|found the number 9 by the roadside the other day, the day before that I had collected the small glass shards; I imagine making a tiny door for the Project with these bits, although I don't yet see how; the house number will have to be 9 now, ha!|
|I find these two Rembrandts such moving images, there are stories and lives captured here, the light and textures are amazing|
|How calm the water's surface is on a misty morning such as today. How it reminds me of some of the almost 400 year old landscape paintings we saw yesterday.|
Visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam with my dad yesterday (he was staying with my sister who lives there). Such a treat to be able to do this together. All the more worthwhile, as he is not well, I will not expand here.
From the hustle and bustle and permanent excitement of our capital (I do believe I would only be able to stare at and listen to other people's stories in a larger town/city - or perhaps I might grow immune and develop a cocoon) back to our garden, where today a young man called Joep came to our tree-rescue! There are several trees that have quite outgrown their space and our tree-climbing Joep cut off the surplus branches and suffocating ivy from a huge maple, and tweaked the two sweet chestnuts back into shape. In two weeks' time he'll be back to tackle the enormous ash and lime trees. Light and air return once more to our green haven, where I might then manage to grow a couple of plants from this guide book:
|an oldie from 1999! Arrived in the post yesterday|
|this tree-cloth meanwhile has been growing roots and small nodes|