Rainbow week this week. For red I found these markers on different bits of tree. The orange berries on the rowan tree didn’t make much of a picture so I photographed this day lily nearer to home. I would have liked to have had more time photographing the buttercups. I only took this photo. Somehow… Read More Friday Fotos
Today is Baby Week. I remembered to take my camera so I was able to get much better photographs. On the boating lake we discovered that all of the six coot babies were still alive. I didn’t manage to take a photograph of all of them but here are three with a parent. Further round… Read More Friday Fotos
Remembered to take the camera but forgot to put the SD card in so was only able to take a few photographs. Made me a bit quirky. It was a lovely day though and only got better as the time went on. While I waited for my friends, I enjoyed these shadows. I just love… Read More Friday Fotos
After not getting out last Friday I was determined to have some photographs to share this week, especially as the weather forecast was good. However I forgot to take my regular camera and was left with my phone that was behaving in a very strange way. The extremely bright light was probably not helping either.… Read More Friday Fotos
Recently, I and a few of my ‘Crafty Coffee’ Friday walking friends went to Hillier Gardens near Romsey. I didn’t think this could be called an Adventure like many of my previous posts about day’s out as I felt that an Adventure had to have some degree of jeopardy or new discovery and going somewhere… Read More Yay! An Outing
The Flowers I went to Waitrose this morning to do a bit of shopping for things I need before my next delivery on the 13th. As I was packing my rucksack and about to leave, an assistant came up to me and asked if I would like some free flowers, so of course I said… Read More Free Flowers & Focaccia
I hadn’t intended to post anything today because I thought more about the coat would be boring and I didn’t really have much else to show you. However the weather was perfect for gardening this morning so I went out to pick up the dead leaves round the apple tree. Now, I bought the apple… Read More More apple tales and garden flowers
About a year ago I joined Instagram and joined in with Wild Daffodil’s daughter for #gardencollagemonthly, making a collage of the current flowers in my garden each month. Now a year later I have twelve months’ worth. And here they all are. From June to May. left to right and top to bottom. My one… Read More A Year of Flowers
To raise our spirits I mean. The unusually warm Spring and Summer last year certainly made the lockdown easier to bear. This year we are gradually coming out of a lockdown and I get my second jab this coming Saturday. This year Spring is much later. Just think on this 12th April last year it… Read More Last Year we had Spring this year we have the Vaccine!
Except for the book post, which was unusual, this month was a good mix of the things I tend to write posts about. Crochet of course: in the form of the start of working on a new bookmark pattern. Cooking: some ‘healthy’ cookies. Quite a bit of photography concerning an outing to Chessel Bay and… Read More Monthly Montage – March
I am still busy joining the hexagons and have got about half way so i may have something to show you in a couple of weeks. In the meantime my indoor world has changed from Winter to Spring. Winter to Spring. and the outside world is full of flowers. Just some very quick photos. to… Read More From Winter to Spring
I can definitely recommend this Daphne for given you a boost this time of year. Not sure what it’s exact name is. I can see it from the sitting room when lying on my settee and it is scented too! You have t go outside to catch the scent of course. Look at all those… Read More February Flowers
Recently, having gone out to put together a montage of the July flowers in my garden and comparing what I had seen on other people’s Instagrams I realised that my garden far from being a riot of colour was just mainly Green. Doesn’t look too bad there but if you look round. I have two… Read More My Green Garden
Yesterday when I was out in my garden I noticed how interesting the leaves on my Lenten Rose were. I don’t think I have ever seen them so beautiful. Nearby the leaves of the pulmonaria are also amazing. There seem to be two sorts. A blotchy sort. and a spotty sort. The leaves of the… Read More Leaves can be interesting too
This is mainly about clematis and they were taken a few days ago when it was still sunny. There is more of the Lemon Dream they are so dainty and here they are seen from below. At the other end of the garden my Diana’s Delight clematis has started to flower. Interestingly they have different… Read More More from the Garden
At least it seems to be doing so in my garden. It’s also springing on Southampton Common but I feel more comfortable just taking mental photographs when I go for my daily exercise. My apple tree is now in full glorious blossoming. Apple blossom is so lovely when it is there in abundance. One of… Read More Spring has Sprung
The next succulent I decided to try was called Little Mouse. It is made from these two yarns held together: Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Scheepjes Alpaca Rhythm. And I still have this much left and weighing it on my kitchen balance scales I can’t even calculate how much it took, it is so little. Foolishly,… Read More A Little Mouse’s tale.
My view of the garden when I sit in the corner behind the apple tree! The blossom is beginning to open. And a smaller ‘arty’ version. Which do you prefer? The rose I showed you as a bud Has opened And look closer And indoors some daisies from flowers my son bought me.
I don’t normally do silent Sunday posts but I just wanted to share these. ****
Especially at a time like this. I have been watching my apple tree these last few days. Every day the buds get bigger. I look forward to the blossom and then hopefully apples! There is so much to see in the garden just now, even if mine is very small. There are traces of the… Read More The Joy of a Garden
Having been home for almost two weeks with a cold that I didn’t want to pass on to anyone else at this tricky time, I am beginning to feel a bit lonely, so I may be writing posts on my blog more often, since talking to my blog seems a bit better than talking to… Read More I used to have Real Indoor Plants!
With the fondness for alliteration in naming posts aligned to particular days of the week and feeling a delight at the large cluster of primroses in my garden this year I decided to create this post. The primroses were given to me a few years ago by a friend who was having to reduce the… Read More Flowery Friday
During the last month I finished some knitting and some crochet. For crochet I showed you my colour choice for a new blanket and the actual yarn I ended up buying. I also showed you my finished Slow Granny Ripple blanket. As to knitting, I showed you the rainbow fairy coat and hat that I… Read More Monthly Montage – May
Well actually I think it may be a moth. The other day I was just walking to the Post Office to post a parcel when I noticed a splash of colour on the edge of the road. Not having my camera with me I took out my phone and got as close as I could… Read More Unusual Butterfly
I went on the regular Southampton Common Health Walk this week and we extended the walk to go and see the wild orchids. As you can see they are quite small but beautiful none the less. here are some close ups. and and As you can see there is quite a variety of colouring on… Read More Wild Orchids
I don’t have much to harvest in my garden but one of the things I grow is garlic. I plant it in the autumn at bulb planting time. Just a few cloves from my normal kitchen store. Normally it is ready to dig up in mid June but this year when I finally got out… Read More Harvest time!
It is amazing to think that it is now the end of April. With various concerns I feel as if much of the last few months has passed me by. My apple tree has blossomed and the blossom has gone. Not much this year so not many apples to look forward to. My clematis on… Read More Monthly Montage – April
I haven’t been feeling like taking photographs just for the fun of it for a long time but maybe the warm weather and so many blue flowers in the garden has inspired me. One of my favourite types of photography is taking close ups of flowers and so here are a few flower portraits I… Read More A Time for Blue Flowers
Recently I seem to have lost interest in taking photographs except as was necessary; however the new Spring flowers have tempted me to make the effort. First the flowers On Tuesday seeing the sun, I rushed out to take a few photographs before it disappeared. (Actually it became quite a bright day.) First I went… Read More More Bread and Flowers