What a difference Eight Weeks Makes!

Its been a while I know since I posted an update. And what you see here is all to the hard work of my hubby.  After I set too in Spring and over did things. So I have kept to lighter duties on the gardening front. If you hover your mouse pointer over each image it will tell you what is planted. 

So while  Hubby has been busy planting and keeping the weeds down, I completed my knitting projects and also finished a painting which seems ages ago now that now hangs on our granddaughters bedroom wall when she comes to stay.

Eagle and chicks

Short sleeve top

This Short-sleeve top on the right  was completed, and no sooner was it finished than I was itching to start another as I came across some more bargain wool

This short sleeve top I did to add as a short top to the cardigan I knitted.

The colours are the same, its just my camera and the lighting that makes them look different.

I then set about wanting to knit a summer light jumper which I was hoping to take on holiday, but I didn’t finish that in time, I completed it when we came back  home

Summer Jumper,

The colour of this is a turquoise but again the light and my camera do not do it justice.

The back of the jumper pattern in close up here

The Pattern on the back on the jumper in close up

 

 

 

 

 

Now I am working upon a thicker Aran Wool Sweater. I have already done the back and working on the front 

Aran Sweater

The Home garden has been where I have been working, and getting my Begonias which have been stored over winter into pots. Lifting tulips out of the tubs and daffodils. While filling the hanging baskets and wall hangers with flowers for Summer..

Here is what the tubs of Tulips looked like back in April

Tulips

Happy Gardening and Creating!

Until Next Time. 

 

Selling paintings, blog visitors help..

Calling all my wonderful friends who visit me here on my garden blog.. I have a new blog which I follow who is needing a bit of a boost in getting known..
May I introduce you to Steve, who does some wonderful paintings in lots of mediums, including amazing pastels..
I hope you go and say hello and take a look at his painting skills..
Many thanks, and a post of my own crafting will be coming this week end.

Following your Internal Compass.

Forgive my absence a while longer my gardening friends, this is what I have been up to in my absence..
Take care all of you , And Happy Gardening..
Love Sue xx ❤

Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

I thought I had better break my internet silence to let all you wonderful people know I am still in the land of the living.  I think this is my longest absence from WP since I started blogging in 2007.

 I have missed not visiting you all..

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCHfor your beautiful responses to my last post, and for showing patience. I did warn you all it may take a while to respond to your wonderful comments, I hope next week to work my way back down the list of comments to reply to you all and visit your own wonderful sites will take priority.

But I do recommend turning the modem off, for long periods, and I have not felt guilty one bit.. (A first for me…) And as a result, I have got lots done. And more soon on my feelings as…

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Following the Flow

I will be back on my Gardening blog soon, In the mean time this is why I have been absent. Wishing you all A Happy Gardening Season.
See you Soon.
Sue

Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

Arriving back from my vacation can often feel like a shock to the system, as we adjust back into the realm of being busy, as our days of relaxation are soon over.

Having had time away in beautiful Scotland, when I arrived home, the weather in England had been exceptionally warm, and therefore everything in the garden had bloomed, including the weeds.  So, among our first tasks was to set too and water and weed and sow seeds that still needed to be sown and plant out things which had been in the cold-frame which were ready for the allotment.

This was what it was like when we left this piece at the end of April before my holiday.

Sometimes things have to take a backseat and it happened to be my blogs this time that were pending.  So, apologies for those of you who still await my replies to…

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Oban~ Scotland.

This is why I have not been around my gardening blog lately.. On Holiday and Preparing for Christmas. Thank you for your patience.. and look forward to catching up with you soon.. Hugs Sue

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The above view  is taken of Oban Town, from the  The Colosseum-like structure of  McCaig’s Tower.  The view looks out onto the various Isles in the distance. Below is a plaque which shows you the Isles,to which the ferries travel back and forth, to Mull, and other islands, sorry the focus is out on the one below. 

 

Oban means ‘The Little Bay’ It is from here you take the ferries to Mull, and other islands.  I took these photos from this advantage point. The McCaig’s Tower. Which stands high above the town 

John Stuart McCaig (1824 – 1902) commissioned the build  over a five year period from 1895 until his death in 1902. You can find out why it was built by opening the link.   

Inside there is a garden and it looks like this

To get to the tower you walk the steep climb.. We took the steps…

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A Time of Gathering.

I took a walk Yesterday, and added some thoughts.. I posted this on my other blog.. Enjoy and Enjoy your harvests..
Happy Gardening
Sue

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Autumn colours as I walked yesterday

Walking out in Mother Nature is a gift I treasure, watching the changing seasons, absorbing each one with all her different merits, from Spring, through to Summer. Now Autumn is truly here, and its that time of harvest, of ‘gathering in.’

The heather shows us her colours~ What colours do we show the world I wonder.

  As I walked, I thought about how I love harvest time.. I love reaping in our harvest. And we all reap that which we have sown. 

