Weekly Photo Challenge – gone but not forgotten……


Just Snaps had a post about coffee earlier this week, but today I want to focus on tea! Above are used teabags. The drinking of tea is over – the ritual of afternoon tea no longer possible. These are dried and not yet emptied but waiting with purpose.


Tea contains tannin which is a great aid in natural dyeing. The picture above shows some suitably coloured naturally dyed fabric (dyed with leaves, not tea leaves, aided by tannin). It is for a small project which will hopefully be finished by Christmas. You can see just a part below.


Full details of the Weekly Challenge can be found here. Just Snaps has one too.

It’s Thursday ….. just….

This post was planned for earlier, to link to Just Thursday, even though the picture is not actually linked in any way at all….. However, this and that happened, and I’m just posting now.

This was the view that greeted us this morning.


Is it any wonder that I needed my coffee? How did your day begin?

Hope you will join in with the real Just Thursday? More details here.

It must be December…

Snow is falling. Not in the garden, but on the blog! That confirms that December has arrived.

No snow falling here last year either as can be seen from this photograph taken on 1st December 2013


Interesting to compare it with this one taken this morning.


Can you spot the difference? The sky is a similar colour but look at the Rowan tree

Last year it was still laden with berries….. this year it has already been stripped.

Posted on my Facebook Wall

You are welcome to copy and paste the following – please read carefully if you use Facebook…….. I only use it for business – and my creative groups – but …….


Due to the fact that Facebook has chosen to involve software that will allow the theft of my personal information, I do declare the following: on this day, 29th November 2014, in response to the new Facebook guidelines and under articles L.111, 112 and 113 of the code of intellectual property, I declare that my rights are attached to all my personal data, drawings, paintings, photos, texts etc… published on my profile since the day I opened my account. For commercial use of the foregoing my written consent is required at all times.
Those reading this text can copy it and paste it on their Facebook wall. This will allow them to place themselves under the protection of copyright. By this release, I tell Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, broadcast, or to take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The actions mentioned above apply equally to employees, students, agents and/or other staff under the direction of Facebook.
The contents of my profile include private information. The violation of my privacy is punished by the law (UCC 1 1-308 – 308 1 -103 and the Rome Statute). Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are invited to post a notice of this kind, or if you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you have not published this statement at least once, you will tacitly allow the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile update.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Converge


Scene through the window at lunchtime on a foggy day the Millenium Bridge is almost invisible against the backdrop of the buildings on the north bank of the River Thames. Had the weather been better most of the view would have been blocked by convergence of enthusiastic patrons of the Founders’ Arms.

Find our more here – and view one from Just Snaps here.