Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Confused little soul

Autumn is in now in full swing, and the leaves on the trees have a glowing palette of golden yellow, reds, tawny golds and crispy browns.  And in the midst of everything falling to bits in the countryside, I found this confused little soul, nestling in amongst moss and the buttery yellow fallen leaves of silver birch.  Made my day!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Over the garden wall

The first evening sky of October, at about 7.30 pm.
Five minutes later.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Exotic North Berwick

Our walking group had a very enjoyable stroll around North Berwick yesterday.  Up, down and through its wooded slopes, with wonderful views of the beaches, through the lovely park and around the harbour.  The small semi-tropical border in the park was looking like a tiny  jungle, luxurious with red banana palms and orange abutilon.

Monday, 25 September 2017

The best of ingredients

Yesterday I happened upon the recipe for a brilliant walk.

A lovely grassy track, leading uphill with the promise of good views at the top.
Beautiful old stone walls.
A vast cabbage field.  Give me proper cabbages as a decorative plant any day.  I have an aversion to the decorative ones which come as bedding plants.
Wonderful views all round, even on a murky afternoon.
A field full of lapwings, together with a flying display.
An orchard, with rosy apples and a beehive.
Damson trees, with accessible fruit for scrumping!

All these things added up to the most enjoyable walk I have had in a long time.