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WPC: Satisfaction

“Share a photo of something that brings you satisfaction,” invites Jen this week. ¬†

Picking and eating our cherry tomatoes growing in abundance on our little kitchen deck is as satisfying as it gets at the moment, with many more to come as you can see.

From Yardwork to Artwork: The Hydrangea Story Part One

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Friday’s yardwork, which I hinted at in the Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos, resulted in another artwork afternoon in the studio this weekend. Last May I was trimming a rather unruly photinia which featured in the post From Yardwork to Artwork: The Photinia Story. This time clearing our patio garden involved cutting back a hydrangea that was beginning to take over rather like The Day of Triffids, as described in the 1951 post-apocalyptic novel by the English science fiction author John Wyndham, a story that may be familiar to some of you.

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As you can see Sunday joined me and enjoyed the catnip

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The trimmed stalk made for a useful drawing tool.

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Part Two to follow…

Studio 365: Day 119

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A tulipolic with a camellia addiction now has anemonitis!

What a treat to come home to find a garden full of anemones with many more still to come.

Day 119

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

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…surprise, surprise! Couldn’t resist this photo of two naughty ladybirds in our garden last summer; who’d have thought it.

And by way of complete contrast, the ruins of the adobe and clay pyramid, Huaca Pucllana, taken at night in Lima Peru…
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