Category Archives: Garden

Craft trials

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Time for something new:

I tried the other day to paint a stone.

It was a very porous stone.

This is my result.

Stone

It was rather hard, I’m not so good in drawing so this will be my only one.

It looks nice in the garden, I varnished it to weatherproof it.

I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought,

so I’ll stick to the crafts I do better and enjoy more.

Like knitting  a little fragrance pouch for example.

fragrance pouch

It is good to try different crafts out.

One way to find out what you truly enjoy.

 

“Give yourself freedom to try out new things.

Don’t be so set on your ways that you can’t grow.”

Paolo Coelho

Cornflowers

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In March, before the virus,

I bought a bucket of soil and cornflower seeds from the supermarket,

as I like to grow things.

I was watching it carefully,

watering it on hot days.

It was growing nicely until June where it started to bloom,

and I could find blue flowers on it.

… and not just blue but also pink came along, how beautiful!

I enjoyed those Cornflowers every step on their way

to the full bloom in very vibrant colours.

Thank you for making my garden more colourful!

 

Kew Gardens Virtual Smile

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Kew Gardens

my favourite garden has been closed due to the circumstances.

I miss going there so much.

They have now re -opened with limited visitors going in

and you have to book a time slot.

Unfortunately I have to take the train to get there and

I am not quite prepared to do that just yet.

So I went through my pictures from previous visits

and enjoyed a stroll through.

Here is what I found:

(pictures previously not published, taken by me in Kew Gardens)

 

Something Red

… it does say Red Dragon…..  🙂

Something yellow

Something pink

and something smelly

Yes, it was really smelly. What an amazing plant.

Hope you enjoyed my little walk through time, colours and the garden.

 

Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Pictures are from visits during the last 2 years.

 

Thank you little plant!

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This little plant is standing next to my computer screen.

I received it as a get well present last year in October.

It was in full bloom then.

I nurtured it and loved it even when only green.

Now as a thank you for June just ready for my Birthday

it gives me more blooms.

 

 ♥ Thank you my little flower ♥

 

 

 

Growing, my joy!

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My garden is my joy.

I love things growing and I take care of them.

I check how my plants grow.

We are lucky the weather is good and

I spend lots of time in the garden admiring my babies.

My Canna Lily, I received from a friend last year is coming again.

I check how my planted seeds grow.

I had Cornflower seeds,

they grow beautifully.

I tried seeds of radish,lettuce,

carrots and onions.

They are coming on fine.

It is such a success story.

Every little success is a feel good factor.

Don’t expect too much of yourself.

In the words of François and his yogi ladybird:

What is your success story for this week?

 

Take care my friends and stay safe.

 

 

More Updates

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“We’re unable to go out, so many of us go in.

Sleep, recharge, pray, meditate, journal.

Reflect on what’s important and what makes us truly happy.

To many, it’s a transition from survival to living.

During times of pain, we are invited to learn new ways of being—to do less and be more.

To reconnect with our true human nature.”

~Sara Fabian

 

Here is what I have been doing last week:

completed another puzzle:

Sorted out all my CD’s,

Created a Mini Green house out of CD cases, to recycle them

as I found a picture on Pinterest.

I can open the roof as seen on the bottom right picture.

 

Baked Chocolate Brownie as per Sally’s recipe.

They are super delicious.

Write in my Gratitude journal from Francois.

It brings me so much joy.

Here is the link for the new one, he just created.

 

Painted some walls to the Bathroom

and exercised/ danced, meditated, read books and much more

I leave you with an upbeat song I dance to,

Dance along with me and have a good and safe week ♥♥♥

 

Garden Art

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During my visit in my garden – Mini Kew

I didn’t show you all my handmade art

which makes my garden more colourful.

Different Wind chimes, made with beads

made with shells

more beads

Brush lettering on wood

These give me smiles and happiness in my garden.

I am so grateful to have such a wonderful oasis,

to have nature so close to me.

 

Wishing you all a good and safe weekend ♥