Amazing alliums


Amazing alliums,

Purple blazing pom poms

Like a summer Starry sky.

Gazing at the trailing constellation,

Warmed by satiated petal faces.


These gorgeous alliums are enjoying their performance in our newest border;  an explosion of deep magenta, so structural and yet delicate and elegant. 

Lacy Lilac


A drift of lacy

Lilac mingled with purple;

Unfurling tiny

Twirling petals, butterflies

Sit on pungent pillows.

The troubadour



The troubadour seeks hellibores

As his muse,

He visualises a heart wreath made of

Velvet warm petals,  meek rose pink

Twinkling  flowers and snow whites in fine fettle:

A delicate meander of pattern and colour.

From his medieval stone garret,

He weaves his words of love and valour.

Rhapsodic Roses


Rhapsodic roses

Tumbling from pergolas

Showering our senses with

Aromatic essences;

Dreamy marshmallow,

Teeny fairy dancers,

Sprinkles of sherbet,

So tangy with a hint of lemon curd;

Silky peach petals so delightful, 

Fluttering in buttery summer light.

Swathes of summer blooms


Swathes of summer blooms,

so soon their petals will crumple and fade.

For many more sultry days,  bees will  bathe and tumble in pollen,

And many of us will loll about entranced by their hypnotic tune. 

Love in the mist


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Nigella waits wistfully for their
Lover’s tryst,  sky blue eyes
Filled with tears.
Suddenly she sees him gallantly
Galloping and cloaked in sapphire sateen;
Her fears abating,
He appears out of the mist.

I adore the beautiful Nigella or the popular name for the flower ‘Love in the mist’. The flower not only inspired my photograph and my poem but also a simple potato print fabric design. I loved mixing ultramarine full bodied acrylic with white and fabric medium together to create a fresh ‘Love in the mist blue’. Potatoes aren’t the easiest veg to carve so I chose a primitive flower shape to give the essence of my Nigella. I printed it freehand on cotton fnabric and let it dry in the sun. It was just a test piece but great fun to do! I hope you like it. 🙂

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Mystical Thistles


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Mystical Thistles

Twist their silver

Bristles.

Sycamore keys

Kiss in seed

Filled mists.

Fairies in gilded rickshaws

Ride at a lick on

Chamomile lawns:

Admired by

Nymphs

Tooting silver

Horns.

Victorian town Parks such as this one near the stunning Embankment in Bedford,  offer beautiful borders along pathways  to explore, abundant with nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the town.  I enjoyed a lazy summer afternoon here with a friend after a leisurely lunch. I expect these thistles will appear in my design work soon!  🙂

Rowing on the River Ouse at the Embankment,  Bedford

Rowing on the River Ouse at the Embankment, Bedford

Enjoying a leisurely stroll on the Embankment,  Bedford

Enjoying a leisurely stroll on the Embankment, Bedford

Petal Power


Petal power

Scintillating scented roses,

Some with a hint of mint

Vanilla

Or satiated sherbet.

Tumbling and curling

Petals

Hushed,  by

The Burly

Humble

Lunching Bumblebees.

Rocking Hollyhocks


Rocking Hollihocks

Rocking Hollyhocks,

Like nodding, bobbing dollies.

They frollick from every folly, hedge

And cottage.

I just love these wonderful old cottage garden flowers that are nodding and bopping about from almost every garden around Bedfordshire. These were smiling at me from a cottage garden in the village of Cardington.

Enjoy 🙂

Wistful Wisteria


Beautiful Wisteria perfuming the gentle breeze coming in through the cottage window.

Beautiful Wisteria perfuming the gentle breeze coming in through the cottage window.

Make a wish whilst

Wistfully wandering

Amongst Wisteria,

As it twists

And tumbles over

A humble door.

Bumblebees soar

After collecting the

Delicate nectar:

A misty mead

perfume.