A break away. I have been to France and North Yorkshire. France was warmer! I have also become the proud owner of a manual typewriter. I intend using it for making work. I have some ideas hatching. I might try to write something everyday. Meanwhile I need to collect my thoughts and hone my ideas! This picture is of a cornflower I pressed. This summer, I have collected a few flowers and pressed them in my mother's old flower press. This is the transcript of the type:
"This is a cornflower I picked from my front window box. I put it in the flower press and it has preserved it beautifully.
Some of the petals have the colour still and some have faded, now looking transparent and veiny. I am going away this week. I shall take my flower press with me and see what I can find. something has to entertain me in Sutton Coldfield!
I see from my typing that I need to clean some of the keys. Can't remember how we used to do that.
CORNFLOWER: Other names: Ragged Sailor, Corn bluebottle and on English farms: "hurtsickle" because they blunted the sickle blade.
Flowers found in tutankamen's tomb were almost as blue as when they had been put there about 1550BC."