Sharing a love of Dolls House Miniatures - and making time for other creative crafts and the garden.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Snapping!!

I love taking photographs almost as much as making miniatures and gardening - so now that Spring has arrived, and I'm just back from a lovely visit to family and a holiday in Yorkshire - there have been lots of opportunities to snap away....

Given that there's a whole family of dolls that need wigging, our latest 1/48th piece hasn't been photographed yet, and I'm still tackling the holiday washing  - no pics of miniatures this time!

The Cowslips in my 'wild meadow' (a really tiny patch, to be honest) look wonderful and are spreading. I planted some when we moved here less than three years ago, but find to my delight that they are popping up all over the garden so they must have grown here once before. I love the way that surprise seedlings and plants just appear when you inherit an old garden.

Nostalgia is part of my garden as well - this is quirky corner by our ancient cast iron garden bench. The Auriculas are in old clay pots and the odd collections in the terracotta pans are mostly shells and stones.The table is actually a piece of marine plywood sitting on an old green glass carboy. I've just planted an old fashioned Pink in the leaky watering my mind's eye it will look wonderful. I'll let you know!

Here's quirky!! Spotted in a relative's garden - nasturtiums planted in old baked bean tins which have been punched with holes and hung in the pear tree. I think they'll look super when the plants have grown and spill over in full fabulous saving my cans!!

I have always thought that there's no better sight at this time of year than a bluebell wood - but I think you'll have to agree that this bank in Scarborough with a drift of bluebells and wild garlic (Ransoms) comes pretty close.
Finally - between Filey and Bridlington on A165 - the life sized Dotterel Shepherd and his sheep march across a roundabout!!! Amazing!! Fabulous I thought, although I gather the sculpture by Ronald Falck gets a mixed reaction. My husband kindly went round twice and parked in a layby so I could take pictures - I'm sure I'm not the only one. I'd have loved to get closer - if you're interested, Google it for more pictures and info.

 Thank you for looking.


KT Miniatures said...

What lovely pics Robin. Like the baked bean can idea. Plus those sculptures are a wonder they don't cause an accident as people go round the roundabout!lol

Caseymini said...

Robin, what a wonderful idea with the bean cans! May I steal it? I am visiting your blog for the first time. It won't be the last! Very Nice.

Robin said...

Yep - go ahead - start hanging up bean cans!! I'm stealing it from my son too.Lol. Nice to see you Casey.

I think the 'risk of accident' was one of the adverse reactions to the sculptures Celia - granted it's not quite what you expect to see on a roundabout....