Tag Archives: Flora

Nature Journal 5: Hawkweed, Hawkbit


“Coles tells us respecting the Eyebright how “Divers authors write that goldfinches, linnets, and some other birds make use of this herb, for the repairing of their own and their young ones’ sight. The purple and yellow spots and stripes … Continue reading

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Spring Sprung


Spring sprung. Continue reading

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Jeni’s Tulip Petal – An Easter Greetings Card


I had an Easter greetings card in the post today, from a long-time friend in Ireland. It was handmade especially for my husband and included this gorgeous dried petal from a tulip that blossomed in her garden last year. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge: The Elfin Ladder


The Elfin Ladder

“Look, fairy tables!”
“Agaricus arvensis, darling – horse mushrooms.”
“Safe to eat?”
“If they smell of aniseed.”
“Look, an elfin ladder!” Continue reading

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Two (Salvaged) Eco Prints on Khadi Paper


I had managed to ruin these two postcard-sized eco prints – which came out of a January batch of bundles – by adding too much encaustic wax. Drenched would be the appropriate verb to use.

They turned black and hard, like they had been smoked over an open fire. The leaf patterning was obliterated, except when held up to light.

Eco Print on Khadi Paper 15 February 2015I laid them aside, knowing I ought to dispose of them,but couldn’t.

I forgot about them. Then yesterday the idea came to me that I should … Continue reading

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Walking Rye Harbour


I found this shell (mollusc) while walking the beach at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve last Saturday. Look, it’s a fan and at its centre, another smaller fan. Continue reading

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Walking and Falling (Salt and Snow)


Snowdrop
snow drop
lamb drop
In snow
salt circles
burns snow
Life flowers Continue reading

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More Eco Prints


A few more eco prints from my second batch. The first has a small whitish circle in the upper left corner reminiscent of a sun or moon. I can’t help thinking of this as an ancient landscape. Continue reading

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Knitting with Ivy: Jesus Puja


Yes, this is ivy and I’ve been knitting with it. On bamboo needles. It was a sudden urge. Some of it I did in the middle of the night. Continue reading

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My First Eco Prints


This is one of the results of my first batch ever of eco prints. I did a number of bundles, as they are called, using leaves and flowers gathered from my own garden. I just used whatever fabrics and papers I had to hand, sandwiched the organic matter between two sheets of whatever, then rolled them up and bound them tightly. I then steamed them for an hour or so and set them aside for a week. Continue reading

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