Better days, hot meals,
laughter and tears ― I wonder
who used to live here.
We discovered this wonderful old building in Christchurch a few years ago. The house has been around for a hundred years and has, no doubt, seen better days. It made me think about the family that grew up here and saw this house as their home — years ago, before the paint peeled and the roof rusted and the weeds took over — and that’s what inspired the haiku.
4 thoughts on “Better days”
I love everything about this, but if I had to choose, I would say the garden is just wonderful. I’d love to see you paint a series on the Christchurch Botanic Gardens one day.
Thank you : ) Hmmm, the Botanic Gardens? It certainly would be a lovely time of year to go in and take a few photos… I’ll see what I can do.
I really like how you’ve enhanced that faded feeling with your acrylic technique here Anna .
There’s something so appealing about these old dwellings .
Thanks, Poppy. They’re wonderful, aren’t they! I could paint them all day, every day : )