Tuesday, February 26, 2013

In my garden postcards

I made a visit to Flinders Medical Centre yesterday - no emergency, but my husband had some tests as part of ongoing treatment. While he did that I went and saw the quilt, framed and looking brilliant in the Paediatric ward. It was a thrill to see it, and having not seen it for awhile I was actually a little surprised to see how well I made it!
So here is one more picture -
 It isn't easy to photograph with quite a bit of glare and reflection from all the lights, but it fits in well with the colourful furniture and equipment in the room. Thanks to Natasha and the Flinders Foundation, and I am really happy that it is not folded up in some cupboard, but is being seen and enjoyed.

I have been busy this last week, making another postcard and starting another project for the second Save our Gulfs Coalition exhibition in a couple of months. Here are the 3 postcards I've made this year.. It seems some of us have got ahead, so there is some time before I have to do the next one. I have chosen a theme 'in my garden'.
This is 'The seat'  incorporating colouring.

This one "The planting' incorporating couching

and this one 'The chooks' incorporating cutting. The cutting, used on the feathers, would have been much more obvious on a larger specimen! For anyone viewing this from other countries, 'chooks' is the usual, Aussie term for 'chickens'.
Our weather these last few days has been a bit more humid than usual. The heat yesterday eased a little while most areas got some showers - nothing like the rains bringing havoc to parts of  Queensland and New South Wales over the last week. I do feel fore those folk, many of whom have been flooded before, and some only a year or 2 ago.
I am no weather expert, but I guess it was as a result of humidity, that the whole of the range I see as I drive to and from work (part of the Mt Lofty ranges) was this morning topped with a dense layer of cloud or fog looking rather like a rich layer of fondant.

It does happen in winter, but then the whole sky is grey, not blue. You can see how dry the countryside is - if onlyt we could get a little more of that rain falling in other states!

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