Sunday Sun Salutation

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A bit of seed Yoga

I thought I would show you a little time lapse of my sunflower slowly bending towards the sun from last year. This took over an hour for them to slowly turn to face the sun condensed into 20 seconds!

Let me know if you would like to see more nature videos or any of the places that I visited and photograph.🌱

SUN SALUTATION

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EARTH DAY 2022 – APRIL 22

Today is EARTH DAY 2022 – APRIL 22
Each year, Earth Day focuses on and celebrates our planet, promoting multiple ways we can help our environment. From climate change to overpopulation, it’s a time to reflect on what humanity is doing to its home. This year the theme for this year’s Earth Day is Invest In Our Planet.

…we need to act (boldly),
innovate (broadly),
and implement (equitably)

… everyone accounted for,
and everyone accountable

Earthday.org

I help the environment by re-cycling reducing my waste and trying to reusing a lot of things. I grow my own fruit and veg as much as I can (unless the slugs and snails eat them!) I have spent the past two weeks in my garden encourage flowers and wildlife into my space.

I try to recycle as much of my waste, I also buy clothes from charity shops (and donate). Also, when taking photographs I always leave the places that I visit, exactly as I find them and take nothing away (apart from pictures!)

INVEST IN OUR PLANET 

This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.

For Earth Day 2022, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet. Find out more with quizzes or ideas to help with your carbon footprint etc.

‘Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.’
Albert Einstein

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An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.’
Sir David Attenborough

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‘Be the change you wish to see in this world’
Mahatma Gandhi

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‘The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy.’
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Beautiful mild day

I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.

A magical thing.

And sweet to remember.

We are nearer to Spring than we were in September.

I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.”

Oliver Herford

Mild December Days

It has been a mild weekend. A chance for me to get out into the garden and clean the bird bath and top up their drinking water.

Over the weekend I receive the first few Christmas cards throughout my letterbox. They all showed snowy wintery scenes, pictures of fat robins or carol singers in the snow.

We don’t seems to get any carol singers anymore. Not like I used to when I was younger, I even went carol singing myself.

We also don’t get White Christmas’s any more either. Not in Yorkshire anyway! I would love some of the white stuff on the 25th, only if I could justify sitting in the house all day with the fire on!

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The weekend at last!

Good morning

Another frosty morning today! Rain is forecast for later on so any outside work needs to be done soon.

My order from Thompson & Morgan’s seeds came today. Lots of packets of little seeds of colour and happiness. I can’t wait to get back into my greenhouse to start planting.

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Thursday Tales

Good morning

Another busy day today!

A bit of gardening & tidying up after Storm Arwen and the snow/frost that we had a few days ago.

My lovely Cosmos has had to be pulled up, until next year when I’ll plant some more. I’ve also ordered some lovely golden yellow ones for next year as well.

The birds are loving the berries in the garden, I keep seeing them eating all the left over grapes as well!

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Saturday Gold

Squirrel bathing in the soft light

The Weekend

Another busy day!

Today a bit of gardening. The cats are having a ball chasing leaves and exploring all the ‘new’ parts of the garden since I’ve cut back lots of plants!

A visit to the ever popular Living North exhibition had be drinking samples of rum, cocktails and wine at 11 o’clock in the morning! (Plus plenty of chocolate and biscuits).

The trees are looking stunning, All we needs is a huge gust of wind or a sharp front and most of the leaves will be on the floor.

More adventures tomorrow, a Textile exhibition and a Christmas Craft fair.

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More Scrumptious Colours


A bit of a cold wet day today. I wish that I could get out into the garden to tidy up the leaves, moss and grapes that are scattering the decking.
The birds of course love a free meal but boy are the grapes slippery and make such a mess!
My grape vine, it’s a shame they don’t taste very nice though!
Rowan Berries growing on the fields near the allotment


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Pumpkins


I have been growing some mini pumpkins for my window display next week and I have managed to salvaged 3! so today I’ve done a quick photoshoot with the cats and a few images from a couple of years ago to get us it the mood for Autumn.


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Sunday Sun Salutation

A bit of seed Yoga

Thought I would show you a little time lapse of my sunflower slowly bending towards the sun. This took over an hour for them to slowly turn to face the sun condensed into 20 seconds!

Let me know if you would like to se more nature videos or any of the places that I visited and photograph.🌱

SUN SALUTATION

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Farewell Summer?

Hi all, well this morning feels rather Autumnal and I’m not the only blogger/nature lover to think so. There is definitely a feel; a chill; a freshness about the air this morning.

There are cobwebs glistening in the early morning sunshine and as I walked down the garden path I could feel them in my face and hair. Anybody who saw me would think I was practicing martial arts as I was chopping at the webs as they touched my face!

My Nasturtiums seem to have started to die off so I’ve been collecting their seeds ready for next year. Also noting where I wouldn’t plant them next year!

Photography – Sue Butler (Camera phone)

The Cabbage White butterfly has also been busy laying eggs on them as well as they have now hatched out into little caterpillars. Good job they aren’t flowering any more!

Sue Butler Photography – Small White Butterfly

My vegetable patch has not done to well this year either. A few tomatoes, six pumpkins, one courgette and a few potatoes. Although my green beans have done well and their is plenty in the freezer for a few meals.

Bees loving the Heleniums – Sue Butler Photography

These past few months I have not done a great deal of photography, I’ve not been really inspired. I’m hoping to go the Lake District (but nothing booked) in October as that’s my favourite time of the year for the stunning golden colours and mists…until next time.

Aira Force – Sue Butler Photography

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