Monday, November 09, 2015

Monday Miscellany

Last week was a strange, drifting kind of week with nothing much happening. There were so many things I should have been doing but for some reason I felt disinclined to do anything. We did manage to tidy up the garden a bit, of course since the clear up, the grass areas are covered in leaves again, the top paths near the pond are under water which is a nuisance.  They always are at this time of year and no matter how we try we can't seem to get the drainage right.  The black cat near the bird bath isn't one of ours, he lives across the road but seems to like our garden and is very friendly, he rubs around my legs whilst I'm pegging out the washing and likes to be tickled behind the ears.  Both of our cats are nearly 20 years old and don't go out in the garden as often as they used to.

We did have a lovely walk around Trentham last week, one side of the lake was closed so we walked along one edge and then up around the very top of the gardens.  The autumnal colours were wonderful.

I took the photos below on Bonfire Night (5th November) just as the sun was setting and the light fading.

They were taken about three or four minutes apart.

The change in the colour and texture of the sky in such a short time was amazing.

18 comments:

  1. Wow! That sky is amazing! I'm the same as you Rosie - a million and one things to do and no inclination or enthusiasm!! Shall we just hibernate? xxx

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    1. I think hibernation would be a good idea, I'm already snoozing in the dull afternoons - I have a really good book but still fall to sleep over it:)xx

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  2. Lovely photos Rosie especially the fleeting sunsets. I felt just like you today. So much to do but no real will to do anything much at all - trouble is then I feel guilty and lazy! Nice that a friendly cat visits you and keeps you company whilst pegging out the washing. Your two cats are amazing to have reached such an age. Gizmo is only 8 years old but already seems to be winding down preferring to sleep than chase the birds :-) x

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    1. One of our cats is deaf the other has arthritis in his back legs and is getting very unsteady, he also has to take blood pressure tablets every day. I treasure then as I don't know how much longer they will be with us:)

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  3. Gorgeous photos. i think a lot of people are having low enthusiasm at the moment. There's a nagging cold doing the rounds and lots of people seem to be affected. Take care.

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    1. Thanks, I was in a supermarket the other day and a lot of people were coughing and wheezing, have avoided it so far but daresay it will catch up with me when I least want it too, I've had the flu and pneumonia jabs:)

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  4. As ever, Rosie, your garden looks lovely, and Oh, to be in England now that Autumn's here! I am finding things difficult but the beautiful colours on land and in the sky are keeping me grounded. Thank you for sharing yours. x

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    1. There is still lots of colour abround and about even though the days are getting greyer, it has been a lovely autumn:)

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  5. You have a lovely garden. I can see that you have some beautiful trees and that means a lot of leaves to clear up. It's good you were able to get out for a walk. It's been difficult to do so here this weekend because of the gale force winds and the rain, although it's good to get out and about if possible for a bit of fresh air. Amazing skies. Have a good week Rosie.

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    1. We do have quite a few trees most of them evergreens but the tulip tree does shed leaves and so do the trees in the field just over our hedge. Hope you too have a lovely week:)

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  6. It is incredible how the sky can change and so quickly isn't it. Hope that you are feeling more yourself again this week. Take care. Hugs! xx

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    1. Thanks, Amy. Yes, I took a photo of a bright pink sunrise this morning but it had gone in a matter of munutes:)

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  7. Wow that's impressive! Such great colours, that last one almost looks upside down. :-)

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    1. It does have a strange look about it doesn't it - the thickness of the cloud I expect and the colour too:)

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  8. I love all the pictures!! The sky colors are amazing♡

    Cheers, Sandra

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    1. Thanks, Sandra glad you enjoyed them:)

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  9. Your garden looks lovely - so neat and tidy - you put me to shame.

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    1. I think we are lucky with the layout of the garden whoever designed it did well as it does keep its shape, we had many more trees when we first moved here too:)

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