Rainbows, Pastels & Watercolours

When I saw the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge I knew straight away what I wanted to do with it. As a kid I always had a pencil and sketchbook to hand. Being impatient for results I much preferred the immediacy of sketching to the process of painting. This did not stop me…

Glorious Spring

The hillside has exploded in a riot of blossom and colour this week.    I know I’m in danger of repeating myself by offering up another post with blossom as its’ subject but when I went out onto the orchard this afternoon to the glorious sight of the fruit trees abuzz with the industry of…

Sunset Colours and Autumn Vines

Every day of September here on the hillside, has been warm, balmy and beautiful; the evenings noticeably cooler as the Autumn approaches but full of astonishing light and colours. I decided the other evening to take a walk down the hill towards the poplar wood where the sheep live, passing en route the tiny vineyard…

Silks, Bobbins and Bodkins

Beauty in everyday things Yet another button fell off a shirt today and in searching through my mother’s sewing basket for a needle and some suitable thread, I realised how many lovely old wooden bobbins she has collected over the years.  Some of her sewing treasures have been hoarded, others inherited from her own mother…