Hot July brings cooling showers,
Strawberries and gilly-flowers.
And we must include gillyflowers, which I had to look up -
also spelled , any of several scented flowering plants, especially the c, or clove pink (Dianthus caryophyllus), stock (Matthiola incana), and wallflower (Cheiranthus cheiri). However, the gillyflower of Chaucer, Spenser, and Shakespeare was the carnation. Other plants that are types of gillyflower are dame's gillyflower, also known as dame’s violet (Hesperis matronalis); mock gillyflower, also known as soapwort or bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis); feathered gillyflower, also known as the grass or garden pink (Dianthus plumarius); and sea gillyflower, also known as the thrift or sea pink (Armeria maritima).
Hunted through some stamps, and found an old one by Paper Artsy which must be a wallflower (well, it certainly looks like one!).
Stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with Windsor and Newton pens.
So far, so very boring ...
...looking around I found a small piece of Bondaweb (a double sided adhesive usually used to bond two pieces of fabric). I had sprayed this particular piece with ink (probably Dylusions). So, I thought I would iron that over the top, for a bit of interest and texture.
Really enjoying Wimbledon this year - nothing like spending a lazy afternoon watching the tennis with an ice cream!
Postscript: just noticed the Sara Coeridge poem I downloaded has strawberries and not apricots. So I've just done another search, and found 3 different versions of this poem!
So, I'll stick with strawberries - especially with cream - yum!