My very first visit to Kew Gardens - paying attention to patterns
A visit to West Sussex turned out to be a trip down memory lane for me - a 30 year-old lane to be precise! J an I decided to go on a mini adventure on Friday and planned a simple picnic of supermarket meal deals! We collected my son, T and drove South East to … Continue reading A visual feast! The Ouse Valley Viaduct
It wasn't a very hot day today but the bees were out in full force. And busy as only bees can be. The plant by the fence was "BEE CENTRAL" How on earth do those tiny flowers provide nectar for such fat bees? Incoming!I'm off! When you think about it, bees do look comical when … Continue reading A hive of spring activity
If you go down in the woods todayYou're sure of a big surpriseIf you go down in the woods todayYou'd better go in disguise! Hmmm, I rather like going as me, thank you. On my own, with my camera. Although it sometimes feels uncomfortable as it did last week. I felt conspicuous. There were loads … Continue reading An artist date in the woods near me
Five minutes with a glass bowl and sunlight. This post is for the Regular Random tag (see below for more details).
The Hay House Writers workshop in Dublin at the end of April inspired and motivated me. As I hoped it would. You can read about my apprehensions here. Many things were said that I needed to hear to silence Mergatroid (she is my critical ego, my Inner Critic). The biggie being "surely what I have to … Continue reading Surely what I have to say has already been said?
Three of us exploring the work of local artists.
Houses and studios are open to the public.
Art in all forms is on display.
This is one section of the Henley Art Trail for 2019.
The two young Jack Russell's stand with one leg bent, poised to run. Unblinking, their liquid brown eyes are fixed on the well-chewed ball in my hand. I throw it and they bolt after it milliseconds after it leaves my hand. Scarlet (the female with wiry fur and red ears) skids through the grass, scattering … Continue reading Scout & Scarlet
Five minutes with a mature tulip in J's garden. This post is for the Regular Random tag (see below for more details). Six divisions in the brown area - one for each leaf. Three pointy bits on the stamen. A perfect mandala in the centre of this vibrantly coloured flower. One leaf that droops. The … Continue reading A single tulip: Regular Random
A revelation that saved my life. Now to take it further. I remind myself — walk your dog. Feed your child. Cherish your life. Be complete. via How to feed your soul. — Danny Gregory