Around the garden and back again

This is a picture of a tealight house in my garden.  I love the grassy seed heads growing wild around it – so delicately pretty.  Look at the gorgeous shadows they cast on the white roof. And here: Beatrice. Probably  going back to the hive for some breakfast 🙂 The bees also love this purple…

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Dandelions

There’s no disputing the tenacity of these weeds. Their taproots go down to the devil’s doorstep, I swear. Yet how delicate and pretty are those seedheads? Pure fluffy white bobbles of loveliness. But those bobbles blow off… I cut them with lovely full seedheads and give them a good shhuzzhh of hairspray and pop them…

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Spring flowers

Spring is here, at long last. I see birds carrying little bits for their nest building activities; twigs, fluff, scraps of fabric. The garden is coming to life. A few weeks ago I dead-headed the large and numerous hydrangeas… that is such a chore but they pay me back when they come into bloom in…

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Papercutting for new baby

Working on a baby papercutting today.  This is the latest version. I listened to Shogun all afternoon while working on it and was tken with the costumes. The Japanese characters looked like Quality Street chocolates come to life. Or Roses. I nicknamed the Japanese girl ‘love interest’ as Strawberry cream, the regular soldiers, the Jaffas,…

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