Out Walking the Dog

Just thought I would share some pictures I snapped yesterday whilst out walking the dog over the fields 🙂

This for some reason is my fav tree, I have no idea why, I just love it and it makes me want to hug it 🙂

I snapped this rusty old hinge on a wooden fence post

Chunky managed to throw himself into the burn for a swim

And these gorgeous little flowers were growing everywhere, I later found out that they are called Cuckoo Flowers

I called this next picture Dandelion Hill, seeing as this was the only dandelion growing on the hill

Chunky again, this time with his chops tucked in 🙂 .. he had been swimming again!

More Cuckoo Flowers.. they are beautiful

More swimming…

and a few of last years skeletons

Hope you enjoyed the walk 🙂

Mixed Salad Leaf

Mixed Salad Leaf

Originally uploaded by T o w n i e

My mixed leaf salad is coming along just nicely in the 3rd raised bed…

I picked some today for lunch and it was lovely… also a great feeling knowing I’d grown it myself 🙂

Yellow Flower

Yellow Flower (Taken in our Woods)

Originally uploaded by T o w n i e

Yesterday my daughter and I took the dogs up into the woods, that are beside out house, its a fair old climb up to the top, but once your there it is absolutely stunning.

My daughter took this photograph, with my camera, whilst I was throwing sticks down the big hill, for the dogs to tire them out.

I think its a fantastic capture, she even managed to get a wee midgie in the picture too 🙂

Spring Daffodils

Spring Daffodils

Originally uploaded by T o w n i e

When we were out and about today I stopped & rolled down the car window to take this picture.

It caught my eye immediately and I think its absolutely gorgeous, the sloping hill in the distance with the trees and little stone dyke right through to the big clump of daffodils underneath the fence to the foreground.

🙂 Spring has sprung …

Tulips ….


Originally uploaded by T o w n i e

Tulips that I bought last weekend, they are gorgeous, and were an absolute bargin in the reduced bucket for 40p…

I love having flowers around the house, theyre bright, cheery and I just love looking at them (as well as photographing them).

In the past I have seen myself taking a special trip to the shops just to buy some flowers, but I made a rule with myself, that I would only buy flowers now if..

a. I’m in the shop at the time &
b. They are reduced in price

All part of my frugal living regime… that way I can still have flowers, but they are more of a special treat now.. so I only get them if I’m at the shops and only if they are reduced.

Certainly makes you appreciate things more 🙂

Bolteus Fungi Infected with Mould

Bolteus Fungi Infected with Mould

Originally uploaded by T o w n i e

Photograph submitted to my Flickr group 7 Days of Shooting – Its Week #36 and the theme this week is Food.

This photograph represents todays topic which is worn and weathered wednesday.

I came across this whilst walking in the woods at the back of the house I think it is some kind of Bolteus Fungi, infected with mould.

Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus)

Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus)

Originally uploaded by Towniesmallholder

Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus)
The yellow iris is a robust plant with beautiful bright yellow flowers. The roots and bulbs are thick and fleshy, and the narrow sword-shaped leaves are bluish-green with a prominent mid-rib. Between 4 and 12 large, showy flowers are borne on a somewhat flattened stem; they vary in colour from pale yellow to almost orange. An alternative name for this species is ‘segg’, which derives from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning ‘short sword’, and refers to the shape of the leaves. The fluttering of the flowers was thought to resemble flags blowing in the breeze, hence the name ‘yellow flag’.

Taken for 7 Days of Shooting
Theme : yellow
Day : Traditional Thursday