Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Some things I love.

Some things I love.

Grape vines leafing out in the evening sunshine. Even better as this is part of the view from the new terrace. Good for me to post things like this because I am discovering that I really do. not. like. this process of builders and architects etc.  I do like the new view though a whole heck of a lot.

Something else I love, new books!  There is another new one since this photo was taken and the final one is due tomorrow.  I am currently reading Anne Michaels The Winter Vault.  As Fugitive Pieces is one of my very favourite books in the world I was eagerly anticipating this, and so far -about page 100 - I am still in love, and being brought to tears.

Something I love, a great book.

Something else I love, if you haven't figured it out yet with the canvas a day project, is modern/contemporary/non-realist art, specifically abstract art, and more specifically quite geometrical work.  Kinda like this photo below,

Finally a self-portrait of sorts, an autoretrat in Catalan.  Taken this morning in the early warm light before breakfast, and the arrival of the guys.

Hope you've got a good book going, 




Beth said...

Some new book titles – thanks very much, shadow woman!
Nice book ends. ;)

(I love the new header picture.)

oreneta said...

Beth, anytime...though you actually sent me some of those titles yourself I think.

J.G. said...

I love the new header, too. And the view. Just keep reminding yourself it will all be worth it, when all is said and done.

oreneta said...

JG, I am...somedays not so easy, but I am.

Vancouver Isle Doug said...

Your comment of the evening light on the grapes struck a chord with me. Lately I have been enjoying our gardens as they are illuminated by the light at the end of the day. Something about the angle of the sunlight as it streams in across the water that gives things a completely different glow than mid-day. The colours just seem to explode from every nook and cranny yet it creates a warm inviting look, seeming to whisper "Sit a while and check it out".

oreneta said...

Definitely, I've been thinking that we are going to have to make a tradition of going up to the terrace to sit a while and check it out. Easier said than done, but not that hard to do.. On the boat people called it the sundowner, though that included a drink as well.