news from the workshop: a splash of colour

I've been experimenting with a new material - anodised coloured aluminium. I came across it quite by accident, looking for plain aluminium sheet, and I was totally captivated by the bold, vibrant colours. They immediately made me think of leaves and flowers, and I ordered sheets in red, green and yellow to give it a … Continue reading news from the workshop: a splash of colour

a good friday walk

After a succession of sunny days, we had rain this morning, but it brightened up enough this afternoon to tempt me out for a walk. Signs of spring are all around, and the birds are singing madly, providing me with a constant soundtrack. Most of the catkins are past their best now, but the pussywillow … Continue reading a good friday walk

winter colour

We're enjoying (if that is the word) a sharp spell of winter weather at the moment, with frequent snow showers and daytime temperatures hovering around 0 degrees centigrade. I sometime find January and February a bit of a drag. Christmas is over, it's still a while until spring starts to show itself, and the weather … Continue reading winter colour

autumn glory

I'm afraid I've been a bit quiet on the blog front lately. We've had a succession of grey, drizzly days, which weren't great for getting out and about and taking photos. We have managed to get some autumn jobs done in the garden though, things like taking down the bean canes, clearing some of the … Continue reading autumn glory

weekly photo challenge: minimalist #2

I'm sneaking in a second photo for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week. I took this shot in the garden this morning. The sky was covered in milky white cloud, and the sun hadn't quite made it up over the trees. I was standing under a beech tree, looking straight up through the glorious … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: minimalist #2

beech leaf

The trees in the woods around the house are really starting to take on their autumn tints now, particularly these beech trees along the lane. Beech leaves turn such a beautiful colour, shading from a light gold through to really deep, rich ruddy copper tones. Their nuts are very pretty too, not that we see … Continue reading beech leaf