Story On Tuesday I went for a walk on the Common with a few walking group friends – all in-line with guidelines and socially distanced. We were taken to Highfield village where there was a tree that had had to be cut down where the guy had carved it into the shape of an arm… Read More What do you think of this!
I always like walking with a purpose (not just ‘for exercise’) and today I had a reason to go to the Common. I did feel that I was maybe a bit late to the party but a few days ago, after reading Nana Cathy’s post I looked for blackberries. In lots of places the bushes… Read More A Fruitful Walk!
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.
As well as making the angels and a bit of cross stitch I have been making more succulents. Mainly the one I am about to show you. Years ago I had similarly shaped succulents growing in a pot in my garden. They were very easy to look after except that they kept multiplying and needing… Read More Mexican Snowball
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
I have to start by saying that I can’t unreservedly recommend the Crocheted Succulents book that I bought, especially for beginners. The author is obviously imaginative, creative and accomplished, and the patterns come out well, but there are far too many errors in the book. For the first two patterns I tried, I found an… Read More My first crocheted succulents.