Monday, 10 May 2010

now, where was I?

Already a week of May has gone by, and I have been distracted by scraping layers of paint off my dilapidated conservatory, and having all the rotten bits cut away and replaced. So not much to tell really, unless you want tales of achey muscles and a sore back! I am rather excited by this little project, as it will give my little house a much-needed face-lift. Next project will be the garden.

I meant to post these photos a little while ago, when the daffodils in the fields were still vibrant and bright instead of withered and brown. They're from a little pack of postcards of etchings of old-fashioned cornish daffodils, and I think they're rather beautiful. They're by local artist Sally Corbet.





Happy happy monday!

13 comments:

kristina said...

Oh those are really lovely. The conservatory sounds like quite an undertaking! K x

silverpebble said...

Blogworld is astonishing. Sally Corbett interviewed me for University and I nearly did a PhD with her. She specialises in bees and had her own bluebell wood in Cornwall (!). It all fits in. I Googled her and there are the daffodil images! She is a very lovely lady. I distinctly remember an essay I wrote for her about DNA and bees.

Jacqui Dodds said...

Beautiful postcards - they would look nice framed and on the wall.

winnibriggs said...

What a bright and cheerful start to a dull Monday morning. Thank you! Good Luck with the renovation, ours is the summerhouse and then like you part of the garden. Roll on the sunny weather!

rachel said...

Such pretty cards! But why not let us see your conservatory project as it goes along?

MrsP said...

Such pretty postcards- Are you going to frame them for the conservatory when it is finished?
Jx

Amy said...

They're beautiful cards...very springy! Hope the conservatory is coming along, you'll have to show some pics of it finished :D

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I love daffodils....such lovely cards :-)

ginny said...

i love the paintings! sounds good ~ your facelift and how exciting to be tackling the garden too... with your great taste i bet it will look wonderful.
: )
x

TheMadHouse said...

Those images are just wonderful, so spring like

Cottage Garden said...

They are really pretty!

Your conservatory project sounds like hard work but will be worth it - take care of those achy muscles Diana - lots of stretching before you get going really helps!

Jeanne
x

Ali said...

Goodness, those are pretty!

And hooray for housey face lift projects (but not muscle aches).

A Time to Dance said...

What lovely cards, I am sure I have seen something like them before, I felt sad yesterday to see all the daffodils have now died back, they are so cheerful. But the blossom lifts our hearts...H