Thursday, 28 October 2010

Half term

I think I will be able to say that I used my time fruitfully! Some holidays I look back and think what ever did I do. Well it warmed up last week eventually and then on Monday turned cold again for the day. However it was sunny and beautifully clear for our Ilkley walk

Biddle and Gardiner bunny spotted an elephant on the trunk of a tree can you?

Our walk took us through Middleton Woods

And we made a detour to see this

It was most intriguing

While we were were walking a spaniel kept dashing around and around obviously lost. In the distance we could hear someone calling. Another dog walker said she would try and catch him and put him on her lead. Eventually we saw two older teenage girls who had lost him. They seemed reluctant to actually leave the place where they were standing to go and find him. We decided that they had arrived by car, walked just into the woods let him off and away he went. I hope they found him!

After our walk and a cup of coffee and a teacake we looked around the shops Ilkley still has a fair number of independent shops which made a change. I bought a very bright winter jacket to keep me snug at the bus stop.

I have spent time sewing, knitting and generally catching up on things in the house. No photos though everything is secret. On Friday I shall go for a much needed hair cut and trip to the library.

The bean plants succumbed to Sunday night's frost so that is it for the year but we did have this over the weekend.

Our first cabbage! Very tasty it was too. I am looking forward to more over the next few weeks. John has planted broad-beans and has dug a trench ready for next year's runners. We have decided we can fit a compost bin in the back yard so we will be able to recycle most of our plant waste and vegetable peelings. Nothing much goes in the general wheelie bin now.

Thank you for coming


Lyn said...

Wendy, You have been busy, I have to say my week has whizzed by and I have very little to show for it! I really should follow your lead and do some of the garden tomorrow!

soggibottom said...

The more I look at that the more it looks like a jumbo :-)xxx

Lisa said...

It looks like a lovely place to visit. And your cabbage looks fantastic. I'm glad your plot is producing so beautifully.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Glad to know you have had good weather during half term and enjoying it outdoors. Your walks look beautiful.

Sally said...

Beautiful photos Wendy. I can definitely see that elephant :)

mumzy said...

Yes, I do see the elephant. You had a lovely walk, good pics of the area. Sounds like you enjoyed that tasty cabbage.

Pumpkin said...

Looks like a lovely place to take a walk :o) That stone is very neat!

Can't wait to see pictures of what you've been up to.