In the darkness



Honesty, (Lunaria Annua), very weather worn and fragile needs only a fraction of light to look amazing.

They are so called Lunaria because of the moon shape of the translucent seed heads. They are so fragile that I own to breaking one or two in the process of the photography and once detached from the main stem they reminded me of crochets written onto a sheet of music.

My interpretation may demonstrate that I show none of the musicality of my family.

But lay claim to being an artist nevertheless.


Christmas Roses

5S7A8221-Edit-2The Hellebore is one of my favourite flowers, not least because it flowers for long periods at a time when one would think such fragility should really struggle to survive a Northumbrian winter.

And when gardening and plants seem to cost the earth, the meek little hellebore spreads really willingly so cutting the cost of filling a bed.

It is a lot tougher than it first appears.