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Monday, 16 March 2009

Home and hearth

Another bright and sunny day. Nine degrees at 8am. Twenty-one by 11am (and still the Cannobiese are wearing their coats and smile indulgently at their pet inglese in short sleeves). The house is full of daffodils, and the first of the magnolias are in flower.



Sketch, Chiesa di San Gottardo, Carmine Superiore

This fresco sketch reminds me always of the main fireplace in our house. We inherited massive chains on which to hang our pots that haven't changed in design since the time of this Carmenite. When I look at the gown, though, the following words from the tags on my children's clothes always come to mind : Keep This Garment Away from Fire. I hope she did!

7 comments:

Bev said...

Hi Louise,
It's not just long gowns that need to be carefully kept away from open flame. Also long hair! Good thing I live in this day and age...I love both (working on the long hair part again though. Patience (sigh))

Chairman Bill said...

And dry clean only.....

Bev said...

Hi Louise, me again. I really enjoy reading your blog and so took the opportunity to mention it in passing in my post today.
You are always interesting.
Thanks for a good read.

ladyfi said...

Love the gown comment... and spring -you lucky thing!

Caution Flag said...

You have flowers in bloom? Could you post a picture for those of us with with temps in the freeze zone?

Debbie said...

A house full of daffodils is a great thing to have.

Louise said...

@Caution Flag : Flower pictures coming up!

Monday, 16 March 2009

Home and hearth

Another bright and sunny day. Nine degrees at 8am. Twenty-one by 11am (and still the Cannobiese are wearing their coats and smile indulgently at their pet inglese in short sleeves). The house is full of daffodils, and the first of the magnolias are in flower.



Sketch, Chiesa di San Gottardo, Carmine Superiore

This fresco sketch reminds me always of the main fireplace in our house. We inherited massive chains on which to hang our pots that haven't changed in design since the time of this Carmenite. When I look at the gown, though, the following words from the tags on my children's clothes always come to mind : Keep This Garment Away from Fire. I hope she did!

7 comments:

Bev said...

Hi Louise,
It's not just long gowns that need to be carefully kept away from open flame. Also long hair! Good thing I live in this day and age...I love both (working on the long hair part again though. Patience (sigh))

Chairman Bill said...

And dry clean only.....

Bev said...

Hi Louise, me again. I really enjoy reading your blog and so took the opportunity to mention it in passing in my post today.
You are always interesting.
Thanks for a good read.

ladyfi said...

Love the gown comment... and spring -you lucky thing!

Caution Flag said...

You have flowers in bloom? Could you post a picture for those of us with with temps in the freeze zone?

Debbie said...

A house full of daffodils is a great thing to have.

Louise said...

@Caution Flag : Flower pictures coming up!