Friday, June 10, 2011

I see red

Yesterday was a little bit of a rough one. Nothing major but enough to make me wake up early this morning as I sometimes do when I've got things on my mind. May as well make the Husband and I a cup of tea, I thought.

When I walked into the kitchen I was greeted by a bright red glow across the sky. It was beautiful - and it made me feel instantly happy. Apparently, mountaineers who've seen sunrises from some of the highest peaks in the world say it's almost a spiritual experience. I'll take their word for it as I prefer to view such scenes on a cold winter's morning with my slippers on and a cup of tea in my hands.

I was left with the feeling that all is right with the world. Our family is healthy and close, the 15-year-old Cat still chases her tail and Lee Mathews will exchange the too-small dress for one that fits.

Life is good.

Have a lovely weekend. A lovely long weekend for us Australians.


  1. Hope your worries will ease - there is nothing worse than having your sleep messed with.

    I think we could be twins. I am always in my slippers with a cup of tea in hand in the morning. Actually, if I could get away with it, I would spend most days in my slippers!

    Have a great long weekend. I am going to Vivid tonight - have you been?

    Stephie x

    PS Love the photo. Can I ask where the artwork came from - it's gorgeous!

  2. Worries have already eased, thanks Stephie. We're also trying to get to Vivid this weekend so fingers crossed the weather holds out.

    Painting is beautiful, isn't it. It's hanging in our lounge room and is by Meredith Gaston. You can find out more about her here:

  3. Things usually seem so much better in broad daylight, so I do hope your day improved. A little red corner like that would put a smile on my face :)

  4. Oh I know that waking up early thing with worries buzzing about. Nothing like a sunny morning to lift the spirits. Glad things have eased. (And no you can't have Mr Chapman. He's mine, all mine.)

  5. Thankyou! I will check it out. Vivid was great! Hope you get there, Stephie x

  6. I had to check the comments to see who had painted that wonderful, familiar painting! What a glorious site she has too - thank you for pointing me there!