Words can't express how delighted I was to get home from work and find this card safely delivered! Cathy in Johannesburg posted it on 31st March and 28 days later it finally arrived in London. I would have been so upset, had it been lost in the post never to re materialize. It's particularly special to me, not only because it's so beautifully painted and depicts a part of Cathy's life, but also because it has kayaks! Kayaking on the River Thames in London is my sport and so i feel and instant familiarity with this scene, not least because the figure on the left has a red vest. That's my club colours- Richmond Canoe Club. So very apt!
The view is of Emmarentia Dam, it's where Cathy goes walking and sketching. I can't help wondering who the kayakers are and if they know any of my club friends here. Kayaking is a big sport in South African and many young South Africans come to our club if they have come to London to work for a while.
Whilst spring is bursting out here and everything is bright new green, it almost seems strange to see Cathy's view where beautiful autumn foliage is now very obvious. It still looks warm and lush though, despite autumn beginning to arrive there.
The reverse is as lovely as the front with it's carefully painted golden honeysuckle cascading down the side. I love the stamps too!
Lucky, lucky me! Thank you so much Cathy!