Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Just Being At Home

The light summer evenings are beginning to fade now as August gently slips away.

So too are the flowers, but even 'faded' are still beautiful. Different, but equally as worthy in their beauty as Autumn will be.

Seeds as light as fairy wing are waiting for September winds to take them high across open fields.

We are enjoying just being at home....

Sometimes cooking our tea outside. Jacket potatoes with butter, baked bananas and toasted marshmallows.

Tommorow we have plans for another fairyhouse. And hopefully I might cut a few hangers out?

Oh yes, by the way, I've been meaning to say...
Thankyou so much to everyone that pops into my little world here and reads this blog.
I can't believe I have 132 followers now! I really appreciate it :) x


  1. I just came inside after cutting armloads of late hydrangea blossoms...all lime green now as they prepare to leave us. August is indeed thinking about September.

    Lovely eyes...both daughter and cat!

  2. Oh my goodness, your teas sound lovely, a most perfect way, it seems, to let August slip away....

    I for one, love to check in with your blog...seeing your creative work always makes me happy. Thank you for all of the posts that tell/show us what you're up to!

  3. i always feel a little sad as summer slips away, and children return to school as they have here today, then i stop and remember the loveliness of autumn things & the feeling passes. your summer sounds altogether full of fun. loved the previous post too. it is always a joy to visit here & catch up, i love the way you see the world & i always leave with a smile x ruthie x

  4. What's my ginger studio assistant doing there – moonlighting?

    Celia ;-)

  5. I'm in awe of that last photo!!!

  6. Hi Karen, I haven't been blog visiting for such a long time and what a treat I had visiting yours today! I really love the magical music and the wonderful pictures. You make a visit to the sea-side full of enchantment and magic too!xx

  7. Pamela...
    I love the dried flower heads of hydrangeas. They always remind me of Cornwall :)

    Sweetpea path....
    We have an old metal cauldron type pot with a crack in the bottom which is stood on stones. Its great for just having a little fire when we are sitting outside.

    I also feel a little sad when the children are going back to school and the nights are drawing in. But like you, look forward to all the delicious things Autumn and winter have to offer.
    Born in December I think I'm a winter persn at heart ;)

    Magic Cochin..
    They are so alike aren't they! Jasper is the biggest softie. I'm sure if we dressed him up and pushed him around in a pram he wouldn't mind!

    And yes he is HUGE!
    Very long and lean although in the photo he looks chubby.

    The last photo is my son. He thinks it looks as though 'dementors ' are after his soul here! ( the mist) :)

    Thanks :)
    Hope you've had a good holiday x

  8. Oh how lovely, especially the outdoor cooking!
    I've got an award for you over on my blog.
    Denise x

  9. Sweltering on the Cote d'Azur, so your beautiful photos are making me a bit nostalgic for the marked seasons back in Britain ... almost!
    Gorgeous, Karen - thank you for sharing your extraordinary eye. An invite to my new blogsite awaits you on mine (and you won't have to sign in!).

  10. i read your blog and it made me want to make homemade marshmallows. shall do that tonight. mmmm....toasted marshmallows.

  11. Beautiful pictures, especially your daughter and cat!

  12. I love your blog posts and photos, they inspire me! I love autumn too, the colours, smells and cool morning air, hmmm.
    Kim xx

  13. It's good to see everyone's holiday photos, but it's also oh so good to be home :) Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures

    Kim x


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