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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Sunday Serenity ...

Sparrows Garden
I find I don't used my Nikon camera as much as I once did.
There was a time when it was always with me & the camera bag that held a variety of
lens in different sizes.
A small, compact Fuji digital camera was ideal for travelling & at home, I will take
photos with the phone camera (again, nice and compact) or the iPad camera.
But since coming home from holidays, I've been enjoying an old routine of walking through 
sparrows garden and taking photos of the changes …I was excited to see the Wisteria vine planted last year had taken off {especially after seeing so many gorgeous Wisteria covered cottages in
England}, black eyed Susan seed that was scattered last year can be seen poking through the soil … 
and looking through and shooting through a Macro lens is always a thrill … seeing the tiniest little webs on leaves,
puddles of morning dew,
 the little detail of a flower … pure magic
and then, after a busy day in the garden, I was finishing up by  sweeping around the 
pond when the sweetest little Monarch butterfly landed on my leg :-) 
I like being mistaken for a wildflower xo

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

Ooh Archer …
how could a Thankful Thursday {things I love} post not include you!
"My dear old dog,
most constant of all friends"
~William Croswell Doane"
I often wonder how many steps he walks in a day …
following my every move
wherever I am … he is there...
lots of rainy days have been lovely as I've been able to ease back into a routine
and spent those days in sparrow studio
but since arriving home from holidays there's been lots of "catching up" both inside & out in the garden... 
a visit to the nursery filled my van with soil, hanging baskets, perennials and some favourite
annuals
Archer was happy to provide some hole digging assistance :-) 
"No one appreciates
the very special genius of your conversation
as the dog does"
~Christopher Morley~
"I guess I'm a little weird.
I like to talk to trees and animals.
That's ok though;
I have more fun than most people"
~Bob Ross~

Monday, June 3, 2019

Lilac days ...

what a lovely welcome home
to find the lilac in bloom

Had an absolutely fabulous time in England ...
I've returned home with so many ideas floating about!
A pocket of my suitcase was filled with quick little pencil sketches
of birds (especially Magpies) , wisteria covered cottages,
beach chairs & huts … all waiting to find themselves turned into
paintings. While away, I absolutely fell in love (again) with lino cutting and 
printmaking and looking forward to "carving out some time" to revisit that
art form.
Easing back into a routine  … still sorting through photos (will share some soon).
~happy June~