Pattern Play To Start Spring

Spring has officially arrived and to start the new season I am determined to play a little with pattern mixing, I know graphic and spots is not wildly imaginative but we all have start somewhere. Nothing like a playground to release the inner child, especially when it just happens to match your outfit. Sometimes , life gets a bit too…
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Late Winter and Off The Beaten Track

After a relatively mild Winter , Spring has arrived early in my garden. This bright pink Camellia Reticulata with its huge, ruffled blooms always puts on quite a show . Each year I look forward to this pink Magnolia in full bloom , it is a magnificent sight and heralds the return of Spring and Summer. This last week has…
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A Few Of My Favourite Things

As I penned the title for this post I had that famous song by Julie Andrews from Sound of Music continually running through my brain (boy does that date me as it was way back in 1959). As much as I do love “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens”( the first line from the song) , my favourite things…
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Black and Silver Accents

Black with silver accents was my choice for a mid-week lunch at the Clarendon Arms, a beautifully restored country pub, at Evandale , a small country town not far from home. It was the first outing for these silver and black ankle boots from Neo , purchased at a locally owned shoe store. They are a soft as butter leather…
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Black and Nature’s Gold

I always welcome the flowering of the Wattle trees in our part of the world, not only do they add much needed colour for a grey Winter landscape and a handy touch of colour for photos but they are a entree to the Spring colours to come. Back to my favourite black was the order of the day . To…
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