Soothing shade


Whispering tones ,

Ancient trees:

Parched shredded tomes:

Weathered doors moan,


Golden patterns

Breathing shadows .

Sifted shifting soothing,


Sapphire blue hue.


Floral therapy

Luckily I took the above photo a couple of week’s ago before every plant got heat exhausted. We’ve had the builders at home trying to get work done before it gets very hot again, so in between walking the dogs and making cups of tea and coffee I sat quietly with the dogs in our cool kitchen sketching the flowers. I aimed to capture their energy and character when they were blooming in the border! I’ve momentarily forgotten their name! I used ink and Watercolour Derwent pencils. We had a few hours of calm, hardly noticing the workmen or the heat of the day.

Dahlia day

Dahlia’s delicious swirls,

Unfurling as summer sunshine

Warms, releasing turmeric, saffron

Murmours of chilli.

Trillions of tiny treasures of pollen;

Drenched frolicking butterflies and bees,

Swimming in a sweet sultry sea.