What do you think of this cheerful chappy that greeted me as I stepped out of the front door on a perfect sunny Sunday morning this weekend? In case you're worried, his petal isn't broken, just folded back on itself. I did try to straighten it up for the photograph but he wasn't co-operating and I didn't want to break him.. ha ha!!
|Pretty purple pansy|
And these beauties surprised me by bursting open recently. I only get into the top garden on the weekend and when I caught a glimpse of yellow while pulling into the drive on Saturday, I had to investigate further.
|Old faithful's knarled and scabby trunk!|
---------I used to make these almond slices quite often at one time because they are a lot easier than they look and everyone likes them. I thought I needed ground almonds but kept forgetting to buy some. I remembered this week but then discovered the recipe didn't call for them anyway! What I didn't have though was sugar. They don't look too bad and tasted ok, according to DS, but I don't recommend using preserving sugar and two and a half years out-of-date almond essence!
News next time of a crafty project/present that I'm working on.
Bye for now