Texture Tuesday

At Kim Klassen’s Cafe it is Not Necessarily Texture Tuesday ~ Anything Goes Edition

Rebecca Sower is posting a series of images she calls Inside Outside. They are beautiful, I thought I would try it today. The fist one was taken in the glasss house sheltering from the rain you see in the second one


Ruby Blossom Texture


The only texture on this photo is the rain!

We have huge rain here today, wherever you are I hope you are dry.

Colours of Autumn

It feels really autumnal here this morning. I don’t mind a bit as it is my favourite season. I just love the colours of Autumn so I made a collage for you. I used Collage It Pro for Mac.

Over at Kim Klassen’s Cafe, for Texture Tuesday this week she has asked us to use an image with orange in it and one of her textures. My beautiful orange Gerbera seemed to fit the bill. There is a layer of her texture ‘Chase’ over it.

And not so much Autumnal more Kingfisher Blue.

Look what I got in the post today from Julie’s Etsy shop,
inspiration for my fabric book that is ‘resting’ at the moment, but not for much longer now.

Thank you Julie for a speedy delivery and beautiful fabricky bits.

Thank You!

I have been very touched by so many messages while I have been away, thank you! You are lovely x

How to get back to blogging then? Believe me I have thought of so many ways over the last few weeks but confidence alluded me.

Then the rain stopped and the sun came out and I decided to begin as though I had never stopped. How does that sound?

The only plants surviving in my garden are the nettles and the bindweed. The rain has spoilt my roses just the same as everyone’s, except “The Fairy”. She just keeps blossoming and blooming and protecting the now giant nettles that wind their way up through her thorny branches.
I have given up fighting them and decided to photograph them instead.

I love learning new things, do you? here’s some things I didn’t know about stinging nettles:

The British species of stinging nettle, belongs to the genus Urtica from the Latin, uro, to burn.

It is a strange fact that the juice of the nettle proves an antidote for its own sting, and being applied will bring instant relief: as does the juice of the dock, which is usually found in close proximity to the nettle but you must slowly repeat this charm:

‘Nettle in, dock out.
Dock rub nettle out!’

(Oooh I love spells!)

Rubbing the part of you that is stinging, with rosemary, mint or sage leaves may also cure the sting of a nettle. That sounds much nicer than dock in my opinion. Although you can’t beat a good jump up and down shouting about not wearing gloves and other such things!

In Britain more than thirty insects feed solely on the nettle but flies don’t like the plant, and a fresh bunch of stinging nettles will keep a larder free from them.

Do let me know if you try this! It is the sort of thing that Mother-in-law would try, where as, even if I had a pantry I would sting myself reaching to get something!

I am adding my picture to The Dictionary of Image over on Flickr. Take a look if you have a moment. There are some great pictorial definitions to look at. I have also linked to Texture Tuesday today over at Kim Klassen’s Café

How’s your garden surviving?

About Stinging Nettles

Texture Tuesday

Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday this week is the Soft Edition.
An image that says soft, processed with any of her textures. That’s it…that’s all.
I have a few things bothering me at the moment but playing with photoshop takes me far away. It feels as though nothing else is happening in my world or the world. Learning new things in this amazing programme absorbs me completely. I am also doing Kim’s new class Beyond Layers, posting to Flickr which I am finding a little easier now…practice, practice, practice. Not one of my strong points!
Some pictures that say soft to me.