Sunday, 31 July 2011

Lammas Day

Lammas is a Neo-Pagan holiday, often called Lughnasadh, celebrating the first harvest and the reaping of grain. It is a cross-quarter holiday halfway between the Summer Solstice (Litha) and the Autumnal Equinox (Mabon). In the northern hemisphere, Lammas takes place around August 1 with the Sun near the midpoint of Leo in the tropical zodiac, while in the southern hemisphere Lammas is celebrated around February 1 with the Sun near the midpoint of Aquarius.

In some English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere, August 1 is Lammas Day (loaf-mass day), the festival of the wheat harvest, and is the first harvest festival of the year. On this day it was customary to bring to church a loaf made from the new crop. In many parts of England, tenants were bound to present freshly harvested wheat to their landlords on or before the first day of August.
Lughnasadh (pronouced loo'nass'ah) comes at the beginning of August. It is one of the Pagan festivals of Celtic origin which split the year into four.

The reason for this info, because I was born on Lammas day!


Thank you Wiki, for the info!

Saturday, 30 July 2011

The Old Pill Factory today, a quick visit….

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the sun was very bright today and I only had my phone, so the window pics are not the greatest! The cushions in the chair are my creations!
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starting my late summer-autumn look with a pair of lovely oak “Everest”, grey tweedy armchairs.
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Lovely drawers, tiny metal feet and some very tactile old brushes.
Just a quick visit today.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

what no flowers?

bourton house 007  Quite often I take pictures in an abstract sort of way, I find that I am drawn to form and texture rather than a panoramic scene.
What do you think of these garden pictures with not a flower in sight??
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and for you ladies that have your own “girl sheds”, what about this beautiful pavillion??
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Gardens: Bourton Hill House & Mill Dene, Glos.
p.s. hello to my new followers, I have gained 3 in a day, I hope you enjoy.........

Sunday, 24 July 2011


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the first three pictures are of a bunch of locally picked flowers £3, the second a lovely bunch given to me by my Mum from her garden.
As I was discussing with Fiona at the Old pill Factory the other day, I would like to have a home with muted palettes, sort of Scandi-French, but I gravitate towards jewel colours, so am more English Country Eccentric, and when there are colours like this, that could be described as clashing, if Mother nature puts them together then why not? If it’s good enough for her………..
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