Latest posts by Dovefromabove

well, is it a sign?

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 10:43

Not a sign in itself, but as part of a pattern it may well be.


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 10:30

Wonky, just wanted to make sure you didn't take them for the first time just before driving lesson    ((hugs))


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 09:30
Verdun wrote (see)

Good luck tomorrow  Chicky 

Wot he said!!! ((hugs))

Dystopian Garden Sculpture

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 09:27

Some of the very high prices paid for contemporary art nowadays are purely financial investments.    Time will tell ..............


As for Carl André's bricks etc - the way I think of it is this - a poem in Chinese has meaning to those who understand the language - to me its meaning is unfathomable as I don't understand Chinese.

Just as the spoken word has many languages, the world of visual art has many languages - few people are educated to understand them and so find work in that language unfathomable.

It's not elitist to say that - it's just the way things are.

If you're really interested in understanding Chinese poetry then you'll learn the language.

If you really want to understand contemporary art you'll do something to educate yourself about it.

So many people think that because they can see something they should be able to understand it.  They wouldn't say that about science - why say it about art?

Dystopian Garden Sculpture

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:33

Is it?


Anyway, beauty and ugliness are historically-bound concepts, changing across cultures and across time.

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:27

There's yellow ........... and then there's yellow ................ harsh acid cold yellows, or warm yellows which have ever such a slight hint of orange or brown.

Not keen on the harsh cold yellows in the garden  but love the warm yellows, especially the rudbeckias etc in late summer and autumn. 


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:19
Fairygirl wrote (see)...... I love cough medicine - the aniseedy ones. Is that weird? 

Does anyone remember Liquafruita cough mixture?  I loved it.  Ma used to keep the bottle on top of her wardrobe to hide it from us, but very occasionally I climbed on a chair and took a swig

Rose ID and pruning help

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:15

No way of identifying that rose at this time of year Sam - we need to see flowers - colour, petals, shape, bud shape, stamens colour of young foliage, all sorts of things and then there are so very many different roses.

However, to rejuvenate it, I think I'd cut out all the weak twiggy growth, and cut the main stems back to about 18" tall, pruning to an outward facing bud, but I'd do it in late February, early March.  Not now.

Give it a mulch of well rotted manure now (around it, not touching the stems) and after pruning in the spring give it a feed of Fish, Blood and Bone.

Green flowers

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:09

I love green flowers, and cream/white flowers with green streaks/edges too. 

Odd, because I'm not particularly keen on a lot of variegated leaves ........ although I am learning to like some ............ actually I take that back ................... I used not to like variegated leaves, but now there's quite a lot that I like

Dystopian Garden Sculpture

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:06

Art isn't simply/just about beauty - it's about the communication of ideas

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