During the summer of 2020 lockdown, frustrated with not being allowed out to paint plein air. I took my paints and objects outside into the garden and discovered a new subject alongside the beautiful flowers and garden that I am forever grateful for. My husband is a very keen gardener and has spent lockdown nurturing and working hard in the garden to produce this amazing collection of plants. My mother in law has generously offered me a very special objects and antiques to muse over. These are some of the results. This was my way of turning towards the light and looking for hope and joy in life.