A daphne in the Himalayan Glade at Wakehurst Place.
Enjoyed à deux.
The Girl has been away with school since Monday. Usually when we go to Wakehurst it is impossible to have a "conversation" as one or other of us is having our ear bent about goodness knows what. There are a lot of three-legged donkeys in this part of Sussex.
It's been a mini holiday. Our first real break for ten years.
On Monday we ventured into Kent (just) to see an exhibition by Cas Holmes and Anne Kelly in Tunbridge Wells:
I liked this detail in particular:
as I spent a summer battling the midges and the Rhododendrons at Inverewe Gardens.
I must do more sketching and drawing:
I loved having the chance to get up really close and look at the layers and the stitching.
All the above are Cas Holmes. Anne Kelly's work is similar but different...if you see what I mean: