Saturday, January 26, 2013

A view from the top

 Watercolor, twinkling H2O, and digital collage

I am now resurrecting from the dead. Four days with the flu, fever and all the great symptoms the flu virus offer is no fun.

My husband told me nicely, I should not paint when feverish (in regard to my painting above).


The day is just glorious outside and I caught the kids sunbathing in the balcony.


I love living on the 21st floor. The best thing, after the view, is that both my husband and I have deemed our home "zombie proof." We have a plan for the zombie apocalypse ;-) 


Though I rarely am able to capture the kids together, I was able to shoot them sunbathing.



52 comments:

Robin Larkspur said...

You don't think zombies can climb 21 flights of stairs?
I hope you get strong and well soon.
Your furbabies are lucky to get to sunbathe!

Hwee said...

You've got a great view! Hope you're better now. :-)

Nadia said...

Ha, I like your birdie painted when you had a cold! I hope you feel better. The view looks awesome!

Francie M said...

Well I guess you don't have to worry about alligators either if you are on the 21st floor. The view is spectacular and if I was sick I would surely like to recuperatre while looking out those windows. Glad you are better!

Arkansas Patti said...

Sure hope you are much better now. I would have thought 21 flights up would have kept you safe from the bug anyway.
I am ground level, suppose that makes me zombie bait. Ouch.

Arkansas Patti said...

Sure hope you are much better now. I would have thought 21 flights up would have kept you safe from the bug anyway.
I am ground level, suppose that makes me zombie bait. Ouch.

Japolina said...

I know that view. My brother in law must be your neighbor. I live right near you! Hope you feel better

Kyra Wilson said...

That is one heck of a view! I still think you have a lot of potential zombies living in a building like that though! :) I'm glad you are feeling better!

Fabi (Objeto Transicional) said...

Un paraíso que inspira... disfrutá! Abrazo

bella lullo said...

Dalle tue opere si vede che sei vicina al cielo!
Bellalullo

Jacquelineand.... said...

Gorgeous view!

I, too, have a zombie plan...just turn on Fox News 24/7 when the apocalypse hits...they'll go looking elsewhere for brains! (Yes, a wicked giggle goes with that.)

I must humbly disagree with your husband's opinion btw. Hope you recuperate completely soon; in the meantime, enjoy time with the kids!

turquoisemoon said...

Sheesh!!! 21 floors...wow! So, I have a question. When the furbabies have to go outside, you go all the way down??? ...and what a view...

Ann said...

well,i love your bird painting!!!
glad you are feeling better! the flu is so nasty..and can be so very,very serious!
adore your view!!..and love your furbabies!!

Jenny said...

Oh dear Ana... sounds like a nasty flu... hope you feel much better very soon... awesome view... and love your postcard...

Jenny ♥

Kristin said...

Are you sure your hubby isn't feverish now, because I let out a big "Ooh!" when I saw your painting. I like it.

I don't worry about Zombies. So long as my cat and little Pomeranian are here to protect us, we'll be plenty safe. :p

Kristin

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh my, Ana, is that your view? That is spectacular! I'd be sitting right near there all the time with a good book in hand. I am glad you are feeling better. Perhaps you will share your zombie plan with us...unless you don't want your secret being known!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You DO have a nice view! Glad you're feeling better.

Sherri B. said...

I'm so sorry you've been sick...I hope you're all better soon! I think your painting is lovely, by the way. :)

P.S. What a view you have, and your dogs are precious!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

No view is great unless it is also Zombie Proof, I always say.

Gloria in CA said...

Love your view and your bird. Your kids are awesome. I just took a picture today of Chocolatte and am going to put it on my sidebar. Very nice card. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thank you for always leaving such thoughtful comments on my blog. You are a true bloggie buddy.

Em said...

Oh, I hate living up high! I lived in a condo on the 26th floor when I was in my late teens and the building swayed with the wind. It was disconcerting, to say the least, to see certain water-filled objects with the water moving! Ack.

I hope you are much, much better, and I love the bird you painted! It's sweet as could be.

I am glad you are ready for the Zombie Apocalypse. It's very important to be prepared.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sure hope you are feeling even better now. That stuff is rough! You live in a beautiful part of our state and have a marvelous view! WOW! I love your postcard, too. It's colorful and fun!

Cristiane Marino said...

Hi Ana,

I hope you get better soon.
Your kids are lovely.
Kisses

Adam said...

My dog loves to sunbathe too. She used to lay out on her back in the grass and just relax.

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

This bird is definitely my favourite!! Get 100% soon :)

Riot Kitty said...

