Friday, 3 January 2014

Hot days in the garden and a new painting

We are having a heatwave in the centre of our country in the hottest town in Australia it reached over 50c that is according to our thermometer 120f now that's hot, no where near that here but we would have topped the 100f mark and we had a few drops of rain just enough to send the humidity up so it was hot and damp too not my favourite weather so I spent a few days doing not much at all, I just fiddled around in the garden and took photos.
My cats joined me Leroy was asleep somewhere but Kidney was restless and followed me around.

This little bloke just looks like the beer fairy.

This is a lime but it is should be a lemon.
now this is the second lemon tree, lets hope these are lemons.
but it has thorns and they are rather nasty.
another red hibiscus they are just so pretty
and my new passionfruit vine
I sitting in the back yard under the trees that's about all I can manage on a day this hot.
But I can manage to manage to move the camera around.







well I might wonder down to the kitchen for a drink, something cool




OH the bar-b-que managed to get cleaned so thats ready for another year, I wonder if it gets used this year.





Mal was sitting out the front a bit of a breeze here.

 This is two days on and yesterday I started another painting I haven't done any for a while now but this year I intend to do more, this is the start.
 A couple of hours later
 getting there

Not finished yet but will let it dry for a day or two.

33 comments:

  1. The painting is so beautiful! I'm envious of people who can paint pictures. The last thing I painted was my bedroom furniture in 2004. I'm planning on re-staining and polishing the coffee table this year, cheaper than buying a new one and it is a very sturdy table, no sense replacing it.
    Your garden has so many little shady spots perfect for sitting in.

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    1. Funny thing I'm a bad house painter a bit slap happy or so the beer fairy says.
      The garden is so cool in summer but it took 20 years to get that way just lawn when we moved in.
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  2. Goodness you are talented. And like River, I am jealous. Love your garden too. Hot here too (though not the obscenity of 50). Not a drop of rain though. Predicted - but invisible.

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    1. It's not that hot here but imagine getting a day that hot, I would spend the day sitting in the bath, we had a little bit of rain.
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  3. Merle,your garden is so pretty. It has been so hot here too.Cooled down a little now,thank goodness.
    You are such a talented painter,the picture is so nice.
    I had to have a chuckle at your little man in the garden. I hope your hubby doesn't read your blog.:)

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    1. No he never reads the blog so I'm allowed to make fun of him but he does have a sense of humour.
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  4. Your painting is wonderful, Merle! The colors look so cool and inviting and the animals look very happy splashing about. Your garden also looks very cool and inviting. So many beautiful flowers! I remember living in the desert in Arizona and one summer we had 115 degrees for 3 weeks straight. We only came out at night. :) Hope it cools down for you soon. Love the Beer Fairy. xo

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    1. Much cooler now, there were 3 highs over the centre of our country and something about the Indian Ocean being hotter than normal at the moment.
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  5. Hari Om
    Glad you got some rain though it does make it humid... I kinda miss that; Love the array of tree shots, nicely done to help us feel like we are under them ourselves! And that painting is wonderful - influenced by the desire to be cool and shaded?? Look forward to seeing the finished item. YAM xx

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    1. That's my Jackarandra beautiful purple flowers in spring and lacy leaves in summer and bare branches in winter just a perfect tree.
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  6. The little dog on the bank of the stream is just perfect! Lovely picture. Stay cool.

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    1. Thank you glad you like it.
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  7. Your garden looks so lush and beautiful!
    I can't even paint my nails so I'm awe struck by your talent!
    We are in minus 30C even colder with windchill...want to swap?
    Jane x

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    1. Minus 30c how do you warm up, no I don't want to swap, hope it warms up a bit for you.
      Funny I can paint my left hand pretty well but painting my right hand is a mess, my left hand is not very good at anything.
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  8. Your art is lovely, Merle. I enjoyed seeing your kitties and the green in your garden. Hope you get some relief from the heat soon.

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    1. Yes it is much cooler now, still hot in the sun but cool in the garden.
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  9. I like the progress shots of your painting. It is shaping up well.

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    1. Thank you hope I don't mess it up.
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  10. Your yard looks lovely with the flowers. Brr it is sooo cold here today. And I enjoyed seeing the progress of your painting … is it finished?! Very nice.

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  11. Your art is simply beautiful, Merle! I can barely draw a stick-man so I enjoy what others can paint and draw and you are very talented :) Your garden is always lovely and I enjoy when you share photos of it. Happy New Year to you, dear Merle!

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  12. Happy new year to you too, thank you I'm glad you like my painting.
    Merle..............

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  13. oh my gosh that is too hot, we are too hot and you are to cold, could I send some cool air your way, maybe a little snow, it must be so hard for the people who work outside in this heat,
    your painting is absolutely beautiful oh my gosh its lovely,

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    1. Thank you it's cool this morning did you send some coolness, but I think you can keep the snow.
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  14. Oh how, I wish it was hot here! We had freezing rain for most of the morning and its now cold and misty.. It is nice you have that great big tree for shade.. Your kitties are cute and I like the beer-fairy look-a-like.. Stay cool and have a great week!

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    1. I went to the shopping yesterday, the mall was lovely and cool but when you came outside you melted but nice and cool today so far.
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  15. hey wowwww... your painting as it evolves, I'm so glad you took the time to capture this in stages!! You should do a youtube video sometime. :)

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    1. I'm not that good on the computer to do that.
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  16. So lush, and green there, heat is just a faded memory for us right now.

    Jen

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    1. Don't worry spring is just around the corner.
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  17. Merle! I'm very intruiged by your artwork. I saw the finished painting first ...and wondered, yours?? I hadn't read before that you painted. This is acrylic maybe?? Where did your inspiration come from; had you worked with a photo? There's a lot of thought gone into that, my compliments. Do you watch Ch. 4ME Sat and Sunday nights I think - check programme - Colour In Your Life; you would love it

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