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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Signs of spring!

Having got heartily sick of winter, I was delighted when spring flowers and buds started appearing! They immediately lift my spirits.

This is the one and only crocus in our garden at the moment!

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These ones are in a park in Portobello.

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I absolutely love the purple and white variety. I'm trying to work out how to interpret it in a jewellery design.


Leaf buds on shrubs near Silverknowes.

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Forsythia, in Portobello.

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Daffodils, also in a park in Portobello.

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This is (I think) blackthorn. There's a lot of it growing on the way to the supermarket, so we get to see it a lot, which is good becasue it's beautiful while in flower.

One of my snow and ice posts showed the same shrubs covered in snow a few months ago.

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I want to make this in silver!

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Also, note that there is 1) a blue sky, b) no rain falling and iii) no howling gale blowing all the flowers sideways!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Ice and Berries

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I'm going to use some of these as inspiration for jewellery designs.

Oh, and just to finish up...

Winter 24

Friday, 7 January 2011

Snow, Sky and Sunsets - February 2009

The snow and ice photos were taken along the Union Canal, in Linlithgow.


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These last three photos were taken on Princes Street in Edinburgh. I was waiting at a bus stop when the sun suddenly got low enough to light up all the cloud. Almost everyone around me stopped to look, many taking photos. It was a beautiful sight, seeing the colours change for about five minutes, and I was quite sad when the sun finally set - I could have happily watched for a lot longer!


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