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Secret Garden

I finally made it to the studio this morning. It was really nice to get in, get my fingers dirty and do a little printing. I don't have any finished prints to show, though, so I thought I'd show you some more pictures from around my house. When my husband and I first started looking for a place to buy, at the top of my list of priorities was the garden. I knew we would never find (on our budget) something as big as the gardens I was used to in the US, but I definitely didn't want a paved postage stamp-sized space. When we viewed the house that we eventually bought, I immediately fell in love with the outside space. It was a really good size for a terrace in the London suburbs, and it was clear that while it hadn't been looked after for a few years it had at one point been very loved. When we moved in in January the garden was dead, and it's been a really fun 6 months watching everything grow and learning about all of the plants we have (as well as adding some of our own). These are few pictures of our favorite surprises. (All these pictures were taken with my iPhone and edited using Instagram.) [caption id="attachment_326" align="aligncenter" width="428" caption="Blackberries and Hydrangea"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_327" align="aligncenter" width="428" caption="Our very own apple tree!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_328" align="aligncenter" width="428" caption="And plums!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_329" align="aligncenter" width="428" caption="We planted this tomatillo and are hoping for a bumper crop."][/caption]
And always by my side, my trusty garden "helper"
A couple of days ago I picked a load of plums and blackberries and made a wonderful sorbet. I can't wait to see what other yummy things I can make with our garden bounty. And just so it doesn't sound too perfect around here, we also have an abundance of weeds that are a huge pain in the ass to clear, but so far the good outweighs the bad and we really love our little patch of soil.

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