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Doris Day mijn shetlander.

Doris Day mijn shetlander.

Dolman sweater pattern

A Crafty House: Knitting and Crochet Patterns and Crafts: Free Dolman Sleeve Crochet Sweater Pattern

Hollyhocks.  When I was a child we had hollyhocks of various colors growing in the backyard in the little nook by the kitchen.  They are some of my favorite flowers.  I remember using the seeds to decorate my mud pies.

flowersgardenlove: Hollyhock Flowers Garden Love I do love hollyhocks and this one is so beautiful!

Xinjiang Yili, China

Lavendar Town China – Xinjiang Yili Purple is a wonderful color, but Lavender, ahhhhh brings purple to life!

Dahlia by Janny Dangerous

Dahlia Beautiful: stunning colors, but I dont do dahlias. Too much trouble to lift in the winter!

attic-of-the-universe:    Poppy pods

Do you see why this picture of poppy seeds is so pretty? It is all colours of greenish-blue. The background is soft green and the poppy seeds are aqua-blue. However, to balance the blue you need the complementary colour of blue which is yellow.

beautiful flower garden.

Flower Garden in Four Seasons Garden theme park, Everland, South Korea rainbow

How to Make Fork Pom-Poms and Bows.    I remember making these with my Grandmom using a cardboard circle shape.  This is a neat version.

How to Make Fork Pom-Poms and Bows

Fork pom-poms, what a great idea and it involves less faffing than the cardboard rings or the wrapping of yarn round the fingers method. Eskimimiknits has written a tutorial on her fork-pom method which you can see in full here.

Geese in the lavender field.

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.” ♥ Alice Walker, "The Color Purple"


le coq de la France - now that's quite a fanciful rooster! The vibrant colors make me want to paint a picture of him.

Moss phlox, Nagano, Japan | Grandpins

Phlox subulata, or Moss phlox, Nagano, Japan. Great ground cover/trailing plant for rock walls etc.