Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Rain Returns

Well, we've had some weather the past few days. The rain has returned with avengeance. The little stream I had uncovered from all its weeds and brambles had stopped running. Look at it now:






To help get your bearings, the fairy hill is at the top of the bank on the right hand side of the stream!



























Our mini waterfall













We have done a lot of wood sawing to help keep warm. Stanley has been behaving very well thankfully, not belching out too much smoke.

I've been making for Christmas and finishing the bag for Sherrie. Jim's also making exciting things but I can't say what any of it is as some of the 'recipients' read my blog!!

Buster's been under our feet a bit as he doesn't much like going out in the rain. I took these 2 snaps of him on Jim's knee this afternoon while we watched 'Strictly Come Dancing'.




















I've kept meaning to take some photos of the Liquidambar, or Sweet Gum tree in it's full glorious Autumn Colours. Fearing most of the leaves will get blown away I took some as it was getting dark a couple of nights ago.




It is too dark, but you can still see the colours. Most of these leaves have now gone with the strong winds we've had the past couple of days.













This little offshoot has sprung up from a root that's above the ground























































Sandy was sitting patiently waiting for his tea














The Ginkgo on the left has turned a beautiful yellow. The one on the right has lost all its leaves already.









Jim's busy typing away upstairs doing unpaid work for the Institute of Horticulture. What a hero. Next Thursday we head over to the UK to spend a few days with our children. Jim's daughter Ali is getting close to having her baby, Jim's first Grandchild. It's so exciting.

Must get on with some more making now.
Hope everyone's keeping warm. Especially Rima at The Hermitage in deepest Scotland!

7 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

Lovely stream :)

aims said...

Just catching up Gina. I hope we get to see a pic of what you are making when you are done.

Glad Buster is settling down. He is a cutie. I loved the pic of him with the cat on his head. And Sandy drinks tea? How odd!

The stream is still lovely. How lovely that you have something like that going through your property.

BT said...

Super, isn't it, Rachel.

Hello aims. I hope you're not feeling too down. I will take photos, don't worry.
Sandy and BlackJack and Buster all like tea as it happens!!
Sadly the stream dries up if it doesn't rain for a few days. Can't have it all ways!
Hugs to you.

Webradio said...

Very lovely, all these photos...

Very nice, yes !

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Poor Buster. Edward feels exactly the same about rain.

BT said...

Thanks for your visits webradio and Pamela.

DJ Kirkby said...

Great photos as always. The one of the tree in partial darkness was particularly striking. Those close ups of Buster were sweet, those eyes! Could almost hear the sound of the stream. xo