Lovely to see the hedgerows alive with bees today
About eight or nine years ago I visited a magical garden owned by a couple of retired art teachers. They open their garden up every year for charity as part of the National Gardens Scheme. Every year I go back, and most years I introduce a friend to this garden, it’s so beautiful. When I leave I’m usually full of ideas about how I can do this and that in my garden. A short drive from their Eden is a garden centre so I usually stop off and buy one or two plants and dream of what might be.
A couple of years ago I bought a chunky piece of slate on my way home and imagined how a lizard would look sunning itself on it. I’ve kicked around with ideas on what to mosaic it with but thought it would be different if I used stones.
I’ve grouted it and varnished the stones to bring their colours out and now just have to find somewhere sunny to place it.
Last year for my Birthday my children bought me a voucher for a photography course. The courses on offer were varied and all over the country, but I chose one in Brighton. Yesterday I got up early (for me!) and headed off to the coast. Having hung onto the voucher for nine months I’m so glad it was a lovely sunny day.
I had a great day and learnt a lot of new skills. It’s going to take a while for my brain to process everything, but I hope to get out with my camera again soon and put in some practice!