September Landscapes

It has definitely started to feel like Autumn during the course of September, and whilst we have had some warm, sunny days, this month has also seen the first lighting of the woodburner - a sure sign that it's turned a bit chilly. We've been venturing a bit further afield now that the children are … Continue reading September Landscapes

Beachcombing

We've just returned home from a week in the lovely East Neuk of Fife, which as well as a welcome break and a change of scenery, gave me the opportunity to replenish my stock of sea glass and sea pottery. Some of the beaches up there seem to provide the prefect environment to smooth and … Continue reading Beachcombing

Bamburgh

I should have been spending today in the lovely coastal village of Bamburgh, taking part in a craft fair in Bamburgh Pavilion. Obviously it's a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things, but it is really sad that all the fairs, markets, and shows that take place in communities up and down the county … Continue reading Bamburgh

Springtime

I’m still taking part in the May Challenge over on Instagram, which is pretty good going for me. I haven’t posted every prompt on here, although you can see the pictures on this page under the heading Latest Images. Or you can pop over to my Insta page. Today’s theme is Springtime, so I thought … Continue reading Springtime

Garden Visitors

Our garden borders on to fields and woodland, and we see a wide variety of birds and animals. Two especially welcome visitors in the last couple of weeks have been this beautiful red squirrel, which we see fairly regularly, and a very large brown hare. This may be the leveret that spent several weeks around … Continue reading Garden Visitors

August Landscape: Clouds and Sheep

Finally it’s September. August seems to have lasted for much longer than a month! I’m not really a huge fan of late summer, and I’ve already started to pine for crisp frosty mornings, falling leaves, woolly cardigans, and a fire in the woodburner. That being said, August this year has been notable for some very … Continue reading August Landscape: Clouds and Sheep

Flowers and Friends

It’s hard to believe it today, as the rain pours down, but we’ve had some really hot, sunny days over the summer. The weather seems to have suited both flowers and their friends the insects. It’s been heartening to see so many over the past couple of months, both in gardens, and on wild flowers. … Continue reading Flowers and Friends

Flowers at Floors

We have some very wet weather heading towards us from the south, so we decided to hit the north today, and visit the gardens at Floors Castle, Kelso, in the Scottish Borders. We had only occasional glimpses of the sun, but it stayed dry, so I call that a result. I love the gardens at … Continue reading Flowers at Floors