Thursday, 22 August 2013

Comin' up roses

When we were in Kenya we had the privilage of being given a tour around one of their many rose farms. It was a really special oppertunity and amazing to see the process from beginning to end, and to learn about how many factors are at play to produce these beautiful roses. I really enjoyed taking photos there, and hope you enjoy viewing them :)

Grafting the new stems onto old roots...
A little bit more growth a few tents on.

 All the plastic pipes used to graft.

Reaching for the sky...

Appropriately named I think :)

Roses in cold rooms right after being picked.

Stem measuring...

Ready for delivery.

The beautiful roses in the reception - they cost about R15 there!

And here they are, just up the road from our home :)

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

A little bit of drawing

I've been drawing again lately and really enjoying it. These are some of my favourite pieces so far. I'm also hoping to start up a little online shop soon where these and others will be for sale as originals and prints :)