Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Monday, 15 July 2019

doors (and windows) and NZ history in Fenwick

 I love the typical Scots dormer window..letting in more light than a flat fronted design.

 Which King?
 It is worth clicking on these images to read them...Scottish and New Zealand history..


 Alva Highland Games..we watched instead of racing
 the fell....and the runners...not for me!!
 Dunfermline...the older streets could be Belgium...


The gooseberry crop was small in both ways this year..another thing we noticed was no gooseberry sawfly caterpillars or Magpie moths and their caterpillars.
The strawberries keep coming despite irregular pollenation giving some interesting shapes!
The alliums have been lifted a little early so that they can dry in the forecasted few days of hot dry weather and make room for the fruit bushes.

The breadmaking continues...I'm following a slightly different bread making regime and recipe using the sourdough far so good.

Pineapple? No,not from the garden....but who could refuse marked down produce?!  Four pots at 30 pence each, half eaten fresh, half dried.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

walk in Ayr

 We're not sure if this is a Pyramid Orchid...if so it is far out of its usual range, but the sheltered spot in the centre of Ayr could explain that.
A quieter way along by the low tide, hence the visible seaweed in the centre. 
The water flow is low and generally rivers and lochs look short of water.

Thursday, 11 July 2019


Have you any idea how many brown butterflies are in the books?!

We took a walk around Hannahston the local opencast mine turned nature reserve..the conditions were just right for lots of these to emerge.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019


growing on the wood chippings I think..not in my garden