We live within walking distance of the Menai Straits which seperates the island of Anglesey from mainland Wales. This picture is of a little cove which is overshadowed by Telford's famous Suspension Bridge. This place holds so many happy childhood memories of family picnics which consisted of ginger beer , hovis jam butties and cakes.
These beautiful mountains dominate the horizon wherever we look. From my craft room window I can see the summit of Snowdon on a clear day it is so beautiful. The colour of the mountains changes in different light, sometimes they can look quite purple.
February 7th 20013...SPRING IS STARTING TO SPRING
This last week we have been buffeted by freezing Artic winds but look what I spied in the garden, which I should say has been more like a bog than a garden through the Winter. Signs that Spring is stirring and the garden is ready to come to life again
SPRING / SUMMER IN OUR GARDEN 2013
For most of Spring & Summer our garden was a building site and yet our established plants managed to survive and flower ...it's amazing really...
|Our lovely 'Katie apple tree produced plenty of blossom|
|The Azaelea in Mum's part of the garden was a blaze of colour|
|Cherry Blossom was heavy with blossom until the winds came and blew it all off and gave us a pink carpet on the lawn|
|This Hibiscus was right in the middle of the Builders storage area but by August it was buzzing with bees.|
|Nothing like the heavy scent of honeysuckle on a damp Summer's evening|
|This gorgeous Passion Flower cost £2 in our local supermarket ... it is so beautifully perfect|
This gorgeous Red Acer has finally found it's ideal spot because we had to move it away from the building work, this shadey spot was perfect and protected it from the sun and windburn that it usually suffers.
AUTUMN .. the leaves will soon be turning, there's a nip in the air but I do the Autumn.... Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness...
|There are plenty of berries for the birds this year|
|Last of the yellow honeysuckle which covers the ugly brown fence|
|and the remnants of the pink honeysuckle which grows up the side of the patio|
|Thank goodness I did walk into this cobweb when I went out into the garden with Jasper at silly o clock all bleary eyed.|
The Builders move in