It's taken me three days to be able to upload these pictures. I don't know what has been going on but I just have to go away and do something else until my laptop wants to play nicely again.
Anyway, I though I'd share my lovely little crabapples which seem to be more colourful than last year when I think they were more yellow. Maybe it is because the tree is beginning to mature.
I love the sun shining on these heuchera leaves - when it shines through them they look a lovely creamy ochrey colour and some are bordering on apricot.
I sat out with a cuppa the other day, thinking that there can't be many more chances of doing so this year, and noticed this brilliant flash of red among the leaves at the base of my angelica plant. I've grown it before but never noticed how red they are.
I have been cheating with this variegated wool which knits up like a faux Fair Isle pattern. In this photo my camera has bleached out the lovely shades of blue which are much richer in reality. The pattern said I would need 6x100grm balls of wool to make the garment but I found that in spite of making it a good 3 inches longer, I completed it using only 4 balls of wool, so went back for 4 more in another colour.
Again, the colours are richer in reality. It is such fun seeing the pattern emerge row by row, even if it is a bit like painting by numbers.
I've being doing a bit more to the book pages and the two here, above and below, are now finished I think.
This one is in the making ..............
........................ and here are some more printing blocks ready to complete the rest.
It's a beautiful bright, but quite chilly, day here today - hopefully the nip in the air will wake me up as I've been feeling so lethargic lately. It's not a good state to be in as the bright sunlight shows me that the windows need cleaning, the kitchen floor could do with yet another wash and various other surfaces need more than a lick and a promise. Oh well - there's always tomorrow!