Well, it seems like ages since I last did a post on this blog of mine but in truth it is only a week and a bit! Things have been a bit hectic here - hence the absence!
Thank You for all your lovely comments on my last post about our visit to The Sculpture Park - it was a remarkable place.
Summer has left us and you can feel the onset of Autumn in the air, it feels more chilly and the nights are drawing in.
You may ask yourself why the photo of the chest of drawers! The clue was in the title to this post. I did the wrong thing on a visit to town last week - I walked past the vintage shop and saw this in the back of the shop. I had a mahogany chest in the spare bedroom which I'd purchased years and years ago and in truth it was falling to pieces and this just seemed to fit the bill and so it came home with me.
I took these photos of butterflies in the back garden last week when it was decidedly warmer. I haven't seen a butterfly since this photo shoot. The cooler air has signalled their departure. We have many spiders though and if you don't like them, then please be warned there are photos of a spider at the end of this post.
We planted three sedums by our front door last year and they have been a magnet for bees and butterflies for the past month. The buddleia we planted has not proved such a success - I didn't see one butterfly on it all Summer!
During the latter half of the Summer there were many butterflies - mostly tortoiseshell and not the usual Red Admirals which seemed to be in short supply this year for whatever reason - maybe they prefer warmer weather than the tortoiseshell?
Some more tortoiseshell butterflies - this time in the back garden.
I like the fluffiness of the butterfly in this photo.
The tortoiseshell in all its resplendent glory.
And now to our new visitor. As I was putting some empty milk bottles outside the front door, I spotted this creature weaving its web. I quickly deposited the bottles and ran back indoors to get my trusted camera.
Doesn't the spider look like the one from Charlotte's Web - if you look closely (sorry to those who have got this far and just don't like spiders).
An even closer look.
Well, that spider got mighty busy - swirling round and round and climbing up and down, making the most intricate of webs. How nature fascinates me.
Well, the washing and ironing is calling me - so must dash!
Until next time,