|Elephant...? Elf....? It is what you want it to be.|
It is a lovely area, but rather too peaceful, the one thing that we noticed was the absence of birds squirrels or even badgers, yet there would be plenty of food for all. There are a lot of Hazel trees all dropping their nuts, but no sign that there is any animal activity.
A little further around the lake is a peninsular with the remains of a medieval village and Rindoon Castle.
Hazel trees already have the catkins on them ready for next spring,
some the size of small plums, such a shame that I can find no use for them, neither of us like sloe gin.
We have planted several of these trees in one of our hedgerows but it will be a few years before they show their full beauty, although they did flower this year.
Our planted tomatoes are now coming to the end but a surprise awaited in the tunnel,
The first frost arrived a couple of days ago, fortunately it was only a light one, we still had a
Over the next few days non hardy plants will have to be moved into the sunroom.
Nearly two weeks into October and we have only had a couple of days of rain.