Sywell Country Park was the place we visited yesterday. Only small but it filled our requirements for a few hours.
A walk round the perimeter of the reservoir is approx 3 miles
Great flora, fauna and wildlife to see.
Swans with their cygnets swimming happily
Teazel heads really caught my eye
Cows munching in the field
and who doesn't enjoy some strawberries on a lovely sunny day
We sat and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity. DH snoozed on the blanket and I read some of my latest book.
A tiger moth flew overhead from a nearby aerodrome and the clouds started to darken, but they soon passed
A crane came very close to us as we ate
then opened his wings and flew to the other side of the water to his mate
there were feathers all over the grass
and lovely thistles along the pathways
and lots of wildflowers
someone got a bit excited near the end of the walk and strolled off...
I think it was more the thought of an ice-cream from the café that quickened his step as I told him he could have a treat if he had been good!
and in the small sandpit area for the little ones close to the café.
A lovely way to spend a Sunday, we should have a day of rest a bit more often i think.
My birthday still goes on, late last week I had a parcel in the post from Tina (no blog). She kindly sent me some lovely threads, fabric and a needlebook blackwork kit. Thank you Tina.
Peace by LHN got the final few flowers added so I need to choose another design for Wednesday and this weeks SAL.
Another little cardigan was finished for the charity box.
Friday, if you remember, I was going off to a painting workshop. The tutor does some on her larger canvas and then you try to replicate something similar to get the feel of the Bob Ross method of painting. Here's how mine turned out at the end of the class. I was quite pleased with it for a first attempt. We've named it Sunset Beach.
I hope you are all finding time for crafting as well as spending time in your gardens. Summer is not really happening here in the UK, some days are nice and warm and then you get quite a dull and chilly day and the cardigans are back out again. I don't like it too hot but it would be nice to see a little more sunshine this summer. Perhaps we will have an indian summer and September will be a scorcher.
I was in a well known card shop earlier today and they were putting the Christmas cards out! As I stood in the queue to pay everyone was commenting on why as we are still in the throws of summer. Have you got Christmas in your neck of the woods yet? It's far too early for that, I know us crafters like to be organised when making things but really .......
Wishing you all well, love and blessings