Today is the 2nd May and I'm so delighted we can now say it's officially summertime in Ireland! Happily the weather has decided to fly it's summer wings also.
This morning I made the most of the glorious weather and sat outside having a cup of tea in the sunshine soaking up the gorgeous sights and sounds in my garden. I live on a country lane in Wicklow and love listening to the birds, enjoying the country smells and watching my dogs snoozing in the sun.
My garden is more of a shrubby garden and is quite easy maintenance. We haven't planted a huge amount of bedding plants and get most of our colour from the flowering shrubs and bulb plants we have scattered around.
After my cup of tea this morning I grabbed a basket and foraged around the garden for any colour I could find to use as inspiration for my designs and patterns. I wasn't that hopeful at first, but arrived back inside with what I consider the prettiest bounty of cuttings I've ever assembled. I intend putting this little project to good use with my paint brushes and look forward to sharing my results with you!
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