Think pink!


Hi everyone and thank you for all your kind comments and emails...I missed you! It's good to change things up and take a break...we've been enjoying hot summer weather for a few weeks here in the UK, so all that complaining we all did through the long, cold spring paid off eventually :)  


Beautiful and blousy with a heady scent

I've been enjoying processing some images I took about a month ago...I'd been seeing beautiful images of peonies all over the blogosphere and yet they were very late blooming here and I was so pleased to finally see some in flower! I'll have more peonies to share soon...



Pink Peony macro after a shower...


Of course, it wouldn't have been a british outing without a shower...it added some lovely effects to the petals, encouraging more macro photography...not that I need any excuse!


Izzy pup enjoying the sun too!


I hope you are enjoying the summer and finding time to be creative, I must admit, I have a stack of images waiting for me...I like to save some for when the winter closes in, call it colour therapy :)

I look forward to doing the rounds again soon and catching up with my creative online friends, I hope you have a great week  ♥





Summer break...

The flowers are blooming here and the days are warm...cameras are out and in frequent use! My beloved roses are flourishing and our garden is looking beautiful again ♥






I'm taking a break for a couple of weeks...already having had this last one free to re-connect with myself and my creativity more fully...quiet time is in order at the moment...so I'm wishing you happy summer memories and looking forward to re-connecting with you all soon


Dreamy days...

I've been experimenting again...making some new textures in between all of the other daily 'to do's'...I guess it's because I'm painting more regularly these days that my texture work is becoming more painterly too...I do enjoy a nice experiment!


Clematis textured with one of my new ones...


Another snap that I took in mum's garden...the columbines are gorgeous, ours are still blooming now...



 Columbines taken on iphone - hipstamatic app


As lots of you know, Izzy is a rescue pup...she was very nervous of everyone when we got her...this is how she ended up on our last trip to my mum's...not really very nervous at all now ;)


Izzy with another of her adoring fans...


I hope you are having a good start to your week...we've been getting outside a little more (weather hasn't been great here in the UK) and finding lots of new flowers opening that we didn't know were there! I love it when that happens...happy week to you ♥