Saturday, 12 June 2010

Winter at Fernhill

Below is a sketch I made sitting on the veranda at 'Fernhill' in Queensland, my sister and her hub's 5 acre farm. I spent last week there taking a well earned holiday from everything. We talked and talked, sat by the slow combustion fire sipping red wine, collaborated on some art , read, ate well, caught up on some sleep and relaxed big time!

These are three mango trees and a lush orange tree to the right. The dam lies at the bottom of the hill, where I patted 'Max' the horse, disturbed a cane toad (erk!) watched ducks, rabbits, red dragonflies, birds and butterflies. I visited the quaint country town of Gympie and enjoyed the hibiscus still in bloom .... then back home again with a fresh outlook on life! Thanks for having me stay, Helen & Al!


  1. It sounds like a lovely time was had by everyone. It's always good to share quality time with those we often family gatherings are frenetic and happy but with not enough time to really connect.

  2. We had a great time too Patti - it was so good to see you. I really miss having my sisters close.

  3. You must have had a wonderful time! I live a long way from my sisters and miss them. I know you and Helen just had a grand time. Love the art work you collaborated on too!


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