Friday, July 15, 2011

July in pictures

Here July is already half over and not a word from me besides my brief little horse story. Thank you all who commented on it, on the by. It was lovely to hear from each of you - your encouragement, your stories, your wishes, and your complements. You gals are some cool beans. I'm sorry I can't answer you individually at the mo., for the reason you've heard very little from me is because my Da has restricted the Interwebs time to the crack of dawn and after the sun sets for the night. This leaves little time for me, and I usually spend it writing the next part of Bristé {almost ready!} if able to use it at all. So. Now for the pictures....
The Fourth was awesome. Our little town's parade is the best -- read: Almost all horses and carriages and old cars. I got to spend half the day with my dearest-friend-who-I-never-get-to-see-because-she-lives-in-Ukraine. So it was a very happy Independence Day.
The summer skies have been magnificent too. Simply stunning every evening.
All my relatives have gone home now, and life has returned to the norm. Mum did get to travel for five days to visit my sister on the East coast... or would it be more South? I don't know. Anyway, she got to go to the beach and bring me back some shells :) I was sure glad when she got back, though. Living with just boys for five days and fixing them supper most nights is not my idea of a good time. Da said it was good 'bonding time'. I bonded a lot in my room with several new library books. Speaking of....
This is my stack that I'm currently reading. Though now I've finished two today, The Twelfth Prophecy, and The Seamstress. On hot days after spending the morning in the garden{which is starting to produce!} it's the best to come into the air conditioned house, grab a glass of ice tea and a new book.

Some super exciting news is that I got a new violin! For my very own! Never used before; made just last year, and hand made in Romania from wood from the Carpathian mountains. Oh yes, and her name is Dido {You have to say it with an accent}, after the tragedy in which Dido throws herself off a cliff. The drama and melancholy matches my violin's tone. I love sad music.
  As of yet I have not taken any photos of my gorgeous instrument {excuse the bragging. I've waited a long time for a professional violin.} but I assure you that they will be forthcoming.

I must end now; my time is already up. But I will try and post again soon about the other interesting things that are happening -- not the least of which my adventures in picking up oil painting again, and more horse tales. Pun intended. 



  1. Sounds like you have been busy. That's sucks about getting your time restricted, but it's probably a good thing. At least you don't lose hours of the day to the evil internet hehe. :)

    I really like the Fourth of July collage. I wish we had such a nice parade, but I live near a stupid city. Oh well.

  2. Haha. Bonding time, eh? I'm trying to make dinner for the family once a week, and that's work enough for me. I don't know how I'll ever be a mom.....

    Congrats on the new violin! Do you play it like a violin or like a fiddle? Either way, I've always highly respected people who play that difficult instrument....

    I try to limit myself on the computer the same way your dad does, but lately, it has not been working... :P

    P.S. Could you send me an invite to your new blog? I don't want to miss anything there. ;)

  3. Kudos for naming your violin "Dido!" I look forward to seeing pictures of her, though goodness knows I'm not musical myself. I love your painting of the palomino, too! You have such talent.

    It sounds as though you have had a busy but enjoyable time of it lately. I dare say, those are the best times.

  4. A1D: Well next year you'll just have to come out here and enjoy the parade, followed by the PRCA rodeo! I'll save you a spot on the grass if you'd like ;)

    Ellyn - Ha. Yeah, making supper every night? Me thinks that if I ever become a mom, we'll be eating a loooot of mac-n-cheese :)
    I guess you could say I play mostly fiddle. I play almost exclusively Celtic which includes ballads, reels, jigs/slip jigs, and the like. Very rarely do I decide to play -gasp- classical. I find it too restricting :P

    Jenny - As soon as the weather's safe enough{not blistering hot} Dido and I shall venture out for a photo shoot! In the mean time, thank you for your wise words - have you ever written a comment that didn't say something profound? I love it!

    If any of you are wondering, Yes, I am up at dawn to reply to you ;)

  5. AnonymousJuly 20, 2011

    I LOVE YOUR PALOMINO DRAWING! *dies* I try to draw horses like that but I never can, all I can draw are draft horses, I can't make them look small enought to be anything else! :P

    anyways, could you send me the link to your writing blog please?

    Gwyndolin :)

  6. Hello Gwyndolin!
    If you would like to read my writing blog, you must leave a comment with your blogger email address so that I can send an invite -- it's private, you see :)