2021 10 25 Image of the week

I had a bit of a slip when out walking with Jack and while taking a breath, with my backside firmly on the ground (hoping no-one would come by), my eyes were level with the stem of a Purple Topped Verbena. Although the flower heads were well past their best and falling off, and many of the leaves were dried and curling, I spotted a brand new shoot emerging.

I love the juxtaposition of the old, dried and textural curling leaves enfolding this tiny new pristine growth.

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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7 Responses to 2021 10 25 Image of the week

  1. Jon Amdall says:

    Hope you’re doing alright and uninjured from that fall, but that is a cool find!

    Last winter I had a wild “arms waving/cartoon style” slip and landed the same way. Fortunately my neighbor was in his yard and got to watch the whole show!

    • Claire B says:

      And while you were hurting and humiliated I bet your neighbour was laughing his/her head off!
      Walking on uneven bush tracks I only need a small pebble to roll under my foot to cause grief but there’s usually a tree to grab hold of. Not this time though.

      • Jon Amdall says:

        Ha, yes he did indeed get a good chuckle !

        • Claire B says:

          I know those origami frogs. We made them with a bunch of kids on one of the Paper Arts open days. They’re great, and they jump well.
          I make my little boxes just big enough to fit 2 Ferrero Rocher chocolates in and I’ve been giving them away to all sorts of people including the nurses who gave me my first and second covid shots. They were thrilled.

          • Jon Amdall says:

            I think that’s so cool, such a fun thing to do for people!

            I’ve tried to make a few of those origami boxes now based on your post – mine are definitely a little wonky, but I think I’m getting the hang of it. I even made a frog and put it in the box, which my oldest daughter really got a kick out of. It was hilarious to see her ignore actual toys at home to play with some folded pieces of paper!

          • Claire B says:

            That is superb! When I was a kid we gave our teacher a gift at Christmas, you could teach your girls to make a box each for theirs and put a tiny gift inside. It’s been such a horrible year (in every country!) I bet they’d be delighted.

          • Jon Amdall says:

            That’s a great idea too, a little gift for the teacher – they could color/design the paper! They would have a blast doing that

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