Monday, 24 June 2013


I finally got to grow some poppies in the garden after one of my DILs gave me a cutting from her garden about 18 months ago.  These huge fragile blooms didn't last very long with the wind and rain (and a battle with slugs) but the colours were very intense and rich.  Hopefully there will be more next year. Love them!

Thursday, 20 June 2013


Template created in Lightroom with type added in Elements.  I'm finally getting to grips with LR thanks to Kim Klassen's excellent Round Trip course.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Mountains and beaches

Just got back from our favourite corner of the British Isles - the south-west corner of Scotland.  A week of good weather to enjoy walking and seeing the fantastic scenery.  I have to admit that the photo of the top of Suilven isn't mine but was taken by younger son - he and HO climbed to the summit while I stayed below!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013


A cornflower out of my garden with Kim Klassen's texture 'yesteryear' at overlay 26% and a cloned background.  Thinking of  and praying for Kim's husband who has just been diagnosed with leukemia.

Sunday, 2 June 2013


We took a trip on the restored Wensleydale Railway line from Leeming to Redmire which lies in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  What a difference the sun makes!  These two photos were taken in Redmire - first time we have been here and will be worth a second visit.