Quote of the day:
“Light nurtures beauty –
what is a potato to a cauliflower, or a lettuce to a turnip?
But darkness also has its arc. Notice the curves on a potato.
Those are the remainders of lost journeys, spent looking for light.
Hence the potato’s blind eyes. The bones of darkness have punctured them.”
~ Sumana R0y
Forage in January for:
Alexanders, Dandelion Leaves, Rosehips, Cleavers, Burdock Roots, Chickweed
Tag Archives: #InaVaseonMonday
My vase today is simply filled with beautiful peonies. They smell wonderful. The heads are fully open and frilly, because I picked them several days ago. They didn’t come from my garden. I went to a local Pick Your Own … Continue reading
I bought a couple of new kinds of narcissus from Peter Nyssen in the autumn. Late of course and then I quickly bunged them in pots, only for them to sit around while I decided where to put them in … Continue reading
We spent Easter Sunday in the garden, including a picnic by the pond, in glorious sunshine with greengage and damson blossom bursting around our heads. Wonderful! In the gentle breeze an odd petal or two drifted down on to the … Continue reading
Well, today the garden has been a no-go area, what with all the snow, sleet and ice. And let’s not forget the bitter arctic wind! In fact I discovered last night that there is something about the design of our … Continue reading
We missed the worst of the snow yesterday, none fell during the day, but there was a little last evening. In the dark. Where’s the fun in that? How lucky then that today should arrive with brilliantly clear blue skies … Continue reading
People were told not to travel to Stonehenge to watch sunset/sunrise on the Winter Solstice this year, but English Heritage (who look after the site) set up a live feed on their Facebook page so that everyone around the world … Continue reading
I’ve been chopping back a few boundary shrubs today and this has providentially given me some useful, fresh material to revitalise an old shop-bought Christmas wreath. The wreath was new several years ago, but was squirrelled away because of its … Continue reading
This week’s bunch of flowers reminds me of a childhood sweet called ‘Dolly mixture’. ‘Dolly mixture is a British confection, consisting of a variety of multi-coloured fondant shapes, such as cubes and cylinders, with subtle flavourings.‘ – Wikipedia Here’s a … Continue reading