Monday, 21 June 2010
Snapshots of a Day.
A trip out of the county - a rare treat as Cornwall is not the quickest of counties to get to or indeed, to leave. Our destination was Bristol to visit our daughter Lauren's end of year degree exhibition. The sun shone as we headed down through fields of cut grass where swallows dipped and soared, climbing ever higher into the blue, blue sky. (Note to self: don't lean to one side thus making hips look wider than they already are and don't pull faces while muttering at Davey to 'get on with it'!)
Proof that I do indeed use my own products - I took a Lauren Tote in Apples & Pears fabric with me for the day for those who may be interested.
A tour of the ground led to a rose garden in full bloom. Oh, the smell. It was beyond words and we spent ages sniffing each and every rose, some of almost every hue available.
It would have been impossible to find a favourite as each one had such a variety of scent from apple to sherbet, musk to vanilla and more yet.
So bright was the day that the camera (and I) struggled to do any of this little garden justice.
My own dear thorn amongst the roses.
And a rose beyond compare...though of course I am somewhat biased.
Just so very beautiful.
I now want roses by the bucketfull in my own garden, despite the fact that Cornwall is not the easiest of places to grow them. Our sandy soil is so hungry, but generally once they get going they seem to thrive. It's the getting going that's the challenge. I did note the copious mounds of manure over all the beds, far more than I would have expected so I feel this is where the secret lies.
Back over the fields and a delicious lunch while we discussed the exhibition. I thought the standard of work was incredible and have come away feeling inspired, always a good thing about a trip away.
A tiny peek at an element of Lauren's project which I shall leave as it stands for you to muse over: a vending machine, a scent of something evocative and the notion of action making memories. Hmm, it is very complex and really rather clever.
Rather like the maker really.
I do love her so x