I’m off in the morning to Canberra – a trip of about 670 kilometres, driving with my two favourite young women – my daughter and my daughter-in-law. We are going to see the current exhibition at the National Gallery of costumes from the Ballets Russes, the exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, and anything else that takes our interest. I can’t wait to see the fantastic textiles in the Ballet costumes, and there is a special show of photographs by the American photographer, Martin Schoeller at the NPG. It should be a lovely four days, staying in a nice hotel apartment in the centre of town, with no goal other than to enjoy ourselves. Back next week – hopefully with some good photos of my own as well.
Here is one to leave you with – a red Coneflower or Echinacea purpurea – it is the first time this gorgeous thing has bloomed.