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Oak tree turned into a sun dial by the evening sun

Art in the garden, Grass spiral.

swirls like the ocean

running on the shore of your





The spiral made in my lawn this year has been thoroughly enjoyed by many – children always run around spirals – turning, turning, turning, always turning, always running, always laughing – it is a delight!

Easy to do – you cut the lawn on a high setting and then starting in the middle, mow outwards on a lower setting, keeping a gap of the mower width to your right or left, whichever way you are moving. I’d love to know if you give it a go.

I first cut a spiral back in 1999 and then came the Waves, and the Grid

What pattern would you create?

Just had to include this wonderful piece of graphic design:

graphic design, from Trust Me I'm a Designer

I saw this on a site called ‘Trust Me I’m a Designer’. Clever don’t you think!

It’s your turn!

Leave a link to your photos in the comments so that we can all see what turns up this week. 😉

Joining in with Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge – his prompt words this week are: Ocean and Shore

and the One – a – Week Photo Challenge that Cathy and I have compiled for fun.

Magnolia Grandiflora

I just had to return to the church garden in Cerne Abbas yesterday and there was the beautiful lemon scented bloom moving on to its next stage


with petals thick and rust coloured feeling like chamois leather,

leaving this beautiful candleDSC_0800what to do with the petals ….
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Hmm….. do you ever do things like this? DSC_0811

Reminding me of this post back in April 2012, which inspired this mandala on a bird bath.

A higher bloom shone out and I was able to bend down the branch to breathe in that delicious scentDSC_0801

And as you can see I discovered its name is Magnolia Grandiflora – I’m definitely going to see if one will grow in my garden.

Joining in with Cee’s Flower of the Day


It has been so cold for so long that there is not much colour in my garden, so I thought I’d add some of my own:

potI love the shape of this terracotta urn, but it needed a re-paint. After a good clean I painted on a mist layer of watered down emulsionDSCF1284

For the top coat I used some water-based satinwood paint I have left over from painting the bathroom:DSCF1290

Having found more colours left over from decorating I had to do a few more


to brighten up the north facing wall of the garage – still not enough though – there’s more to do …