Sunday, 20 February 2011

The ochre wall


Twice a week, with my back-pak in place, and trundling my trolley, I pick my way gingerly over to Double Bay for a spot of 'ma-care'. Down past the 'home' where my father awaits that final journey, through the children's play-ground, and out onto Stephen Street. Using a stick to direct my wobbles, I pause, and look up. I think myself in Giverny, once more. The wall is well hidden behind a screen of rampant bamboo, so I make like M. Monet, and frame 'til my heart is content.

18 comments:

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Loved the description. And the photos too.

Mary Ann said...

Like you, I have a well-beaten path in my city. I like it when I see something new, new to me. I love finding something that was always there, that I didn't know to look for.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Your words are pure poetry and that first photo made me gasp... love that intense color.

Bises,
Genie

bfarr said...

Wonderful words.

Peter said...

great framing for the first shot and I recommend the Double Bay 18' skiff club for a quiet drink and snack.

Kirsten said...

Oh I love the new script. Inspired by the book you have been reading, perhaps?

Peter, I wish we could. The 18 footers club requires membership if you live in the area and costs something like $500 upfront to join and $400 per year. Mind-blowing, is it not?

Julie said...

Possibly I was under-the-influence, but I feel bad about that book. When I got home on Wednesday, I went online to Book Depository and ordered it, plus 4 others (mainly about writing) plus 2 baby books. The next day A&R and Borders went into receivership. I console myself that Dymocks, whom you know I adore, would have had to order them in for me, and then I could not have managed to carry them home.

That font comes free with Blogger and is called 'Homemade Apple'.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Love the new font. Homemade Apple huh ... I made homemade apple pie this week .. not even shop bought pastry.

I am shock about the bookshop demise. But I also am glad Dymocks is still there. Also, hopefully it will give some of the excellent independent bookshops a boost.

With books to read, places to walk and things to photograph on the way ... bliss.

Dianne said...

Love that ochre wall ~ I'm sure Monsieur Monet has set himself up with easel and brush in hand.

Ann said...

Lovely. Like the change of text as well.

J Bar said...

Great colour. Great chimney.

Jilly said...

What a wonderful shot. That is just glorious. Adore that colour with the vegetaton against it and such a great chimney.

Virginia said...

I would have pulled over for that ochre wall as well. Humdinger.
V

JM said...

Love the colour and the Agave attenuata juxtaposition. Beautiful!

Joe said...

A picture paints a thousand words by my how words can direct the mind. A wonderful post.

Kevin said...

I enjoyed seeing your 'ochre wall' photo.

rallentanda said...

The ochre wall photo is lovely...got my french film festival tickets aussi...So excited about the French Film Festival..something I look forward to every year..It is such a pity about the Academy Twin...very much an icon of Sydney's East and an important part of my life..think I will write a poem about it.
Rallentanda

Julie said...

Yes, I regret the passing ot the AT. It had such a great feel to it. I like the theatres at Chauvel but not the foyer nor the stairs. But not keen on the stairs at Verona either, and only like one of their theatres.

But yes, looking forward to FFF, although I think the programme was 'lazy' this year.