|This weeks vase for my desk, making the most of those autumnal colours|
We've had some fab weather for the past week or so, cool autumnal mornings (which I love), sunny days with clear blue skies. The days were warmer than anything we had in summer and very little rain or wind, it's been lovely. I had a proud mum morning last Thursday when my youngest was presented with an award at school for endeavour. He is in third year at high school and doing really well academically and socially. He doesn't let his Aspergers define him, it is only a part of him. I met granny there and we had a lovely hour being entertained along with the other parents and pupils. There were some musical and drama pieces by talented young pupils and then the long list of awards.
|Me being proud (and small)|
|My favourite view on the way to work, looking down towards the Biggar hills|
Nursery news continues with autumn colour everywhere, trees, shrubs, late flowering perennials, it might be October but there is still lots of colour in the nursery and gardens. Pick and mix bulbs for spring are still for sale and a lot of bargains to be had too. There is the reduced bedding, plants that have lots their labels looking for a forever loving home at £2 each and Acers still with 25% off. Come and grab yourself a bargain. Great retail therapy, lovely surrounding and views, friendly advice, benches to sit and admire the views and enjoy the peace and quiet occasionally broken by the squeaking of the cute piglets in the next field.
|The nursery is full of gorgeous autumn colours at the moment. The Liquidambers, Acers, Cercidiphyllums and|
Cornus are all coloured up and perfect for buying
|There are also lots of bargains to be had as I continue to sort through the stock|
|The bedding plants are reduced to more than half price too, another bargain, they will make great house plants on a sunny window sill|
I have been continuing with the re potting and propagating of the stock, digging over the entrance to the wild life garden and many other odd jobs. David is almost finished his work (apart from a few jobs) for the season so will be at the nursery more to get on with construction and anything else that needs done.
|Before and after, can you tell which side has been re potted and propagated?|
|If you don't know what plant to buy some one as a gift, why not buy|
them a gift voucher to use in the nursery
|Here are those gorgeous blue skies I was talking about|
|These wee guys are in the field behind the nursery, 3 weeks old and very cute|
|They weren't cute this week however, as they got into the nursery one night and created havoc, |
giving me most of a day re potting, replacing broken pots and labels and sweeping up spilt compost,
I was not happy
We've had some lovely sunsets recently and I've walked up into the field at the back of the house to get some photos down the valley. The sheep in the field are very friendly and come up and nudge my leg and follow ,]me, so I end up looking like the pied piper or little Bo Peep perhaps!
|I was pleased with this one|
|The friendly sheep from the cheese farm|
|Great view down the valley|
|Almost gone, fading to pastels|
|Then of course there was the lunar eclipse this week, I got back up in the early hours to view it, |
was at the very limit of my biggest lens, but still fun to see it with David and Ben
Our day off arrived again, the weeks seem to be going so fast! This week David had equipment to pick up from a survey site in Argyll, so he, Ben and I set off for a day trip in beautiful weather. We drove up the side of Loch Lomond stopping off at my favourite place for a few photos.
|I love this view looking up Loch Lomond|
From Loch Lomond we headed to the Rest and be thankful and then down the side of Loch Fyne where we stopped off for coffee with friends who were staying in their caravan. It was lovely to sit in the sunshine and have a blether looking over to Inveraray. After an hour or so we set off to do the rest of the journey to Tignabruich. We found a lovely wee tearoom in the village for lunch. Soup, sandwiches, muffins and coffee went down very well. This is my third trip to this site and I love the street art and grafitti on the buildings. Sadly it will be demolished some time soon, from a safety point of view it needs to go, but sad to lose the art. We walked along the beach to get the equipment, it was so warm and with great views across to the Mull of Kintyre.
|Looking over to Tarbert|
|My favourite piece of grafitti in the site|
|Pointing the way|
|Of course no day out is complete without the fuzzy dog|
Once the work was done and I had the photographs I wanted, we set of on the homeward journey, finishing off by using the Dunoon ferry to cross the Clyde. The water was like a mill pond with great views all around. A lovely way to finish the day before an hour or so drive home. There is nothing more beautiful than my beautiful Scotland in perfect weather.
|The isle of Arran from the ferry|
|Looking south from the ferry|
|The return ferry from Gourock to Dunoon|
|A fishing boat on the Clyde|
|Driving back through Glasgow we were treated to a fabulous sunset|
|Crossing the Clyde again in Glasgow|
|Perfect end to a perfect day|
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