woods. Duty calls!

30 comments:

  1. My goodness, what a surprise to see a one against your blog in the feed.
    I've been wondering what you were up to. A happy belated birthday which you obviously enjoyed.
    Take care, I'm sure you'll be checking in again sooner or later.
    regards
    jmb

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  2. G'day stranger, nice to see you and your talents back again.
    I am in negotiations with Robyn for a small get together before Christmas sometime, if you could join in 'twould be great, check in with Robyn

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  3. It was wonderful to read that your birthday was filled will words, wine and friends. Glad to see that you stopped for a moment to check in with us. Have a wonderful day and time with your painting and chores. See you soon.

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  4. What a treat to see you gave us a brief message. It was a pleasant suprise to see your wonderful paintings and that you burpday was full of fun, friends and of course WINE.
    I been busy trying to get ready for The Dirty Santa party of the Art Ventures and getting a couple of paintings ready to put in the Dec show at The Art Center.
    So I understand about the Enemy known as TIME. I thought you were gonna figure out a way to harness the culprit.
    Peace

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  5. Anonymous6:13 PM

    I was wondering when you would be back! You still haven't responded to my email which was my late response to yours!

    Happy belated birthday wishes. Sounds like you had one heck of a celebration! I've missed your recipes and blogging.

    Neocon

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  6. You've poked your head up, albeit for a brief moment...but you came with a story (birthday delights - congratulations btw) and with some lovely art work. Your mountain sounds like magic...garden, friends, conversations, rivers of wine, artistic moments (or maybe hours and days)..no wonder you like to retreat there....

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  7. Ah, I forgot to change my google/blogger account when I changed my email addy, but it's changed now Do'h.

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  8. Happy belated BD from both of us. Get your Rat Killin' done and get back to us Texans.

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  9. Gidday Lee,

    'Tis nice to see a new post on your most enjoyable blog.
    I too have had a bit of a rest from blogging, but I am back, slowly adding posts on Peter and my visit to Sydney.

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  10. Welcome back my friend. Good to see you blogging again.

    I agree about David Beckham, what a lovely well mannered celebrity he is...it's almost a contradiction of term, isn't it? Love the art you have created for his visit...especially the dog.

    Hasn't the rain been wonderful? We still need heaps in the dams but a least the tanks are full. Fred's grumbling because, after months of dry, he's had to mow the lawns twice in 10 days...lol!

    Good to see you again and look forward to your next post.

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  11. Hi Lee ~~ Nice to see you back, even briefly. Glad you had a great birthday and are enjoying your life.
    There are not enough hours in the days, OR we don't use them wisely !!
    I liked the drawing of the dog, not so keen on the other with the snake lurking. Continue to enjoy your life and just pop in occasionally to let us know you are OK. Take care, Love, Merle.

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  12. Thanks everyone for your kind words and welcome back.

    Merle...there ain't no snake there! What you think is a snake is actually a cat!!!!

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  13. Happy Late B-day, Lee

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  14. Welcome back!! We have missed you. Glad you enjoyed your space.

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  15. Hi again Lee ~~ Sorry about the snake.
    My eyesight is very poor, but that was a bad mistake. Cheers, Merle.

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  16. No big problem, Merle...I wasn't offended... :) (Though the cat may have been...or the snake!) ;)

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  17. Lee, just came over on the off-chance and there you are! Been missing you. Love those drawings. Nice to have an update on the mountain, etc. Well, take care but don't stay away from us too long! Auguri from Sicily x

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  18. "Trust your mind to think with time; patience is the key."
    Nathan Watson

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  19. Here is a quote I live with daily and it helps me see my perspective. I hope helps you, Sunny:

    "It is impossible to go through life without trust:
    That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself. "
    Graham Greene

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  20. That may be so, Neocon, but at least I know the person in the cell with me, and the tucker is pretty good, too! ;)

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  21. lee,
    Glad your grabbing life by the ....
    Good to "see" ya!
    rel

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