news from the workshop: purple and blue

Great excitement earlier this week, as my new purple and blue aluminium sheet arrived in the post. I already had some designs in mind, so I wasted no time in getting down to work. First up is this purple seahorse. It's a design that I've made a couple of times in silver, but I think … Continue reading news from the workshop: purple and blue

monday verse: june

Now summer is in flower and nature's hum Is never silent round her sultry bloom Insects as small as dust are never done Wi' glittering dance and reeling in the sun And green wood fly and blossom haunting bee Are never weary of their melody Round field hedge now flowers in full glory twine Large … Continue reading monday verse: june

spring has (nearly) sprung

I've been getting very carried away with the arrival of spring, a little precipitously as it turns out, because we've had both hail and sleet over the past 24 hours. However, we've had sunshine in between, and some very warm days before that. The forsythia is just about to break into flower, the trees are … Continue reading spring has (nearly) sprung

weekly photo challenge: one

Hard to believe, but both of these photos were taken on the same December day. We saw this solitary butterfly sunning itself on a south-facing bank whilst we were out walking. It looks a bit tatty, as well it might at this time of year. I can't think that there would be much nectar around … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: one