Sunday, 25 July 2021


The Summer countryside is looking pretty good and although it has been hot we have had a little light rain this week. 
The current challenge at "Art Journal Journey" has the theme "Summer Countryside", chosen by Alison.

Two sheep are having a little chat in the rain under the shade of the trees.
Do you like their green wellies?

Most of my Summer has been spent in the garden.
Here is Cecil with some of the many broccoli heads which are all now safely in the freezer (except for the ones which have already been eaten).

Last year a beautiful single deep rose coloured poppy appeared and I collected the seeds to sow this year.   Many of them came up.   The bees passionately love them, there must be something really special inside these poppies.

I bought this Argyranthemum this year and I just love the way the flowers in the one plant are either soft pink or yellow and change shade and colour as they mature.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Summer sheep art and some of the garden.


craftytrog said...

Good to see those mischievous sheep twins again 😉
Your broccoli looks fabulous and beautiful blooms Sheila.
Happy new week.

My name is Erika. said...

Sheep in wellies is a fantastic idea. We've had so much rain this month that sheep, cows and even people need them. Smile. I'm loving your page Sheila. And the broccoli looks yummy! I have never tried broccoli, but this year I am getting eggplants successfully and I've tried some brussel sprouts which look great. And I love the changing colors on the Argyanthemum. That is really pretty. Hope August begins in a good way for you, and in the same breath, July ends in a good way also. Hugs-Erika

My name is Erika. said...

And as usual, I forgot to say thanks for sharing those cute sheep at Alison's challenge at AJJ.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had to laugh at your sheep in wellies. This made me smile at your fun sheep. Only YOU would think of adding wellies to sheep. And I love that they have worked their way to the forest in the countryside. This is a great entry for Alison's theme at Art Journal Journey.

That is a LOT of beautiful broccoli. Most impressive. And I've never seen these flowers that change colors as they grow. They are beautiful, as is the rest of your lush garden, dear friend.

butterfly said...

I love your little countryside scene - the sheep in their wellies did make me smile... with how wet it's been, I'm not surprised even the flocks of sheep want a little protection. Thanks so much for joining us in the Summer Countryside at Art Journal Journey.
Alison x

Annie said...

It appears to be a secret meeting behind the tree. They are so cute and stylish in their green Wellies. I am very impressed with your background that does look like a rainy day. I’ll be wondering for the rest of the day what the sheep were chatting about. Maybe they are ready for sheering. I’m sure their beautiful rare color wool must be in high demand.
I see Cecil is behaving and showing off some seriously beautiful Broccoli.
Such a pretty shade of pink for the poppies. I’m sure I’ve not ever seen them in pink. So lovely. And I absolutely love those pastel Argyranthemum. Again, such pretty shades from dark to light. I’m visualizing them making a pretty bouquet in a vase in my house.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great idea to put your sheep in Wellies - we had 4 thunderstorms today! I love those trees - a truly fabulous page for Alison's AJJ theme! Your garden looks lovely.Hugs,Chrisx

Lowcarb team member said...

We've had quite a lot of rain recently so sheep in wellies seems a good idea :)

Your garden looks lovely so colourful.
I think Cecil is doing a good job displaying the broccoli for you.
We do enjoy broccoli in our house.

Happy August Wishes.

All the best Jan

janie said...

My first thought when I saw the green wellies - how lovely the sheep are wearing lovely hand knitted socks. Even though the sheep must be cold it’s nice to see them seemingly enjoying a secret little chat.
As always your garden flowers are simply stunning and your broccoli looks so yummy