The weather showed quite a few different sides since our last post. We’ve been able to cycle, taking tea and sandwiches along: such joy! But it’s been very cold as well, so we needed to change our wardrobe a little! Last Saturday a heavy storm swept over the country. It turned out to be the heaviest summer storm since official measuring started back in 1901. Sunday morning the shock was rather big when we saw the garden at first. Luckily, most plants are rather flexible, and with the necessary supports it’s all looking a lot better. The storm has brought rather changeable weather. Today it’s looking like an autumn day with rain and heavy winds. The slight cold spell is good for one thing though, chasing me from the garden into my studio! In a next post I’ll show what I’ve been making so far.
In the photos above you’ll see a beautiful brown bowl on our kitchen cupboard. I bought it for the symbolic amount of 1 euro from my bric-a-brac neighbour. It belonged to her mother, who last December sadly passed away at the age of 93. Her name was Anna. Often when visiting her daughter, Anna would also visit us for a cup of tea in the garden. We often had beautiful conversations about the more mystical side of life. And our love for painting. We also shared a love for beautiful things, or rather, painterly things. An old blue enamelled colander also belonged to Anna: it has no legs and it’s beautifully rusty. It now has a nice spot in our garden. And the little brown bowl, beautifully damaged, fits perfectly on our kitchen cupboard. I’m simply happy with these things, and love having some things that belonged to her in our house. She was a very special lady, who’d often dress very specially as well. Enjoy the photos!