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Monday, 23 September 2019

along came Autumn...

Autumn is such a seasonal delight...
I love the garden and the landscape beyond over the Devon hills changing in all shades 
of golden and red tones.
Watching the leaves float down from the tree's...getting excited for the toadstools and mushrooms appearing and gathering up the last of the apples...


The Kitchen table... I love the colours. The last of my dahlia's and lettuce leaves.
But the Tomatoes have really ripened and we've been enjoying a fruitful crop.


Lots of Apples...I'm still picking them up...We've had many 'a crumble!


Myself and Stevie one quiet drive Down to Cornwall decided to visit one of the National Trusts houses having a 'Heritage Day'...We visited Trerice Manor House and Gardens enjoying 'Brunch' in the Barn overlooking the garden and allotment...Its a beautiful Elizabethan Manor house with fine, beautiful interiors as well as a delightful garden to explore...We played skittles on the lawn after 'Brunch' on the beautiful lawns above the house on the hills...then sat underneath the old trees watching a lady in Elizabethan traditional dress having her photographs taken...We then explored the rest of the Manor house and gardens and apple orchard. It was more like a Summer's day than the beginning of September...


Stevie says 'You always find the bunting wherever we go'...
My only answer is 'Yes'...'I certainly do'...

We enjoyed visiting the second hand books for sale and sweet gift shop...
The Barn restaurant was absolutely beautiful...so spacious too...garden flowers on the tables.


Loved the Allotment style garden...


This was our picturesque view from the Lawn seat that wrapped around the tree...
Such an impressive house with lots of wonderful paintings, furniture of the period, tapestries, wall hangings and the windows from the bedrooms look out towards the garden with wonderful landscape views...


...But I love the gardens most of all. I Came away with an array of ideas and inspirations for my own garden and pots for next year.


I've been working on a few new drawings/illustrations...for up and coming New stock for Christmas market fairs and for my Etsy shop (Link in left hand sidebar)...


Sophia's settled back into School routines...and so far all is going well. She's taken up quite a few after school activities which are keeping her busy and fit!, she now does Netball as well and an after school Drama class...She is almost officially a teenager!...About a week til her birthday!...Where do these years go?. So I've been busy trying to wrap gifts and sort out a special cake with fireworks!. I will also be hosting a sleepover for her to celebrate and taking them to the cinema with treats.
We went to the orthodontist appointment last week and she now is wearing braces and will have to for the next two years...she was really brave!.


I love looking through past magazines such as the Simple things, Country living, Country homes and interiors magazines for ideas and inspirations...Ive also got a scrap book of 'fav' pics/cut outs...
I'm going to change my little seasonal 'all year round' wreath on the front door for a more Autumnal style.
I'm going to collect some red berries, branches, seed heads, decorative foliage and ivy...


We had a lovely family day trip to Padstow in Cornwall...We all got up early last Sunday (for a change!)... And felt like visiting the sea...and enjoying hot pasties and tea on the beach by the sand dunes...BUT
Boy' did it rain!!!!...Jeeezzz...It was quite a down pour. It had not started off that way we'd had very warm blue skies!...But by the coast the weather can change quickly. I'd left my coat in the car! So I was soaked.
But you know what I Just Love the sea side...despite being soaked through to my undies. We ended up covering for shelter in a small cliff cave...All part of the adventure isn't it...Look at that view though!...


The sea was calm, blue and beautiful...We forgave the rains.

Its still raining today...I had been quite enjoying the golden Autumnal Sun light I do hope it returns.

x   K a z z y  x


14 comments:

  1. Your new pictures are very pretty. I think I will make a door wreath too, there's plenty of colour out in the woods to use. you did well with your veggies and fruit in the garden this year.

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    1. awww thank you! ;)...had a few things veggie wise that failed though...but better luck next year (i have learnt lessons)...I love having a door wreath it always is a talking point with the neighbours too~ i hope you have fun making yours ;)

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  2. What a couple of beautiful places to go for outings and yes, I can see how you could forgive getting soaked for views like that. I always have a romantic view of people who have apple trees in their yard. It takes me back to reading Enid Blyton books as a child for some reason, perhaps because it was so different as it's too hot to grow apple trees at our place. Then again, we can grow avocadoes and mangoes so I can't really complain. :) xx Susan

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    1. oh my i love that vision of growing mangoes and avocados how amazing is that! ;)...The apple trees i think were planted here in our cottage garden during the 2nd world war i think when 'grow your own' was very much in need...lots of old fruit bushes and fruit trees and an orchard in the cottage at the back of our cottage...I love that vision of the Enid Blyton stories, very much loved her stories and adventures!...;)

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  3. What a wonderful pair of adventures.. and thank you for sharing first that wonderful historic house and gardens and then the beautiful sea. I hope the sunshine returns for you. We're having alternating rainy and sunny days here in Oregon, USA. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. yes we're getting a very similar weather pattern too. We've had some very stormy weather this week...but as i look out the window the sun is peeping through thankfully. I know i love that the National Trust took on all these wonderful manors and estates before they were lost to developers or pulled down due to neglect they've bought so many back to life...and its wonderful to imagine the history or the lives that lived in such amazingly historic places...makes my cottage look like shoe box hehe ;)

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  4. Beautiful photos and beautiful artwork. I just love autumn too. We're so very fortunate to live on the coast; we love walks on the beach. I remember when my children were children, so long ago now. The years fly by. Best, Jane x

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    1. lovely being by the sea with your children and childhood memories of being and growing up on an island hearing the sea has always stayed with me ;)

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  5. Autumn has definitely arrived, hasn't it Kazzy! I have a few late tomatoes ripening up on the window sill. Love your cheeky Robin visitor. I have one that sits by me when I'm digging the garden, keeping his eye out for worms. I've not been to Trerice Manor, I must put it on my list to visit. Love your winter illustrations, especially Miss Fox. Good luck with Sophia's sleepover, no doubt there will be a lot of chatter into the early hours! Sorry you got soaked through, but I love the moody skies over the sea. Great photos, Kazzy, as usual x

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    1. oh do go see Trerice manor is absolutely stunning place to explore...quite and easy place to find from the motorway too clearly signed. gosh! the rain has been thick and fast all week...wellies on! ;)

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  6. A lovely post to read... seasonal delights and the sea - beautiful!

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    1. thank you louise, always being by the sea or deep in the country side ;)

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