Posts Tagged With: Cleveleys Avenue Allotments

Summer Ghost

As the pumpkins grin with Harvest mischief, and the smell of gunpowder hangs in the crisp air, I have the memories of a great summer to keep me warm.
Ruby-and-Chives Bamboo-and-Thistle

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Sunflower – Digital Painting

Sunflower - Digital Painting by Mark Wallis at The Vibes
It’s the height of summer, so let’s see some sunflowers! This is another attempt at digital painting, this time showing my source material. Below is the edited photograph which it’s based on.

Sunflower by Mark Wallis at The Vibes
And here is the crappy old iPhone picture which the whole thing sprung from. It’s a challenge to see which pictures have potential, and which ones really need deleting.

Sunflower iPhone photograph

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Barbecue Sunset

It’s been a while since I made a film, and this is two minutes of sun, song and sausages. The allotment is the most wonderful place to chill, although I got sunburn (in Manchester?) and lightly grilled my face while cooking al fresco. And if I say folk music, sunsets, cats and characters, all surrounded by wild flowers then you’ll know the evening ticked all my hippy boxes. Viva la vodka! Featuring Gordon Whitelock on acoustic guitar. Bliss.

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Hazy Shade of Summer

ginger cat and chive flowers

Little ginger cat

It’s a hazy shade of summer down on the allotment, everything’s blooming, colourful chaos. I slipped through security and wandered into the sunset, meeting a gorgeous little ginger cat who rolled around and posed for pictures. How do cats know it’s a camera? Little Ginge reminded me of the Late Great Sparky, my beloved super-sized tom cat who features elsewhere on The Vibes. The bees were buzzing in the dying rays of the sun, refusing to pose for the camera – just too plain busy! Good to see so many of them.

chive flowers Clevelys Avenue allotment chorlton manchester

Chives in the sunset

Cat in a Pot     ginger cat rolling on the ground

Bee in a flower at sunset

Bee in a flower at sunset

A print design I made from a picture of some blue flowers

A print design I made from a picture of some blue flowers

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Pimm’s on the Allotment

Oh how terribly English! This week I went back to Shaun’s allotment, which is now in full bloom. Because Brit Summer is such an unpredictable lass, the nation tends to go slightly crazy when the sun comes out, and you all know how I like my rays. I grab the beautiful details with my phone, usually at random, and record them here so you can all see how I view the world. It’s not a charmed life that I lead, so I appreciate those little glimpses of beauty – nature in full parade.

Thistle, Cleveleys Avenue allotment Chorlton

Sun behind a thistle

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Shaun sowing seeds

windmill cleveleys allotment Chorlton


Reeds cleveleys allotment chorlton


Pimm's on Cleveleys allotment chorlton

Pimm’s on the allotment

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