I'm a bit late with my 'happies' this week. As I mentioned in my previous post the last few days have been wonderful. The misty, dew damp mornings and the golden glow of the evenings. We've managed to get out walking a few mornings this week and on Wednesday had a trip to Attingham Park - again see my last post- it was a perfect day for wandering in the gardens and grounds. Here are a few more happy things which have made me smile this week.
1. Hollyhocks and Chickens - both remind me of my maternal grandma's home and garden. She had a wall at the side of the house with hollyhocks growing against it in the summer and a few hens for eggs in a shed at the bottom of the garden. When I stayed with her, usually in the summer holidays, I guess I would have been four or five years old, the sound of the cockerel would wake me up every morning. Both sets of photos were taken in the cut flower show garden at Trentham gardens.
2. Steam Train - the train at Consall Station on the Churnet Valley Railway. We sat in the sunshine waiting for the train to come into the station watching the dragon flies hovering over the picnic tables. I love the sound of the engines and the buzz of excitement that people have as the train pulls in and then pulls away, children waving, to continue its journey. We watched it leave the station then continued our walk in the country park.
3. Fruit - lovely ripe figs - I wish we had our own tree the ones below are courtesy of Aldi! Also plums from our own tree, just a few this year, enough to make a plum crumble for tea. Last year we had loads, enough for jam, wine, chutney and loads of crumbles.
4. Woodland Walks - there are lots of different fungi to be found on the damp, sheltered ground under the trees. We found quite a few varieties to photograph at Consall on Sunday. They do seem to be around earlier this year.
Linking up with Little Birdie where '52 weeks of Happy' started. Each week you find just four things that have made you happy to share.