|Simply can't resist doing the 'proud Dad' thing as Thomas was featured in an article by Rupert Christiansen in today's Daily Telegraph. It highlights the support he receives from 'Music of Life' founded by the wonderful Maria Teterina (http://www.mofl.co.uk/) - a small charity that helps to give young disabled musicians a platform to develop and display their musical aptitude alongside seasoned professional musicians. If you didn't see it, the article is also on-line at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/9295487/Thomas-Blumire-young-composer-who-defies-barriers.html .|
Monday, 28 May 2012
Posted by Jerry at 15:42
Sunday, 20 May 2012
|Our guest house was just along this tiny lane...|
|...with a gorgeous view across the bay which emptied almost completely of water at low tide.|
|The atmosphere of the whole place was truly unforgettable. I felt that even many of the mad-made things added positively to this feel - not least all the boats!|
|Even 'retired' vessels get put to good use!|
|The islands were adorned with stunning flowers and we especially loved these Whistling Jacks (a type of Gladioli).|
|Not forgetting more familiar migrants like this beautiful Swallow|
|...enjoying the scenery...|
|..and, of course, painting it. Here I photographed the painting, scene and artist in the one shot - I'm always envious of Karen's spontaneous style and instinctive use of colours.|
|I used this photo (taken the day before) because I thought that simplifying the strong shadows might be quite effective on a lino cut.|
|(sorry it's rather a dull photo - it should be black and wight - and straight!!)|
|Finally, I painted Karen this card for Valentines Day this year. |
I couldn't resist reminding her of our unforgettable adventure and sharing it with a truly amazing lady!
Posted by Jerry at 13:37
Thursday, 17 May 2012
18th May 2012
Sadly, Jana died this morning.
Posted by Jerry at 16:10
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Above: It was a walk full of Spring flowers.
Left: Ah, the joys of a drought!
Below: The Bluebells stole the show again for me.
Our first Cowslips of the year - and a wild Strawberry.
Ok, which do you prefer - the mown strip on the left or the 'weeds' on the right?
Well our 'strapped-for-cash' council obviously prefers the mown side - so much so that they are prepared to pay three guys with strimmers and mower to create it!!
Ah well, we never tire of these fabulous views at the top...
... and to think, when we were children we used to walk up this slope.
Makes me tired just thinking about it!
All good things come to an end - time to walk back home.
Posted by Jerry at 14:55