Alternative Advent #7

In the period leading to Christmas some people buy an Advent Calendar to check off each day before December 25. Usually intended for children, it appears that in recent years there has been a rise in the popularity of luxury ones aimed at indulgent adults who feel the necessity to treat themselves on the run-up to…

Festival of Leaves: golden

It’s time for another year of Festival of Leaves. This is the place to share your love for autumn and rain, for dark evenings and cups of tea, of books and all that you love during this time of the year. ~ Verena Cave For those of us in the northern hemisphere it will be a…

Fuchsia is a dancer…

Fuchsia is a dancer Dancing on her toes, Clad in red and purple, By a cottage wall; Sometimes in a greenhouse, In frilly white and rose, Dressed in her best for the fairies’ evening ball! From: A Flower Fairy Alphabet,  by Cicely Mary Barker Nalinki at Angles and Views has started #flowersoverflowers where we can…

Autumn Beauty: Fuchsia

These lovely dainty flowers still cheer us up during the autumn, though a sharp frost will see the end of their blooms.