I am not sure why I started my account of my holiday as I did. Put it down to my general exhaustion. Normally, I think that I would start with the place I was staying. In this case Cariad Cottage which was part of Carn Nwchwn Farm. I travelled by train on a Saturday which… Read More Back to my Holiday
Still not up to what passes for normal energy levels for me but enough to remember to take my camera for the Friday walk, on what was a perfect English summer day. Theme of the week? – Walking on Water , maybe, though the second foto is less convincing. One of the first places we… Read More Friday Fotos
Yesterday I finally managed to visit the island. Which island you may wonder. It is the one on the ornamental lake at Southampton Common.It is where you can see the tall dark trees in the distance. Now for years I have yearned to cross to the island but although at the far side it is… Read More I visited the Island
It is a long time since I have been doing serious photography and this holiday even less so. I took my camera but I felt that first and foremost this should be a restful, reflective time without any pressure. So I didn’t even take any photographs to start with but gradually, I pointed my camera… Read More A Little Bit of Nature
This last month I continued with ‘Friday Fotos’. There was even a photograph of myself, I was happy with. Lots of flowers and babies this time of year. All crochet making: finished the baby blanket and showed you how far I had got with the knot blanket. There was also a brief diversion with a… Read More Monthly Montage – June
Rainbow week this week. For red I found these markers on different bits of tree. The orange berries on the rowan tree didn’t make much of a picture so I photographed this day lily nearer to home. I would have liked to have had more time photographing the buttercups. I only took this photo. Somehow… Read More Friday Fotos
Today is Baby Week. I remembered to take my camera so I was able to get much better photographs. On the boating lake we discovered that all of the six coot babies were still alive. I didn’t manage to take a photograph of all of them but here are three with a parent. Further round… Read More Friday Fotos
Another day when I forgot my camera. Two many other things to remember like putting on sun block and taking water bottle. Yes it has been hot and sunny today.Only three of us.Of course I am here behind the phone! The family of coots were out on the boating lake.The council very kindly let this… Read More Friday Fotos
Remembered to take the camera but forgot to put the SD card in so was only able to take a few photographs. Made me a bit quirky. It was a lovely day though and only got better as the time went on. While I waited for my friends, I enjoyed these shadows. I just love… Read More Friday Fotos
I am not sure how much of a regular feature this will be but now summer is almost here and going out with a camera is easier since it is less likely to get wet; I thought it would be interesting to document what is happening on Southampton Common. Five photographs and you get this.… Read More Friday Fotos
Recently, I and a few of my ‘Crafty Coffee’ Friday walking friends went to Hillier Gardens near Romsey. I didn’t think this could be called an Adventure like many of my previous posts about day’s out as I felt that an Adventure had to have some degree of jeopardy or new discovery and going somewhere… Read More Yay! An Outing
What with issues with my hands and a certain festival coming up, I am not sure how much finished crafting I will have to show you for a while but in the meantime I thought you might like a little peek at some local photographs. This was taken a few weeks ago. It is not… Read More Colours of Autumn
The Flowers I went to Waitrose this morning to do a bit of shopping for things I need before my next delivery on the 13th. As I was packing my rucksack and about to leave, an assistant came up to me and asked if I would like some free flowers, so of course I said… Read More Free Flowers & Focaccia
I hadn’t intended to post anything today because I thought more about the coat would be boring and I didn’t really have much else to show you. However the weather was perfect for gardening this morning so I went out to pick up the dead leaves round the apple tree. Now, I bought the apple… Read More More apple tales and garden flowers
You may remember my sadness that my apple tree had no blossom this year. I had at one point thought I saw a blossom but when I looked closer I couldn’t see it. Then this morning when opening an upstairs window I looked out at the garden and thought that I could see an apple… Read More I found an apple under my tree!
Every year I take a few cloves from the garlic I have in the fridge and plant them in the little bit of earth next to my patio rose. I normally do this in September, then leave them alone till June when they are normally showing signs of being ready to dig up. I have… Read More This Year’s Harvest
I haven’t been on a proper outing for over a year, if you don’t count going to visit my daughter’s family last September which was very local once I got there. So of course when they offered to pick me up to accompany them to The Hovercraft Museum in Lee-on-Solent I jumped at the idea.… Read More A Little Outing including sea!
About a year ago I joined Instagram and joined in with Wild Daffodil’s daughter for #gardencollagemonthly, making a collage of the current flowers in my garden each month. Now a year later I have twelve months’ worth. And here they all are. From June to May. left to right and top to bottom. My one… Read More A Year of Flowers
While washing up the dishes what should I see out of the window? This was actually taken from upstairs as you get to see more from there. A double rainbow and even the main rainbow seemed to be double and have the colours repeating faintly below the main arc.
To raise our spirits I mean. The unusually warm Spring and Summer last year certainly made the lockdown easier to bear. This year we are gradually coming out of a lockdown and I get my second jab this coming Saturday. This year Spring is much later. Just think on this 12th April last year it… Read More Last Year we had Spring this year we have the Vaccine!
I am still busy joining the hexagons and have got about half way so i may have something to show you in a couple of weeks. In the meantime my indoor world has changed from Winter to Spring. Winter to Spring. and the outside world is full of flowers. Just some very quick photos. to… Read More From Winter to Spring
Although the beach along the river where I like to walk is rather brown,I have wondered if it is permissible to walk along it, to more fully indulge in the seaside experience. I did see a woman allowing her small son to paddle at the end of the walkway, where it is easy to get… Read More Another shoreline
I can definitely recommend this Daphne for given you a boost this time of year. Not sure what it’s exact name is. I can see it from the sitting room when lying on my settee and it is scented too! You have t go outside to catch the scent of course. Look at all those… Read More February Flowers
The title is almost certainly an Americanism but never mind; they can be quite striking. I read on Friday that during the latest lockdown people in this country are exercising less and watching more television. For myself it has been quite the opposite. I wear a fitness device and before last March although my step… Read More Bucking the Trend
I am sure that few of us are having the Christmas we wanted but I hope that you all can find some reason for happiness and celebration at this the darkest time of the year. It hardly seemed worth putting up decorations as I will be spending Christmas alone but in the end I did… Read More Happy Christmas
Story On Tuesday I went for a walk on the Common with a few walking group friends – all in-line with guidelines and socially distanced. We were taken to Highfield village where there was a tree that had had to be cut down where the guy had carved it into the shape of an arm… Read More What do you think of this!
I joined Instagram on a whim but although that was a few months ago I am still having problems getting my head round it. I am joining with the #yarnfriendsrock because it seemed like a fun challenge and I thought it might give me a better handle on things but it has only added more… Read More Help with Instagram