Monday, 14 June 2010

New Beginnings

I have now moved to Anglesey. Its been a busy time.

I have spent more time in the garden planting vegetables and herbs than unpacking boxes. Its my first vegetable patch so I am really excited. So far, I have globe artichoke, rhubarb, strawberry, butternut squash, black kale, purple broccoli, spinach, onion, spring onion, potatoes, Roma tomato and gardeners delight tomato. I still need to plant the beetroot, chard and horseradish before moving onto the seeds for carrots, cabbage, pak Choi and whatever else I have picked up along the way. I think I may have a glut!


Here are some beautiful aqualegia's that I found at the bottom of the garden.


Below, you can see one of Lynne Hoppe's muslin book marks. I have hung from an apple tree. I think it is very happy there, thank you Lynne.


I have had so little time to myself with all of the moving and shaking that has been going on.


I did however get to spend a very pleasant day with Susan of Artspark Theatre in Bristol while she was visiting England.


We took in some galleries, did a boat trip, and found some Banksy in the streets.


I love the police man firing paint ball pellets at the 'other man' dangling from the window.


We found more Banksy in the gallery. I guess Bristol is very proud of their subvertising stencil dude. Its fun to see.

It will be a little while before I am fully unpacked and have a studio/workshop set up so posts will be few over the next week or two but I will be back with a vengeance and a summer solstice give away. I had a birthday last week and realised that natures whispers is now a year old!

It has been fun getting to know you xJ

30 comments:

Fiona said...

It all looks lovely. A far cry from the city. I can't wait to see how it will influence your work.
All the best, Fiona xxxx

Jules said...

Oh, many congratulations on all you have achieved so far! It all looks wonderful Jasmine, and I know you are going to be so happy in your new home. I'm looking forward to hearing all the news when you have time. Carry on enjoying your wonderful new life in beautiful North Wales. x

ArtSparker said...

Jeez Loiuse, your vegetable patch looks huge! Sunds like it's going well there.

Caio Fernandes said...

ahhh... so the girl is having fun playing on the backyard , hein .....! isntead of doing the home work .... ts ts ts .....

what a shame Jasmine , what a shame ....

hugs !!

Lyn said...

Oh how lovely, the start of a big adventure.
Love
Lyn
xxx

Jasmine said...

Jules - Thank you :) It is wonderful. I can't stop filling up the bird table and wathcing their habits. It is so beautiful here.

Fiona - I never want to live in a city again. This past week has been enough to show me what I am missing. I have not even plugged in the television. I think we will live without it :)

Susan - You have no idea, what yo see in this picure is only a quarter of the vegetable patch. It is so amazing x

Caio - Forgive me, I am itching to do arty things, but the vegetable calender rules right now my dear. Its good to see you again x

Lyn - Lovely to see you again. It feels like a big adventure. It also feels like home.

summertime dreams said...

Hi there! I am new to your blog, but I had to comment as soon as I saw you were moved to Anglesey! I have been in love with the island ever since I discovered that it was once called the Isle of Mona (my first name is Mona.) I can't wait to see more pictures of your new surroundings!

Lickety Splitter said...

Oh oh oh ... what's happening to me??? Oh ... whew ... I'm just turning green with a little envy ;)

Love the garden!

lynne h said...

wow, jasmine, you've been busy!! what a great garden you're going to have! i just planted beets, and then on saturday when we got to the new moon, chard, kale, and collards. gardens ARE exciting!

ha! the bookmark! so happy to see it there... and honored... : ) something i've made hanging in wales! i love it!

enjoy your new home... from here it feels like a wonderful place...

xo

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congratulations on the new home - looks like you are settling in nicely and setting up your lovely gardens. :) Everything looks magical. :) Theresa

joanne May said...

Hi Jasmine,
Congratulations!
With your house move, your resent birthday and blog birthday.:)
Your new surroundings are beautiful in Wales and you are lucky to be so close to the sea. The veg patch looks huge, more like a veg field!;)
I would love to grow veg one day. Maybe when we eventually buy are own home. If you have a bumper veg crop, you could always take them to a local farmers market.
The art exhibition looked like fun. Banksy has a great sense of humor in his art.:)
All the best with unpacking the rest of your boxes. I will think about you while I'm packing mine.
love Jo.x

Carol Anne Strange said...

Lovely to see you settling in, Jasmine, and what a good place to start in the garden. I think you'll have a bumper crop before long. Enjoy summer in your beautiful new home and bright wishes for the solstice. Much love xx

Healing Woman said...

You seem to have gotten a lot done in a short time! It sounds like a beautiful place and I can't wait to see Wales in a few weeks..if only a small corner of it.

faerwillow said...

~i am so happy life is being kind to you and allowing time to settle into your new place and making it a home! wonderful garden you have...there is something waiting for you on my blog...when you have a moment sneak over and take a peak! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Shayna Prentice said...

Such a splendid garden, Jasmine - Congratulations and Happy Birthday to you!

Tammie said...

oh, happy birthday!!!
How fun that you and Susan played and explored together! And your garden, may it be bountiful! Such lovely flowers! xo

Clowncar said...

gorgeous garden. the boxes will be there always, but the window for gardening is finite!

oooh, banksy! I've got Exit Through the Gift Shop on the netflix queue. naven't seen it, but heard so much about it.

Martine said...

You'r back and doing well, thats great. Makes me happy to read about your garden and your being at ease with the new home. Have been working hard in the new cottagegarden..........
Love
XXXm

T said...

Take your time with settling in at Anglesea jasmine, it is important to establish that beautiful garden, and settle in well. Take the time to enjoy the newness of it all. We will all be still here when you have time to come back..

xt

karen said...

Anglesy, lucky you! Such a beautiful part of the world and I love how you have hung the cloth outside.

Zaina Anwar said...

Hey Jasmine, just wanted to let you know that my scary blog problem has been solved. I don't think my blog was hacked at all. I think it was a google/blogger problem. Thanks for your comment the other day. Very considerate of you.
Love,
Z.

Brian Miller said...

happy belated birthday! and congrats on the move..the wall art is really cool..snicker.

Linda Sue said...

WOW harvest time in your garden will be abundant and BUSY! Your soil looks rich and wonderful! LOVE the art you found. Makes me smile hugely!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

What a nice 'settling in'. The garden rules around here, too... but I must say, I get up very early to do it!
Welcome home! -J

Art4Sol said...

What a truly wonderful place.... I see you have started adding your magical transformations already! It must feel great planting your first garden...so many possibilities.

BluMoon said...

Hi Jasmine, so you are finally moved in that is great and what a wonderful crop of veg you will be able to eat.
Banksie visited us too! Lara and I were tickled only the council painted it or cleaned it all off within a few weeks it was all gone but Lara got some great photos of it all!
Jackie

Arati said...

good luck! i look forward to pictures of your garden! :)

Jingle said...

Happy Belated Father's Day to Dads in your life...

lovely arts.

Sandra said...

Oh how lovey a vegetable patch! I really understand that you love being their instead of unpacking :)
I love your garden with it's lovely aqualegias, they're one of my favourites! Are you also going to plant a dyers garden?
Wishing you all the best in your happy new home!

XXX

Melinda Cornish said...

It looks like you are having so much fun with your first garden.....and your new home.....I love to garden too, there is something really peaceful about digging around in the dirt and watching things grow!