Saturday, 4 May 2019

Photo diary: week 18, project 365

We said Good bye to April and welcomed May. As the spring progresses, our garden is changing its looks. There is lots of blues and purples at the moment, with a few bright pinks. Soon the white roses will begin blooming.
I didn't do it on purpose, but this week's photos can be grouped by colour blue.

I'm not sure what this flower is called. It's more of a garden weed variety, not exactly a cornflower, as it's pretty big. Does anyone know its name?

Lilac is still looking pretty good. I love its perfume, it makes me think of home.

Eddie was chatting to me and holding onto the wood beam over the fireplace. He made me think of Atlas holding the skies.

The weekend before I've been reading Rachel Roddy's column in the Guardian Feast magazine. She mentioned the book called The fruit, herbs and vegetables of Italy, which was written in the 17C by Castelvetro, who was in exile in England.
I found it on eBay, and bought it. It's a beautiful edition, with art illustrations.

A morning walk to school: this spot always makes me think of Venice.

More blue flowers from the garden. The bluebells and forget-me-nots are spreading like fire.

Today Eddie and I did some boring grocery shopping. We tried a couple of Costas in town, but they were unusually packed full, and we didn't fancy eating outside, as it was too blustery.
No cafe for us today, but Eddie was super excited to get a rare Pokemon card when we bought an Unbroken Bonds booster pack in the book shop today.
This was our late lunch - cheese, grapes, apples, Peter's Yard cripsbreads (my absolute favourites!) and some Higgidy tomato wheels ( we thought the pastries were so-so; a bit disappointing).

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  1. That flower is so pretty, the lilac too and that spot really does look like Venice. x

    1. Thank you, Kim! I enjoy watching the garden changing through the seasons.

  2. What a gorgeous fireplace and beam, reminds me of my childhood home. The lilac looks stunning. Hate it when the coffee shops are rammed, I just ask others if I can sit with them

    1. Thank you, Suzanne, the old fireplace is very beautiful, but we don't use it. In fact we never even opened the latch above it, there's probably 10 years of rubbish in there.

  3. You're right there are a lot of blues around at the moment. I do like the look of your cheese lunch.

  4. That is a large fireplace.
    Shame the Costa shops were busy.
    The canal looks great

  5. That book from the 17th century sounds fascinating. It's great you've managed to find it on eBay. Love the pictures of the flowers as well, they look amazing. x

  6. Your lunch looks very nice! We have that big purple flower too and I don't know what it is either. I can see why your walk to school reminds you of Venice.

  7. The first thing I do when looking at the 365 posts is look at the pics then go back and read the words: I was struck by the blues and purples (my fave colour!) in your photos and the use of the natural world #project365