Yesterday we harvested some of our first carrots.. A success story, as we often do battle with the  carrot fly, and pests, as we do not use any kind of chemical pesticides, So the carrot fly  has in the past rendered our carrots inedible.  This year with forethought and planing, we set them late, in a separate bed, covered them with a…

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Peace (8 IMAGES)

Hello my lovely gardening friends..
As I am working upon a project and the garden is in need of lots of attention right now, Time to create a post here has been short.. The days are flying by and already two weeks since my last posting here.. So….
I want to share with you another beautiful Blogging friend of mine.. AmyRose.. She takes some amazing photo’s and her muses are so enlightening they will brighten any day of your week.. Here Amy explains some of that process, and I am sure you will agree, it is beautiful..
So Please Enjoy Amy’s Blog and I hope you pay her a visit and tell her so..
Happy Gardening to you all
Sue xx

Connecting Beyond


In Solitude and Grace

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this Heart of mine I place
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upon the Alter of Love
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given from Heav’n above
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so that Rays of Light
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 penetrate which seek bright
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in order for the whole of me
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continue Life with God-Ease
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MF Macro Photography Handheld/ “Peace”/August 2017©AmyRose
http://www.herladypinkrose.wordpress.com

Wouldn’t you know it when I got shaky with the “process” upon which posts of mine are made, a new method I attempted failed.  Sure did.  I thought (for a change) I would take the words that had come earlier (written down on my yellow pad), outside with me to peruse my garden to see if I could construe what shots to take for those words.  All I obtained was zilch, natta, no genius of a Muse felt anywhere.

Huh.  How do ya like that?  Teach me, didn’t She, not to change anything!

OK!! I stopped…

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Peace and Tranquillity

I am doing a little cheating here today as I reblog my post from my other blog Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary.. I hope you all enjoy your weekend.. I have been enjoying my garden and the Tennis. I hope you enjoy the flowers in the slide show. Just a few from the selection of photos I took at the show.. Enjoy and Happy Gardening ..
Sue xx

Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

Spending time out in Nature for me is one of the joys of life. And in June of this year, I got to go to the fabulous RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.   During Summer I spend more time out in nature tending our allotments and our home garden..   This last couple of weeks as you saw in my last post here on Dreamwalkers Sanctuary  I have been busy watching Wimbledon, and what a fortnight it has been with some amazing tennis played and some remarkable wins.

 So along with some Photo’s I took of the flower exhibits at Chatsworth here is a poem I wrote some years ago now that you may find elsewhere on my blog , as I looked and as coincidence will have it I re-posted it around this time last year.

 Enjoy the flowers.. I hope too you find time to go out into Nature and…

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As Promised.. More of Chatsworth

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Has it been 10 days already? since my last post here.. Time sure is speeding up, but I have to say I really am enjoying Summer.. So as I so enjoyed my visit to the RHS Flower Show at Chatsworth earlier in June.. I still have lots of photos to share of beautiful gardens and blooms.. Where to start ..  The above slide show, shows The Wedgwood Garden exhibition, it won a Gold Medal .  Wedgwood was founded in 1759 by craftsman and potter Josiah Wedgwood. . This garden represented the classic English Feel, bring nature and the elements into peoples homes. Its design explores new materials, and re-imagines the traditional, with the attention to detail and craftsmanship at the forefront. 

I think my favourite garden though had to be this one by Jackie Knight.. It was called Just Add Water.  Water to me is essential, it relaxes and here Jackie who is stood on the stones to the right in boots, has created a space that is not  only tranquil and calm, but is a lyrical to the ear as water trickles down in various stages..  Looking at this garden it looked like it had been here for years instead of a  couple of weeks in the making..  I was disappointed Jackie only got a bronze medal for this excellent garden. 

Just Add Water Garden by Jackie Knight .

 

And just to wet your appetite on the blooms  how about these beauties

Fuchsias

Happy Gardening.. as we enjoy the Summer Sun..

~Sue~ 

 

 

Rainbow Light Dance. Within the Garden of Love

These are some of my home garden flowers along with a muse of my thoughts
I am very excited this week, as I go to the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show you can google to look it up..
So next week I hope to bring you many wonderful photo’s of gardens that I have seen created.. In the mean time. Happy Gardening.
And take some time out in the Sun to relax and enjoy your own gardens filled with the love you have poured into them..
Love and Blessings
Sue ❤

Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

View from my swing

Silence becomes my friend as I sit in the dappled light upon my swinging seat. Rocking back and forth as I lift my feet from the ground, I become lighter than air.

Lulled in the rhythm, like a babe in arms, I’m content. A smile spreads across my lips as my ‘Knowing’ unfolds the deep mysteries of my existence.

Flower of the climbing hydrangea

Lifetimes are stripped back,  like the darkness, they disappear, as the Sun makes her appearance over the horizon as the New Dawn Awakes.

Each struggle, every action, and every choice ever made has brought me to this moment

of who I AM.

The Sun catches my face sending its warmth across my skin. I see it glow beneath closed lids. My smiles grow wider as I welcome my old friend.

As if in answer, the breeze lifts, and the chimes sing their…

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