once upon a time there was a girl who was picked up from school on a saturday morning. her dad hesitantly stepped inside the school hall and looked for his girl. there she was, clutching a thin fairy-tale book the size of her belly. the girl ran to him, grabbed his huge hand.
my son could tell a story or two on grass... ☻ while i'm glad the green is shooting upwards again. goodbye moss! as it is for me, the grass is greener on another side this weekend, stopping me from participating with anything more than a déjeuner-sur-l'herbe. this is my old brussels' 'hood, aw. veronica's grass meeting this weekend. more sunny brussels here.
key is to grab the moment. one night i lay down underneath the skylight and let myself get bewildered by daunting moonlight and the wavy douglas above my skylight window. on my closed eyelids, i caught the flickering movements of the fir, filtering the moonlight in my bedroom. i usually get agitated by this. not this time. i wanted to cease the moment, carpe noctem, so to speak ... and fell asleep.
i am in two minds about april 1st. while i can appreciate a good gimmick, i do not consider april fishes to be that humourous. every april 1st however, i see many people thinking differently. in our country called 'send-away-day', i remember dad sending me over to my aunt (living next door back then) on one or other errand. the first few years this happened to me i stood there blinking, trying to make sense of my aunt's chuckle. 'you've been fooled, girl! your dad did it again.'
i am now well over halfway year one of cartoon classes. i'll admit my enthusiasm has been somewhat clouded by my laidback attitude. at the best of times i'm a buyer for deadlines, so i keep on thinking all-the-time-in-the-world, and i spend another three blissful hours in the kitchen. i'm beginning to understand that if i don't get the work done, i'll sweat for it on short notice. and i find the latter no option.
yellow is vibrant, veronica's spring is nigh
1. at home, common tansy, 2. brussels comic strips walls, 3. midday sun in louvain-la-neuve, 4. melting chocolate off brussels’ grand'place, 5. brussels, l'etoile verte on blaesstraat, 6. gifts shop in herne bay, kent, 7. hampton court palace, 8. hampstead heath, flask walk, front doors, 9. part of ‘fire’ sign on london street, 10. at home, street flower, 11. wilting flower, 12. hammersmith, beavor lane renovation works, 13. tulip in kew gardens, 14. at home, shadow play, 15. kew gardens gallery ceiling, one of two rosettes, 16. kew gardens, queen charlotte’s cottage staircase, 17. hampton court palace, 18. hampton court palace staircase towards the apartments, 19. ’returned’ street sign, herne bay sea front, 20. london, somerset house rest room, 21. herne bay, evening light on cavendish road, 22. hampton court palace- baroque, 23. hampton court palace, detail of ceiling, 24. dusty flower display, 25. herne bay sea front cabin