May Landscapes

The Covid19 movement restrictions were eased in England this month, so I have been able to venture slightly further afield on my walks and bike rides. This has coincided with a dry and largely sunny spell of weather. The sense of freedom after being restricted to one short outing per day is amazing, although I'm … Continue reading May Landscapes

flowers and bees

We are continuing to leave areas of our garden a little wilder this year, in order to provide food for bees and butterflies. It's still a little early for many of the butterflies, although I did see a swallowtail a few days ago, but we do have a lot of bees visiting, and hopefully pollenating … Continue reading flowers and bees

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

weekly photo challenge: face

This face can be found on the door of the Basilique Saint-Julien in Brioude. I assume that it's cast in bronze. I initially thought that it was a monkey, but looking again I'm not sure. An imp maybe? It's funny how you can both notice and not notice things at the same time. I must … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: face

monday verse: nuts in may

May come up with fiddle bows, May come up with blossom, May come up the same again, The same again but different. from Nuts in May by Louis MacNeice The blossom on our fruit trees this year has been the best since we planted them. We've had flowers for the first time on our pear, … Continue reading monday verse: nuts in may

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 … Continue reading may flowers