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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Gorgeous Colors Everywhere May 10, 2017

Filed under: Colours,Gardening,Laburnum,Natural Beauty,Nature,Spring — Janet @ 8:30 pm

IMG_3131  lovely laburnum for yellow

 

Gardening For Bio-Diversity March 27, 2017

Filed under: Airfield,Art works,Artists,Claude Monet,Flowers,Images,Nature — Janet @ 1:48 pm

Poppies MonetGardening for Bio-Diversity Love this image from Rubalcava Horticultural Services in County Wicklow Ireland.  It reminds me also of a field of wildflowers at Airfield, an urban farm near my former home in Dublin.  Or Monet’s famous painting of a field of Poppies.

 

Start Your Day……. March 24, 2017

17342655_774545312711136_7201039594426454023_n  Start your day with this beautiful photo of Spring in Ireland – a contrast of green and yellow – thanks to Sarah Rubalcava of Rubalcava Horticultural Services.

Sarah’s mom (and my friend) Magda Rubalcava is an award winning internationally renown tapestry weaver – wouldn’t this make a spectacular tapestry?

 

Fox in the Snow January 16, 2017

Filed under: Animals,Foxes,Natural Beauty,Nature — Janet @ 5:08 pm

fox-in-bc-snow-l-rettberg  My Socklady friend Lynne lives in the Far North (Northern British Columbia) – this beautiful fox is a regular visitor to her back yard.  I would love this view from my kitchen window!

And for comparison, from The Naturalist’s Notebook on Facebook, here’s a fox in the sand on Cape Cod

fox-on-cape-cod

 

Return Of The Northern Flicker July 12, 2016

Filed under: Bird Identification,Birds,Natural Beauty,Nature — Janet @ 2:44 pm

image008    Northern Flicker chicks?  Illustration in my photo collection

220px-Northern_Flicker from wikipedia  Northern Flicker  Such a beautiful bird – this bird fascinates me

 

I was delighted to see one on my deck this morning.  And yesterday I saw several flying about.  They had been missing for a while.

IMG_0576  can you find the Northern Flicker in my picture?

IMG_0574  find the Flicker – a challenge

 

 

 

 

Norwegian Artists December 14, 2015

norwegian landscape frits thaulow 1890 Norwegian Winter, Frits Thaulow, 1899

This is winter – in Norway – in New England.  I love it.

 

Spiders September 15, 2015

Filed under: Nature,Spiders,Weather — Janet @ 1:49 pm

Weather in Britain = Spiders