weekly photo challenge: details

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

weekly photo challenge: weightless

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

news from the workshop: it’s all about the seed heads

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