Sunday Morning


A cool breeze blows through the screen to the deck.  The rain clouds that had crowded the sky earlier this morning are giving way to some blue sky and some sun.  It won’t last long.  There’s a front moving in later today and it’s bringing us some more rain.  All of this rain killed most of my plans for yard work this long weekend which will now more than likely be put off to next weekend.  Maybe my tennis shoes will be dried out by then since they’ve been soaking wet since Friday.

So what do we do in the meanwhile?  I haven’t a clue other than rake up some old mulch out front and maybe the mulch in the rose bed.  Oh yeh, I forgot.  I officially know I’ve been working with roses this season seeing how my arm got all cut up yesterday by some rose thorns.  One would think that I would have figured out by now that I need to wear a long sleeve shirt whenever I’m working with them.  This would be too easy.


Art Sunday #74: Anna Ancher – Young Woman in the Garden with an Orange Parasol


Anna Ancher was considered to be one of the great Danish pictorial artists by virtue of her abilities as a character painter and colorist. Her art found its expression in Nordic art’s modern breakthrough towards a more truthful depiction of reality, e.g. in Blue Ane (1882) and The Girl in the Kitchen (1883–1886).

Ancher preferred to paint interiors and simple themes from the everyday lives of the Skagen people, especially fishermen, women and children. She was intensely preoccupied with exploring light and color, as in Interior with Clematis (1913). She also created more complex compositions such as A Funeral (1891). Anna Ancher’s works often represented Danish art abroad. She was awarded the Ingenio et Arti medal in 1913 and the Tagea Brandt Rejselegat in 1924.