Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Do you remember this?

Sometimes I can move images and sometimes I can't and tonight I can't. This should be further down after the new foliage, as this is the bud forming. I love the spiky bits which turn into leaves later on!
Do you remember this image I posted about a month ago? Turns out to be a distorted flower form of the Banksia Robur, but still fascinating.

Here is what it looks like today. The change happened in the last week as I had been taking photos every few days to see what would happen, then we went away and bingo!

This is the new foliage just starting, with its lovely orange red colour. If you click to enlarge the image you may be able to see the bud just starting to form in the centre.

Jock decided to investigate the shopping bags when I was unpacking after grocery shopping. he couldn'tfind anything interesting inside so decided they made a good cushion instead! His head still hasn't grown to fit his ears, but one day they won't look so huge!

The lady who minded him for us while we were away sent him home with this rabbit which must be sewn together very very well. he attacks it, chews it, carts it around and flings it into the air with no apparent harm to the toy. He keeps us amused - and frustrated - trying to get a photo of him, he does not stay still for nearly long enough.

I have nearly caught up on all the paperwork for the office so tomorrow I am going to start on one of the three workshops I have downloaded today - I bought both Maggie Grey's latest book Stitches, Straps and Layers and Stitching the Textured Surface by Lynda Monk and Carole McFee. Free workshops are being offered in conjunction and they look fabulous. Click here to follow the link. As well Lynda and Carole through their Fibre-in-Form site are offering (for a small fee) a workshop Simply Salt using salt and paints and other effects on Lutradur. Look forward to seeing some samples later (I hope).


  1. Wonderful photos - that Banksia is an amazing plant. Jock looks so adorable and no doubt gives himself plenty of exercise 'killing' his rabbit toy. Have a good time with the workshops - they do sound good, don't they?

  2. Hi Ribin
    What wonderful things Banksia are, We have one on our fence that has the most amazing seed 'cone' on and I am hoping to make one into "something"!
    I see you too have joined the online classes and Stitching Salt. me too!
    Am looking forward to it.Ejoy your new puppy. My daughter just got a Siberian Husky.
    Heather Mc

  3. Lovely photos. The first two look like some sort of alien monster. I know what you mean about the ears, a little boy once asked me if my German Shepherd puppy would grow into his. Enjoy the workshops. I have saved Maggie's but have too much on to do anything else at the moment so will revisit later.

  4. Great photos Robin-you should be down here now it's in the high
    Beautiful weather.

  5. I love your botanical photos - nearly everything looks so different from what we grow here. Lovely photos of the dog as well!


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