I’ve been following the RSPB Big Garden birdwatch and there has been some fabulous photographs of all sorts of birds. The last few days have brought photos of quite a few blue tits with their fluffy new feathers and their cheeky faces. Watch out insects, caterpillars, seeds and nuts.They are such happy little creatures so I thought we would have a go at knitting one. It is a little bit fiddly with lots of wool ends but hang on in there, it will be worth it as just look at him.
The Auricula Theatre became the in thing in the Victorian era. A good friend of mine made me one. Not quite as elaborate as this one but I love it all the same.
We are blessed with some version of a blue sky all year. My Winter wreath section has streaks of a cloudy, rainy sky but with the promise of some crisp winter sun. A reminder of what we’ve had and what will be.
I’ve always fancied foraging for wild edible plants. I have berries at the allotment in the plot and in the hedgerow. I like them because they don’t always require preparation and cooking and, added to vodka or gin they are amazing. It would be great to find nuts and mushrooms too. Our world really is…
‘Lamb’ was a very popular Spring word you gave me. It got me thinking about all the usual lambs depicted at this time of year. The cute fluffy white ones, the occasional white one with a black face, the ones on cards and as soft toys. So then I thought, when was the last time…
Chickens you said to me. Well, it turns out I have 6 in my kitchen. A wooden one, 2 floral pottery, a tin one and 2 fabric ones that sit on the eggs in the egg rack (sometimes she sits on a shelf).
This little fella was following me round last time I was in the garden, hoping I’d made his life a bit easier and had unearthed some worms for him.