Sunday 29 April 2012

Rainy days and rhinos

Happy Sunday to all!

We've had a rainy few days here so, yesterday, I popped some of my potted plants out onto the lawn so they could enjoy a delicious drink of fresh rain-water.  I'm sure they were very grateful.

This a photo I snapped a week ago when Aaron and I went for a walk to the shops.
A bee on some gumnut blossoms.

And here is another sketch I did during my blog break. It's a mix of graphite, micron pens, watercolours and coloured pencil in my large Moleskine sketchbook.

There are various threats towards the Rhino, nearly all of them human-based. Poaching of the Rhino horn for use in Traditional Chinese Medicine is, by far, the greatest threat facing the Rhino today.  Sadly, these unique animals are being hunted into extinction.  Habitat loss by human hands for human settlement, logging and for agricultural purposes also have a negative affect on the Rhino.

Humankind has a lot to answer for.
Visit this link to help Save the Rhino.

Reference image used is credited to Martin Pettitt at Flickr via Creative Commons.

 "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."
~St. Francis of Assisi

I still have the rotten asthmatic cough so I'm seeing my doctor in the morning. Apart from it driving me to madness, I need to get it cleared up before my angiogram....still no date for that yet.

I hope you're all enjoying a beautiful weekend.

~ Love, light and peace ~

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Lest We Forget

Today, April 25th, is ANZAC day here in Australia.

ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

In honour of the ANZACs who gave so much for our freedom.

 They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
age shall not weary them nor the years condemn,
at the going down of the sun and in the morning,
we will remember them.



Tuesday 24 April 2012


Remember me???!!

Yes, it has been a while and I have missed you all terribly!
Thanks to those who commented and sent well wishes...they were all very much appreciated. will also notice that I've made a few changes to my blog recently.

I just LOVE the crisp clean, easy to access, Dynamic Views templates so I finally plucked up the courage to try one!

To view ALL of the latest post, click on the first post at top of page.
To view an individual post, just click on it and it will open in a new window.
To leave a comment, simply click on View Comments at the bottom of a post and a comment box will magically appear at the bottom of previous commented posted. Scroll down to leave your comment too.
If you move your mouse cursor over to the dark vertical line to the right, you will find a hidden docking station. Move your mouse cursor over the symbols to see what each is about.

Fun, fun, FUN!!!

Now that's out of the way, let me fill you in on what I've been up to.  
Truth be known, it hasn't been much.  

I've been dealing with a rotten, asthmatic cough for the past month and it's been driving me CRAZY!  I hate it and it's had me feeling fatigued and very low. This morning, I remembered that, a while back, Julie told me to try drinking hot black tea so I'm now drinking it by the gallon! I sure hope it helps because my inhalers just don't seem to be up to par.

On another health note, I saw the Cardiologist last week and he is lining up an angiogram for me in the next two weeks.  I think they call it a coronary catheterisation in the States.  On a positive note, after a thorough examination and discussion of my symptoms, the Cardiologist personally feels my heart is okay. Apparently, it can be quite common for women to show false-positives on Heart Stress tests.  I am SO hoping he's right but, as he said, he can't confirm anything until I have the angiogram.

I did a little sketching during my blog absence. Not as much as I would have liked but better than none at all.

I'll post more sketches tomorrow so stay tuned.

I will be by to 'visit' YOU in the coming days too.

Before I hit publish, I couldn't resist throwing in a  couple of pics of the boys, Cody and Jack, sleeping like babies on my bed one morning. Sorry the pics appear a little was early morning on an overcast day.

It's SO good to be back!

Love, light and peace