Its been a while since I posted here on my garden blog. I have been spending more time off the internet and more time with my hobbies.
I decided after knitting the finger-less gloves and snood in my last post to use the same burgundy wool to knit myself a beret. I found a pattern in our local wool shop and set about knitting it.. nearly each row was different, and needed full concentration and record keeping of where I was when I put it down. But I was very pleased with the end result.
After the Beret was finished my next project was to paint.. Now my usual medium I enjoy using is acrylics.. But I had been following Steve on his blog, his love of oil painting and through his encouragement to give it another try, and already had the oil paints in stock, I gave it another go..
One of the things which always put me off was the drying time of paintings in oils.. But it also then has its advantages of blending areas where you see mistakes or you need to change.
So I decided to paint one of my favourite little animals who are at this time of year hibernating, which is a little Hedgehog.
I called it Hedgehog in Spring
Here you can see one which was active in my garden last year
Today as I type this the temperature outside is minus -4°C which is 24.8°F which is cold even for us here in England, and we have freezing fog outside today
So I thought to show you the little bit of Spring we have in our garden at the moment as some of the primroses are out, and indoors is another piece of Spring in the form of these Hyacinths bulbs on my kitchen window. The aroma of their perfume is wonderful and greets you each time you open the kitchen door.
At the moment I am snuggled nice and warm, reading books brought from the library. While the knitting was underway, I bought audio books to listen to. But I am well into Book one, of a trilogy of books, in the Cousins O’Dwyer series starting with the first one by Nora Roberts entitled The Dark Witch. And I was lucky enough to find in stock in the library both two and three at the same time. So lots of lovely reading to be doing in this cold weather.
I am also in the midst of putting a collection of my poetry together, in the hopes to get it self published.. This is something I promised my self long ago, and now feel the need to complete this particular project. A sample of my poems can be found mainly on my other blog over at Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary, the link can be found on my side panel of my blog.
I hope all of those in the USA who are in the ‘Polar Vortex’ (The link provides temps across USA, and sky phenomena with the Light and Sun halo’s) So, keep safe and warm.. I know your temperatures are far, far, below what we are experiencing and its cold enough here and minus four, so goodness knows how you are all coping in the extreme cold..
Take care all of you thank you for reading and welcome to those who are new followers.