Monday, May 24, 2010
. . . cooling down after the excitement of the pinks and reds, green and orange. Clockwise from top left - a member of the forgetmenot family whose name i can't remember(!), ceanothus, fading bluebells, meconopsis (my special plant, eaten by slugs last year, but making a show this year!), lilac, rosemary, thyme, aquilegia, proper forgetmenots.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
. . . always interest me, so here are a couple from the garden, the ever intriguing red and green first - clockwise from top left: a 4 or 5 year old oak tree; a ragged tulip; peony buds; red onions and celery in the frying pan (oops, sorry, from the co-op, not our garden, but the colours interested me); strawberries, ok, from last year, but I needed a 9th pic to make the collage grid; a pelargonium; roses (last year too0; chives; frilly lettuce (that IS this year's!)
And pretty pink - apple blossom 1 and 2; a perennial plant, the grandaughters call it bleeding hearts, but I'm not sure it's right; another pelargonium; clematis; an azalea; a peachy pelargonium; a rhododendron; an anonymous flower.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
. . . like greetings or thank you cards that you don't want to throw away -----
stitch a signature in them and do something decorative with the ends of the threads. You may have to trim the cards down a little to fit the paper, or cut paper to fit. I was able to use half A4 by cutting the cards a bit.
Buttonhole stitch along the spine stitches. Blue and red threads to match the design.
The leftover threads were made into twisted cords and knotted, and the ends frayed into spiky tassels.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
. . .of the photos from our Upton Heath walk - pussy willow . . .
.. . nice and furry . . .
Why do dandelions count as weeds? In colour, shape and construction they are just as spectacular as many recognised cultivated flowers.
Celandines need to be in big clumps really but this is the best I could do for now.
And on the way home I snapped this. We have no idea what was going on here, there's been nothing in the news, but I liked the row of police cars with the repetition of the patterns and colours!