Monday 23 May 2022

🌱🌷🌱Moments in May🌱🌷🌱


May sunshine & showers....its been a real mixed bag weather wise... But the rain makes the Devon countryside so lush & green. My pots on the hill top & apple trees definitely have come to life in these last weeks.  We enjoyed a wonderful,  almost 9mile hilly walk... I totally dressed for March not May and was spending each few miles pealing off layer by layer cardi & coat. It turned out blooming hot. The Cornish countryside look so beautiful especially all the meadow land towards Calstock & harrowbarrow... We stopped off half way for tea & cakey at the National Trust property of Cotehele... The beautiful medieval property & gardens especially apple orchards are wonderful at this time of year. 

Wonderful place to explore or sit in peace. πŸ’šBluebells & cowparsley covering the Cotehele estate. πŸ’š
Looking towards the Tamar River... And walking around the gardens & potting shed. Along the Cornish lanes the views were breathtaking I came home from the walk with some cowparsley & pink campion (only a hand full)... πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ±
Wonderful May wildflowers cheering up my cottage this week and some new-to-me books and lovely decorative mug... 
Actually, looking over my photos on my phone I've realised how much walking I've been doing... Definitely helps when the weather is bright & the landscape so pretty. But I still keep having naughty bakery treats so I better walk some more tehe. 
I've been enjoying spending time in the garden & listening to the swifts and swollows swooping over the hill top. 
Enjoying strawberries & cream in the sunshineπŸŒ±πŸ“πŸŒžπŸŒ±πŸŒ·πŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸ“πŸŒ±
Making Jubilee inspired decorations... A little bit more painting too. 
The community garden in our market town really is a beautiful sanctuary for me... 
So beautiful at this time of year... Lots of allotment veg growing, wild flowers & roses starting to bloom πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸŒ±
My dresser top this Monday morning just after the rush of family and then some quiet time with coffee & housework while it pours with May rains... 🌦️🌀️🌧️☔
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Wednesday 11 May 2022

πŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸŒΏMay DaysπŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸŒΏ

Along comes May, 
So green, so lush... 
So beautiful 
My favourite month
Wonderful walks along the canal... The hedgerows alive with bird songs and blossom... The bluebells amongst the cowparsley on the lush, green Devon lanes. 
Found a perfect, secret, peaceful spot for a picnic along the river Bank... On a bit of a mizzly, drizzle of a day one weekend there was a garden show festival in our market town... Lots of wonderful growers, makers, artizans & nursery garden style displays. 
Also an old brass band played under the historical archway buildings hiding from the rains. Lots of local food producers, pasties, mock tails & cream teas... Also live band singers in the late afternoon... πŸ’š
I got my daughter to choose a cactus for her room collection... Her plant babies (miniature ones) πŸ’šπŸŒ΅
Little hedgehog friends... My whimsical mind on paper... Always thinking up something... 
Love big bows on my little animal friends and frilly Peter pan collars... Seem to start paintings, drawings but never quite complete them lately... We have so much going on behind the scenes of blog life that my minds a little all over the place to concentrate for too long... 
But art is my happy place so I keep pushing myself to try to finish things. 
... And I keep thinking I've not been that creative but I have... Not sure why I keep putting myself down about it, but I think it's because I want more time to create... I do get hours in the week, evenings... But its what I call broken up time... I'll sit, start creating something but then there's a phone call, job needs doing, something I need to pick up or someone needs collecting from an activity. That's life I suppose. But a whole 3 hrs and no interruptions would be marvellous... 
One of my joys is morning creative time... I only get that one morning a week but it feels bliss... Radio on, milky coffee... Morning, Home alone creating... Its a ritual I most enjoy and when I'm most inspired & full of ideas. Even if it's just for a few hours. 
At this time of year when I love being in the garden in my free time or a lovely country, coastal walk I have to juggle that creative time too. I long for my very own little studio that opens onto a garden... Then I'd have the best of both worlds. One day... πŸ’šπŸ˜Œ I'd also like an allotment area too. I think Im day dreaming out loud. Tehe. 
Wonderful weekend adventure to Totnes in Devon... I so love it there. This is the community garden... So pretty. The artizan, colourful, homemade feel of the town set on a hill... Always a wonderful, welcoming atmosphere there... Lots of independent & wonderful shops. 
Wonderful wild garlic & bluebells... πŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸŒΏ
And all the cowslip, cowparsley & oxe eye daisies πŸŒ±πŸŒΌπŸŒ±πŸŒΌπŸŒ±πŸŒΌπŸŒ±πŸ’›πŸŒΌπŸŒ±πŸŒΌπŸŒ±
I love this print I got in Totnes... I love it       πŸŒ±πŸŒΌπŸŒ± anyway, I think I've been rambling on... More than usual. Hope you're enjoying these beautiful May days... πŸŒ±πŸŒΌπŸŒ±πŸ’š
The rains came along this morning but its turned sunny again this afternoon... We did need the rain 🌞🌧️🌞🌧️🌞
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