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Monday, March 1, 2010

Farewell, great white hunter!

'The Huguenot' - John Everett Millais, 1829-1896

DMJ's off to lure the huge brown trout in New Zealand again; his second trip this year!  They all go back to swim another day; he doesn't eat them!  I have plenty of chores to keep me busy, relaxing in the afternoons with a book or a movie and enjoying the solitude for a while; thankfully, only a while.

11 comments:

willow said...

You should go along with him!

Derrick said...

Hi Alaine,

Love your "new" header. Hope you enjoy your time at home and that the fish are biting for your husband.

Alaine said...

Willow...I'd love to see NZ but only with my partner by my side. It would be no fun tagging along on a fishing trip.

Alaine said...

Derrick...welcome back! Your new header is lovely too! Yes, the house is very quiet without the constant chatter in the other room - he loves the phone! I think I prefer the chatter!

Lyn said...

Spending time alone is a reward, and welcoming back is great to look forward to...love the very romantic painting!

Alaine said...

Hi Lyn...agree with those sentiments. Isn't the painting beautiful!

maggie's garden said...

Alaine,
Love the clothing from that time period. His dark eggplant colors, and the poofy sleeves on her dress. Waiting for time travel to be perfected! Enjoy your solitude, and do let us know what you are reading and watching.
Your header is beautiful.
xo

Alaine said...

Hi Karen (MG) I love the costume of that era too; when I was little I dressed my dolls in Elizabethan garb, little scraps from Mum's box. About the header, thanks, love the old still lifes and I notice that you've had a colour change too; love your header with the letter 'K' on the door! Ooh, too many 'loves' here but you can't have too much of that, can you!

Virginia said...

Oh what a beautiful blog you have. Please stop by my Birmingham Alabama blog tomorrow. I'm featuring a local artist whose work reminds me of the piece you have here today. I'm in awe of his work.
V

Alaine said...

Virginia...thank you! And thank you for visiting - I love the Pre-Raphaelite painters. I'll definitely visit you tomorrow; today too! xa

FireLight said...

Another gorgeous painting!
Hope you enjoyed your time to yourself...and did not get too lonesome for your sweetheart!