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Kintsugi, Potting On and A Posy

Some years ago I learned of the Japanese art of kintsugi, the ancient art of mending broken pottery with gold, thus making the mended piece even more precious that it was when whole. Last year I broke a very precious green glass pot inherited from my Granny. It smells still of her powder as it contained powder and a puff which, as a little girl, I found quite fascinating. I was heartbroken and then found a kintsugi kit online! I mended the powder puff glass and an old serving dish that was broken some years ago. Today, needing a pot to plant up the rest of the Sweet Peas, we decided to mend an old terracotta pot inherited from my Mum which she had mended once but which had come apart at one of the joins. So, kintsugi into action again!

Lots of little plants arrived earlier than expected and needed to be potted up so I spent a happy couple of hours doing just that in 9cm pots donated by our lovely neighbour, looking forward to a summer of beauty.  These will all going into pots on the steps.

I picked a beautiful little posy this evening.


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Morning Clouds, Muscari, and Hailstones

1   The clouds as I drew the curtains this morning just called out to be photographed! They were certainly an omen of things to come – wonderfully bright and welcome sunshine alternated all day with thumping great hailstone showers.

Interesting cloud formation

Interesting cloud formation

2    I love the blues of the Muscari against the golden yellow of the daffodils with the sun on them all.

Grape hyacinth

Grape hyacinth / Muscari Grandifolium

3   The dustbin lid was covered within seconds of the hailstones hitting all surfaces.

Hailstones on the dustbin

Hailstones on the dustbin


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Weekly Photo Challenge – Up through the flowers

Looking up into the sky through the Muscari

Looking up through the Muscari


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