Wednesday 12 February 2014

Is Spring on its way?


There are signs of new life and the snowdrops and flowering blackcurrant are putting on their display.  Can’t wait to get back in the garden and my heart goes out to those with flooded homes and ruined land.
We took advantage of some fine weather to get out into the Yorkshire countryside.
 Part of Ripley Castle

 Water flowing into the river from the Lake at Ripley Castle

 Walk from Cavendish Pavilion, part of the Bolton Abbey Estate.
 An ancient, gnarled oak which we remembered from other visits

 View from the path

 Cavendish Bridge over a fast flowing River Wharfe
A member of our gardening club gave a very interesting talk on plants for shade to give interest throughout the year.
We also planned to grow yellow plants for the Tour de France which starts here in Yorkshire.
Fellow blogger Patsy Collins passed on this gardening giveaway.  I haven’t won anything yet but maybe you will.
Flower Arrangement
 The theme was structure

Read:   I’m enjoying Connie Shelton’s – Deadly Gamble, the first of the Charlie Parker mystery series (a freebie from Amazon for Kindle).
Written:  A couple of short stories, one of which I presented on local radio  at 39.58 minutes
Seen:  The Railway Man excellent film of a true story, The Bridge on BBC3 was a grim but fascinating Scandinavian detective series, Out of the Furnace not my choice and wouldn’t recommend and the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis which, although didn’t really seem to get going, was well acted and kept me entertained for the whole time.
New experience:   Recorded my audio signature to be etched in glass for the new ELFM studios in a converted chapel opening next year.




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