Let the sun shine

January 22, 2014

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So this is something lovely, the Wet Coast hasn’t been living up to its reputation lately. There’s been some amazing fog and sunshine, and, even if the sun is that cold, blue, low in the sky, wintery sun, it’s most welcome.

Chloe comes home between classes and hangs out in the sunshine in the living room and pretty soon she’s found, (or rather, her lap is found), by one of the cats.

The house plants are starting to think about growing again and it’s lovely to see them reaching for the windows.

By the afternoon the sun swings around to the south side of the house and into the dining room and kitchen. Here it’s illuminating a vintage beaded peacock and my orange lily painting.


We usually go for a walk or hike these days, (trying to lose those extra pesky pounds) and after we come back Chloe makes us a fruit smoothy. She’s become a fruit smoothy artist these days. She adds good things like spinach and flax seeds and makes it taste delicious. Then she pours it into her camera lens travel mug. The students in her film studies class love that travel mug.

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The last of the light, the evening light, usually shines intense gold and illuminates the lacquer red walls of the front entry. And I love to take advantage of the last of the sunlight with a little ritual of relaxing with a cup of tea and a lovely book. Right now I’m loving this beautiful Annie Leibovitz book called, “Pilgrimage”. I’m dreaming of some sort of a pilgrimage of my own and trying to imagine what that would look like.


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But I’m very excited about, and am starting to prepare for two things. One is a colour trade which is being hosted by my friend Vibeke and the second is the new Grow Your Blog event hosted by the lovely Vicki happening this coming Saturday. I’m planning a give away of some kind. Probably involving art and something vintage…lol.

And sharing with Ivy and Elephants for What’s it Wednesday

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Monday in the fog

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  • Reply Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden) January 22, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I love the “vintage beaded peacock”. One of my husband’s late aunts (she would be over 100 now if still alive) used to create beaded flowers. Her daughter still has a number of them on display in her house.

    • Reply Veronica January 23, 2014 at 6:27 am

      That’s wonderful to have treasures passed down, isn’t it? I have some of my late aunt’s paintings. My daughters and I made some beaded flowers one year as napkin rings. We made them on thin wires so they could be twisted and shaped. It’s not easy to work with beads and wire. After that I think we decided just to buy the beaded things instead of making them…lol. 🙂 Thank you so much for coming by to say hello.

  • Reply Pinky at Designs by Pinky January 22, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks so much for your visit!!! I love your sunny pictures too. We are planning on leaving in mid Feb. for Florida and you have inspired me to make an album of pictures of our “pilgramage”!!!! Love it!!!

  • Reply Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design January 23, 2014 at 4:24 am

    Your cat looks so very much like my cat, “Miss Kitty,” who passed away in December of 2009, she was 18 years old. We miss her. I am your newest follower on bloglovin. Loving your photography.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

    • Reply Veronica January 23, 2014 at 6:25 am

      Hi Patty, thank you so much. 😀 Miss Kitty lived to a lovely age, didn’t she? My lovely brand X Siamese Sasha lived to be 19. I still miss him too. I’m looking forward to getting to know you.

  • Reply daryl January 23, 2014 at 6:10 am

    i am wishing you’ll give away some of that sun … if so i hope i win

    • Reply Veronica January 23, 2014 at 6:22 am

      Lol, I’ll try to send all the sun I can your way Daryl. 🙂

  • Reply Sara v January 23, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Veronica, you always do amazing things with light 🙂 I love that orange lily painting and the enamel flowers; but my favorite is the photo of C snuggling the cat–sweet! Thank you for sharing your art and sunshine 🙂

    • Reply Veronica January 23, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Aw, thank you. I love that photo of C too. 🙂

  • Reply Tamara Woods January 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Your photography is so lovely. I wish I had that talent!

    • Reply Veronica January 23, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you so much Tamara. Just pick up a camera and try. 🙂

  • Reply Marie January 27, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Veronica!
    I love how you paint on many things, including eggs. I would have never thought of that!

    • Reply Veronica January 28, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Thank you Marie, I paint on anything. 😀 At Easter time I blow the eggs out and paint on them with acrylics. I love doing that. You can paint on anything really. Give it a try. 😀

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