22 Jul 2016

Five on Friday

Joining Amy for the Five on Friday link-up, I'm sharing some photo images taken this week when Mr. P. and I travelled to Derby to have a look around Derby Museum and Art Gallery. (This was my first long outing for quite a few weeks, but Derby is only just over an hour away from where we live travelling by car so it was manageable).  There's an open art exhibition on until 25th September called Everyone - Your Place In The World which we wanted to see as our daughter-in-law and some other artists that we know have their work on display.

I liked the way the artwork had been hung according to themes and colour, had been done by artists of all ages and demonstrated so much creative talent.
I particularly liked the artwork above because of the colours of orange and blue.

We also looked around some of the other galleries. One of them had a display of eclectic items inspired by the natural world. An information note said ........"figures of fierce lions to delicate depictions of butterflies the animal and insect world has been a rich source of inspiration for these objects"........

Beautiful 19th century ceramics such as delicate porcelain and quirky stoneware figurines were on display.

An interesting cameo brooch caught my eye. Next to it was a display of carved stone flowers and birds that were ready for inlaying into Ashford-in-the-Water black marble then made into items of jewelry at the workshop in this Derbyshire village.

There's so much to see in the Derby Museum and Art Gallery and as it was such a quick visit I hope that we shall be able to return some time to see the other important collections on display there.

Linking with Barbara's Paint Monthly

Wishing you a good weekend,
Linda :)

16 Jul 2016


Rosa 'Special Anniversary'

Rosa 'White Star'

Rosa 'Cardinal De Richelieu'

Rosa 'Brother Cadfael'

Philadelphus (variety unknown)

Dear Friends,
just a quick note to say that after surgery three weeks ago I'm recovering well at home. At first I was not able to write well or type due to the nature of the surgery. I've not felt up to blogging now that I have better mobility, but instead have been resting a lot and when the weather has been good I've been enjoying being in the garden. However, in a couple of weeks I have to go back in for more surgery. Although this means that I will have to start again with the healing process before radiotherapy treatment, I'm trusting that everything will go well in the weeks ahead. I'm so grateful for the care that is given to everyone by the wonderful NHS breast cancer medical teams, other support staff at the two local hospitals and at the clinic I'm attending. Thank you so much for thinking of me, for your kind messages and prayers. I continue to think of you and have been reading your blog posts when I can.
Also I join those around the world who are praying for the places where there has been so much heartbreak again in recent days and for all those suffering from the unrest and violence that is occurring at present.
Wishing you, my friends, a very peaceful weekend,
Linda :)