Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fruit from the patch....


Despite the cold, grey and sometimes dreary days of Winter,there is much rejoicing and growth out in the back vegie patch.

My crimson flowering broad beans are doing just that and my little orange tree has produced its second crop of sweet oranges, full of yummy vit.C!!
My poor neglected mandarin tree out in the front courtyard has even ignored my lack of attention and still produced two delicious, tiny mandarins!

Roll on wintry days and lots of welcome rain!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Venetian memories....



We holidayed in Venice a little while ago on the beautiful, tranquil island of Murano.

Murano....Murano glass.....beauty and talent!

I was fortunate enough to see firsthand a few venetian artists at work. A jewellery maker in particular fascinated and inspired me. Lucky me. I now own a beautiful, handcrafted necklace, each bead made by his talented hands!

Recently I purchased a few venetian glass beads too and here are the results so far. More beauties to come soon, I promise!