At the weekend we were blessed with actual warm sunshine and blue skies. On my walks with Hugo I took my camera along to record the abundance of wild flowers that had literally sprung up in the April sun rays.
I also saw my first butterflies of the season, a small tortoiseshell and a cabbage white, though still waiting to see my first swallow. Spring really has sprung….at last. 🙂
I thought I would get in the mood for Autumn, and the best way for me to do that, is to make a list of course! Enjoy. 🙂
1. Go for a woodland walk and admire the changing colours.
2. Refill your hanging baskets with Autumn favourites such as pansies, cyclamen and Ivy.
3. Fill your home with the scents of Autumn. Add cinnamon sticks,orange rind,whole cloves and bay leaves to water and simmer on the stove.
4. Go Blackberry picking and make a lovely crumble.
5. Autumn is the perfect time to get cosy on an Autumn Glamping Break. How about staying in a colourful Shepherd’s Hut in the Lakes, a luxurious Safari Tent in the Trough of Bowland or a beautiful Showman’s Wagon in Cornwall.
Hugo is very lucky that the town we live in has an excellent dog friendly park! Some days we head down the fields to the river on our walks and occasionally we can be found whizzing round the Castle grounds.When I say whizzing, I mean Hugo is usually about a mile ahead of me.I most probably am trying to catch up with him…..or hyperventilating in a bush! Although today’s #BEDM prompt is meant to be TOP TIPS, I’m just going to show you a few piccies of my local park and tiny Castle instead….
This turret known as The Pinnacle is originally from the Houses of Parliament. Hugo is impressed!
Thanks for joining Hugo and I on one of our typical walks. 🙂
This post is for day 6 of #BEDM devised by Elizabeth at Rosalilium.
Wow July is a bit of a month for celebrating! This month the Other Half and I will have been going out Ten years. TEN Years! Quite an achievement I hear you say. Also in July I recieved a letter from work congratulating me on my Long Service.Eeeek , I won’t tell you how long ….as it will reveal how ancient I actually am….But yay I do get a few goodies which is always nice. Oh and I mustn’t forget the best anniversary of all ( ok the second best 😉 ).This bloggity blog has a Birthday. Its 3 years old!! I’m so impressed that I’m still managing to find stuff to post after three whole years, that I think I will have to indulge in a little Giveaway. Just to say thanks to you for actually stopping by once in a while. IT means a lot. <3<3
So I’m giving away this pretty Wooden Flower Press. I bought it recently from The Orchid House in Keswick. With a colourful floral pattern and chunky screws it certainly takes me back to my childhood. If you fancy preserving a few summer flowers why not comment below. Simply tell me your favourite flower and your favourite childhood toy/game. All entries will be put in a flower pot and a winner randomly chosen at the end of the month.
May in the Castle Grounds and everything is so much leafier. Summer is definitely round the corner. The Squirrel population seems to be taking over though. If you ever want to take a piccie of a squirrel come to the park at Clitheroe Castle. 🙂
Life in the Park is vibrant and colourful right now. Take a walk round yours and see what wildlife lives there. 🙂
Me and my little Lumix didn’t have the best look with the list….but I am hoping for great things this year. After raiding the old Change bottle, myself and the other half have purchased a Lumix FZ72 which has a 60x Optical zoom. Hopefully when I’m out and about ( with or without Hugo the pup) and spy that shy jay in the oak tree over the stream, I might have a greater chance of adding him to my photo collection. 🙂 For now here are a few snaps from last years posts.
Today ( October 2nd) is National poetry day in the UK. As Autumn is taking hold , what better way to celebrate than with pictures of the seasons changing colours and a poem by Emily Bronte.
Fall,leaves, fall; die,flowers,away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day. Emily Bronte.
Still, I am quite enjoying our Indian Summer. Loving the oranges and pink flower hues in the castle park.