As I contemplate the never ending inspiration nature provides I am sipping an uplifting mug of Pukka three ginger tea, one of the gorgeous goodies I recieved from Jasmine as part of the Clasheen Crafty Swap. I keep checking back to the group pool every day, the packages are totally amazing and this morning I am in love with the pebble earrings Kirstin received from Dawn, even though I don’t have pierced ears myself I am drooling!!!
The weather has been FABULOUS here for the last five days, a slight breeze, temperatures ranging between 18C and 25C every day, perfect for any type of outdoor activity especially gardening, walking and golf. I totally succumbed to the weeding bug yesterday after promising myself I wouldn’t do any gardening until after my golf match this coming Wednesday and until a couple of current felting projects are put to bed! I adore all types of herbaceous plants and I think that this chaotic riot of pinks and purples from one of my boarders shows colour combining to perfection. The acidic green/yellow colour at the centre of the aquilegia (more acidic in reality) is just the perfect shot of colour to contrast with the deep purple, what better reminder do I need to add a contrasting colour to my next piece of felt? Yesterday evening Carmen, Cathy and Martin called over for food and a glass of wine. Thanks Cathy for the champagne, we were able to really enjoy the late afternoon weather eating and drinking outside under the shade of a large parasol and casually contemplating the now weed free border!!!
Left to herself nature provides stunning colour combinations, how about these sparkling and cool blues and white set off perfectly by the freshest of green shoots? These flowers are just one of the many bursts of colour all the way down my entrance lane at the moment.
I also don’t want anyone to forget Chrissie’s wonderful competition over on her blog, check it out if you want to win a ‘specially felted ‘waterfall’ nuno felt jacket! All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is email Chrissie with some photos of your choice of a minimum of 4 colour combinations. Why not have a look around your own garden or in the hedges and get some inspiration from nature as I have done this weekend?
Good morning Nicola,
Your craft swaps are the best!!! I have more fun participating in them and have met some of the nicest people from around the world. I love selecting items to match the likes of my fiber swap friend, trying to include regional items (the stones from the earrings that you mentioned were from the Lake Michigan shoreline), as well as some type of hand made fiber gift, and a few surprises, too. Now I must say, it’s also fun to park myself out by mailbox and await my package:-) It’s a joy to go through the carefully selected items that someone has chosen just for you. Thank you so much for continuing to put these swaps together…I love them!
Hope you’re able to move today after all of that weeding…Makes me stiff as a board! Of course, perhaps I wait too long. Your garden areas look lovely. The Aquilegia is gorgeous.