It has been a while since I took photos, but working in the garden bore rich pickings this week. I was thrilled to find such a wrinkly quince, and a constellation of early morning dew drops. One day I spotted a still-life of poppy seeds and their shadows with a garden tap, odd bedfellows, but appealing. Every size and shape of ivy-leaf edge the garden; the difference in scale is fascinating, and some leaves are white as candle wax. It is a great garden for producing insect-wing skeletons from leaves which cast delicate lace shadows. Moss abounds in the shade - in fact, most of my week was spent scraping up carpets of it to reveal the stone beneath, but I couldn't resist leaving a few strands which resemble microscopic ferns; and I found this crazy calligraphy underneath a fuchsia bush! Of course, a garden adventure would be incomplete without an investigation into chestnut growth. I hate having to dig them up, but this one laid out on the path shows its root next to the chestnut I unearthed beside it, perhaps no longer required for nourishment. I was interested to find that the inside the nut had become a jelly-like substance which glistened in the sun.
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Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland
My Illustration Work:
Binky McKee Website