Monday, 21 July 2014

pretty allotment photography

I'm on the hammock on in back garden and as a very soulful Nina Simone would sing.... I'm feelin' good :)

I've just edited down the random pretty photos I took two weekends ago at the plots and then made collages, so naturally, its hammock time. Though it is maybe too hot for me...

I can hear so many birds and can see one searching for a tasty nugget in amongst the winter flowering box hedge. There's also a little child two doors down running about singing/shouting and it sounds rather funny: 'Bah bah bah, haha!' it goes... Oh now someone is chasing her and trying to eat her! Haha.

Hope you enjoy these little snippets of Lottie life....

24a (shed)
So yep we aren't so much in between signs here (remember 14b still needs one) but instead we have my old one which is starting to fall apart and a new much prettier one. I adore the marigold on the shelf :) The purple flowers are cornflowers (yep, I always assumed cornflowers were blue!) and lastly a sweet little pompom dahlia ready to come home.

24a (veggies)
We start off with a courgette flower, they are doing well and we have been eating baby ones in our stir fries - yummy, and my favourite way to eat them, unless it's in a cake. All the spuds are completely dried out now and home with us or in the shed in a hessian bag. Arty black and white of the garlic and a close up of the sun through a sweetcorn leaf, they are such beautiful plants.

14b dahlias and sunflower
They speak for themselves - gorgeous and coming down with sweet nectar :)

14b cosmos and dahlias
Rather perfect cosmos, clock on it to make it larger - the stamen is stunning. These particular dahlias are almost too red to look at, seriously they hurt the eyes in the bright sunlight but are a delight inside.

Tumble down sheds from the plots nearby
I took a short and careful walk about the place just looking for interesting sights or to be blown away by someone's plot. I found a lot more run down stuff than fabulousness but hey, it's pretty in it's own way I think. The last photo is pretty much one of the most perfect and productive plots there is - spuds ahoy and the healthiest looking onions, oh and barely a weed in the vicinity.

Love and Hugs
Carrie

18 comments:

  1. Carrie!!! Man that first shot of the dark shed won my heart and has actually convinced me that I must repaint mine!!!! Beautiful collage of all of the veggies and flowers! And ain't nothing sweeter than listening to Nina!!! Happy day you! Nicole xoxo

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    1. Thank you xxx So glad you like the colour of my shed, it's been painted 4 times now with that teal to make it as dark as possible. Gotta have a funky shed!

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  2. I agree, I saw the shed and my first thoughts were I'll have to paint mine lol

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    1. Go on Julee, loads of colours out there, gives your soul a boost to have a sexy shed :) haha

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  3. Lovely pictures. Cornflowers can be various shades of blue, maroon, mauve, pink, purple, red, violet and white. Flighty xx

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    1. I love the way you know stuff about pretty flowers :) xxx

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  4. I painted a sign for of fourth plot which features on the video on my blog - do I need to do one for the other four too?

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    1. We are sort of required to have signs on our plots, I have to do two as we have two half plots, unconnected.

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  5. Absolutely stunning photos - you are brilliant at capturing and presenting your collages of your allotments etc

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    1. You are lovely, what a nice thing to say xxx

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  6. Oooh, you make me want to go on a photo hunt with you. Beautiful captures of the allotment gifts.

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    1. You are an inspiring photographer...just love your work. A hunt would be fun together :)

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  7. Lovely photos and plot! i wish I had your creativity...your make me smile every time.

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    1. Kath my sweet, thank you for kind words. If I make you smile I have done a good job xxx

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  8. It's been ages since I've listened to Nina Simone. I loved it...thanks for the link:~)

    As usual, your pictures are spice for the eyes. They have so much color, but I also loved the one b/w amidst the bright delights. Looks like the garden grows well!!!

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  9. lovely pics, i do love dahlias. Mine doesn't have a flower at the mo, but can't wait for it to grow again x

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  10. What wonderful photos, you're such a talented photographer. And a pretty good gardener too! Your shed is a thing of beauty, I'm very envious. The flowers are wonderful, I love this time of year down at the allotment. I shall try and visit mine this afternoon and do some watering. Hope you're having a good week Carrie. CJ xx

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  11. Once again, I just LOVE your photos and garden chat! I just love feasting my eyes on all those rich colours - so much to enjoy and celebrate. The marigolds are absolutely heavenly :) and I love your pictures of sheds - I have a real fascination with old and weathered buildings. Hope you have many more bright blooms to enjoy in the coming weeks! H xxx

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