Monday, July 18, 2016

Touches of Gold

















Warm golden tones are evident as I look around the garden, kitchen, my sewing and our neighbourhood. The daisies, Grevillea Lavandulacea and the season's first poppy bud seem richer in colour during winter with sunlight less harsh. Miss E (junior) and I have been enjoying photo walks - spotting birds, flowers and sunsets while I listen to the delightful insights of an eight year old.
Middle Eastern sweet treats (new recipes, cooked by me this time) for a special evening - Kleicha: Date Cookies (gluten, dairy and refined sugar free recipe) and Harissa, a rich semolina based dessert. 
I find myself longing to sew with rich tones during our cooler months - a new quilt is underway filled with saturated warmth.

Miss E senior is midway through a short study/touring visit of Germany, Austria and Italy. Every few days she sends brief updates with selected phone photos. So very different to our local surrounds. St Michael's Church in Munich, the Trevi Fountain in Rome and the ceiling fresco, "Triumph of the Name of Jesus" painted by Giovanni Batista Gaulli in the Church of Gesu, also Rome. The last photo is of a mirror reflecting the ceiling fresco. These sites are filled with touches of gold in a cultural, artistic and historical sense, and no doubt some contain literal gold!

*PS Following up from my previous post, a big thank you to the many who visited Miss E's (junior) new blog, very thoughtful of you. Also, just wanted to let you know that Miss N (18) has crossed multiple 'firsts' in her new life in Sydney and managed all of them admirably.  :)



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18 comments:

Erin said...

Karen
your bird pic is beautiful.
E's pictures of Europe are stunning, overwhelming!
and just smiled to see Miss E engrossed in her photography:-)

Lisa Gordon said...

The photographs of Europe are just beautiful, Karen. What an amazing time for this young lady!

I absolutely love too, this photograph of the African Daisy (1st photo here). They are so much fun to photograph because they are so full of beautiful color, and you have captured this one just perfectly.

Have a great day, my friend!

Debbie Harris said...

What a lovely scroll down your post enjoying the photo's and their amazing beauty. Your little on has captured some gorgeous photo's and I love the theme of the golden colors.
I will have to check out the link for her blog, missed that one.

Have a wonderful God filled day~~

Sarmatix said...

Wonderul pictures. Especially the one with this sweet girl taking photo :-)

Giga said...

Nice to look at everything that has the accent of gold. I am glad that Miss N fulfills your dreams, Miss E (older) is on a trip to Europe, and the younger Miss E has its own blog with pretty pictures. Regards.

Marie C said...

Your photos are always so awesome! And you have a budding photographer, there! :-) Gorgeous fabrics. Can't wait to see the next finish. And the cathedral shots are lovely as well.

Dirk Rosin said...

great macro photos !

Michelle said...

Wonderful details in these photos and it sounds like your young ones are doing admirably in life!!!

Julie said...

I always love seeing your photos. My mum said the Trevi fountain was closed off for restoration this time last year, so your daughter was lucky to see it looking beautiful once again.

diane b said...

You are so talented, sewing, cooking, photography and super mum.

CountryMum said...

I always look forward to seeing and reading your posts. Such beautiful photography and kind words.

Liz said...

The beauty in your garden is always lovely to see.
How wonderful for big Miss E to visit Europe! I did love Italy.
Your cooked desserts look delicious!

Anita Johnson said...

I love stopping by too.....

the momma said...

so beautiful! You always make me want to move to Australia :-)
that quilt is going to be lovely!
hope you are all doing well ~ Tracy

Rachaeldaisy said...

Golden moments indeed. I think you are a bird charmer. It looks as though you got that little wren to pose for you. Beautiful photos from afar as well. How special for Miss E to be study/travelling through Europe.

Cathy said...

I first read this post on my iphone, and I knew I must get to my computer in order to enjoy the photos! Hence the delay in my comment.
Your children are growing up and spreading their wings far and wide. It happens so quickly.
Blessings to you Karen.

Ana Freire said...

Beautiful sequence of photos!...
I love them all! Each one more beautiful than the other...
See you soon, Karen! All the best!
Kisses
Ana

Jeanne said...

Love the shot of the adorable fairy wren, and what a wonderful experience for your daughter to be traveling with her studies. Recognized the trevi fountain and wondered at first if you were traveling. Hope her travels are safe and that she has a wonderful experience. Would love to hear from you on how everything is going with your husband. I am hoping for continued progress!

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