I have just started a four week course called 'raining umbrellas' over at simply hue. Our task this week is an interpretation of the word serendipity in any artistic form. This is a word I have always struggled with the interpretation of - my amazing and fantastic friend Simone has a wonderful blog by the same name but other than that when I think of the word I always think of that rather sweet soppy film with the happy ending and John Cusack. Today for me serendipity is about finding this beautiful magnolia flower out in bloom in my new garden that I didn't know I had and it is also about having my gorgeous daughter Alice back from Uni for the summer and realising that she is happy to pose whenever I ask her!
What is it about the British summer and Wimbledon? it is always guaranteed to rain! it's also the longest day today, I have just been reading an interesting article on the 250,000 pagans who will be in the woods tonight to eat, drink, dance and drum to celebrate the summer solstice. Apparently paganism is the fastest growing religion in the UK, despite being non -evangelical and with no single deity, no holy book and no permanent dwellings. Wiccans, Druids, witches, shamans and those who worship Norse gods come under the pagan umbrella. I do hope they don't get wet.
I don't play golf, years ago I thought I would give it a go but found it all rather boring but my son loves it and where ever I go in the house there seems to be a golf club somewhere so today I thought I would photograph the club I nearly tripped over. I actually held it up to the window to get the green from the garden, I pretended I was out on the course!
I just bought this lovely bunch of radishes, such a summer vegetable with a wonderful peppery taste, so perfect dipped in mayonnaise. They always remind me of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter - apparently Peter Rabbit is actually eating a radish from Mr McGregor's garden, not a carrot!
These are the poppies that are in bloom from my previous picture, I assume they are from the poppy family although I could be completely wrong, anyway, they are in my new garden and provide a wonderful burst of colour on a rather cold and windy day.