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

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Actually it's been one of those fortnights! I dare say everyone reading this is thinking 'yeah, know what that feels like...'

Leaving out the fact that it's now raining instead of being warm and sunny, and other 'stuff' has been happening... my camera and computer stopped talking to each other!!! Now in my tiny world this is a happening of proper seriousness as I couldn't blog without a picture or two, or send pictures to customers.

MAJOR PANIC...look up possibility of buying new camera.......realise it's October and the gremlins always come visiting this month.....scream for help from tame 'expert'.
Said tame expert has now got the camera and computer to talk to each other again so with a big 'PHEW' I'm up and running again.

Although I have been working in miniature I've no pictures to share at the moment, so have fallen back on my garden as usual. I was desperate for rain as my garden was drying up. Mother Nature was having a joke - so she made it rain....lots of it...

I've some gorgeous late roses out and wonderfully bright Michaelmas Daisies while the fence/shrubs/border is completely submerged by clematis which is now in full frothy seed-head.  When it stops raining I must take a picture!

I often think that Mother Nature must chuckle at our pontificating about global warming and climate change and then throw a curve ball. A winter flowering Helebore has been looking wonderful for three weeks now, 'Freckles' a winter/early spring Clematis is flowering it's socks off as is this deep red Japonica although it still has apples as well.......

Then we have Viburnum Bonariensis which usually flowers on leafless stems in deep winter!!

I'm happy to see them all this early - whatever the weather.
Thank you for looking


The grandmommy said...

Dear me! It is a good thing there is a such thing as tomorrow!
Look forward to it! :-)

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Love the photos of your garden Robin. I am amazed at how things are still blooming over here too. I have things that should be going to sleep for the autumn/winter coming into bud as though it was spring! Glad the camera/computer situation sorted out.

PILAR6373 said...

Que maravilla poder disfrutar todavía de esas maravillosas flores,aquí todo está prácticamente dormido para pasar el invierno y despertar en primavera.
Me alegro que ya puedas poder fotos y que los gremlins no hagan más travesuras!!!

Ilona said...

Hi Robin! Glad to read that you are back again into blogging, that computer and camera issues have been your gremlins ;)?!
Oh my, your plants are indeed in full bloom, they are real beauties! It seems that Mother Nature has now lots of whims, everywhere in the world, here too :D. Because here we are walking through the rural countryside, where the trees are losing their leaves and the same time all kind of summer flowers blooming, it seems that they think it is high summer!! This weekend we have a new record of the temperature: it is sunny and very warm, 24oC!!
It's a pity we can't see pictures of your miniature work, but I guess we will do soon, isn't it ;)?
I wish you a nice Sunday and week! Hugs, Ilona

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Robin, I LOVE your garden photos and what beautiful blooms you have now, and at this time of year too!? Enjoy it while you can, I say. As you have mentioned, nothing is doing what it is suppose to be doing.
Curiouser and curiouser. :D


Robin said...

Well it looks as though we're all enjoying some early flowering in our gardens - wherever we live!
Thanks, as always for your kind comments - much appreciated. i promise miniature news soon.