A random roundup for Friday

April 17, 2015

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There are times when I see something and it’s just so lovely that I have to take a photo. These things are usually everyday ordinary things, like this little escapee/volunteer pansy up against the blue pot, but the everyday things are magic to me…you know, that common magic I sometimes go on about.


Speaking of magic, who can resist sunlight dried towels and sheets. Oh it’s the best, isn’t it? That fresh smell. I never use fabric softeners or dryer sheets, too toxic, but I always marvel at how companies try to mimic what is easily done freely…and non-toxicly.

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I opened all the windows to air the house out, including the windows in my studio. Downtown looked sparkly across the water.


Morgan immediately jumped out onto the roof and walked around to the skylight and jumped in thru the skylight onto my drawing desk. Milo ran around like a mad cat in thru the front door and out the back door ad infinitum.


And on my drawing desk are birds! Birds and more birds. I was so happy that my FB friend Diana suggested I draw a Mockingbird and then Melodye asked to use it to illustrate her writing. Morgan comes around and jumps up for a cuddle and I can’t paint! She knows it and sniggers.


The other day I found a brand new pair of retro climbing shoes at the thrift for $6! Chloe urged me to buy them. I had a second thought about that because that meant that I was probably committing to climbing! Oh, what the heck, we’re only young….er…as long as we feel like it. 😀

I’m nowhere near this spider monkey child of mine, but I was pleased with being able to reach the top of the easier routes and very pleased with my muscles!

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I cleaned up the patio table. Time for an alfresco…something!

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In the morning I usually have a couple bed-ferrets invade my bedroom.

c and mo

I love it. 😀

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Stalking my heart's desire (warning, this post has gone to the birds)
Photo challenges: Early bird and Wet

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  • Reply Jennifer J. Chow April 17, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Love the reflected images showing in the pot! (Also, congrats on climbing the wall!)

    • Reply Veronica April 17, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you! 😀 I must admit I was surprised myself.

  • Reply Julie April 17, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Gorgeous gorgeous photos. I love the smell too of sheets drying in the sun. Love your birds, cats .. And that wine looks pretty good too Miss 😀

    • Reply Veronica April 17, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      Thank you so much Julie. I would dry everything in the fresh air if I could. We do in England, (mainly because we don’t have a dryer), but I must confess that winter is so miserable and wet here in Van, that I resort to dryer drying. But it’s not nearly the same, is it? 😀

  • Reply Chantal April 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Holy moly you look great! I can see where Jonathan gets his strength from 😉

    • Reply Veronica April 17, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      Aw, thank you so much Chantal. 😀 PS: find some time to come paint with me. Drag that son of mine along if you like. He’s a fantastic artist.

  • Reply daryledelstein April 20, 2015 at 9:10 am

    woohoo look at you! Ms Spidey!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Ida P. Krause April 20, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Morgan is such a sweet looking cat. – I’ve never tried climbing one of those walls so I give you “kudos” for giving it a shoe. – I enjoyed your post.

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