This is the view from the end of my garden. I have to walk down the slope to underneath the Beech trees to see this. The field at the forefront is my neighbors. It's very sloped and has a huge badgers set on it. Once he told me he was thinking of getting organic certification. The large badgers set makes it too dangerous for horses to be in the field. I don't think he will do anything with the field and we're not allowed to go in it...., but it's nice to know it's being protected from being built on. Much further down the slope there is a small river and woods. Sometimes in the summer the noises from the house across valley bounce over as though they are really close.
I feel like I have been a bit disconnected from the garden lately. It was time for a winter wander, camera in hand of course. I love the smell of the wood smoke up at the house, it's so cold here right now. There has been many a night of wind gusting up this valley, I have been praying the roofs stay on. They seem to be quite well built. I didn't build them myself, they were already here. They are on stilts, because of the slope. There are a lot of cabins in this street, and a whole little community of cabin dwellers. I just kind of miss having a cabin space I can use. Not that I have ever really had one! But in terms of income this just makes more sense.
I'm still finding my way with this camera. My son forced me to take it off auto the other day to teach me how to do Bokeh. I was pretty chuffed to manage it. I will show you that soon! I thought it was rather fab that he had learn't that as part of his Music and Media lesson at The Door.
I love the yellow Winter Jasmine, it reminds me of my Mum. She always had some growing.
Winter stars, I'll call these. I'm not sure what they are, but they are pretty. Actually I think it's little Michaelmas Daises , could it be?
I have to say this camera captures the red and green so well, and it makes such a difference. Just look at these orange berries. Lovely.
And so back indoors, this is calling. There is always plenty calling right now! I have re-discovered this colourful piece and am now happily turning it into another cushion. Right now it's keeping my knees warm. I have brought some light denim coloured fabric to make covers with. I'm having a bit of a denim moment I think. So my next job is to get out that sewing machine and start. I just thought I'd call by here first, as you do! Have a good week.