Arty journeys...


Friday, 12 June 2015

Three little walks

First walk: Coombe Wood on Tuesday afternoon with a friend.

A closer look at the little white flowers with delicate pink markings that looked as if they'd been folded - this time looking from the outside the 'folds' they look as if they'd been delicately brushed with watercolours.

This is a closer look at the buds on the red stemmed plant that I had noticed last time . . . 

. . . and the palm flowers which are developing at an amazing speed

This is the plant with the buds that I think look like iced gem biscuits - with one of the flowers open.

Second walk: My neighbours' garden. I've been watering my neighbours pots, tubs and hanging baskets while they were away. As I went out of my gate on Thursday morning I noticed a tiny plant growing out of an old notice stuck to the wall. The words 'Please close the gate' had worn away years ago. All that plant has to grow in is a little bit of dust. 

The neighbours' poppy.

and I believe these may be mesembryanthemums. I love this colour.

The lovely little flowers are growing in a tub. The purple on white reminds me of wet in wet watercolour technique.

Third walk: In our garden. I tried to do a bit of gardening today but it's a bit of a challenge at the moment. While I was out there birds were swooping and squawking. One posed for me.

After the small amount of gardening all I could manage was a little stroll around the garden to check on what is growing. The answer . . . quite a lot of weeds - but at least they're nice and green. There are some flowers too, mainly white or cream.  

Anniversary rose. 

White, scented peonies.

Thank you very much for joining me. 


  1. I just saw this as I was on my way to bed - glad I delayed... gorgeous photos - love that little plant clinging to the wall! Hoping the rain will stay away so I can go to Kew again tomorrow...

    1. Thank you Helen. I hope you get your trip to Kew!

  2. Strange, I was only saying to Pete today that I would like to get more peonies for our garden, and I just love the look of your white one, especially if it's scented! I'm also fascinated by the posing bird, is it a rook, raven or blackbird...or maybe none of those?

    1. I think it might be a raven. There were four or five out there cackling away! There are some gorgeous pink peonies at Coombe Wood - must get there soon to see if the buds have opened. Probably can't get close enough to find out if they're scented though.

  3. Oops, I meant 'crow', not blackbird!

    1. Large blackbird with interesting hairdo!