ATC from Lynn W for Wow
As part of our ATCs around the World, Lynn sent me her letter W for WOW. On the back is written all the processes she went through to make it. These were stages in a watercolour painting lesson. Lucky me!
and the reverse:
The ATC was inside this lovely card on which was another of Lynn's pieces of art.
I think it's one of her felted pieces. It's gorgeous anyway. Aha! I've just received a comment from Lynn explaining the lovely card: 'That card photo is free motion sewing on hand dyed paper towels, repurposed dryer sheets and tulle, not felted. ' Much more complicated than I'd thought. How clever she is.
What's out at The Deenery
It's amazing how many flowers we still have out here, in spite of it being almost November. It has been pretty mild so far, with only one morning where there was a touch of ground frost.
A fuchsia in the sunshine
The Gorse thinks it's spring again!
Pretty perfect dahlia
A lovely 'Old Fashioned' Marigold.
An Annual Scabeous
And another, with 2 more buds coming.
Some little yellow daisies and, below, a big one.
I can't believe these petunia are still flowering and there are still lobelia below it.
A pretty geranium.
The Liquid Amber in the sun - and again below. Please click on these to fully appreciate them.
Our gate, the Liquid Amber with a conifer in front of it.
Finally, a blushed pink rose bud.
While we're in the garden, yesterday, I crept closer and closer to this butterfly, taking a shot at each stop, hoping it wouldn't fly off. And it didn't!
Buster to the Lake
I won't bore you with too many of these as I know I've taken many photos of the lake. It was miserable as we set out, dark cloudy skies and dull. On the way, we met Kevin in his tractor, with Merriman, his dog, running in front. Buster thought this was a huge game and joined in!
Kevin has an older tractor in his barn, so I photographed that too:
In black and white:
This little Alder had catkins on it already!
Old reeds and leaves were stacked by the lake side.
There appeared to be a 'Lough Graney Monster' in the water! Buster went to investigate:
And tried to drag it to shore. It was a bit too heavy, so he just had a chew at it instead, then gave up!
As we walked back to the fishing stand, a strange thing had happened. There was some blue sky!
The sun was just trying to break through.
As we walked up the lane, a pool of sunlight lit up the hills on the other side of Lough Graney.
Then the blue skies really appeared. I love aeroplane trails.
Martin has put his cows in the field next to us. That's all very well, but it hasn't a proper fence around it:
Buster went to inspect them and took a shine to this calf! I love this photo.
One evening, we were inside and I just noticed that our security light had come on, which is inside the gate. I knew Buster was inside so wondered what had set it off. Looking out, a large cow was standing on the lawn, and several others were investigating our flower beds! AAAAH! We rushed out and chased them into the lane, Buster came out too, barking like crazy. Jim had forgotten to shut the gate when he'd returned home. Apart from a few holes in the lawn, there didn't seem to be any other damage.
Martin the builder turned up today and delivered all the wood for the flooring in the extension. Amazing. It seems it may be put down some time next week. I can't believe it. We really will be almost there then. We were discussing buying paint this evening. Oh the excitement.
I hope every one's enjoying a good week.