Sunday, 8 January 2012

A Favourite View


"My favourite view in the whole house, a corner view over my spa tub.  This view encourages lots of daily soakings!"   These are Desiree's words, and wow, with a tree like this to gaze at, I'd happily be ensconced in the spa tub all day.  What a glorious colour! This is a pistache tree and it's leaves were this lovely flaming pink / gold a few weeks ago.  It's not a tree I'm familiar with.  I guess it likes the mild climate of California rather than the vagaries of English weather! 

Desiree says her husband had threatened to rip the tree out, because it doesn't always colour up like this.  The tree must have overheard the threat and fearing for it's life, burst forth this autumn like never before.  The tree is now saved!  Thank goodness, otherwise I'd never have had the pleasure of receiving such a gem!

7 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Wonderful!

I've soaked in a spa tub in a back garden in southern California - having a great view makes all the difference.

Robyn Sinclair said...

What a wonderful description of the Californian lifestyle. Another beautiful postcard from Desiree.
It's a tragic thing to have to kill a tree so I'm glad this one took the hint.

Bridget Hunter said...

TRying to envisage being in the spa tub right now - what a beautiful view to have from one's window. Lovely card.

vivien said...

pure envy on a grim grey day!

lovely painting - and I'm glad the tree took note and survived

Papierflieger said...

Cathy always manages to get this warm atmosphere into her rich watercolors, very much appreciated in cold and wet weather here :).

Albrecht Rissler said...

The perfect answer to a dark winter day.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

I love the colors and yes, agree with robyn...very southern californian..beautiful Desiree.
Ronelle

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