Saturday, August 01, 2009

Japanese lantern

I was going to Adelaide to meet with friends but it was suddenly canceled last night so I was a bit disorganised today.
John was going fishing so I went in to the farmers market and bought some vegetables, saw some friends, got the papers and came home.
It was damp and drizzly for almost all the day but I had walked a bit in Victor and my knee was rather sore so I gave up all idea of a walk.
Wandered around the garden in the one bit of sunshine and was pleased to see some goldfinches on the nettles in the vegetable garden, although not native they only come here at certain times of the year and they are so pretty.
I am still into the Japanese book so went through more photos and decided to paint this lantern that was in a garden.
I had to paint something as all that I am doing is sewing, and nothing is finished.

Todays Haiku is again by Basho

The silence of the temple.
The cry of a cicada
penetrates the rocks.


Celeste Maia said...

This is my favorite drawing of yours, this "Japanese Lantern", it is fantastic, Penny. And so is the haiku, lovely.

ArtPropelled said...

Soothing post with the Japanese lantern, goldfinches and haiku. Love your painting, Penny. What type of fish does John catch? My hubby is dilly about fishing....and I mean dilly!

BT said...

I love that Japanese lantern. What a shame your outing was cancelled and I'm so sorry your knee isn't good today. We have goldfinches too and don't they love thistle seeds. Lovely Haiku.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful shot !! Thanks for sharing the beautiful post...I truly enjoyed it..Great..Unseen Rajasthan