I made my first attempt at hand-embroidered flowers; it's very much an experimental work in progress at the moment.
These cheery sunshine yellows were a warming reminder of the summer just past, and seemed to brighten the dark day in front of the fire.
Here are some of my photos from a walk in Bute park that we took recently with our friend Judith who visited from Somerset.
A surprising abundance of flowers remain in the borders in Bute Park and here is just one of the many dahlias that jostled for space in the beds. It was a fine day and as we walked along the river opposite the Welsh College of Music and Drama, the strains of a violin coming from a window seemed to compliment the majestic structures of the fading Gunnera.
Here are some water spirits who came to listen.