The Sweet Smell of Hawthorn Blossoms

The Sweet Smell of Hawthorn Blossoms

Le doux parfum des fleurs d’aubépine Hawthorn is found growing in many places in Normandy : in family garden and by field and woods. In May, this small thorny tree produces a mass of small delicate flowers. Quite often we call these “Mayflowers”. L’aubépine se trouve...
They’re Coming Up

They’re Coming Up

Elles lèvent Three weeks ago I sowed my woad seeds (Isatis tinctoria). And now they’re coming up … Il y a trois semaines j’ai semé mes graines de pastel des teinturiers (Isatis tinctoria). Et maintenant elles lèvent … Today I pricked them out in a module...
Still Dreaming of Blue …

Still Dreaming of Blue …

Je rêve toujours du bleu … A few years ago I told you about my dream of blue. Unfortunately, that ended up being a dream deferred until now. That being said, I’m still dreaming of blue … Il y a bien des années, je vous ai parlé de mon rêve du bleu....
Gardening .. not knitting !

Gardening .. not knitting !

Du tricot au jardinage ! This week I dropped my knitting needles for the garden trowel. It’s really quite gloomy in Normandy : too much rain, a bit of hale, a lack of sunshine, and shivering temperatures. But it’s that time of year. Not exactly ideal for working...