These primroses are flowering in our greenhouse. Each flower is about 1".
After a few challenging days that brought awful weather, a broken down boiler and a sickly greyhound things have improved. The boiler has been repaired, the dog is on antibiotics and the weather has taken a turn for the better so we treated ourselves to an afternoon's walk and tea at Dawyck.
Tree pictures were the order of the day as the trees were at the peak of their autumn colours. Even the stormy weather hadn't made the leaves all fall although the ground was thick with them. Our task for the photography class is to do a sort of reportage about one day in pictures and this is mine, entirely dedicated to trees in all their forms, shapes and colours.
This is the final stage of the monkey puzzle tree that I have pictured here in many guises.
This cherry tree has reach a zenith of redness. You can also see a detail of it at the top of this post.
And then there is this clump of trees at the top of the gardens. Endlessly photographed by me, I still can never resist doing so all over again at the very next visit. There is something utterly magical about them to my eye.
The sky turned to opal during our drive back home and leaning out of the car window it had to be captured too
After our lovely tea at The Big Red Barn last Sunday we decided to take our friends (and neighbours) to the place to have lunch today. It proved to be a great decision and we had a most enjoyable time as well as a delicious meal. Of course I took my camera too to take that all important daily blip but managed to include myself too on the first try. Not so bad as this is still the week for self portraits on my photography class so I'm showing it there in our Flickr group.
For my blip however I took another picture this time with no distractions from that very red barn. This by the way is how you recognize where the place is (on the A702 going south just past Dolphinton) but not where the restaurant is located. That is in a modern building right next to the barn as you can see on their website.
And finally, I discovered that I am featured on the Studio Art Quilt Associates Europe website at the moment.