|My Garden in the Wicklow Mountains|
Although it has been a wonderfully sunny day today, Summer is most definitely over. The garden has turned to gold and the days are becoming markedly shorter.
We moved to Wicklow in March so during the course of the last few months I have been able to watch the garden come to life for the first time in all its glory. Even now the wonderful display is not completely over - but the garden is visibly starting to prepare for the long cold months of winter.
There have been surprises aplenty as flowers I was not expecting appeared in a profusion of colour. These photographs were taken between May and September so everything you see here did not bloom at once or at the same time - but taken together it is a glorious testament to the beauty of nature.
An Enquiry from Argentina
Earlier this week I received an email from Silvina who lives in Argentina. She collects vintage children's crockery and china. Her blog Tazas & Cuentos is absolutely delightful. Besides showing us her collection there are tantalising glimpses of Silvina's beautiful home which gives a wonderful impression of space and light.
Silvina contacted me because she is trying to identify these illustrations from a set of dishes she owns:
They were made in Argentina and many have "Hartford" printed on them. Silvina was hoping that I might know the story these pictures are from or the artist who illustrated them. They do look very familiar and I keep thinking I should recognise them, but I just can't place the artist or the story. I asked Barbara at March House Books if she had seen them before and like me Barbara also finds the illustrations familiar but can't place them.
Once before I was able to identify an artist by putting their work on my blog (Can You Help Me Identify This Artist / Success - An Answer to My Inquiry). I'm hoping someone will be able to provide the answer to these tantalising images as well. If you can please leave me or Silvina a comment (or you can email me - tab on my sidebar).