September

I should be a little nicer to September. For me, it’s the beginning of the end of sunshine and warm days — and it signifies the coming of the Long Dark. Being so far north, winter days are just over six hours long, and the mix of cold and darkness can be wearing. But it’s…

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Cupcake

This doesn’t mean I’ve fallen off the healthy-eating wagon. While I do like to eat cupcakes, I enjoying baking them even more. There is something therapeutic about creating perfect little bundles of deliciousness. Taking pictures of them is quite fun, too!

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Tooth and Claw

Summer is hanging on this week. We’ve had beautiful sunshine, warm temps, and not a drop of rain. Of course, retailers are still telling me to buy things in anticipation of autumn, but I’m not paying attention. This year I’m going to need to be dragged kicking and screaming into colder weather. Last winter was…

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Now

I received my autumn copy of the Lakeland catalogue last week. Summer is only half over, and retailers want me to start thinking about the next season. While I do think a little planning is good, I try hard to live my life in the present. It doesn’t come naturally to me as I tend…

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Jammin’

Yesterday we stripped the crabapple tree bare and made jelly. I’ve put it with the strawberry jam I made on Wednesday. Our plum tree looks like it’s going to produce more plums than ever before, so I have extra jars at the ready. The jam cupboard should be well-stocked for winter this year.

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Grin

Goats are one of my favourite animals, and every time I see one, I vow I’ll one day have a small herd of my own. I was sorely tempted to steal this guy. Can you imagine being greeted by that big grinning face every day?

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Lazy

This weekend is my last bit of freedom before I go back to work on Monday. I’m never sure what to do with days like these — cram them full of fun activities or laze about like a sloth? The sky is grey, and the weatherman tells me there is rain coming. I’m opting for…

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Roses

This week’s assignment was to look up and down for shots we might miss by not tilting our heads, and again I was hindered by bad weather. We did get a couple of partially sunny days, though, and I managed to get this photo yesterday. It’s my favourite of the lot.

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Mirror

I’ve been taking a really fun online photography course for the past few weeks. The instructor is wonderful, and encourages us to go out and take shots of things we wouldn’t normally consider. This week’s assignment was ‘reflections and shadows’. I’m chuffed with the result!

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