Monday, September 12, 2011

This week in Autumn


The colours of Autumn this week have been mostly grey, shot with silver


Pale sunsets in monotones


and rainbow brightened days



We have gathered late harvests;


and re-built the Titanic - totally unsinkable this time;


met some exacting housekeeping standards


Visited a wonderful local museum.  Saw so many ideas for our barn kitchen, and remarked on how some tool  construction cannot be bettered -


and found design inspiration in some unlikely places!


 We enjoyed some evening company


and a night out too :)


Now we are making preparations for the coming storm - making sure our seedlings are safe in the shed, the bins are secure and the lifeboat is safely moored in the ditch. Usual stuff for here, mind you.


And making sure that we have something to occupy ourselves when it is just too wet to go out. ;)


Take care and enjoy your week, and the colours around you xx

28 comments:

  1. What a lovely set of photos - hope you weather the storm OK - even down here in our soft southern holding we have had storms and lost a chestnut tree and nearly lost an espalier apple. It is something to do with the dry weather early in the spring apparently, which weakened the trees.

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  2. What a lovely set of photos - hope you weather the storm OK - even down here in our soft southern holding we have had storms and lost a chestnut tree and nearly lost an espalier apple. It is something to do with the dry weather early in the spring apparently, which weakened the trees.

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  3. Thinking of you in this stormy time. The weather in Oxfordshire is very wet and windy but i am sure it's nothing to what you have up there.

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  4. Breathtaking photo's, such a beautiful place to live.....althought your part of the country usually gets the worse of the weather......tie everything down and enjoy your crochet......hope you get through the storm safely.

    lily x

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  5. I recognise those sandals :) Looks like things are going well up there. Hope the storm is weaker than they say it is going to be. But any excuse to do some crocheting ;)

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  6. Just love the museum kitchen and the boat anchored in the harbour, err ditch.

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  7. fingers very much crossed that the hurricane doesn't land.

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  8. How much fun you must be having designing a barn kitchen, the museum one looks full of inspiration. Hope the approaching storm isn't too terrible, but it looks like you have a basket full to keep you busy! xx

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  9. Stay safe through your storm.

    I love the museum kitchen. I can see many wonderful ideas for your own little kitchen.

    Welcome Autumn!

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  10. Love the painted toe nails and dress! Wind very blustery here, hope you are fairing well.

    Love and hugs San xx

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  11. Hope you managed well over the weekend with the storms. Your photos are breath taking, aren't those skys just wonderful!

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  12. I thought it was a bit strange seeing your wheelie bin tied up, thought you had a weird sort of thief up there, until I read a little more.... Hope your getting lots of knitting done :)
    Sue Xxx

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  13. Oh, and beautiful photos as usual :)
    Sue Xxx

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  14. Lol - I am feeling a bit of a fraud now, as it has turned out to be a very calm and warm day here. i know folks further South are getting some wind and rain. Still, it is better to be warned and prepared than caught out. We all remember the great BBC mis-forecast.
    Thank you all for your concerns. Stay safe everyone xxx

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  15. Museum photos look interesting, what a great place for finding inspiration.
    I hope that the storm would not be terrible.

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  16. Lovely photos, as always. Wildly windy here, too, though I suppose it's pretty mild compared to where you are. Love, v

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  17. Shipping pallets are great to reuse - the wood just stays around forever! We created a compost bin out of several and it is very sturdy. Love the pictures of autumn coming your way.

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  18. I love looking AT your part of the world THROUGH your lens... simply beautiful.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  19. Good to read in your follow up comment the storm gave out or passed you by. No need to feel a fraud-always, always better to be prepared! I, myself got called out on that Saturday (be patient, I will post about it).
    Lovely post and photos-love that skirt and sandals! Glad you had such a good time out and about!
    xx

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  20. Jacqui I love your swanky nails :-) what beautiful pictures, I especially like the first 2. love and hugs x

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  21. Gourgeousness everywhere.
    Much love

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  22. Nice to see you've got your bad weather / hurricane drill sorted out Jacqui.

    Especially the wool basket.

    Love the colours. Greens look so lush in the wet don't they?

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  23. I love these peeks into your world - all lovely. Make sure that your wood basket is full, and your biscuit barrel and book shelves, and enjoy your needlework while you watch the weather from indoors.

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  24. Are those seedlings you've planted for a fall harvest? Are you able to grow greens at this time of year?
    Beautiful scenes--love those wide open landscapes!

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  25. I listen to the shipping forecast and think of you all up there!

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  26. Just beautiful - thank you for all these gorgeous photos, and the peek into your world. I'm glad the storm hasn't amounted to a true hurricane for you there.

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  27. A night out? Whats that? lol Lovely photo's Jacqui. Did you get the storms? We have had crazy winds over night, and its still pretty stormy today.
    V
    xxx

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  28. Well - the storms stayed away from the Island, for a change. it turned out to be a nice day - bit rainy, but still. Hope everyone else further SOuth was safe.
    Annie - i am trying out some winter green stuff this year, as it is a bit milder here than where I used to live, but I don't have a greenhouse. I am going to post about it soon.
    Thanks for all your lovely words. xxx

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