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Garden and field

Everything is where it belongs. I like that. I may leave England, but pretty much everything stays the same, waits for me. So glad to be here, so happy to walk out into my garden and see my flowers. So happy to walk out…

July 3, 2015
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Our little girls are here

There are some lovely new toys round here. Among them are two frog princes and two beautiful porcelain dolls, (one with red hair), sitting, waiting to be discovered, because Kerstie is bringing our little girls, (one with red hair) down for a few days.…

June 25, 2015
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Happiness is the Bakelite phone

I’ve been out and about today. Long drive, crazy rush hour traffic, finally home, sit down, and the phone rings. Do you all get that? Last thing in the world I feel like answering is an 1-800 call asking me some impertinent questions; like…

June 19, 2015
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You win some, you lose some

Aw hell! It just wasn’t a good day to push myself. I went for a walk to run some errands and walked past some lovely street art. Both city consigned and not so city consigned, but both equally lovely. It put me in the…

June 17, 2015
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Harvesting garlic and garden happiness

It’s that fine time of the year when my garden is incredibly lush and productive. The patio pots of annuals, encouraged by good soil and a little boost of 20-20-20, are stunning in their old favourites simplicity, the bird bath at the west fence…

June 16, 2015
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Morning, afternoon, evening

I must admit I’ve been a bit lazy round here these few days, and, apart form having some friends for supper Saturday, haven’t achieved much of anything. Guess the art in the garden weekend took a bit more energy than I thought it would.…

June 9, 2015
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The garden just before the shadows of the evening

I must admit that I don’t sit out in the garden often enough during the day, and that’s because I’m often working or running about, and just don’t have the time. But the evenings, especially warm summer evenings, are my perfect time for garden…

June 5, 2015
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Drawing Challenge: Youth (part one)

I’ve been so very busy painting up a storm for my art in the garden show, that I really didn’t have much time for my beloved drawing challenge, and, Ariane called such a good DC this week, that I really wanted to join in.…

May 30, 2015
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Art in the Garden show ready!

Are you ready? Am I ready? So you all probably already know that I save plants from the bulldozer around the hood and plonk them into my garden. Sometimes they work out and look brilliantly, sometimes they sulk and look miserably for a year…

May 29, 2015
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Doing everything right

Today was one of those do everything right days. Do you have those days? Do you know what I mean? It’s one of those days you imagine having in your mind, you know, those kinds of days you know that you should strive to…

May 6, 2015