Friday, 18 June 2021

18 June 2021 Photo Hunt - Flag

I think it's Friday again!  Initially when I saw this word I thought of the bunting in my new greenhouse but I suspect you're bored with that so I had to do a lot of thinking and this is what I've come up with.

The flag base for the new greenhouse, 20' x 20'.

Greenhouse being erected (in the rain, snow and hail) on the 
flag base.  Ooops, I've mentioned the greenhouse again.

Outside the kitchen window I have a small garden shed and between this shed and the garden/greenhouse there was a muddy area.  It was originally planted up but I removed them soon after we moved here.  Once the greenhouse had been erected this muddy area was really muddy and I was getting a bit fed-up picking my way carefully across it, all the more so since I slipped on it in late September 2018 and broke my wrist....  I did not want to repeat this event.  So I came up with a plan, a temporary one until we decide what to do at the back of the house.  

When the greenhouse base was laid, the workmen had to take up some flags and these were stacked around the garden.  Added to that we also had brought some half flags here with a view to doing a job but we changed our minds.  So all these flags were available and in my way.  So I used them!  Be warned it is a rough and ready job!

My laid flags!  I had to dig off the soil/grass/weeds and then walk the flags into position.
Most needed leveling with stones/slate.  But at least I don't have to walk in the mud.
Yes, they are just laid on the bare ground.

Here are some more I laid in another muddy patch.

My Yellow Flag Iris.....

I'd better start thinking about next week's word as at the moment I do not have any ideas!  Meanwhile I'll keep popping back to Astrid's page to see your flag photos.


Friday, 11 June 2021

11 June 2021 Photo Hunt - Berry

Looks like it's Friday again!  Now berry was an easy word.

A few years ago I stumbled across a recipe for raspberry gin.... wow it is good.

The raspberries have been soaking for about 3 weeks
with gin and sugar and now it's time to filter off
the liquor.
Easy to filter.

Just look at this wonderful colour.
And the left over raspberries?
Eaten gradually with some yoghurt
after my lunch.

I have a few raspberries canes here and this is part of what
I harvested last year.  Into the freezer they went until
I had enough to make another batch of raspberry gin.

At our previous house I had a large raspberry patch and
would make jam, wonderful jam, all fruit and just
enough sugar so that it tastes tangy.

I picked this monster strawberry the other
year.  It weighed 37 g.  The strawberry is
not botanically a berry but I just had to
include it!  I eat the strawberries and do
not make jam.

What on earth?  A plastic milk carton, the top
cut off to make the opening larger and a 
string look through the handle and placed
around the wearer's neck.  Why??
To leave both hands free when blackberry
picking! We have blackberries at our
fields but we also gather them from
suitable places along various roads.

A whooper!

So that's all from me this week. Click here to return to Astrid's page and see who else has joined in.


Friday, 4 June 2021

4 June 2021 Photo Hunt - Glass

Well, once again it's Friday; this week's word was easy for me.  I originally could only think of one glass-themed photo and then as I looked around I saw lots of potential photos.  So I've included a few more than the original one!

I treated myself to this curved, fused glass piece on a 
visit to Yarndale, possibly 2019.

A gift from a friend, a mobile of fish, hanging in
the bathroom window.

Another gift!  Lucky me.

I couldn't resist this; I bought from our local craft
fair in November 2019.

Another gift from my fish friend!  A
string of glass elephants.

Finally, I just had to include my greenhouse.  I just love 
playing in it, be it boiling hot or not so hot.  A wonderful
space and I've room to move about in it.  My old
greenhouse was about 6' square....

Well, that's all from me for this week.  I didn't want to bore you all.  Please click here to return to Astrid's post so you can see what everyone has to offer.