Nina Nixon

Journal

I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Cornflowers




Before the allotment, the veg plot and cutting patch when I was a fresh faced newly wed, one of the first things I ever grew in our tiny one bedroom cottage with a courtyard garden that had a strip of grass no bigger than 2ft by 2ft and I would snip with a pair of scissors to keep trip as a lawnmower was pointless were cornflowers.  And I grew them beautifully.  

I know this for sure because an elderly neighbour once remarked how it put a bounce in his step every time he passed my lovely little garden and he spied the cornflowers in abundance.  

That one comment, no matter how little it may seem has had a powerful lasting effect on me.  To know that I could grow something from a tiny little seed, nurture and care for it and make someone else {besides me} happy...smile.

Fads come and go, things fall into favour and everyone becomes obsessed - I've noticed peonies have become the new obsession these last two Summers and yes I have to confess I too adore them.  Though not so much since I first featured them a couple of years back.  But my love for cornflowers has never fallen by the wayside, replaced with the new must have.  I have and always will adore them, along with the elderly neighbour that loves them just as much as I do.

My defining moment.  The beginnings of my cottage garden and the dreams and want continues.

Cornflowers.

All words and pictures © Nina Nixon