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 … More a good friday walk

silver flowers

I’ve been very busy in my workshop for the past few days, and I thought I’d share some of the fruits of my labours. First up, here are some floral designs. The inside of the flowers has been oxidised, whilst the rest of the surfaces have been polished. I love the contrast between the shiny … More silver flowers

weekly photo challenge: force of nature (quince blossom)

A few days ago, I posted a picture of the buds on our quince tree. After a few days of warm sunshine, they have opened in spectacular fashion. The tree is smothered in blossom, which not only looks wonderful, but also has a very heady, jasmine-like scent. We’ll have to do a bit of selective … More weekly photo challenge: force of nature (quince blossom)

may flowers

March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers, according to the old rhyme. We actually had a very dry, sunny April, but nevertheless, we do indeed have a beautiful display of flowers now that May is here. The quince tree hasn’t quite made it to full bloom yet, but we have high hopes. It’s … More may flowers