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Sunday, 20 June 2010

Arty Farty

Beetle on Cornus flowers based on photo taken at RHS Rosemoor, June 2010.


All quiet on the blogging front from me at the moment I am afraid. I have managed to escape Tumbledown Farm for a short time and have spent the last week in sunny Devon. I have visited some pretty inspirational gardens and must confess to being completely blown away by Keith Wiley's gardens (watch this space for photos coming soon!). I have managed to go a whole week without the internet -shock, horror! It was a bit of a shock to the system at first, but I survived! It did have some funny side effects mind you, one of which led to me playing around with my photographs a little more than usual. I have put a couple of the arty farty results here!


I am alas another year older today... sob! It has been a quiet affair with me drowning my sorrows in plants. I always find a bit of HRT (Horticultural Retail Therapy) gets me through the difficult times. Although I shall not be saying no to a glass of wine later ;o)


So I am still roaming the country for a few more days, indeed I think I can hear The Cotswold's calling to me now. Lots of garden visits will follow soon, I promise!


RO xxx


Alium christophii detail.

16 comments:

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

One year younger? Happy Birthday to you!!! Enjoy your day, and I'll wait for the pictures of the beautiful garden you visited.
Love your art!

Antique ART Garden said...

Happy late birthday, I had one two days ago too. Tougher getting older, but you will never be as young as you are today ! Me either , take care, Gina

Elephant's Eye said...

Happy Birthday! Looking forward to seeing the Cotswold gardens. (And get back to picking please, I am trying to comment instead in future)

Emerald Window said...

Happy Birthday! Mine is on the 29th. I'll be 53 and I'm proud of it! The way I look on Birthdays is that you either have them or you're dead! I'm happy to have them and I relish every year.

I hope yours is a happy and healthy one.
Cenya

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Happy birthday to you, RO! Love the arty prints, and the fact that you got to visit Keith Wiley's garden is wicked awesome. I have his book 'On the Wild Side' and enjoy it very much.

jeansgarden said...

Happy Birthday, RO; love the allium detail. -Jean

vrtlarica said...

Happy Birthday!

The Idiot Gardener said...

Happy birthday!

Who is Keith Wiley?

Off to Google I must go...

Alice Joyce said...

I like!
As always ....:~D

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, and a savory glass of wine. I don't blog about my Birthday, LOL, that means it doesn't exist, and I don't get any older.

Sounds like you are having fun, and those photos are great.

Jen

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

Happy belated Birthday, you lovely June baby.
Here's too many, many more!
xxoo

Carrie said...

Oh no I am so late!!! Happy Birthday, I hope you had a fab time. Look forward to reading and seeing these lovely gardens you speak of x

Kiki said...

Yay..Happy B-day.. Cheers..a toast to you! very cool photo...all your pohotos are awesome!
thans for visiting..i love when you do!
I havent been to blotanical in ages..have you?
Happy Summer...yay..party! Happy b-day again...wishing you magical new adventures!
Kiki~

Rothschild Orchid said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments and birthday wishes. I suppose 32 isn't too bad, it could be worse!

I had a lovely birthday and a wonderful trip to the Cotswolds to visit gardens with the incredibly energetic and bubbly Galloping Gardener. It is certainly a birthday I will remember :o)

Kiki I can totally understand you not visiting Blotannical much, I am really not terribly happy with the changes there, it just is not the same place anymore...

RO xxx

debsgarden said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I like your artsy photos! I hope you are refreshed from your vacation. I look forward to seeing your posts on the great gardens you visited!

joey said...

Fun photos! Happy Belated Birthday (oh to be 32 again) and Summer Gardening :)