How many of us are inspired by Nature? Quite a few, I'm guessing! My pictures from Rye seaside inspired Charlotte to blog about Barbara Hepworth, and I'm guessing Barbara was influenced by Nature, judging by the organic feel of her sculpture.
Here's the circle the other way around!
Yesterday my friend LeapingGazelle shared her beautiful new piece "My Secret Garden" with me:
Stunning, isn't it? Ethereal yet grounded in Nature. She calls the flowers columbines, I call them aquilegia - and I have lots in my garden!
The purple one is how they're supposed to look...
yet some of them seem to have been on steroids!
I read somewhere (can't find the source now of course) that the extra rows of petals are due to disease - but aren't they lovely?
Oops - I can see I have some dead-heading to do! I always allow the flowers to self-seed, but not just yet. I've found if I dead-head (for as long as I can be bothered) they will carry on flowering, knowing their season's cycle isn't yet complete.