Warm golden tones are evident as I look around the garden, kitchen, my sewing and our neighbourhood. The daisies, Grevillea Lavandulacea and the season's first poppy bud seem richer in colour during winter with sunlight less harsh. Miss E (junior) and I have been enjoying photo walks - spotting birds, flowers and sunsets while I listen to the delightful insights of an eight year old.
Middle Eastern sweet treats (new recipes, cooked by me this time) for a special evening - Kleicha: Date Cookies (gluten, dairy and refined sugar free recipe) and Harissa, a rich semolina based dessert.
I find myself longing to sew with rich tones during our cooler months - a new quilt is underway filled with saturated warmth.
Miss E senior is midway through a short study/touring visit of Germany, Austria and Italy. Every few days she sends brief updates with selected phone photos. So very different to our local surrounds. St Michael's Church in Munich, the Trevi Fountain in Rome and the ceiling fresco, "Triumph of the Name of Jesus" painted by Giovanni Batista Gaulli in the Church of Gesu, also Rome. The last photo is of a mirror reflecting the ceiling fresco. These sites are filled with touches of gold in a cultural, artistic and historical sense, and no doubt some contain literal gold!
*PS Following up from my previous post, a big thank you to the many who visited Miss E's (junior) new blog, very thoughtful of you. Also, just wanted to let you know that Miss N (18) has crossed multiple 'firsts' in her new life in Sydney and managed all of them admirably. :)