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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New additions

Hope you are having a good weekend so far? I must post this from the other day… How beautiful is this double rainbow? It lasted for ages. Also, I have a new addition, we’ll 2 new additions to my garden. This gorgeous dryopteris erythrosora the autumn fern or Japanese shield fern, and nepeta faassenii ‘walkers […]

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday, so here’s a few memories from one of my favourite places, the Lake District. I haven’t visited for about two years now due to Covid etc and I’m really itching to get back there this year. I quite fancy going in Autumn when there are some beautiful colours in the trees & mountains […]

Saturday Motivation

“Magic waited for me in theย morning dewย of this brand new day.” BL Bates  

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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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  • New additions
    Hope you are having a good weekend so far? I must post this from the other day… How beautiful is this double rainbow? It lasted for ages. Also, I have a new addition, we’ll 2 new additions to my garden. This gorgeous dryopteris erythrosora the autumn fern or Japanese shield fern, and nepeta faassenii ‘walkers […]
  • Sunday Memories
    It’s Sunday, so here’s a few memories from one of my favourite places, the Lake District. I haven’t visited for about two years now due to Covid etc and I’m really itching to get back there this year. I quite fancy going in Autumn when there are some beautiful colours in the trees & mountains […]
  • Saturday Motivation
    “Magic waited for me in theย morning dewย of this brand new day.” BL Bates  
  • Beautiful Flowers
    Well this week has gone fast don’t you think? It has been such a warm & sunny week, I hope it stays like this! More and more flowers are appearing in the garden, Allium, Poppies, Cornflowers to name a few. Hope you like the small collection below, ley me know which is your favourite. Not […]

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National Tree Week

National Tree Week

Apparently this week is National Tree Week which is the UKโ€™s largest annual tree celebration, running from Saturday 27 November to Sunday 5 December.

So, as you probably know I am a big tree lover so here are a few of my favourites.

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SJ Butler Photography – Trees at Derwentwater – Cumbria

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Monday. On the mend

Monday morning here again, another (and hopefully my last) of being off with Covid. Got the all clear with my (two) LFT this morning so fingers crossed back to work tomorrow.

I’m still full of cold, no taste or smell and chest a bit wheezy this morning but if I take it nice and slow all week there’s another weekend there waiting for me!

Deep Winter

Thought I would show one of my Winter fine art composites from last year – this was made with many layers on PhotoShop. Yes, the rabbit is (was) a real rabbit that a photographed on a hill near me, funnily enough called Bunny Hill! The top header picture is actually part of Bunny Hill!

The Christmas craft fair at No3 went great – I sold my friend sold quite a lot of cards. I don’t know what portion of stock I have left until I return to work tomorrow. So a big shout out to Nicola Harper Textiles Artist! (link to come soon).

Time

It’s been a glorious week. Getting back into the garden is a great feeling especially when the temperature has hit 18oWith the […]

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday which means were looking back at memories, this time it’s summer flowers. Can you remember the hot sun shining on […]

June Memories

I can hear the wind blowing outside as I lay in my bed at 05:00. I am now wide awake so I […]

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Sunday Snow

A bit late on the updates but we had S N O W !
Normally I’m the first one out there with my camera chasing the deepest snow. Not. this. time.
Still trying to get back to ‘normal’ but at the same time having to go back to ‘normal’.

Made my first step out into the garden to chip away at the thick ice and the snow that had accumulated on the bird baths over the past few days. I could here the birds chirping in delight at having some fresh drinking/bathing water!

That’s all the news today, keep warm, keep safe and enjoy the day ๐Ÿ™‚

Snowflakes are kisses from heaven

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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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Weekend Vibes (again!)

Welcome to The Weekend
At the moment all is busy – I have a craft stall at work selling my cards and prints. On 28th November I have another craft stall, this time it is Christmas craft at No3 Heworth again.

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Beautiful Flowers

Well this week has gone fast don’t you think? It has been such a warm & sunny week, I hope […]

Sunday Sun Salutation

A bit of seed Yoga I thought I would show you a little time lapse of my sunflower slowly bending […]

Dull November

Dull November brings the blast;

Then the leaves are whirling fast.

Sarah Coleridge
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Christmas Fair

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Happy Halloween

Hope you all have a good Halloween. I’ll be sitting in front of a roaring fire watching something spooky on television with my pumpkin curry!

Gorgeous homegrown mini pumpkins and gourds by SJ Butler Photography

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Nunnington Hall

Gourd!
That’s a lot of veggies!

I had a visit to Nunnington Hall & Gardens which is owned by the National Trust. Their botanical displays were absolutely gorgeous. Here are just a few of the many, many displays. If you want to find any information about Nunnington or any of the National Trust properties/gardens please click here.

Photographs by SJ Butler

Latest Instagram posts – check out the video of the gorgeous piano playing. I will be posting that sometime this week!

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