Our kitchen windows face west giving us a fine view of the incoming weather.
This morning we had lovely blue skies above but rain was forecast yet again. Here come the clouds!
Some random garden moments while making the most of today's sunshine:
A & N playing on the grass. The area in the foreground is is planned to be turned into more veggie patch space by next year.
Only the second ladybird I've seen this year
I don't know what this flower is, it was part of a seed mix we scattered in various places in the garden but I neglected to keep the packet.
The pebbles from our summer holiday are still on the picnic bench. When damp you can clearly see the fossils embedded in many of them.
Following on from my last post where I use other people's beautiful artwork to brighten up my blog, here are photos from another favourite illustrated book. This time it's Fairy Tales and the artist is Jane Ray.
First, some owls; these seem to be developing into a bit of an obsession for me.
Hansel & GretelSnow White
Another gorgeous book I think.
Last night, after looking at Jackie Morris' illustrations for the Barefoot Poems book I visited her Starlight Starbright blog which follows her work for her latest Barefoot book. It begins in February 2007 and I read the blog from start to finish. It was an absolutely fascinating insight into her work as an illustrator, I thoroughly recomend a look - if you've some spare time then get yourself a cuppa & cake and settle down for a great read!
As for today, it's now evening and I'm about to head out for my craft night (hmmm, new needlework cushion cover or ongoing knitted teddy project... ) the rain clouds have well and truly arrived, I may get a little wet, again.