Unturned

Leaving
no leaf
unturned, searching for
any grubs hiding below.
Blackbird.

Weather Forecast

Weather
forecast rain.
Instead weak sunshine
sparkles on fallen leaves.
Golden.

Red Flowers

Mizzle
and gloom,
but still cheerful
red flowers shine brightly.
Geranium.

Pyracantha

Red
Pyracantha berries;
easy reach from
fence perch for opportunistic
pigeon.

Thunder and Lightning

Apparently
we had
thunder and lightning
last night. I heard
nothing!

New Crafts

Trying
new crafts.
Tea bag folding
is proving to be
addictive!
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Tea bag folding has nothing much to do with soggy tea bags. It is also known as miniature kaleidoscope origami. Basically it is a simple form of origami which began in the Netherlands, where tea bags were produced in little patterned envelopes and it is these envelopes that were originally used for the folding techniques to make various attractive rosette forms (and also some other shapes) which can then be used for decorative purposes on greetings cards etc. One of the main differences to true origami is that the elements are slotted and glued together whereas origami is not generally glued. Now it is possible to buy papers specially printed with square patterns for tea bag folding, or you can use any patterned paper (eg wrapping paper) that you have to hand.
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Thirsty Ground

Thirsty
ground eagerly
soaks up rainfall,
racing against the drying
sunshine.

Golden Bloom




Bold
golden bloom
enjoying the sunshine.
More buds opening soon.
Sunflower.

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I have other sunflowers elsewhere in the garden but this was the first to bloom. Plenty more buds to come.

Spots of Rain

Cooler
and overcast.
Spots of rain.
Short, sharp shower; not
enough!

Sunhat

Sun
beats down.
In shop window
just what I need;
sunhat.

My new sunhat

When I pass near my local Charity Shop I usually pop in, mainly to check out the books and craft stuff – it never ceases to amaze me the amount of crafting materials they have at bargain prices and I usually come home with something. Walking past this morning I happened to noticed this rather smart sunhat in the window – just what I need, I thought. I do already have a sunhat but it is a bit old and battered and also rather big. This one fits a treat – it’s mine now!

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