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Sunday, 8 June 2014

Everything in the garden is.....

 ..........So lovely.
 Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I have had a busy last month, as I started a new job!! It is brilliant so far, as I'm painting away like crazy :)  I'm working for a major Greeting Card Company and although so much work is now done on computer, it seems that painting is back in fashion. So I'm happily painting away, creating lots of different work.
 Everything else is doing well also, the garden is amazing, we have had so much rain lately and over the winter, that everything is very lush. We've had hardly any freezing cold weather, and so everything has taken off in the spring, and it all looks delightful. I love the lupin above, such amazing shapes all neatly stacked together, it just makes me marvel at nature, how things form and grow, it's brilliant.
Mimulus, bedding plants, these are flowering like mad now.

Harlow Carr poster

Harrogate 'Le Tour' symbols.
 In our region we have the start of the 'Tour de France' kicking off, and many, many places have posters and various yellow painted bicycles strategically positioned all over. We passed through Massham recently and they had bunting strewn all around the market square made of little knitted Jerseys, mainly yellow, but various other colours, they look so cute!!
Wenslydale view.
 We try and get out into the countryside when the weather is fair, this trip was last Friday, such a glorious day up in Wenslydale. Walking in the sunshine. I don't work a full week, so I can escape quite often. We have had lots of rain as I mentioned though, it can rain when I'm at work, then be nice on my days off please :)))
Wenslydale view

Pen hill above Wenslydale, the farmers are cutting the grass for food.
 I've been painting rainbows in my spare time also, I shall do some diddling on the computer with these below and see what happens?? I love the bright colours they are so cheerful.
Well I hope to be back before too long, I shall try and post once a month at least!! Otherwise you will all drift off and not come to visit me. I hope everything in your gardens is rosy too. X


  1. Congratulations on the new job! It sounds very exciting. Glad you won't be giving up on the blog though!

  2. Don't you worry ~ I'll come visit you anytime you appear! :)))))
    Stunning Moth in your header picture!!
    Gorgeous scenery! I love the flowers and lush green-ness! Happy to hear you are happily painting along (perfect on rainy days!) So good to see your corner of the world again! Congrats on your new job!

  3. I've been missing your posts.
    But so exciting to hear about your new job. It sounds perfect!

    All I know of Wenslydale is from Monty Python. But your pictures of it are far more telling and steeped in history.

    the garden looks great too (mine, not so much)

  4. Congratulations on the new job, Julie! They are lucky to have you. Your garden looks lush and lovely. I love when you post photos of the English countryside--so peaceful. I have trouble keeping up with my blog sometimes too but am trying to post when I can as well.

  5. We are having some really lovely weather, very hot today. So I have been getting all the washing dry! Your garden looks full of colour , lots of bees and butterflies about with this good weather.
    It is good to get out for a walk, especially if you are so busy on your work days. I guess you will all be cheering as the bikes go through the villages. My sister has just been to Richmond and said they saw lots of places all decorated, bikes featured a lot and flags, all looked great.
    I think Wenslydale and cheese. Hope you enjoyed your walk and the sun shines on your next day off.

  6. Thank-you everyone for your comments, so lovely to hear from all you folks in various parts of the world, thanks for stopping by and the good wishes :)

  7. haven’t been here for ages… love the new blog look, it’s so lovely and fresh and happy! congratulations on teh new job! xo

  8. I'm so glad you're doing so well, and congrats on the new job! Your garden is looking lovely, too! I don't have a garden, as we live in a 3rd floor london flat, but I just bought lots of lovely plants to make a garden on my windowsills. It's so refreshing. X Jane

  9. How lovely to know that we are fairly near neighbours!! Let me know if you are ever coming to around Leyburn and you can call in for a coffee. Didn;t the TV show our area off well (in spite of all those wretched adverts)?

    1. Thank-you so much Mrs weaver of grass, that's lovely of you. We are up in the dales this next week, but not quite near Leyburn, we were at Middleham and below Pen hill a few weeks back, if I come your way, I'll give you a message :)

  10. Glad to hear you are doing well!

  11. I don't know how I missed this post. Congratulations about the job, sounds exciting and great to hear that your skills are being appreciated.


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