Thursday, August 31, 2017

Kakaimon Dish






This little dish is about 200 years old and was given to Estelle and me when we were in Japan in1978.  It has the "Happiness" mark underneath which was recently shown and remarked upon on the Antiques Roadshow on our television.  It was made before the more colourful enamels were used.

Friday, July 28, 2017


This Monarch Butterfly was just resting on the wall of my house before flying off into the garden.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sometimes it pays to get up early.  I was rewarded with this lovely sunrise as I opened the back door of my house.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Enduring Architecture Award


The Late John Scott was last evening presented with an Enduring Architecture Award which I accepted on his behalf.  Estelle and I had John design our home in 1970 and it is now 46 years old.  The citation says
"A delightful and inspiring home with playful use of volume, light and the relationship between shared and private space. Architectural and construction skills are clearly visible throughout and provide evidence of the enduring nature of the home".

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Just a couple of photographs taken in my garden this spring.  Seeds on a maple tree and my mystery garden with this lovely self supporting wisteria.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Moon Pictures


The new moon picture was taken in my garden earlier this year.  The full moon is from the Moon Watchers site which was forwarded to me recently.  It was taken by Carlos A. Perez and I think it should be shared widely as it is such a great image.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Anagama Fired Hanaire


Recently I had to find some photos of Hanaire for someone who wished to purchase a pot on line.  These are two of Estelle's that she made a long time ago that I still have in my collection.  All the colour is from the ash from the long firing and no glaze or other colouring has been used.