All the rain that we didn't get in April and May seems to have fallen in June instead. I managed a final sunny walk before the weather broke, but it's been mostly damp, grey, overcast, and misty ever since. This was briefly punctuated by a couple of short spells of very hot, humid days, which … Continue reading June Landscapes
June is nearly over, so I thought it's high time I shared some gift ideas for those with summer birthdays. First up are my Daisy designs, mostly made from silver and brass, but I have recently added a pendant set with a beautiful golden yellow citrine. The designs are as neat and fresh as the … Continue reading Summer Gift Ideas
"Lost lanes of Queen Anne's lace, And that high-builded cloud Moving at summer's pace." (from Cut Grass by Philip Larkin) I have developed a bit of an obsession with Queen Anne's lace this May and June. I think this is partly because it seems to be a particularly good year for this graceful plant, and … Continue reading Queen Anne’s Lace
Yes, I realise I'm a day late with this. Anyone else having problems remembering what day it is? Anyway, here's some Queen Anne's lace.
Finally it’s September. August seems to have lasted for much longer than a month! I’m not really a huge fan of late summer, and I’ve already started to pine for crisp frosty mornings, falling leaves, woolly cardigans, and a fire in the woodburner. That being said, August this year has been notable for some very … Continue reading August Landscape: Clouds and Sheep