It's still officially summer, despite the weather today feeling more like October. However, the nights are definitely drawing in now, and there is a backend-ish feeling in the air. I'm not a lover of late summer, and I'm already looking forward russet and golden leaves, misty mornings, and cosy log fires. In anticipation of autumn, … Continue reading Falling Leaves
The seed heads of sea holly, looking as good in November as they did in summer.
I successfully grew several of these echinops plants from seed sown in spring last year, and they are finally just about to burst into flower. They are commonly know as the globe thistle, and when they do eventually bloom, each stalk with be topped with a ball of tiny deep blue flowers. In fact, if you look … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: details
The prompt for this week's photo challenge, immediately made me think of this photograph of lighter-than-air seed pods, which I took on a sunny afternoon a couple of weeks ago whilst out walking. I'm not sure what the plant is, I'm afraid, but it certainly looked beautiful in the low winter sunlight. I have to … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: weightless
I had a bit of unexpected work to do this weekend. I usually prefer to make my jewellery pieces before offering them for sale, mainly because I find it less pressurised that way, and the customer can see exactly what they are buying. I do however, have a couple of designs that I make to order. … Continue reading news from the workshop: it’s all about the seed heads