Friday, 1 August 2008


As you can see, a most unusual fuchsia. It has grown prolifically in a half barrel on the steps above my little pond, together with lemon nasturtiums called Banana Split. The blooms grow all along the length of each stem - some of which here in my sketch have died and fallen off leaving the 'seedhead'.

Just thought you might like to see the whole plant growing - so've popped out into the garden to take a photo. The one Ive sketched is at the bottom and there are two further types of fuchsia higher up in the barrel.
The funny triangle of stone on the bottom left is the wing of an angel statue.


Robert A Vollrath said...

Nice. Beautiful entry into your sketch book. Adding the photo was a nice touch to your post.

RHCarpenter said...

Joan, ooops! I didn't realize you already got the Brillante Weblog award and awarded you one on my blog Sunday, August 3. Oh, well, what goes around, comes around - and that goes for GOOD things, too.

Have a great day!

E-J said...

This sketchbook is going to be a treasure trove when completed. It's already full of lovely things.

Re your comment, sorry about "postprandial" - I honestly wasn't trying to be obscure! :) It means after a meal, or more accurately, after lunch ...

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Robert - its so good now I can do things so quickly - like just popping into the garden, taking a photo, adding it to my harddrive file and posting into my blog - all within a very short time. Its great.

Rhonda - thanks for electing me for the weblog award. Its great to think both you and Anita feel I deserve it.

E-J - thanks for the English lesson and kind comments re my handmade sketch book entries. Have family here for a few days, so cant get on with the next blooms that inspire me - some wonderful lilies with lemon central stripes with wonderful evening scent I shall not be able to copy!!.

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