Glad you are feeling somewhat better! Our local fire district sent out a flyer, and - I suppose to try to get our attention - had an article titled, "Zombie attack? How will you know?"

Jane said...

Lucky you - that view is magnificent!! I certainly could stand to look at sparkling water on a daily basis. Your kids are adorable :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

Always happy to give someone a laugh mah deah...you should see my Pinterest. Not sure if you'd be laughing, shocked, or both!

Elena said...

Love the fur kids! And really love that watercolor birdie. I sure hope you're feeling better and far from becoming zombie-bait ;)

Lorraine said...

That's so funny, sorry about the flu Ii have a touch of it but not Zombie proof I'm on the top floor of a 4 floor building, all windows all sunshine I'm going to die in the summer, I already turn off the heat if it's sunny. oh wait the washroom has no windows , so I can take my three cats, food for them, and water, so we are zombie proof, well I don't, more likely, old building i see water stain on the ceilings it'll probably fall on my head and on my three cats, but hey I'm not afraid I have a real house in heaven ....

Lorraine said...

oh and they are beautiful, I have no cats :)

Lorraine said...

and I adore your postcard, I do it's beautiful, I kinda collect them I have a lot of weird ones from London and some gorgeous old Victorian postcards sent in the early 1900 when a stamp was a cent

Ariel said...

Hope you feel much better now. Love the colors of this little bird.
Susan

Boho mom said...

I am glad to hear you're recovering...that plague went through my area around xmas and everyone had it.
I love your pic of your fur-babies...so soothing and relaxing and not at all concerned with the zombie apocalypse....as for me - I've not proofed my ground floor apartment at all yet -LOL
peace

gigihawaii said...

Your photos make me want to have a dog, too. What cuties you have, Ana. And that view from the 21st floor is to die for! Have a great week!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh goodness that's no fun!! I hope you feel better!

My Little Corner said...

aww, happy warm puppies - how nice
Love your view! It's wonderful
And get well soon! That flu that is going around sounds really, really nasty!

alteredstatesstudio said...

who doesn't love the warm sunshine?...the "kids" are too cute! and i love your bird on the postcard!! your view is amazing- wow! i do emergency planning and was involved with a zombie incident for an exercise...can't ever plan too much- definitely better on the 21st floor! :)

Crazy Mama said...

Nice post...I followed from JerseyLil and will join you. Hope you come see me.

Magic Love Crow said...

I hope you feel better soon! Your painting is so pretty! Your view is gorgeous and I love your fur babies ;o)

An'Angelia Thompson said...

What a lovely view you have! I have to disagree with your hubby - I adore your fever induced postcard.

BamaTrav said...

If I had a tongue like that I'd lay around in the sun all day too and lick .....well, you get the idea, haha

Sulky Kitten said...

Totally amazing view! You lucky gal! Love your two little sun seekers.

Wendy S. said...

Mmmmm, nice and warm on a sparkly day. I hope you bathe with your babies now and then, esp. after being sick. I know where I'm going to come now after a Zombie attack...

Buttons said...

Oh I think Hubby may be wrong I love feverish painting:) Love the kids too. Happy you are better. B

naomi orana said...

Love the picture,
great colour and detail!

those pups are GORGEOUS!!!

Guiselle Rasmussen said...

Hello beautiful ..
I just discovered your blog, and I liked it,,, I follow you,, you follow me?
I have new post,,, I hope
kisses
Gigi

Lisa Graham Art said...

I disagree with your husband...this is a wonderful painting! I loved learning about where you live today...what a cool place to be!

Shaharoh said...

Glad you are feeling better. The flu is no joke. I was bedridden for two days when I got it at the end of late year. Glad your place is zombie proof - be careful, though, put some spikes leading up to the windows just in case they learn how to climb (I am Legend). xoxo - Your view is heavenly!

Tammie Lee said...

so those are your kids, adorable.
i am glad you are beginning to feel better, that really does not sound good.

bird in flight is adorable....
sometimes art is about more than the outcome...be well.

Annette said...

so glad you are feeling better my young friend. Eldon hates Zombies, lol yep don't think they would make it up to 21 floors, probably a leg would fall off before they got there. LOL Hugs and have a great day. xo

Jeanie said...

Well, I'd say if that's painting when feverish, I'm not sure that's such a bad thing. That's one of my favorites of yours -- so cheery it can't help but make you sing.

I'm so sorry you have the flu. I've heard it is really wretched and every day I try to avoid it, hoping my flu shot holds through. I hope your sweet man has taken good care of you; I suspect he has. And I love the photos of the dogs. They make me smile -- and that tongue-licking the nose is just adorable!