Monday, 26 September 2011


I have managed to find a flower merchant who was able to get me some lotus flowers.They have just arrived and i am so excited to be able to practise my lotus folding and to see if I can remember how. Pove with her great patience and many many lotus later taught me how, on many a balmy Cambodian evening whilst having an Angkor beer. These are made as offerings to take to the temples. They are just so beautiful !

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The tired garden

My garden is starting to feel tired after a wonderful few months with out sleep. All the flowers have entertained us on a daily basis with their wonderful dramas that unfold all around you. The last of the lily's unfurling their wonderful heady perfumes, the roses with their petals dancing around in the wind along with the fading flowers of the verbena. And just when you think the garden is so tired, and it can give no more the Japanese anemones, cyclamen, crab apple tree with it's beautiful jewelled fruits and sedum take centre stage. Heaven !!!

Friday, 9 September 2011

The writing on the wall

I have just come back from the cafe, sitting watching the world go by where the graffiti team were trying to remove a beautiful image from one of the council buildings. I love these pieces of art that appear in the dead of night and reveal themselves as the sunrises. I am always saddened when so much time effort and money is spent in removing them. Whether they are political statements cheeky little thoughts or as simple as the beautiful eyes in the photos above I love them. These are some of my favourite from my journey to Milan this year. They always brighten my day and it is on my list of things to do before I leave this life !!!