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Now that is the "BLUEST BLUE" and
I love the first image ...the flowers
are just like little fairy light's...

Lucy @ attic24

Your photos lately have had such a beautiful subtle range of colours, I never imagined there were sooooo many shades of grey or that they could be so pretty!
I agree with RI the top photo has such beauty. And I loved your Grey-and-Green photos earlier in the week too.
Incidentally I do the opposite to you and tend to cloud-watch a lot when I walk, which means I trip over a lot, I think you ave the safest approach, especially as a lot of my to-and-from-school walking is along the side of a canal!


I always think it's amazing how nature takes over if left long enough, I noticed a cupboard I have in my yard has suddenly got really pretty weeds growing on it. I am always loathed to get rid of them.
Your photos are gorgeous as always.

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  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

Books I have illustrated!

  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon