Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit and leave with a smile! Love Thea x

Friday, 24 May 2013

Come for a walk in the Bluebell Woods *~*


 Last night Mr Moon peeped out of the clouds just long enough for me to catch him...


He looked  so very magical...

 So today I thought I would take a walk to the woods to see if the Bluebells were out...





It was blustery, cold and wet, but Fin and I wrapped up and off we went...The woods are only 5mins away



 We passed a Dandelion bank....such a cheery sight on a dull day








Said.." hello" to Mrs Squirrel, then walked on...


Said..."hello to Mr Duck, then walked on...(he was sat right in the middle of the path)


Then the Bluebells started to appear...



 More and more.....






Their beautiful scent surrounded us..

So magical I could have stayed there all day....



 Back home now... A few days ago while taking a walk around the garden, I discovered this dear little nest, it was upside down on the path at the back, where the Privet hedge grows...

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We have a naughty Magpie who visits, and persistently raids the little birds nest...I know its nature but it is still very sad to see...


So beautifully made....such a lot of work goes into making them
Tiny and perfect....I wonder who made it?

Keep a twinkle in your pocket my friends
Thea xx


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

May in my Garden*~*

On Sunday we spent the day in the garden...

We bought a few plants,* Diascia, Viola and Antirrhinum* for the baskets from a pretty nursery at Edale in the Peak District the day before...
I filled the rest of the pots with homegrown seedlings..so fingers crossed they grow

Fin made me a cold frame so I filled It up!  as well as my little growhouse behind !



I planted geraniums in the old wash tub....



A plant shelf made from and old bath bridge....




The primroses have been flowering their little hearts out this year...




I love this Clematis it is so dainty, it reminds me of moths fluttering by....



The Spirea in the front garden has been beautiful...







This is a special place in my garden ...woodland and wild









A shy mummy Blackbird, she has babies in the hedge opposite...


The bird box did have a pair of Bluetits flying in and out but we haven't seen them for a while...

Well lets hope the sunshines soon...Hope you all have a Happy Week !
Thea xx

Friday, 17 May 2013

Making a Tree Wreath *~*


I saw a tree wreath in the Jeanne d' Arc Living magazine so I thought I would make one for my tree





I had made my ring last year, by twisting long whips of ivy ...



I found a remnant of white cotton cloth and tore it into strips.....



( a few flowers picked from the garden)



Tied the strips of cloth onto the ring...





I could have hung some cones on it as suggested by the magazine...



But decided to tie on Hellebore seed heads for a spring look...






There. I love my Hornbeam tree, and I am sure he loves his wreath...
Folklore called the Hornbeam the immortal tree, so I hope he is.



I shall just add a picture of Maisie sitting by the bluebells..



As you can imagine she loved making the wreath with me,  I had to give her a streamer to play with and now she is worn out ...bless

Inside now for a nice cup of tea and to read the rest of my lovely magazine
 Thea xx