We went botanising.

A day looking at wild flowers above Robin Hood’s Bay with the Whitby Naturalists Club. Half way round the walk, it bucketed down.

Sea cliffs and umbrella.

But there were compensations.

The dog rose for instance.

And the dew-berry (a species of bramble).


And a rain lashed view of Robin Hood’s Bay where folk (who were not a halfpenny short) were ensconced in cosy tea-shops.


Otherwise, this week, I made a pink cat in enamel. Well – why not?

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About Harry Nicholson

I'm an enameller who works with a kiln, fusing pictures in glass onto copper. I write a few poems and short stories. There is an eBook anthology of them, 'Green Linnet' on Amazon. Also a novel, 'Tom Fleck', set in the North of England of 1513 - the year of Flodden. A sequel to 'Tom Fleck' is 'The Black Caravel' published in 2016. My anthology of poems came out in 2015: 'Wandering About.' I've a blog of poems, stories and art at: https://1513fusion.wordpress.com/
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9 Responses to We went botanising.

  1. Ena says:

    Beautiful scenery. I’m now inspired to take a walk this week and bring my camera along 😉 And I love the cat!

  2. It is good to have your responses. ladies.
    On the matter of cats: They are not a subject I would reach for but I made the first cat as a commission a few years ago. A few variations came out of the kiln and the client chose one; the rest went to the gallery and vanished over the weekend. The gallery keeps wanting more and so I make them in increasingly outlandish colours (perhaps in protest) but they keep buying them . . .
    Cats on the rooftops
    Cats on the tiles
    Cats with whiskers
    Cats with smiles
    etc

    (modified from a rather bawdy ballad – old soldiers and rugby players will know it)

  3. Susannah says:

    I too loved the umbrella and rainy cliffs photo and that cat is wonderful, I love the colours.

    Thanks very much for helping to identify my plants for me. I also appreciate the information on the Mudra that you left last week – I had been looking them up recently because I wanted to know what another of my Buddhas hand positions meant. 🙂

    As always, thanks for leaving your link at I Saw Sunday.

  4. earlybird says:

    Another atmospheric post shared, Harry. Thank you. The photo of the bay and the umbrella is very effective. The cat extremely elegant.

  5. Deborah says:

    I loved the pictures, I thought the one with the umbrella was really effective! You make me feel I want to get out and about every time I see your trips, and as for the enamel cat … ooh it’s absolutely gorgeous :o)
    (your comment on my blog did make me laugh!)

  6. jinksy says:

    I could smell the rain and the sea in your atmospheric photos… I think you captured the absolute essence of Cat in your enamelling.♥

  7. vivinfrance says:

    Good walk, but better cat – that is one snooty feline! I read some of your poems this evening, and left them reading the rest and looking at Tom Fleck. They received a round of sincere applause.

  8. Tilly Bud says:

    I enjoyed the walk but I love your enamel.

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