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The Red Geranium

Red GeraniumApparently red geraniums were Charles Dickens’ favourite flower. I like the scent of geranium leaves, they remind me of the garden in my grandparents’ house.

June 24, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Centre for the Children’s Book,, Newcastle: The Little Boat

Newcastle 3

Renovations of a magical place, the Centre for the Children’s Book, opening again in July. The Centre is set in Ouseburn, a very individual  part of Newcastle upon Tyne – spent a wonderful day there with a friend of long-standing. Every time I go there is something new to see – an inexhaustible area of the city.

June 22, 2015 Posted by | Art, Illustration, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Centre for the Children’s Book Newcastle: Renovations 2

Newcastle 2

June 22, 2015 Posted by | Art, Illustration, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Centre for the Children’s Book, Newcastle: Renovations 1

Newcastle 1

 

June 22, 2015 Posted by | Art, Illustration, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peony

Peony

June 19, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

Peonies for My Birthday 2

Peonies 2

June 19, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

Peonies for My Birthday 1

Peonies for my Birthday 1

June 19, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , | 8 Comments

The Cement Menagerie 2

 

June 17, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Cement Menagerie 1

The Cemenrt Menagerie 1The Cement Menagerie is a piece of true folk art set in the village of Branxton, which is at the site of the Battle of Flodden in North Northumberland.  This garden of  animals, people, inscriptions and angels was created by John Fairnington to delight his only son, Edwin, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Edwin lived in the village all his life, looked  after  by John and his wife Mary, and was apparently a happy person.  John Fairnington, who was a joiner by trade, created life-size drawings of all the figures, and his friend James Beveridge, who was also a pensioner, made the creatures out of cement.  The Cement Menagerie is in The Fountain House Garden.  It is a strange,beautiful and touching work of art.

See also: telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardenstovsit/3325952/Incredible-hulks.html

June 17, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cow Parsley by River Leet

Cow parsley by River Leet

June 7, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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