Saturday Gold…

June 19, 2014

Filed Under : Summer

It’s the details in nature that have always completely fascinated me and I am perpetually amazed and grateful at the abundance of beautiful wild plants and creatures, with their extroidinary designs surrounding us.

 There is a passage in the preface of this 1930’s book ‘The Look-About-You Nature Book’ which says:
…there is no branch of education at the present day that bears in the young, such excellent fruit as the study of the simple living things around us.
Obviously I particularly love flowers, but it’s also the simple everyday things which are around me that are often so inspiring.
There’s a chapter in the book called Dew, Frost and Rain. which I think is so brilliant as, in my opinion, it is just as important to observe these things as everything that grows…it’s all part of it…
I was making my way back home when I thought I’d have another fix of the scented rose garden in the park, when I realised that the wild flower areas ( which used to be bowling greens ) had also started to explode…
I can’t remember the last time I saw so much wild Vipers Burgloss and it was making the bees go crazy…
These flowers weren’t there for picking, but their colours definitely inspired today’s table…

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