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4 images with cloud motifs

When you live in a country with little rain, there is a lot of cloud watching that happens. The BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) is my most visited website and it’s used to work out what I’m going to wear, whether or not I hang the washing outside and if I water the plants. You see I put an enormous amount of trust in the inexact science of weather predicting. Did you know my blog name is an homage to meteorology? True story. So it probably doesn’t surprise you to know that, without exaggeration, my father has kept a log of every inch of rain that has fallen in the 2 townships he has resided in over the last 40+ years. This may explain a little of my fascination.

I also love cloud motifs (and snowflakes and rain drops..) and I have recently been drawn back to them. They haven’t changed much since I added clouds to the sky of my childhood drawings. I really can’t go past their fluffy, irregular shapes.

Oh look, it’s cloudy outside – fingers crossed we’ll get some rain.

My cloudy finds are all via Etsy:

  1. ORGANIC Cloud Pillow – Goodnight pillow from Juniper Wilde store
  2. rubber stamps – CLOUDS from Citoyennes Illustrations
  3. cloud teaspoon rest – 4 1/2 inches from jd wolfe pottery
  4. Nothing But Rain, limited edition giclee print from Eloise Renouf

April 18, 2013 \ inspiration \ 5 comments

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Something Seasonal

Japanese Maple in my garden

Winter is officially upon us (in Australia anyway) and tomorrow the weather person is promising us a whole day of cold, wind, rain and maybe even snow. I am a little obsessed with the weather – I think I may have mentioned it before. Even my blog name is homage to the inexact science of weather prediction. I think I inherited that trait from my Dad – he can tell you exactly how much rain has fallen each month for the last 20 years. When you live in the outback of one of the driest continents on earth it’s hardly surprising that rain becomes a hobby of sorts.

I do love this time of year and I especially love the seasons in Canberra. The last of the trees are changing and in our garden this means the Japanese maple is showing it’s colours. Do you have a favourite season?

June 8, 2010 \ canberra \ 0 comments - be the first

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