As June is the month of 30 Days Wild it feels only appropriate to dedicate my first craft based post back after a long hiatus, to one of my favourite insects here in the UK, the tansy beetle. I love these little jewelled insects so much, and while I've not had the chance to spot … Continue reading Terrific Tansy Beetles
I will never get tired of talking about my favourite spots within the Lake District and one of them is Buttermere and the surrounding valley that stretches all the way up to Newlands Pass and onwards to the rocky stretch of road that winds through Honister. We had a lovely family visitor with us a … Continue reading In the Sun by the Lake.
Spring is officially here, and with it comes those beautiful sunsets that seem to turn the sky into a painting. Last week saw one of these such sunsets, and I loved seeing the myriad of colours behind the trees (still leafless, but pretty) as the sun dipped below the horizon. It helped that the breeze … Continue reading A Springtime Sunset
For this week's Wordless Wednesday I just wanted to share a few of the pretty sites that have appeared up here in Cumbria this week as the weather gets warmer and spring slowly wakes up the wintry landscape. I know I rave on here about how gorgeous I find Cumbria, but it really does just … Continue reading Sunshine Mountains
Before I begin this post I have to apologise because this is so overdue, but I wanted to get it up because I like doing these 'Year in Review' style posts with photography thrown in. So please forgive me for getting this up so late, but better late than never, right? I wanted to do … Continue reading 2017; in photos.
The weather up here in the Lake District has slowly been warming, and while it is still ever so slightly chilly, and the surrounding vegetation still looks decidedly wintry - signs of spring are popping up all over. However, rewind a couple of weeks ago and you would have thought we'd have just been plunged … Continue reading An Icy View
I've made it no secret on this blog of mine that I adore the springtime, and while I love all of the seasons and their respective changes they bring, there is something about the spring that just brings me back to life. I definitely relate to the many spring bulbs that suddenly burst into life … Continue reading At the Day’s End
Poinsettias personify Christmas for me. Their beautiful rich, warm red leaves, and the dark, emerald green shades of the foliage surrounding them are so perfectly comforting and festive, that I can't go a single year without buying an annual poinsettia come December. There is something both uplifting and welcoming about seeing this bright plant on … Continue reading The Colour Of Christmas
It's been exceptionally cold here in the Lake District over the past few days, and while most of the rest of the UK has seen some snow, here on the coast I've only glimpsed the white peaks of the mountains further inland. I think the effect of the sea means we only get a few … Continue reading December Frosts
The year is slowly but surely drawing to a close, and for the first time in a long while I am feeling much better in myself. I've come into December feeling happy, healthy and ready to tackle my huge, long list of things that I always want to do before the year is out, so … Continue reading Joyful Moments: November.