13 April 2014

The Tree

‎You may remember from a couple of years ago the series of pictures I posted entitled 'The Tree', well now the tree has company in the form of four wind turbines which for some reason don't dominate the landscape in the picture as much as they do in real life. 

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12 April 2014

Derwent Edge Walk

Today Tess and I are taking a little walk along Derwent Edge in the Peak Districct.

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11 April 2014

Who am I?

I'm not my dogs master, I am but a minion who she has trained to throw the ball and kick a stick.

I enter a seemingly empty house where eat and drink in solitude like for all the world I am alone. When the time comes to leave however tis a different proposition altogether surrounded on all sides by enthusiastic Border Collie.

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6 April 2014

Work On The Laburnum Border.

Over the past few weeks I have been sorting out what we call the Laburnum border which as been both neglected and suffered from winter storm damage. Apart from removing leaves and forking over the border I trimmed back Ivy on the and a Fig tree in the corner as well as removing completely the Laburnum which was rotten and fallen over. I have left one young shoot which I intend to train flat against the wall as it grows.

Before I started the work on the border.

Part way through with the Ivy and Laburnum removed.

Finally with the border forked over, fed and some plants split up and replanted. I want to do more work on the fig tree in the corner sometime.

1 April 2014

A short walk along Stanage Edge.

Last Saturday Tess and I went for a little walk before going to spend the day with my parents, here are some of the pictures we took for you. Here Tess is watching some sheep, not that she was very concerned about them.

House on the moors, it looks like the sort of place someone should base a novel on.

Waiting - Tess waiting for me to finish my cheese sandwiches, she just wanted to get going.

Tess was fascinated by the rock climbers clinging to the rocks - this was the first time she had seen humans on leads.

The way back to the car.

Looking towards the southern end of Stanage Edge.