This month I have been mostly:-
- Digging the garden - with a toad and shrew for company. Frank, you missed one!
- Dreaming - lots.
- Drinking red wine (cause of above?).
- Doing restorative Yoga in a darkened room and trying not to snore.
- Daring to try new things.
My fellow Bungalow Girl has been to Paris on a work trip and texted me these snaps. I wasn't jealous in any way, shape or form.
I wore Big Dog out one Friday morning by going on a three hour walk! Pics below.
Puff ball fungi
We've been on fungi forays in the woods.
Common Stink-horn - was so chuffed to spot this!
We've seen a sculpture exhibition by Jenny Pickford entitled 'SuperNature' at The Courts - a National Trust Garden. The exhibition comprised of 17 sculptures made of forged steel and hand blown glass. Lunch in the old billiard room wasn't bad either.
The kitchen garden was cute. Still lots of colour.
Carrot, apple and celery soup
Autumn skies are the best......
Last Friday it tipped down but rain and gloom doesn't put Big Dog off.
This white foam can sometimes appear after a dry spell and subsequent torrential rain. As the rain flows down the tree it mixes with the salts and acids in the bark and forms a crude soap.
Strange tree foam
I've enjoyed kicking through the leaves
And then snuggling under 'blankie' with my book and a mug of tea. Simple pleasures are the best.
This is the time of year for lit rooms at dusk. I used to linger over the chapter in The Wind in the Willows in which lost, homesick and frightened, Mole looks wistfully at the 'squares of a dusky orange-red on either side of the street, where the firelight or lamplight of each cottage overflowed through the casements into the dark world without'.
Mirabel Osler 'In the Eye of the Garden'