You'll have to excuse the detour, but I just arrived home from a 6-hour marathon at the opera. In case I haven't mentioned it before, our local movie theater (across the parking lot, hooray!) carries the Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts on select Saturdays. Today was the Gotterdammerung, the 4th in Wagner's Ring Cycle. There were 2 intermissions so the fanny fatigue and bladder issues weren't a problem. The production was absolutely wonderful and it really didn't seem that long. The soprano, Deborah Voight, also happens to have a home in Vero and she gives local concerts each year to support our local opera group. And what a voice! If you have the opportunity and even if you don't know anything about opera, check into this. The live performances are $25, there are subtitles, and while you expect good singing, the good acting is a definite bonus. Most HD venues also show a "rerun" on Tuesday evenings for less money than the live performance. There are also reruns in the summer from previous years.
And now to what pays the rent. Among the canvases I received from Amanda Lawford was this beautiful blue heron canvas. Someday I'll post a photograph of the blue heron who is a regular in our backdoor "lagoon".
This next canvas is from Alice Peterson but is a perfect fit for Amanda Lawford's round boxes with a 4" opening. The boxes come in black or white. I would have photographed one but my new, replacement camera's unrechargeable batteries decided to die before my planned ending of my photo adventure. So next week I'll show you the boxes because they're easy to put the needlepoint (or whatever) in and they're inexpensive.
or doorstop. My fingers are itching to stitch her, so we may see her again.