Monday, 17 November 2014

Derelict Buildings

This old house has been abandoned for a while and it looks like Mother Nature is on the move and reclaiming her piece of land. 

I'm not sure what this old building was next door, probably a shed.  It's disappearing into the long grass too.  I wonder how many buildings get abandoned and grown over when they still have some good years left if they are looked after.  It seems like such a waste.

Friday, 14 November 2014

The Rose

My first rose is out in bloom.  This one is called Azure Sea and my daughter bought it for me a few months ago.

Much to my delight as well as looking beautiful it has a lovely delicate fragrance.  I think it was a sad day when they started breeding roses for looks and vase life and the fragrance was forgotten.  Who doesn't take a sniff when they go past a pretty rose.  

Luckily the old scented varieties are still around and some of the newer ones are smelling like roses should too.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Belted Galloway Calf

The second Belted Galloway cow has had her calf and this one looks like her.  This is her first calf and she is doing a great job looking after it.

The calf is about 2 days old and she has a lot of growing to do but she was keeping up as her Mum started trotting across the paddock towards me.

New Calf

A lovely calf for this first time mother, and they certainly look like they belong together.  They are Belted Galloway cows and are often black and white, sometimes reddish brown and white.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Spring Sky

Spring is a season of change, from winter to summer and back again all in the same day.

These shots were taken as the next bit of stormy weather started its approach.

White Iris

It's Iris time again.

This lovely white variety has been the center of attention for the last few days.

The flowers don't last long with the spring storms we have been having but I managed to capture this group in time.

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