Monday, January 28, 2008

Mohawks and paint....

Mixed bag kind of day...and, for your edification, I also have photos of the eyeball that Eldest has to dissect today. I put it in a seperate post, below this, so anyone a little queasy out there is not obliged to look at them to get to the comment button. No nasty surprises.

Youngest decided that she was tired of her long hair. It went down all the way to the bottom of her back. She couldn't sit on it, but that's about it. Over the course of five haircuts, she now has quite short hair...and is having fun with it...check out what she sported to school today....



For all of you where it is cold, here is a little reminder of spring...

I don't know what this is, but it sure has a lot of flowers.



Cherry trees, or apples or oranges...I am not sure honestly....



Finally, a little progress on the painting, I am actually working on it this morning as well, so it doesn't even look like that anymore...



Whew, now I'm off to walk the dog. A busy morning and it is only 11:01

Cheers!

9 comments:

elPadawan said...

nice hairdo :D.

For the difference between apple and cherry trees, when I took a stroll during the ohanami in High Park, I also took a closeup or two of its flowers/leaves. Hope it helps ;)

http://el-padawan.blogspot.com/2007/05/ohanami-in-high-park.html

Beth said...

Very cute hair-do. Such fun to be able to play around with different styles.
And thanks for the reminder of spring...

Theresa said...

Wow, flowers already! We don't have anything even close yet, and this morning we were below 0C, so I don't think there'll be any flowers anytime soon.

Beth said...

LOVE the new hairdo!!! and the trees are beautiful....I am wanting Spring soooo bad....

oh, and Rocky? The eye ball is cool!!!!!!

coloursofdawn said...

Thanks for the spring reminder. Some days it feels like it will be cold forever. Shorter hair is fun to do different things with and it can always grow if she decides she wants it different again.

Anonymous said...

Hi! the yellow tree is a Mimosa.
A native of Australia that some rich Brit brought back from a holiday and planted in his garden in the Cote d'Azur in the 1860s.
It took off like a house on fire and took over the whole Mediterranean coast.
Even most French think of it as a native these days.
Europeans buy small branches of it, starting late Dec, in flower shops as a harbinger of spring.
There's also a delicious cocktail called Mimosa that's a mixture of champagne and freshly pressed orange juice.
The second tree I suspect is an Almond but I can't be 100% sure.
Usually the blossoms are pinkish white and the bark of the tree is pitch black.
That's why Vincent van Gogh went bananas one spring - in Provence they bloom in late Jan, early Feb -
as the that sight of one of those on a background of bleak and bare fields, but a Provence sky, is absolutely breathtaking.
He has a series of paintings of almond branches in close up or trees in a Provence landscape.
They are also the paintings where a touch of Japanese influence is obvious.
Love your youngest adventurous style - cool. GM

oreneta said...

Elpadawan, thanks for the link....I'll look. Do you like High Park? It really is pretty nice isn't it.

Beth, she is now debating spikes.

Theresa, there is a reall advantage living next to the sea. We have palm trees and cactae as well. I can also open my windows and sit on the balcony in the middle of the day. Sorry.

Hey bullwinkle, it is kinda cool isn't it. Eldest said she was grossed out at first, but then got really interested in it. I would be too.

Dawn, it is so true, it s more versatile in many ways...and her hair grows incredibly fast.

GM. You are absolutely right, I was kicking myself because I knew that I knew what they are, almonds. Of course...the mimosa, thank you I didn't know that one...I love Van Gogh's almond blossom paintings. They are amazing and I agree with you about the touch of Japonese to them...where did he get the influence? Were there showings of Japanese art in Paris at that time? Japan was still pretty closed at that point.

sirdar said...

Thanks for trying to brighten our day. It has warmed up now...to -28˚C so it is at least tolerable.

oreneta said...

Sirdar...you have to hate it/brag when you can say that it is warming up to -28!