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Hello Owls,

A lovely third day with my grandchildren here, even though they keep me on my toes.!

Trying to keep my eyes open tonight so off to make a strong cup of coffee soon.

If you are having trouble sleeping, then this is the place to be over a cuppa and a natter, no chocs left..... I have eaten them.Smile the jar is full for cookies though.

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams.

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Posted at 5th Sep 2010 - 12:11AM   Posted by Camilla   I CAN'T SLEEP CHAT POST Comments: 19

Camilla's Avatar Not sure why that pic is situ on the right of page, I did click the centre button.

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2010 at 12:20AM

Frances's Avatar Hello Camilla,

I quite like the painting being on the right side of the column. It's got an interesting artist working on a still life. What a lovely choice!

Promised that I would be here earlier tonight.

The hurricane really passed us by ... not even an umbrella required, and today was such a glorious sunny day, though the breezes were still strong, and probably challenged folks with contact lenses or toupees!

Got lots of errands done this morning, and watched lots of tennis this afternoon, including a very easy win by Roger Federer. Most players today had a third opponent ... the very strong breezes.

Just sitting down to supper. Be back soon.

Posted by: Frances on 5th Sep 2010 at 12:26AM

Camilla's Avatar Hello Frances,

Thank you, perhaps you too will be working on a still life with your treasured water-colours Frances.?

I remember when my son was studying for his university degree, lots of art paper and water-colours and paints around, for still life subject. I still have them here today somewhere in large folders. I also have lots of things left by son too........ Mom, could I leave these here, yes but no more as need the room.!

Pleased to hear that Hurricane passed by and sun came out, as for the folk minus toupees, not so good.!

Good to hear Roger Federer won, it will be interesting to learn if he will be able to regain that men's final again in the future, the spaniard was on top form at Wimbledon this year.

Enjoy your supper Frances, just going to pop kettle on.

Hello Pondside.!hope all is well.


Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2010 at 12:40AM

Frances's Avatar Camilla, I am lucky to have tomorrow off as well, and will be able to see the Nadal match. I do think he is a wonderful tennis player and seems a nice bloke, too...however, I am still supporting Federer!

Wonder where our other owl pals are?

Posted by: Frances on 5th Sep 2010 at 12:44AM

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Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2010 at 12:51AM

Camilla's Avatar This little lad went on to be a very gifted Impressonist artist - Renoir.

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2010 at 12:52AM

Camilla's Avatar So pleased you have another day off Frances, two together in a row is good...... that is what I said when I worked on the wards, rather than split days.

I agree Nadel is an excellent player, very charming too, but like you Frances, I have my eyes on Federer.! I used to love watching Borg playing in the seventy's, seems moons ago now.

The perch does seem quiet some nights, maybe an owl or two will hop on the perch later.


Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2010 at 12:57AM

Frances's Avatar It's a bit funny Camilla, but Renoir is the one artist amongst the Impressionist group that I just never really liked. Something about his work is just too soft edged and fuzzy for me.

Hard to say which are my favorites, Manet and Degas, but some would not even count them as true Impressionists. Pissarro is a magnificent painter, and might even been a rather nice person. I must also put in a vote for the exceptional prints by Mary Cassatt.

Posted by: Frances on 5th Sep 2010 at 01:09AM

Camilla's Avatar Frances, I love Impressionist art work, Renoir I agree perhaps not so good as some of the others, yes definately Manet, and Degas with his cherished ballet forms. I had not heard of Pissarro until I accidentally came across this artist only quite recently, and must say I love his style. One could not like Cassatt, one of my true favourites.!


Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2010 at 01:16AM

Frances's Avatar I know that the Tate is to have a big Gauguin exhibit this fall/winter. I would love to see it. Although I do have the magnificent and big and heavy catalogue from a Gauguin exhibit held about 20 years ago at our National Gallery in Washington DC, I still regret not having seen that show.

Hoping that I might actually be able to afford to cross the pond to see that show. Way too early not to measure my travel funds, and the cost of that travel, but ... nice to have this dream. It has been so long since my last London visit.

Posted by: Frances on 5th Sep 2010 at 01:27AM

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Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2010 at 01:28AM

Frances's Avatar Camilla, you are so sweet to quickly hunt up that Mary Cassatt video tribute!

She really was a master printmaker, and of course, her paintings and drawings are also marvelous. I guess you know that she did not have children of her own, although mother and child imagery is quite prevalent in her work.

Interesting, eh?

Posted by: Frances on 5th Sep 2010 at 01:35AM

Camilla's Avatar I used to visit the Tate quite often Frances, would love to be one of those visitors again too. Hold onto that catalogue, not the same as being there in person at the gallery but nice to dream. I do hope you get to visit London again soon Frances, so hold onto that dream.

I have a very heavy catalogue here of Christies Auction House, edition of 1988. Many times I would visit auction houses, not quite so much now though..... I was like a child in a sweet shop.! My desires..... had to be art, and furniture.


Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2010 at 01:36AM

Camilla's Avatar Thanks Frances, I adore the colours to Mary Cassatt's paintings, did not know she was childless, but think she had Degas as her admirer.


Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2010 at 01:40AM

Camilla's Avatar Seems to be very quiet in CR yesterday, think children are going back to school next week so busy homes getting ready with this. My grandson goes on to a new high school on Monday, and new uniform too.


Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2010 at 01:43AM

Frances's Avatar Ahhh, Camilla, Monday will be a big day for your splendid grandson. Guessing that he might be required to wear a tie as part of the uniform?

I know that he will be much more mature than many of his fellow students, and hope that this school year will be interesting for him, and will keep him engaged with all the good things that school can confer.

Yes...I know that Mary Cassatt was a good friend of Degas's but think it was her work that he admired.

Thank you, as always, for your good wishes.

I am going to be signing off soon, but look forward to seeing you, and perhaps lots more owls here tomorrow. xo

Posted by: Frances on 5th Sep 2010 at 01:54AM

Frances's Avatar Sweet dreams to all. xo

Posted by: Frances on 5th Sep 2010 at 02:04AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Frances, yes definately a tie to be worn for school uniform.

Grandson is doing well with his studies his previous teachers have said, so wishing him continual good grades.

Thank you for the info on Cassatt.

Sleep well dear friend, night night Frances, sweet dreams, look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Enjoy your day off.

Tiddles has been gently wound, extra bowl of cream for her tonight...... Clock is set for dose of Moonglow.

Nighty Owls.!


Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2010 at 02:10AM

Camilla's Avatar LaughingLaughing you can tell I am getting sleepy......... I have typed.... Nighty Owls,! suppose real owls could be wearing nighties.Smile

Nighty Night Owls.!

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2010 at 02:12AM

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