Yorkshire Lavender and Stuff: Instagram XIII

The following fifteen photographs come to an extended climax in the spectacular setting of Yorkshire Lavender: a sixty-acre hillside farm in the Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with views over the Vale of York, featuring lavender gardens, specialist plant shop, sculpture park, and tea room. There are pyramids and domes, trees and garden benches, daffodils and a fence painted blue, and long misty landscapes.

Elsewhere there is a photo of my Nike Blazer Hi green suede shoes, my right foot moving moodily in the shadows; an appetite whetting, back-of-the-mouth wetting delicious Swedish prinsesstårta, with lights and candles; two stills of the moonlight off the motorway; an abandoned cigarette carton, nicely yellow; and one hellacious imaginative shot of a modern communication system, its sterile form both elaborated and offset by the blue shaft coming in through the window.

This was also the moment when I posted on Instagram two watercolour sketches painted from the rear balcony of my Amsterdam apartment: one showing an apartment view, the other two sheds in autumn.