Monthly Archives: April 2018

Jack by the hedge

A morning walk brought me by this old path where garlic mustard, or Jack-by-the-hedge, lives up to its name by growing right up against the centuries-old hedgerow. Its leaning in and not-quite clinging ways made me think of it as … Continue reading

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A whole new world

I had to laugh at myself when I attended a one-day course on Tuesday at the University only to find myself in a roomful of people who, with only one exception, had all probably not even been born yet when … Continue reading

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Inspired

I heard a cuckoo this morning. I was out enjoying the grounds of the castle which lovely generous lovely people have left open to all and free of charge. Here is the hornbeam tunnel: And a short slideshow with: a … Continue reading

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Wall of wisteria

I enjoyed this today. The heat of last week building up in the narrow lane between the old city walls and the house-bricks has brought this wisteria into bloom really early. The scent hit me when I was still a … Continue reading

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Im-reuse-provised Shetland yoke sweater.

Three or four years ago I knit my son a yoke sweater following Elisabeth Zimmerman’s simple pattern (bottom-up and all knit in-the-round). Naturally, when I ran out of wool just above the armpits I started playing around with all the … Continue reading

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Eden

I chanced upon the most beautiful, bucolic spot today while out walking. A shallow valley with more of those marvelous pear trees and gorgeous, bounteous pollard willows beside a quiet stream.  

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Making your own clothes

Three things I made this winter. I am thinking that photographing clothes well takes a bit more skill than I have today. Just take my word for it that wearing these things that I made myself makes me feel proud … Continue reading

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