A secluded spot under the old mulberry tree,acanthus spreading their bear-like paws, bluebells popping their heads up, grandaughter aged 3 3/4 and Pa walking down the path. 'Pa, is this where the fairies live?' Of course' says Pa and they come into lunch, both happy!
Daughter No 2 and I went to Bendigo yesterday to meet an aunt, uncle and cousin
AND to see the McCubbin exhibition in the wonderful Bendigo Art Gallery. Frederick McCubbin was an artist who painted at the end of the 1800s and early 1900s. His work is mainly Australian scenes, lots around Melbourne and overseas as well. His works are beautiful, and many, and well worth seeing.
Most people look at the front of the gallery, it is very imposing for a small city, built when Bendigo was a very important centre because of the flourishing gold mines. The building was built to impress and has continued to do so for many years.
This is at the back of the Gallery, I loved the two old buildings at the front of this photo, old bricks always have such a charm and I am sure these buildings are as old as the Gallery, or older.
If you look closely you might see the green grass parrots, I did wish I could get closer!
We also went to the Bendigo Woollen Mills.....
to get wool for a blanket/shawl for a baby-to-be in our family. I love the colour, Luxury... Barley. The pattern is the one where you begin with 2-3 stitches, adding one at the beginning of every row. I am looking forward to starting but am knitting a vest for grandson N0 6 and want to finish it first before starting yet another project. I still have to finish a cushion for a friend, [before next Friday,] work on the flowers for my purple vest that didn't work out and is now going to be a cushion cover, the cardigan I am knitting for myself,[have finished the back and figure I don't really need it until next winter!] and this morning grandson No4 asked me if I would crochet a small ball with beans or something inside. When I suggested something like a hackey-sack he was thrilled that I had grasped the concept! That is definitely more important than my cardigan!