Monday, April 04, 2005

Soapy, flying and magnolia.

1. A horse being washed in the sunshine by the side of the road.

2. Sending messages up a kitestring. A Mr Kipling's mini pie case is exceedingly good, but failing that a dead leaf or a bit of stiff paper will do. Once the kite is flying, simply thread the 'message' on to the string and watch it whizz up.

3. Magnolia trees. They are in bloom now, and because most other trees are almost bare, they really stand out. I love the huge variation in flowers - there are so many different cultivars. Best of all I like the delicate starry ones as opposed to the deep cuppy ones; and I like the pure white flowers, rather than those with a bruise-coloured blush. Although the soapy off-whites are very stylish, too.