Friday, 3 June 2016

Peter Rabbit's Little Adventure

To mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth, a series of new miniature sculptures has been commissioned.  These charming creations can be found at different locations across London. If you look closely you can see there is a special twist to this tale, each character has been ever so slightly modernised. 


Peter Rabbit is going all out tourist with his selfie stick at the London Eye.


Nutkin shows his true political colours outside St. James' Park.


Jeremy Fisher can't resist dropping a line on the Westminster Bridge.


Ms. Puddle-Duck enjoys a bit of fashionable retail therapy....


Meanwhile, Mrs. Tiggie-Winkle has set up a laundry! 


Even urban gardens need tending as you can see.  Mrs. Tittlemouse finds her leaf blower to be a very handy gadget.  

CLICK HERE  to learn more about the artist, Marcus Crocker, and to watch a video about the making of these adorable creatures.  Happy 150th Birthday, Miss Potter! 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Blossom At Last!

It seems as if I have been working in the garden for weeks on end and yet nothing much was in bloom.  Then, after a couple of warm, dry days the garden seemed to explode into flower.


So this evening I thought I'd take a few photos...


We have a bumper crop of ox eye daisies.  I've been digging up clumps to give to my friends but they seem to just keep coming. 


They ramble into the irises and through the rose bushes. 


The quince is doing well...


And this azalea is humming with bees.


As the light fades, the very first rose of the season gives out her perfume.  It makes all the waiting and weeding worthwhile.