Category Archives: Whimsy

Coming out of the woodwork ….

Purple Toothwort (Lathraea clandestina) is like something conjured from a science fiction film, but it is real and it is breaking out of the ground right now. Just look at the clusters of little hooded figures with their sinister overhanging … Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday – The Usual Suspects

… lined up in eggshells! I tend to pick up the free grocery store magazines. It has been a habit since the kids were small and there were easy ideas for the entertainment of little people with short attention spans. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – If sheep could fly?

 

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Not Quite Strawberry Daifuku – with love

Last week, in a romantic gesture for the V day, I bought strawberries, which according to the label came from … Morocco. Oh dear.  I do in fact have strawberry plants in flower in the garden, but only the pink-flowered … Continue reading

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I love snowdrops: Woman with a parasol II

I would so love an umbrella like this!

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Wordless Wednesday – Wind-crossed lovers

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Wordless Wednesday – Arabesques and Curlicues

Who can grow such wonderful examples of Romanesco broccoli? Not me for sure, but I wish I could!

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Looking forward to a Burns Night Supper ….

… and how did an English vegetarian get here? A while back, when my husband and I still did astronomy, we were seconded to the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes on La Palma in the Canary Islands. It was a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Blowing in the wind

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In a vase on Monday – The allure of powder blue muscari

I often get a bit carried away when the cut-price sales for autumn bulbs begin in November. This year, in addition to various orange tulips, I ordered several packets of ‘Valerie Finnis’ grape hyacinths. I really love their croque-en-bouche flower … Continue reading

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