Well… what glorious weather! I haven't been near my craft desk so nothing to show you there. We did however spend a fabulous weekend with Ali and Richard who kindly took us to the RHS Gardens at Wisley in Surrey!
OOhh what a garden! For those of you out there who love your gardens… YOU MUST VISIT!
Plenty of opportunities to play with my camera too! 183 photos later it was time to go home! Don't worry, I won't bore you with all of them… just a few of my favourites!
The fabulous house
Take time to smell the flowers (thanks Ali)
Fields of poppies to commemorate WW1
A sea of pink scabious and a bit of a 'pointing at the sky' thing going on!
The great glasshouse and….
The Aliens have landed! Oh well… I like it!
My lovely hubby went to Wisley under duress… just for me…. flowers aren't his thing…. he was missing the world cup….. you get the picture. After 5 hours of having to look at just about every plant and flower on the planet, when asked what he thought of the gardens he pondered for a moment and then said quietly .."I'm impressed" Halelujah! Praise the Lord!
Ali and I did do a bit of crafting too while we were there. There was a small art and craft exhibition and we made some 'sun prints' using specially treated photosensitive paper.
We used dried flowers and leaves to make a design on the paper which was then clamped tightly between 2 plates of perspex and put out in the sun to "react". The paper turned blue and where the leaves and flowers blocked out the sun getting to the paper, a design appeared! It was then 'set' in a bucket of water and hung up to dry.
Here's my finished print….
How clever is that?
Well… sorry about the photo heavy post but when you have visited such a beautiful place… there's no other way!
Have a happy week and do take time to smell the flowers.