|A 10" finished block|
What will our July challenge be I wonder and will I be able to complete it as I have a very full diary!!
My friends and I are watching the new development on the edge of town with some excitement so this week our Nordic walk took us round the lake itself to see what is happening. It is due to open at the end of July and the roadworks round that part of town are horrendous at the moment. We approached the site through lovely meadows and suddenly came on these fellows -
|Not sure who was more surprised, them or us!!|
and saw four swans -
|The pedalo's at Canoe2|
and I got arty!
I was still feeling a little arty when I got home and made these
Finally I was so pleased to see my Callistemon or Bottle Brush bush has come back from the dead and is looking magnificent.
|Complete with a bee|
I originally planted this bush about 15 years ago and it flowered fairly regularly until it appeared to die. I couldn't dig the main root up as it was too big, but suddenly last year it sprouted and this year it is a mass of the bottle flowers. Most of the gardening books say it should be in a pot and brought in every year as it is originally Australian and doesn't like the cold. Well my front garden faces North West and gets very cold in winter and it is surviving. Long may it do so.