We did well with our carrots this summer.  Instead of the more usual longer carrots we grew short round ones in containers.  They had a great flavour.  

Last Rose of Summer

Its October and my roses have very nearly finished blooming.  Here is the last one, Queen of Sweden, still going at the start of October!

A meadow of daisies

Luna and I discovered this meadow full of thousands of daisies on our ramblings yesterday.  The name daisy comes from the Old English dægesege  or dæges eage meaning day’s eye, so called because the petals of daisies open in the morning and close at night.

Daisies 2016


My poppies have done incredibly well this year, some of them are as tall as I am! They look a bit scruffy now but I plan to collect the seed for next year so need to leave them for a while.  

Poppy 2016

Walnut Loaf

I used large whole walnuts for contrast with the light sponge in this loaf.  Not all of them sank to the bottom!

Shed roof and path

I love the repeated patterns in this old roof and the bricks in the path.  Very satisfying!  I love the moss and the feeling of time gently passing and the practicality of them both.  

Lovely Path 2016