A couple of weeks ago when my sister was visiting we went to the zoo. it was a chilly day so we retreated into the conservatory to warm up and as always I couldn’t resist taking a few photos of texture. I love to contemplate just how I might make them in stitch but so far have not yet managed it. Still the photos appeal!

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I also loved these…

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Have you Ever seen a lily pad that big? And all the tiny spikes… wouldn’t want to be a hungry fish in this pond.