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Monday Mood Board


Teeny-tiny flowers in teeny-tiny vases… what’s not to like?!


These photographs are actually larger than life-size, the real vases and flowers really are very small…


Monday Mood Board


The shapes of flowers as they are opening can be so interesting: I have often looked at the shape and form of aquilegia flowers, but had never noticed one half way between being a tightly closed bud, and an open flower.flower-structure

The way that the petals are furled in a spiral reminds me of the paper windmills that children play with!folded-petals

I’m not sure what project these forms will inspire, but can imagine the shape and structure being used in a textile or jewellery project.back-of-flower

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Some flowers collected from the countryside during a walk with the dogs on Saturday…




Monday Mood Board


It is difficult to avoid being inspired by the sea and the countryside around here, especially in spring and summer.

Budleigh Sept 14(1)  Spaniel on Beach

Dartmoor1  Winter skies 2

Dartmoor4  Flowers by the Sea

Budleigh Sept 14(c)  Estuary 2014

With the longer days I’ve been spending even more time outside, and the sunshine and brighter colours after winter are so cheerful. It’s also very nice to be able to sit in the garden when undertaking craft projects.

We’ve been enjoying some lovely warm weather in Devon this month, and it even stayed dry (and sunny) on the day that all of the boats were craned back into the water. The craning-in starts very early in the morning (it has to fit in with a very high high-tide) and takes a few hours, and usually seems to be a guarantee that it will both rain on that date, and be 10 degrees C colder than the day before!


Monday Mood Board


Some teeny-tiny spring flowers from the garden…


…snow drops, heather, cherry blossom and grape hyacinths.


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Yellow is such a happy colour!

Yellow-daffodils Yellow-flowers Daffodils


Pinterest update- new board!

Hello lovely people, just thought I’d let you know that I’ve just added a new board to my Pinterest account: called ‘Blossoms and Buds’, it is full of lovely spring flowers.

I am adding more pictures to the Many Bright Things Pinterest page on a regular basis: whilst some of the pictures are featured here on my blog, you will also find plenty of new ones.

You can find Many Bright Things on Pinterest by clicking here.

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