A new place for walks - quite a bit of land in this area is maintained by the British Airport Authority and this is one of them - you wouldn't know it apart from the helpful signs telling you what is living in the habitat - in this place we have damselfly, toads and newts amongst other - it is a delightful place for a picnic and has been provided with platforms that you could lie down on and observe the wild things at eye level (not sure if that's the intention but that's what I do) and seating - the only requirement is some insect repellant roll on! It's part of a large wildlife area and also attracts butterflies so I will be back next month to see if I can get some pictures of them.
Have you noticed that there aren't as many insects around this year? especially bees seem to be missing...
I had a little warm up on silk painting at the weekend but won't show you as the colours are those I am using for my swap.... I like to dabble and experiment before I settle down to 'the real thing' though.
These were fun to make - would be even more fun to make with young children - ever made them? pine cone flowers - a bit messy. I was trying out some ideas for an Autumn wreath.
Those of you joining in the From My Home To Yours Swap - how you doing? Have you got your theme underway? I have been looking through Country Living magazines for colour combinations to inspire me. I always start with the colours when I make something for a swap, and everything sort of grows around that. Don't forget, it's a slow swap - no hurry, late August postings - you should check with your parrtners before posting to avoid any mishaps if someone is on holiday for example.
Over the next couple of months I wanted to stretch my holiday entitlement as much as possible so have arranged odd days off from work and planned days out to nice places with teenage boy... so will tell you all about them as and when they happen.
Thank you VERY much to everyone who left comments on my last post about teenage boys table - I am very proud of him. After one more year at school, he plans to learn carpentry at college, so hopefully this could be the first of many very beautiful things!