At last.. I am back in blogland.... so I must join in at my favourite place
AJJ and the 'we're all/going theme' which is hosted this month by
Chris from pearshapedcrafting
This is a mix in my A5 journal of stamps by Altenew, distress ink and some digital additions.
|This was my original stamped page|
I don't like the heat at this time of year but I do love the flowers the sunshine/heat brings.
Every year we wonder will it be the year our cactus flowers - it's the sort that blooms over night and lasts a day or two at the most. This summer it has had four flowers - three almost all at once and then about 3 days later another single flower - this is probably the most flowers its had in nearly 40 years - yes 40 years!
Our two Nisperos/Loquat trees - have had the most fruit ever. Although one of the trees probably had half a dozen fruits only, the other one made up for that. This tree isn't native to the UK so its just luck and our climate here on the Essex coast that probably helped.
Its hard to explain how this fruit tastes - maybe like a mix of peach, apricot, lime and something tropical - quite an intense flavour - but really lovely. Dave has blanched, sliced and froze some to save for the winter. There's still a lot left on the tree to pick which hopefully are still edible and not all pecked by the birds :)
And the reason why the fruit is a bit battered looking is probably because the trees have attracted a lot of birds. This time of the year there are a lot of young birds about and the black birds appear to use our garden as a kindergarten and leave them with us to look watch over and they repay us by devouring the fruit ha ha :)
The Hebe has a mass of white flowers
We had a lot of Foxgloves - all freebies that have seeded from somewhere else and blown into our garden - what a lovely treat - I love them and so do the bees :)
And I had a lovely surprise; there was a young squirrel in the garden
and he kindly came up to the door and posed for me.
That's all from me for this time.
Thanks so much for visting here.