After a busy couple of weeks working on the new driveway at the cottage, time today to wander about the field and beside the burn with a camera.
A dandelion beside the burn.
A plantain flower going to seed.
Cuckoo Flower growing in the lawn.
Back to work tomorrow…….
A lovely bright morning at the cottage this morning, the apple blossom in the orchard is glorious….
I popped out of the cottage to collect the eggs and found two of the ducks enjoying s spot of sunshine on the roof. Not seen them up there before….
A mixed bag of weather this weekend, breezy, a drop of rain and cool but bright sunshine. I happened to go out to lock up the poultry at just the right time tonight. In between the thin wispy clouds the night sky was black and crystal clear, and the moon magnificent……
What a wonderful warm sunny day, shirtsleeve weather all day, beginning to end.
We had my Mother for lunch, a bit tough but the young folks seemed to manage with their sharper teeth…!!! A day of curlews and deer in the field and a glorious, dramatic sunset……
Photo: Hilary Porteus
After several days of rain and sleet, yesterday the weather was warm and sunny and Hilary and I were able to get out and transplant more daffodils and snowdrops from the front garden at the cottage to the new orchard above the burn. Part of the front garden is about to disappear under the new driveway the planners say we need before work begins on the alterations and extension to the cottage.
Hilary had advice from her little band of helpers…..
So far we have managed to plant about two thirds of the new fruit trees and hopefully the rest, mainly “Heritage” varieties will arrive from Scottish Heritage Fruit Trees in the next few days.
Apart from the constant chatter of the wild birds and the ducks laying again, Spring is also heralded by wild flowers starting to bloom.
It could be a good year……. Anyone want a pound of apples?!!
We had a clear and crisp evening a few days ago and the moon was beautifully clear, I couldn’t resist another shot…..
Such a change to the weather we have had here the last couple of days, back to the winter with cold, wet and sometimes snowy North Westerlies. Brrr……
I love this building, this shot taken on my phone this morning.
A few photographs from a couple of days back.
The Egger plant in Hexham on an atmospheric afternoon. If you buy chipboard in this country, chances are that it came from here.
Egger – Hexham
Later on the same day, this misty sunset viewed from our kitchen window.