It was 27degrees in our front garden today and not a breath of wind. Phew. I decided it was far too hot to garden. The good thing about our cottage, the old part, is that it's lovely and cool, so I came inside, washed the kitchen/diner floor and made some ATCs..would you like to see them? Ok:
Funky Fish, 1 of 5
Going to Stampmaiden
Funky Fish 2 of 5
Going to soulbrush
Funky Fish 3 of 5
Funky Fish 4 of 5
Don't lose Your head
Going to soulbrush
Labels - Going to Stampmaiden
New Shoes? - Going to Stampmaiden
The Cutest Cat and she still needs a home!!
If you would like to swap for any of these, do let me know in the comments.
I'm working on some others and of course I'm trying to get ahead with the ABC - ATCs Around the World. We are on week 3 and the letter 'C'.
The following link shows a slide show of the ATCs completed so far by this little group of ten:
Poor Buster has hardly left the garden all day. He's been flopped out, panting and trying to keep cool. Therefore, no exercise either! I suggested we went for a walk to the lake as it had cooled by the evening. So off we went. Now I haven't posted any lake pictures for ages and just as I wrenched my camera from Jim's hands, the battery ran out! AAAH! I was just about to do a panorama too. Ah well, most of these were taken by Jim and he went a bit 'arty'. I hope you enjoy them:
Some views of Flagmount through the trees in Dillon's Wood by Lough Graney
The lake looked like the sea with these gentle waves
Buster had a marvellous time and drank a reasonable quantity of the lake
It was dark in the wood as you can see (or not)!! Buster and me.
Just the wood. The autumn leaves are still on the ground here. What a beautiful selection of greens.
This is the view to 'our' end of the lake. We're situated on the right, off the picture
My very favourite group of bull rushes. No 'bulls' yet though. The seed bits! I love them.
This red boat (red on the outside) was whole and under the water when we first came here. Now it's gradually breaking up into little bits
A super silhouette of Buster out in the water with Flagmount behind in the sunshine. (I took this one).
This was the first photo of my panorama, then the battery ran out! Another day perhaps. It was probably a bit dark anyway.
We enjoyed our walk through the wood and up the path to the car. Buster had a whale of a time and it obviously cooled him down. He went off to visit Millie down the road shortly after our return home!
My friend Nikki contacted me on msn this evening. She pointed out that the butterfly I had put on my blog from 2 posts ago was not a tortoiseshell but a Painted Lady. Of course it is. Silly me. Apparently there is a surfeit of them from Morocco. We did seem to have a lot, I must say.
A Painted Lady Butterfly on an ornamental thistle
Nikki and I 'chatted' away for ages about the old times in the bank where we worked in Bakewell and what fun we had. Nikki told me that my blog is her bedtime reading, so I thought I'd better end our conversation or she'd have nothing to read tonight! You could at least leave me a comment Nikki!
I must say I enjoyed having a day off from the garden today. I gather this hot weather isn't going to last much longer so it may be better for working outside tomorrow. Only 3 more sleeps until I see Kitty for the first time. And the lovely Jack of course.
Until next time..