Saturday, December 31, 2011

Nature's Calendar - Death & Life

On this last day of 2011 I wanted to represent the dying of the old year and the birth of the new.
The empty seed heads of the cow parsley, the year gone, finished, flown. Then my favourite little tree, planted outside a garden, in bud and beginning to show it's spring colours, new life, new beginning, fresh hope, awakening.

For all those who visit my blog I want to wish you a Good New Year. May you find hope in every day, a silver lining even through the darkest clouds and a lightning in your spirit when the sun is shining brightly in your life.
God Bless you all.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nature's Calendar -New Growth and Waterfall

Oops I missed boxing day's entry and nearly missed today.
these photos taken in Skipton along the canal walk behind the castle

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Nature's Calendar - Heather

I think this is my most favourite frost photo so pleased I went out while the frost was still on the ground

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nature's Calendar - Frost Crystals on the fence

Isn't macro photography fascinating, I have never noticed with my naked eye the detail in the frost.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

JYC Days 13-15


I'm still struggling to catch up and think this is going to end up as a mainly digital journal again. Still here are the next 3 pages
13th Dec Christmas Shopping

14th Homemade Decoration

15th Growing Gift

I've also done the weekly challenge on UKScrappers. We had a lovely muted colour palette to use and it was absolutely perfect for the photo I took only yesterday morning when we had a hard frost.
In the Bleak Mid Winter

Today I have packed my case and all the presents ready for my trip up to Skipton.
I still have a little bit of tidying up to do, did I say little bit, oops quite a bit really so that is my job for tomorrow. Hopefully I will not have to go out at all and can get it all done.

today I am thankful for not having to wait for the bus in both directions
for finding my Mojo even if it is only for digi scrapping
and for my three feline companions (do hope they behave themselves while I away)

I brought a basket of plants home for a present for my neighbour, I rolled the carrier bag down carefully so I could remove the basket without damaging the plants. Muffin found it and decided it was a perfect place to be.

Mittens wanted to try it so tried to encourage Muffin out to no avail

Nature's Calendar - Winter Jasmin

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Nature's Calendar - First Snow

Yesterday we had the first snow of the season, too wet to settle and it didn't last long but we had snow and sleet on and off most of the day.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

JYC Days 8-12


I did a little bit of catching up the other day so now I am almost up to date just today's page to do.
Here are the pages not yet blogged.
8th Preparation

9th enjoying the Meal

10th Carols in Town

11th Wrapping Presents

and this one I did digitally
12th Christmas Round Robin

This page is not actually for my Journal but it is a Christmas page none the less
Light up your Christmas 2011

Nature's Calendar - Hydrangea

13th Dec - Hydrangea

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Nature's Calendar - Petunia

I never cease to be amazed at how gracious my Father God is. I was struggling with finding much to photograph for my nature calendar and didn't know what I would be able to use if the weather stayed so mild so that I did not even have a white world to take pictures of.
coming home from town yesterday, looking closely I found a wealth of things worthy of a place in my album. Here is the first instalment
11th Dec - Petunia

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Journal Your Christmas - Day 7


I'm not really following the prompts but going with what I or others around me, have done during the day.
As I am also trying to do Cheryl Johnson's 12 days of Christmas photography this page is about right, and further more it fits the weekly challenge on UKS for this week. The sketch was just what I needed to get me started, and I wouldn't have thought of stamping but I really like the elements made this way. adding bling and mounting on 3d foam pads and the criteria was all met.
7th Lights

Nature's Calendar - Climbing Ivy

Nature takes over the ugly places that are left by us humans, and bring their own beauty.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Journal Your Christmas

Oh dear, seems doing a paper and elements Journal is going to be hard work to keep up I am now three days behind but I thought I would show what I have accomplished.
I've already show you the one I did for the 1st December so here are the 2 to the 6th
2nd Christmas in Swindon

3rd Christmas decorations

I did a second page for the 3rd as I just had to record Rufus's antics
3rd Dressing the Tree

the 4th, being my birthday I've done a double page
4th Lunch at the Devere lhs
4th Lunch at the Devere rhs

5th The Christmas Tree

6th Christmas past 2007

Nature's Calendar - Trees

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Nature's Calendar - from my back door

I never fail to be amazed at how different the sky can appear from day to day. I posted a photo just a few days ago and it is even a different colour but taken at around the same time of day.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Nature's Calendar -Fruit of theWhitebeam

there are just a very few berry left of the whitebeam, about the size of a small cherry.
A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye