The Flowers, trees and shrubs stepped up this summer
As did the fruit
Early baby courgettes - eventually grew huge - and to my surprise still tasted good
One of the four apple trees seems to have its fruit attacked buy a moth
...........................but it later cleared and we got a huge crop of apples, eaters and cookers.
turned into some nice apple juice too
And apple foam:
There were plenty of striking sunsets
Some of the canines I walked during the summer and autumn this year.
And one of many felines liberated form and lab-cat breeder.
Attended an agricultural show in Tullamore - so of course I had to notice the craft stand the most:
The Old Ticket Office by the canal is stil standing
A knitted blanket for a new baby who enjoys a snooze:
A visit to Donegal ...love the seaweed and the stones
among other things.
and a good lobster dinner.
They moved into our seldom-used doghouse early this summer.
They accessed it through the little vent at the back, which I had failed to block with chickwire which is what I usually do.
They came and went through the hole in their thousands - and I became somewhat fascinated with them. I assumed they would die out towards the end of autumn - but NO, they went on and on well into the second week of December. Only after a very cold spell did they seem to die away and I plucked up the courage to look inside (or rather poke my camera inside).
There at the back hung their amazing hive:
We removed it later this month to find such a delicate powdery (yet somehow sinister) structure
I've kept this in a box in the garage for the moment - not really sure why!!
A very prim Connie:
She's looking forward to WolfTide!!