Friday, July 23, 2010

Magic tumbles from a sorcerer's cup.


The fluted cups attached to this foxglove plant look as if they are pouring a magical liquid into the soil. I love the way the colour grows from pale and creamy to vibrant, party-pink.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Birthday Surprise!


I was wondering where to go for my 50th birthday... and decided to celebrate it somewhere special, somewhere I love being every day. My garden.

My children asked what they could buy/do for me. Such pressure, what to do for my 50th. The number itself seems such a big deal that I wanted the opposite. Something not big, no pressure, just an everyday joy. My garden.

Funny how it always comes back to that.

I asked each of them to make me a sign. A simple wooden hanging sign for me and my garden. The last few weeks they have been busy planning, whispering, drawing, and colouring their plans. I can hardly wait to see what they have created!

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Mad Hatter


In my garden my imagination runs wild. This red monarda reminds me of a crazy creation by the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland.

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