Friday, 25 October 2013

Sunny Days and Rainy Days

We've had some really wonderful autumnal sunny days lately here in Montgomery, it's been great to go out on long walks in the mornings and in these lovely mild evenings.  However last Sunday it just rained and rained all day long.  I've always loved listening to the pitter patter of rain on the windows when you're all tucked up and warm inside - hot chocolate and repeat episodes of Poirot were the order of the day!  So stretched out on the sofa (in my jimjams) armed with my new Faber Castell Aquarelle graphite pencils...

...and watercolour paints i doodled and sketched all day - vases, flowers, chairs and such.  Totally relaxing. Here are the results.

I just have to show you this amazing garden i stumbled on during a recent visit to Machynlleth.  We went in search of an antiques shop nearby...
 ...and inside that blue fence were all these wonderfully decayed musical instruments and things.  I love that they once had a different use. They work well in their old age as receptacles for plants and flowers.

The Grand Piano, notice the radio atop
 The clock and the mirror on top of the piano
 The Banjo
 The Piano Stool
 ...again on top of the piano
 The old guitar
 and an old enamel colander full of pebbles
It brought joy to my heart!

I wondered how many of these things once belonged to the house and the people in it or if once the owners started with one thing more were donated!

We're off to Aberystwyth on Sunday to meet up with my niece, Heather, who's just started University there - thought we might take her out for lunch as she's so far from home!

Have a great weekend everyone.


1 comment:

Twiglet said...

Yes I have seen these musical items - a fun way to re-cycle. x Jo