Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Winter roses

I saw these late roses in the garden and they were so cheerful I had to bring them in.
I havent had time to sketch or paint so took the opportunity to do a rough sketch and fill in with some paint this afternoon.
I was in Adelaide yesterday visiting my mother, a special and expensive trip petrol wise but I do need to try and see her regularly. She tells me she is getting very tired and is finally not afraid of dying, but I think once winter is over and the longer days begin she will cheer up and defy us all by living on and on.
I watched Andrew Denton's new program 'Elders' last night with Sir David Attenborough and was so impressed with what he had to say.
I just wish my aching body didnt ache quite so much. I do have a thing to get hips and knees X rayed, but we will see how I go, winter is usually harder and I am not walking as much as I would like to be, the doctors visit last night wasnt as clear cut as usual for either of us so I am having to think about a few things. Things I really dont want to think about at all!!
What a depressing post!!

1 comment:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

The roses have kept going a lot this year despite the drought we had. Regarding aches- I've had a dodgy left hip for a few days - after lifting boxes of books, and lugging shopping bags I think. It has eased a bit now.