Goodbye Tessa it has been nice knowing you.
Three days ago we flew home.
We spent a very enjoyable 8 weeks house sitting in Hobart. I fell in love with the dogs, made some good friends and discovered Hobart and surrounding countryside was a very interesting and photogenic place. I left hoping to come back again in the future to see more of Tasmania.
After torrential rain and storms along the east coast for most of the time we were away, the day we flew in the weather gods smiled on us. The sky was blue and the sun beamed down. “Unbelievable” said our friends.
We had heard about the storms and the damage to our beaches so hopping on our bikes we went to see it for our selves.
Not too bad here, the sky is blue and just look at that tranquil ocean.
Then we walked further down the beach toward the headland and though it looks reasonable tons of sand has disappeared.
These rocks are normally covered by sand and only the top 3-4 steps are showing
Children are having fun on the escarpment caused by erosion
It is going to be a major job and expense to replace all the sand that has been washed away. Normally the sand covers the rocks along the beach front.
Next night we saw on the TV weather forecast that snow has fallen on Mount Wellington, Hobart will be very cold now.
We have a week before we head north to the next house sit, so it is shop for groceries, contact family and friends to say hello/goodbye and check out Matilda. Oh dear I think old Matilda was sulking about being left home for 8 weeks, she would not start. After a call to the RACQ the problem turned out to be a battery that had reached its use by date, easily fixed.
After all the activity I thought it was time I “took time out for art”. I have missed the past couple of weeks and time slips by so quickly. This week Lisa discussed the “Bones of art” (check her post here). Today is Sunday and Matilda is waiting for our next adventure so I decided she would be a good subject to try to capture her bones or out-line. Not so easy once I sat down and really looked at her, notice all the intricate dips and hollows along the side and the front almost had me beat. I must admit I have taken some artistic licence, but after I finished I took a photo so I could compare the sketch with the subject.
So here is my “Time out for Art”…