There are buds on the branches, but I think it will need some warm days before we get the blossom. And not a daffodil in sight, despite it being St David's Day. Cymru Am Byth* - which is about the extent of my Welsh.
To look on the bright side - the lack of leaves on the trees has made me realise just how many hazel bushes there are in this part of the world - the catkins really show up. I now know that there are two in our garden - I knew we had one but I had never noticed the other one, hidden in the hedge. I bet the squirrels knew it was there, though...
There are lots along our stretch of the A31, as well - we noticed as we drove to Guildford yesterday to meet Babybel and her daddy for some retail therapy, duck feeding, and coffee and cake in the theatre cafe. I got very nostalgic because nearly 30 years ago I used to take Babybel's daddy and uncle duck feeding in the same place. And ducks still know that baby buggy = food ...
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Returning briefly to stamps - remember this?
I hope the wonkiness is just the result of the hoop. Not sure where it is going next, but I think it needs a border. I shall have to extemporise because I have very little thread left and as it is some I inherited from my aunt nearly 20 years ago which has no label I don't think I'll be able to get any more.
If I haven't bored you to tears with stamps. you can find some very inspirational examples on Susan Purney Mark's blog. And some very inspirational work as well.
Although I have enjoyed making all those stamps. learned a lot and got enough inspiration to last me a long time - I have found it pretty time consuming. So I have decided to go back to just a picture a day, with no associated activities - at least for now. But I wanted to continue to have a theme for the pictures - colour. I wanted to feature a different colour each week , but I wasn't sure I would have enough images to last a week. Until I started going through all my photos ...
For no very good reason - except that it is one of my favourite colours - my first choice is turquoise. And here is a very smart gentleman photographed last year at Upton House in Dorset - probably the epitomy of turquoise. Unfortunately he didn't want to show us his tail.
Thanks for all the posts about stamps. Far from boring me I've really enjoyed seeing what you've come up with each day.
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