Tuesday, 25 March 2014

GARDENS ARE NOT MADE BY SITTING IN THE SHADE ……..





Today was my first day of the year gardening ….. PROPERLY ….. I was out there for eight hours and, as always, at this time of year, I ache all over !!!!! …… and, as always, I have a massive blister on the palm of my right hand from the trowel !!!!!
I know that there are many of you out there that garden all of the year round but, I'm afraid that I'm a bit of a fair weather gardener.

Have you ventured out and weeded the beds yet ?

….. a bit of light pruning tomorrow, I think !!

By the way, that's not all of our garden ….. it goes on ….. and across ….. hence the aches and blister, just in case you think that I'm moaning about nothing !!


" And when your back stops aching and your hands begin to harden ….. You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden. "

Rudyard Kipling


image by ME !!

Jackie

Thursday, 20 March 2014

CASTLE of GLASS …..


Having connection problems at the moment ….. very intermittent so, apologies for not commenting so much lately.

SO …… for now ….. have a listen to Linkin Park and a look at  some pretty pictures.

Hope to be back on track soon.





















Spring has sprung


HAPPY WEEKEND 




image 1: Video via YouTube, image 2: via beedonaldson, image 3 & 13: via night tattoo, image 4: via filmsploitation,  image 5 & 12: via ana-rosa, image 6: via umla, image 7: via zsa zsa bellagio, image 8: via fusion 45, image 9: via kero i am, image 10: via melba 13, image 11: via my inner landscape, image 14: via garden style living  

Jackie

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

BY INVITATION ….. WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE …..




Our By Invitation subject for this month of March is :
' Ways To Stay Creative '





think out of the box …..


go to the cinema …..



see some art …..




read a book …..


be silly …..



learn to play an instrument { preferably whilst riding a penny farthing !! } …..


cook ….. rustle up a culinary creation …..


be wierd …..


take photographs …..


look to the past ….. look to the future


if creativity deserts you, shut your eyes, take a nap ….. they say it boosts creativity and who am I to argue !!


JUST DO IT !!




To hear of other ways to stay creative, Marsha has all of the links to the other ' By Invitation ' contributors.





image 1: via anne of carversville, image 2: via Vogue Italia, image 3: via life up up, images 4 & 10: via caraincertezza, images 5 & 16 : via daniel padroni, image 6: via monikerartfair, image 7: via if I stay and never go away, image 8: via tumblr, image 9: via maya47000, image 11: via paris is far away from me, image 12: via paolocorda, image 13: via costumes-textiles, image 14: via margadirube, image 15: via creating clever


Jackie