Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm
This hanging from Annie Downs' Hatched and Patched book should be in every caravan as a cushion or decoration!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

A Bit of Colour

Well, that last post was very dark and grey - so time to inject a bit of colour!

Although we have had so little sun this summer, some of the flowers are putting on quite a show.

It's been such a good year for the roses, which are still going strong

and my hanging baskets are big and blousy

and the Dahlias are lovely but rather an Autumnal colour
The greenhouse has been really productive, with loads of tomatoes and a constant supply of cucumbers.

My sister came round yesterday (with a welcome bunch of garlic from her allotment) and we went down to the drier to see how things are coming along...it's the first day they've been harvesting for a week but the barn is filling up nicely

We took the boys down their tea and cake - Belinda couldn't get her head around driving with mugs of tea at her feet but it would be cold by the time I got there if we walked!

The swallows are still flying around - my nephew told me the adults fly south first leaving the fledglings to follow on later.  They perch on the workshop roof and then chase each other around the house.

and at night they roost in the nest they were born in, ignoring me going in and out the back door

The upside of all these cloudy days are the spectacular sunsets we have every evening - although they don't keep to their promise of sunshine the next day!


  1. Love the sky photos and the lovely flowers. Looks like I've had too much cake though :-)

  2. Don't worry too much - it's from a funny angle, it's affected your legs too!
    BTW Another lovely day

  3. I am covetting that dahlia colour. How about an exchange somehow? Mine are all red and yellow. Do you take them in over winter?

  4. Lovely flowers and lovely sunsets. I'm glad to see you are treating the farmers to a tasty afternoon tea while they bring the harvest in.