Coming up Roses

The first flowers of our spring roses: the top one is my lovely Apothecary’s Rose, and the one below is a pink one we planted last year, slow to take off, but heaps of buds this year.  Our garden looks a picture at present as my husband has widened our flower beds (they’re fenced off … More Coming up Roses


I felt the urge to get back to some digital art today – it’s a beautiful sunny day here in North Cyprus, bright blue skies and bright sunshine, feeds my soul. And to be more prosaic, now it’s so much cooler (only in the ’20s now) I feel a whole lot more energetic. I created … More Heartery


Once again I’ve used a photo of my favourite Apothecary’s Rose, now blooming our garden, to create a simple image of what to me, portrays an open heart, compassion and tenderness for those needing sanctuary and shelter for whatever reason. I quite often accidentally take photos close-up of surfaces, colours and other weird stuff because … More SANCTUARY


In our garden we have an Apothecary’s Rose bush (Rose Gallica Officinalis) which I absolutely love. When it blooms it is dark red with a huge centre. It is also very sturdy as it has survived being chewed by our four dogs – until my husband put wire netting around it to protect the flowers … More RoseHearty