Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Log Fires and Below Zero

I had a good day yesterday. A local farmer came with his Landrover and brought me a trailer load of logs. Must have been well over a ton. He dropped them on the driveway outside my back door and then waved good bye. Hard working farmers are always busy.

 I got my wheelbarrow and started to ferry them across the lawn into  the nearest polytunnel. And then the heavens opened and didn't it rain. It took me just over an hour to stack them all in the dry. Wet through to the skin but so chuffed to get the job completed. 

Not so long after the sun came out for a few moments - (yeah I know) - and brought with it the most fabulous sunset. Two gifts in one day.

I woke up this morning to minus 6 and ice on the insides of my window.

Like this

                                    and this

But soon had my Rayburn lit and a roaring log fire in my 'front room'

All toasty.
It was a good day yesterday.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Shadows after the Storm

Yesterday Storm Callum hit home, bucketed down all day and most of the night.

Still raining Sunday morning.

Then late afternoon the sun came out.

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Saturday, 28 July 2018

Shadow Shot Sunday II - Hot Dry Summer

Today we walked the hot, dusty  single track right up to the top of the Long Mountain. I hadn't been up there for ten years. And it's still as beautiful.
Lots of sheep and lambs.
Silage bales lined up ready to be taken down into storage for  Winter feed.

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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Shadow Glass on Shadow Shot Sunday 2

I bought a set of glasses way back in the 70's. They have a picture of a pheasant in flight embossed on the side. I still use them. I was amazed today as the sun caught the picture and left the shadow on the table. Just for me !

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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Shadow Falls

Out and about today. During the last storm at the end of January, the brook which runs from the Long Mountain and along the border of England and Wales (and also along my little bits of property) became blocked and flooded my ground. Too deep and too heavy for me to deal with. Didn't know what to do. But today, on a bitterly cold East wind with buckets of sunshine, the water's found a way through. Not a vast amount, more of a trickle really and my ground is all dry again. Life is good.

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Saturday, 23 December 2017

For Christmas 2017

In the winter of 2012 my O/H had to go through daily treatments of radio therapy for 37 days.  One day the machine was being overhauled and we were directed to a different waiting room. On a shelf just above the arm chairs where we were sitting waiting, someone had placed a knitted nativity set complete with cardboard box stable. I loved it and you know how it is when sometimes something really strikes you .....  I really wanted to knit one of these myself (apart from the fact that I can't knit for toffee.)

 This year
I found a pattern book on the internet. Bought some wool and knitted this set.  Donated it to 'Messy Church' at Westbury for the children to play with. The snow came and the event had to be cancelled.
 I've been asked to start a knitting group  starting in February next year  ...... What?

Happy Christmas and a bright New Year
Love from Molly xx