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Monday, 23 September 2013
I've posted these two pictures on previous occasions, but....
....as strange as it may seem, I've never before seen them together.
After I did the little sketch, above, I returned to the site and painted the job itself (below). I must even have sat in pretty much the same spot.
I think the finished job was probably the more accurate, topographically, of the two; and no doubt I took a little more time over it.
I took the dogs up there yesterday and sat looking at the scene as it now exists only in my drawings. The vines have all gone, but the rest is much the same. The little house is still there too, and that's where I'm now sitting and writing this.
*One of the downfalls of an old house is that they need lots of money
spending on them, maintaining all of the boring things ..... we are having
4 weeks ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!