Arts and Words

I am an artist and poet. This blog is about my artist life. Follow me on my journey.


April 2014

Love and flowers

Two shy tulips peeking out.

True Forget-me-not is the name of those flowers.

The blue hyacinth has opened its petals.

I love flowers, they are so grateful and give so much. Beauty in color and form, and some have wonderful fragrances.

Flowers neither offends, make you sad or look down on you, they light up and brings joy and gives inspiration.

Yes I love flowers…

The hedge


Instead of sleeping, I started to cut the hedge. Oh, so heavy. It makes extra heavy because it is so high but I have a love and hate relationship with the hedge. It protects against the wind and from people but oh to cut it’s heavy. The day I become rich I will pay somene that cuts it for me. 🙂 I just took a little bit.

Now best to take that sleep.

Work at night


The job called and asked if I could work extra 2 nights, so now I’m sitting here and thinking if I should sleep now, or go out with my camera and then sleep. Or go out and work in the garden or…

which one, I guess I will be tired tonight , maybe best to take some fresh air before I try to sleep 🙂

I know I should say no and get some rest but I do not know how many work nights I get next month. So I may be tired tonight but grateful. Hm, maybe best to try to sleep before I go out..

Dancing herbs


These delicate herbs looked like they where dancing in their waiting to get out. But still a bit early.. They may continue their dance for a while.

I’m tired.. When I woke up, I thought I’d take it easy today but decided nevertheless to continue with the garden. I am free from work this week and I want to do as much I can outdoors.
I miss to paint , to create artworks but the garden comes first.
Weeds don’t wait. And gardening is a kind of creation too.

Primula veris // Cowslip

Red-flowered Primula veris
Primula veris

I did not know my Primula veris was edible. They bloom so nicely that I have not the heart to eat them.
Some facts from wikipedia.

Primula veris (cowslip, common cowslip; syn. Primula officinalis Hill) is a flowering plant in the genus Primula of the family Primulaceae.

The common name cowslip may derive from the old English for cow dung, probably because the plant was often found growing amongst the manure in cow pastures

Cowslip leaves have been traditionally used in Spanish cooking as a salad green. Uses in English cookery include using the flowers to flavour country wine and vinegars; sugaring to be a sweet or eaten as part of a composed salad while the juice of the cowslip is used to prepare tansy for frying. The close cousin of the cowslip, the primrose P. vulgaris has often been confused with the cowslip and its uses in cuisine are similar with the addition of its flowers being used as a colouring agent in desserts





Rhubarb is not only good to eat, it is a delight in seeing how beautiful the plant is. I love the colors …

Growing Power :)


How it looks on my windowsills. plants in a row waiting to be planted out:)



The Elf house


The house of the Elf.

It is four o’clock in the night. Three hours left of the night job. How I long for the bed and sleep. . A co-worker came over to the department I work to help me and she said I looked very tired.
Now it’s tranquil here, everyone is sleeping. To keep myself awake, I write this blog posts.

I like to hide details here and there in the garden. A garden is like a painting, a painting that is constantly alive, that is constantly painted. As life.

The wishing well

I made a wishing well that makes me smile. Glass beads in a row may represent water. Blue and white violets. The Sea.

Christmas roses have bloomed several weeks.

Pearl hyacinths.

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