1 Setting sun
Just love setting suns; such a pity my camera does not capture the vivid colours and scale of
2 My local wild place
6 Mini Beasts
This old metal seat (from a bench some friends were breaking up) is where I used to sit
in my new garden and have a brew. But not any more!
Look who lives under this seat! I found out the hard way the first summer here. I was
sitting having a brew and felt a tickling sensation on my hand - ants!!!
Each summer they return and live under the metal seat.
I leave them to it. It is hard to sit in most places as there seems to
be ants everywhere!
This was a tough one for me as I rarely have take a drink out into the garden.
It is often too cold for me or there are ants wandering around wherever
I choose to sit. So my preferred seat is in this chair, covered in
a quilt I made, with my favourite mug (from a set of 4) filled
with coffee if in the morning or any other time hot water and
I can read and overlook the garden. A lot of gardening
planning takes place here. What you can't see is
the veranda outside these patio doors upon which
are various bird feeders. So I love to sit here
and watch the visitors to the feeders.
At the moment there are a lot
of juvenille birds.
4 My kind of beautiful
There are so many objects I regard as beautiful but for several months now I am drawn
to the many and varied bees that live in my garden.
5 Look to the skies
The sky is an amazing place; clouds of different shapes and colours,
planes (domestic and military) and helicopters flying above,
con trails from planes, birds in the air too but you
just can't beat a lovely rainbow; if you look closely to the right
you will see it is a double one.
June 2017 started off wet which was so disappointing as we'd had some good weather
but like a typical English summer, it did not last (well not until mid June when
we had a mini-heat wave!). Anyway, here we are parked at the view point at
Pinhaw, a favourite place of ours. In the distance we could see the rain
rolling in. We did think we might walk up to the trig point but
decided against it as we did not fancy getting wet!
8 Something summery
Look was a change in the summer weather did! This is the River Ribble at Settle after a few
days of rain. I seem to recall my childhood summers were long and hot and the
tar always melted!!! Since 2004 when Beloved bought some fields nearby
we've become more aware of the summer weather as we have to get our
grass cut and gathered in. A lot of the summers since then have been poor.
I hope the above picture is not what this year's summer will be!
9 Urban wilderness
I like to see wildlife in my garden as well as elsewhere. I feel privileged
that birds and critters like my garden. This little cheeky mouse
certainly liked the fat balls!
10 Own choice
We moved to this area in September 1983 and the other day we decided to climb to the top of
Pendle hill! This is not quite the top as it was too windy there. But you have to believe
me that I did make it to the top! So pleased we did it. It is about 557 m high (1827 feet
in old money). I've poor knees and coming down did not do
them any favours. I think we would like to go to the top again but take a
gentler route, albeit much longer!
Well that's my offerings for this month.
Now I must go and look at everyone else's photos. Don;t forget you can click here to see other people joining in with Hawthorn this month.