Wednesday, 20 July 2016

It's finally warmed up

We have had a couple of really warm days. They have been very welcomed. The flowers in the garden this year has been most disappointing. I think it is mainly due to the weather but also most of the pots need their soil replacing despite me adding feed to the watering every week.

 The cornflower I grew from seed in the greenhouse. So I am quite pleased with that.
 The geraniums are finally in flower.
 And everything is looking a bit more colourful
 The first sweet pea was white. These are very late this year. Last year I had already picked several bunches by mid July.
 But I am pleased with the tomatoes. They are a variety with small fruit.


Yesterday afternoon it reached 30C+ in the back and a neighbours cat took advantage of the little bit of shade by the wall. Luckily she did not squash the self seeded borage plant growing in the crack between two flags.


Friday, 1 July 2016

I have not done very well!

Almost a month has past since my attempt to get back into blogging.
But I have made this
 Most of the fabrics and the buttons were a gift last from my sister last year.


The elephant print I bought on a trip to Lancaster.
My present project involves  cross stitches pieces from a swap way back in 2002/3 that I have finally trimmed and they are now being made into a hanging. I have had a bit of bother trying to cut them all the same size. (no photos yet)

The weather has been cold for late June / early July but this little chap visited last week.
He is a pied wagtail and we do not get many around these parts so it was a nice surprise.

Hopefully July will warm up a bit as the month goes on. It was  much warmer than this on 3/07/1993 when John and I got married!

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Where has the year gone.

I haven't posted anything here since the beginning of March.  Now it is June but you wouldn't know it. The weather is more like late Autumn. It is freezing cold mainly because of the icy wind and the sun seems to have gone on holiday.

However last Saturday we had a nice trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park as a birthday treat.

 coffee time before we start
 watching the lambs
The highlight of the day was sitting in the hide heron watching.

We saw some great sculptures

 You can see how big they were

 reflections
This was my favourite of the KAWS exhibits although I did like the rabbit too.



Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Meteorologically

it is Spring
 so of course this happened
 March began yesterday with a "warm" 9 degrees centigrade but today we woke up to snow.
However there are hints of Spring





And Mr Blackbird came to stock up on food.