Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Autumn is around the corner

We seemed to have moved out of flipflop weather and into slippers and socks weather overnight. Its feeling quite autumnal outside and quite chilly inside. I'm still waiting for summer but I guess I'll be waiting quite a while another seven months or so.
It does seem strange seeing autumn arrive when we have had so little hot weather this year. I can't quite get used to going outside and seeing leaves falling and the annual geraniums dying off its seems like something is missing like a whole season.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Sidcot exhibition

I am pleased to say that both the tapestries (Impressions of Skye and Birch Trees) I entered into the Sidcot Showcase exhibition have been chosen by the judges. The exhibition opens on Saturday and the standard of work that has been chosen is of a very high standard. I am looking forward to attending the opening, as one of the North Somerset Arts committee members I was privileged to see some of the work as I was accepting entries last weekend.

Raspberries and other stuff.

These are my first yellow raspberries from canes planted last year, they are large, about the size of a cherry tomato. We have had several pickings of earlier red raspberries but the yellow ones have always had a special place in my heart. When we were children we lived next door to an elderly spinster who let us run riot in her garden. She had a large bed of yellow raspberries from which we were free to pick as many raspberries as we could stuff ourselves with. She was a sweet old lady and used to invite us in for lemonade and cake. I remember that her sitting room had a door in the corner that led to an enclosed staircase to reach the second floor, not that we ever went up. It was rumoured that at one time she had been the mistress of the owner of the large house further down the hill and that he had built her house for her but I guess the truth went with her to her grave.

I have also picked about 4lbs of runner beans today, we are a little overwhelmed with beans of various varieties at the moment.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

And finally a tapestry

Impressions of Skye
Finally the finished tapestry, a bit skewed and definitely going in at the top. I'm sending it in to a juried exhibition on Saturday as part of North Somerset Arts showcase event.

This has been a bit of a marathon to get finished in time with so many other things getting in the way. After this one back to abstract I think.

Last pictures from Holt Organic Garden

I know more photos of the garden but I so loved it and I guess did get a bit carried away.
Perfect heart on the wooden bench
 Sculptures in the veg garden

View from cafe over the veg garden

Monday, 3 September 2012

More photos of Holt Organic Gardens

Pond with sculpture of swift

Gravel garden

Gravel garden

Gravel garden

Gravel garden

Gravel garden

Pear shaped buttocks or buttock shaped pear?

Natural wood seat