I have something to share about a dementia research project I've been involved with for many years now - but I can't yet as the Press release hasn't gone out. Very frustrating!
There's running (as always), knitting (Mike's cardigan continues apace), crochet (endless rounds on the latest chair back), gardening (there is soooooo much to do before the garden goes to sleep for the winter), planning/fund-raising for ARUK, jamming (blackberries, plums, crabapples, damsons) and then there are all the everyday things.
The photos today are random and mostly unrelated; just things that have caught my eye recently.
I took this photo early in the morning before anyone was out and about. It was the day before a Triathlon was held there. This involves 3 different disciplines - swimming, cycling and running. When I thought about it I really wouldn't fancy the swimming part as you have to swim in the moat (yuk!) which is full of enormous carp! The next day I saw lots of people riding in the cycling part in the next village so I gave them all a shout of encouragement as I ran along.
|Bodiam Castle from the front|
|Early one morning the mist was hanging in the valley when I glanced over at the castle|
|Sunday Sunrise - I was out early doing a 20 mile run|
|I love running down this footpath. It's like being part of a Tolkien adventure|
|It's that time of year again when I take endless photographs of fungi!|
|The morning light shining through this Miscanthus looked amazing|
|One morning Mrs New Duck surprised us with 3 new babies. They are so late in the season that we were worried they'd survive as she's lost 2 broods already this year|
|The garden spiders are busy spinning their webs. I love their markings|
|She struck lucky when she caught this grasshopper for lunch|
|This web in a Rosemary bush looked so beautiful with droplets of dew early in the morning.|
|I think this is one of many varieties of Bee-Fly on a Buddleia bush. I loved its transparent wings.|
|A honey bee drinking in the nectar from this Sedum|
|The most glorious sunset the other evening after a unseasonably hot day|
The yarn used is Rowan Pure Wool Worsted but I'm trying to be a good girl and using Rowan Summer Tweed from my stash as I am indeed part of the SABLE club - stash amassed beyond life expectancy!!!
There are 4 different colour ways to choose from but I'm doing my own thing based loosely on the pastel colour way. So there has been much rummaging and playing around with colours until I found the right shades.
Here are some of them: