a clean sheet, not quite yet

the excitement is building, not long now until the brand spanking new year……..  I so love this time, a time to start again,its like writing on the   first new page of an excercise book when I was at school.  Pristine clean, new pen dipped in just the right amount of ink and writing the first word, such a wonderful feeling.  I have started writing about all the things I want to do, visit, see, experience, create……………    Cant wait, feel so full of optimism……….  just off for another visit to the sea, even though misty I just have to see it, its become a real friend.

this image started life in my bread bin !!, I don’t buy bread in general, but now and again I fancy some nice dark rye pumpernickel, which is fairly moist.  Well I must have forgotten about it totally and when I looked in there at the “zip up” plastic bag in comes in all I could see was what looked like a clump of yellow felt.  It was a mould of some sort, white and yellow, not the usual grey green colour, when I looked it up it was some kind of mould that penicillin is made off !  Just had to photograph this………..  I then layered at cut and pasted the image together to form a pattern………………….

natures wonders

Isn’t this just amazing, such beautiful colours, soft gauzy almost felted wool like texture.  And all this is mould.  Been a busy week, not eaten at home at all much this week, and today I went into the kitchen to have sardines on toast for my lunch……..  my organic rye and sunflower seed bread had grown these amazing “flower” like mould pattern all over it.    Have done some quick research as I doesn’t look the the blue/grey mould that normally appears on stale bread.  It seems this is a penicillin type mould and grows in moist conditions.  My rye bread is kept in a large glass container with a tight lid, guess in the heat the moisture in the bread  grew warm and these marvellous shapes appeared.