It's raining hard today, so I spent a while looking at old photos of the garden and my earlier watercolours. This one I painted three years ago, bringing in branches and berries from the garden. The leaves were spectacular colours that year - it was a beautiful autumn. The rose hips are from rosa rugosa... Continue Reading →
This is the plum tree flowering last year. It won't be long before the flowering starts this year. I am yearning, yearning.... Crocus, the reticulated iris and eranthis (winter aconite) are already blooming. The iris flowers have not be bitten off by the deer for lunch, thanks to my new electronic deer repellent. I have two... Continue Reading →
Here are three more of my creations. The necklace on the left is composed of oval labradorite stones, together with silvered spacer beads. The pendant stone is titanium druzy. The necklace in the middle is rose quartz with white jade, and the necklace on the right is created with faceted labradorite in a darker colour.
I have a wild cherry tree in my garden. It's huge, the cherries are small, but sweet and delicious. Birds feed from the top half of the tree, and I help myself from the lower branches. I enjoy painting the fruits and in this painting I feel I have caught the mood of the cherries... Continue Reading →
Last autumn I "rounded off" the curve of my herbaceous border with an extension. I planted mainly colours of purple, white and pink flowers, choosing plants for their foliage as much as for their blooms. I have grown most of perennials from seed, or divided plants from my other garden beds. The smoke bush was... Continue Reading →
Here is one of the deer that eat all the fresh shoots on the plants in my garden. The photo was taken by one of my sons, John. The deer usually climb down from the mountain at the back of my garden. The latest "salad" has been my iris, newly planted this autumn. I have... Continue Reading →
It is still winter here, and we have had snow for several days. I always long towards the spring, even though days are getting much longer. I created these two necklaces in spring colours. The necklace to the left is composed of large rose quartz, fat freshwater pearls and twisted glass which have a rose... Continue Reading →