Hollyhocks on silk revisited, I like these colours better than the last picture I did, this one is going to a new home once it is washed free of salt and ironed. Do you long for a cottage garden, crammed with hollyhocks, nasturtium, big floppy roses, honeysuckle, maybe a pond with frogs and dragonflies?
the nearest to a garden like this is the derelect building near the woods with it's overgrown garden, it has been reclaimed by the fields and woods but there are lots of cottage garden flowers there amongst the weeds. The overgrown, half hidden pond had lillies coming into bud last time I was there. I dream about this little garden and think that if I won the lottery I would rebuild it all and live there! It's good to have dreams, don't you think.
I have developed a fascination for fossils inspired by my young nephews interest. Am I the only adult obsessed, or is there a secret society of fossil fans out there? I remember as a child combing the beach for stones that might contain crystals or sealife fossilised - having no means of cutting the stones, I never did find any but just kept the stones and imagined they might contain something wonderful! but we often found pieces of jet and other semi-precious stones which my mother put in her stone polisher and brought to a wonderful shine.
I have a 'holiday at home' coming up from next weekend. Time to visit my brothers, see the seaside, visit the woods, paint, (look for fossils?). Nothing planned so will go with the weather and have odd days out.
Looking forward to rest, sunshine and lie ins!