Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Aeonium and a Birthday

I was here ...

... and now I'm here.
It is starting to develop a glow in the leaves. YAY! 

My aunt, sister, and the birthday boy [and Bruce, of the 9 lives fame, on the buffet]

Julian, playing with some non-digital cameras I brought over. 

What a handsome lad!!! And smart, too!

The aeonium is coming along nicely. I will continue to go s l o w l y...  

I had a wonderful time at my sister's last night - so good to see the family! Julian, devilishly handsome, witty and profound [do I sound like a proud aunt and godmother?] was pleased with his party and gifts. I had, a few years ago, given him one of my car paintings, and he loves it; it's on his bedroom wall. So I took over another yesterday. His reaction was an eye-popping "Wow, cool!" Jules and I have always been in tune, ever since I met him when he was 5 weeks old. I love it that we can pick up a conversation, and enthusiastically follow each others train of thought. He is special.
And since we are back to our usual B.C. weather - mild and WET, I am getting a lot of painting done. And Bruno is in his paddock wearing flippers and a snorkel. I'll get down later, and clean up the paddock, and give him a good grooming, and take him out for a hand walk.


  1. Riding weather (in the 40's & 50's) here for the past 2 days (on the right coast). Yay! I could take this all winter! If it's raining there now though, it's probably on its' way. Your nephew is cute and your painting is coming along nicely. :-D

  2. Good times! Memories to live in the heart - forever- he is mighty cute!

  3. Love how the painting is developing and lovely to see your nephew. Every young man should have such a proud auntie :) xx

  4. Sounds like a wonderful family come together! So nice you have this wonderful relationship with your nephew, great for both of you.

  5. The flower is coming on so beautifully! I can see a waxy sheen on those leaves now :0)
    It's so nice to see the photo's too. Yes, he is a handsome chap! :0)

  6. The painting looks great, Kathryn!! I love family get togethers and it looks like you had a wonderful time with your handsome nephew!!!

  7. Happy birthday to your handsome nephew and I do love the glow in your painting!