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An extract from my Seasons Journal: ‘The countryside has been stripped of its clutter and reveals its true shape and structure. We can see the distant cricket pavilion and new views appear. We still see colour on our walks with fat juicy rosehips and crab apples that glow red as if they are lit from within. The holly shrubs are coming into their own and are festooned with berries. Soon there will be more decoration as the Christmas wreaths start adorning the doors and supplementing the natural colours. It is glorious December when winter is still a novelty and the excitement increases as Christmas approaches.’ Wondering what this project is all about? Have a look at this entry.

An extract from my Seasons Journal: ‘The ground is an autumn carpet of leaves in the narrow Twilly Springs short cut. We swish through them, spotting lumpy hard pears and know we will watch the fruit turn into mush over the next few months. At either end of the carpet, the leaves disintegrate into slithery mud. It is a month of putting down, a month of laying to rest, a lonely month, a somber month. It is the right month to remember Armistice Day with the poignant symbol of a poppy.’ Wondering what this project is all about? Have a look at this entry.

An extract from my Seasons Journal: Finally the weather is noticeably warmer and it feels as if summer has begun. Blossoms flutter down like confetti while cow parsley has sprung up and is at its best with drifts of tiny flowers. There are so many different shades of green from the palest off-white to dark bottle greens and everything in between. This is offset by the violently yellow field of oilseed rape which is eye-wateringly bright and we detoured to see it close up and enjoy the sensation of being surrounded by yellow, yellow, yellow. Wondering what this project is all about? Have a look at this entry.

I have completed another three greetings cards for the ‘lovingletters’ range. These cards are inspired from the concertina booklet I wrote, designed and printed and can be viewed on this blog. I especially enjoyed doing ‘winter’ and punching 2mm holes into the card. You can see more cards including ‘spring’ on this entry. Cards can be bought for £2.00 a card (plus p+p):

  • spring (with a list of spring flowers)
  • summer (with a list of butterflies)
  • autumn (leaves drift, slow walk, thick mud, sloe gin)
  • winter (each blade is crisp, shimmering in the icy sun)