This is a new framed print available at Chorlton Art Market in Manchester, England. A few years back I spent an idyllic, blissful summer on the allotment at the end of Cleveleys Avenue, bees buzzing, flowers blooming and baking hot sunshine. Mother Nature at her finest, just south of the city, rendered as digital art from several photographs I took as a memento for a rainy day. Swing by the Market for art and cards for Mother’s Day and Easter.
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Categories: Art, Design, Random, Vibe Monitor
| Tags: agriculture, allotment, bamboo, Digital Art, framed print, greetings card, Mark Wallis Design, nature, print, sunflower, sunshine |
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| Tags: Chorlton, iPhone, Manchester, Mark Wallis, nature, panorama, panoramic, rain, Rainbow, storm, UK, weather |
There’s a reason it’s called ‘the garden of England’ – Kent is full of chocolate box villages. Driving through scenery like this is a slow process if you brake for photo opportunities.
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Categories: Photography, Travel, Vibe Monitor
| Tags: cottage, England, English countryside, Faversham, holiday, Kent, nature, south, tradition, vacation |
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.
Chives in the sunset
Bee in a flower at sunset
A print design I made from a picture of some blue flowers
Categories: Cats, Photography, Random, Travel, Vibe Monitor
| Tags: bees, Chorlton, Cleveleys Avenue Allotments, flowers, ginger, horticulture, Manchester, nature, wild |
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.
Sun behind a thistle
Shaun sowing seeds
Pimm’s on the allotment
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| Tags: agriculture, Chorlton, Cleveleys Avenue Allotments, flowers, iPhone, Manchester, Mark Wallis, nature, The Vibes, wild flowers |