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Ice Crystals   Leave a comment

Daffodil bud

 – still covered in ice crystals from the frosty night before, as the early morning sun is gently warming it.

Daffodil bud covered in ice crystals

Ice Crystals – Daffodil bud


Calendula   Leave a comment

Calendula   –   A much underrated cottage garden plant. Come rain or shine, there they are without fail, cheering up miserable souls with their bright and intense yellow and orange hues.



Lady of Shalott   Leave a comment

Lady of Shalott   –   This lightly fragrant English shrub rose has decided to make use of the sudden warm weather and exploded into bloom.

Lady of Shalott

Lady of Shalott

Aquilegia   Leave a comment

Columbine, Granny’s Bonnet   –   Aquilegia



Get The Brushes Out   Leave a comment

Escallonia   –   Something a wee bitty different today. I have been quiet the last couple of days as other matters require my attention, though I have been trying to create an image of the blooms on this shrub which I have had in my mind for a while. Alas, the weather has been uncooperative with the grey sky in the early morning and the blazing sun right overhead later in the day, so my efforts have not been particularly fruitful.

We finally had the blue skies and sunshine early on this morning and I had another go, but not much time so I didn’t indulge in the dozens of experiments the way I usually do. (You have to learn somehow, and taking different approaches and comparing the results afterwards has been a slow going but very effective learning curve for me)

Looking through the images on the computer screen turned out disappointing. Until I started playing with the various settings, that is, and this appeared 🙂  It may not be to everyone’s liking and looks nothing like I had envisaged, but it strikes a chord with me as I currently find so little time to do the drawing and painting I would love to do…I should probably use it as inspiration….

Get The Brushes Out

Get The Brushes Out

Running Late   4 comments

Philadelphus   –   Mock Orange.  It is coming into bloom now, late, as everything else in the garden this year. Disappointingly, it wasn’t even worth waiting for as the blooms don’t have anywhere near as nice a scent as I have known it from other shrubs of that species. The question now is keep or replace….seeing that the scent is what I wanted it for. It isn’t exactly covered in bees, either….

Running Late

Running Late

Three Royal Graces II   Leave a comment

Roses   –   One day on two are open, the third is yet to follow.

Three Royal Graces II

Three Royal Graces II


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