It looks as if winter is truly upon us now. Today's frost was heavy. The velux windows in the loft had a thick coating of ice, and this is how the grass looked.
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Monday, 26 November 2012
I took these photos at Caversham Bridge yesterday, in the gap when the rain had stopped for a short while. The River Thames is very high, and I hope you can see from the second photo how fast flowing it is.
Sunday, 25 November 2012
Saturday, 24 November 2012
Friday, 23 November 2012
The theme for this week's Tag Tuesday is Music. I have made a collage using images of sheet music and a violin advert from The Graphics Fairy . The flowers and floral background represent the song which is about sending flowers to a loved one. I photographed my tag on the piano to keep in tune with the theme.
I am having a busy family time at the moment as all of my four sons are at home, so it can be a bit hectic, and I am a bit behind with my tags and haven't been posting as much as usual.
Thursday, 22 November 2012
I have just had an e-mail from local photographer, Jo Andreae, about the photography courses she is running next year. For details here is her link :- http://www.oneworldonecamera.co.uk/forthcoming_courses_planned.html.
This link takes you to her web-site where you can check out her beautiful photos. Jo lives in Upper Buckleberry, which you have probably heard of as it is where Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cornwall comes from.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
It was another extraordinary autumn day on Sunday. The river at Henley was looking particularly pretty in the warm sunshine. People were sitting out to have their lunch, which is really unusual for November. However we are back to a dark, rainy, windy day now, more typical of the season, and the leaves are blowing off the trees.
Saturday, 17 November 2012
I found lots of textures at this lovely art show. Wonderful hand stitched handbags by Vicky
Baker-I just love the shapes , carved wooden fish by John Parrey, ceramics by Sally Bettridge, paintings of local scenes featuring geese by Michael Norcross, childrens'
books by Susan Rollings.
Open till 5:00 today, Sat, and from 10:30 to 5:00 on SundayCheck out the link:-
Christmas at Studio 21
I have just bought this wonderful book by Clare Youngs , Papercrafting In No Time from Amazon. I have posted about her before, as I really like her book Scandinavian Needlecraft and have made some projects from it. Her Papercrafting book is full of great projects to make out of paper-50 of them! I can't stop looking through it, and it was hard to decide what to make first. In the end I decided upon the owl greetings card for my friend's birthday.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
I found these living willow sculptures at Harcourt Arboretum, with such beautiful shapes and textures. I thought they looked at their best in the sunshine.
I also liked the textures in this wood pile, which is used to burn charcoal at the Arboretum.
Monday, 12 November 2012
Harcourt Arboretum is glorious in Autumn, and I have been waiting to visit until the conditions were just right. Yesterday we had a beautiful, mild, sunny autumn day which was perfect for a visit. The leaves were such glorious colours. Here are some of my favourite acers, which are vibrant with colour.
Friday, 9 November 2012
This week's theme for Tag Tuesday is Celestial. I found this lovely image of a stone angel on Graphics Fairy and collaged the angel onto his celestial background painted with acrylics and added a string of sun, moon and stars beads.