Saturday, 17 July 2010

The sand

It's time for a day out to the beach, I've waited all year, and I can finally 'hear' the sea calling me, the thought of letting the dog race along the beach, sand between my toes, the smell of the sea air . I also like  eating chips with the kids, and maybe even shopping.
But even so, I love to take pictures of things I can make into canvas' to decorate the house, to remind me of  beautiful places.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Crowd of Cornflowers

These flowers fascinate me, they grow in the country park. There's an artist's
installation there, a series of mounds, they look like tiny hills, dotted in a line.
 One of the hills are covered in cornflowers, incredible deep blue colour. Looks like they were planted by the artist, along side the hills are masses of multi-coloured lupins, beautiful things ranging from blue,rusty red, cream and pink. They grow alongside a pond, so some days they're reflected in the water.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

The apple cart

There's a village I drive through on the way to work each day.
There's lots of old buildings, barns, farmhouses and also orchards.
In one orchard in particular, there's a lovely old wooden cart, underneath the apple tree, perfect for catching windfalls.
The village dates back to medieval times, when all the farms worked together as a cooperative. All the villagers helped each other out, with sharing their produce, exchanging harvests, and just generally being a close community.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

It's a great plant,the clematis, scrambling up the willow fence and over the wall.It was once pink, but has gradually become  a creamy colour. After studying   I like to sit  out in the garden and relax, especially in the evenings when the scent from the clematis is an amazing rich musky scent.
The cats love climbing through the willow fence, up into it's highest reaches, with the living branches bending over and swaying.