Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Frosty mornings


There's something that I love about the first proper frosty morning. Waking up to sunlight streaming through mist, illuminating spider's webs and the edges of leaves...


...drops of ice melting in the sun...
...the last few flowers trying to open.

We've had some lovely days and its been a pleasure to witness a different season on this piece of land.
The red oak, losing its leaves...
...before...

...and after.
I was excited to find these matchstick lichen in the top field the other day - a sign of clean air. (Probably not good to admit I am excited by lichens...)

A crowd (is there a collective noun for moths?) of Herald moths were found hibernating in the shed on a black plastic bag. You can just about see their stripy legs in the photo.

The orchard has been duly harvested...
...and some of it made into gleaming apple and rosehip jelly. (Slightly overset - a friend who had a jar dropped the jar which shattered and apparently the jelly bounced down the road intact...anyone have any good tips of how to get a nice runny-without-being-liquid set on a jelly?)
In other news, a Turk's turban pumpkin made a complete mess of the kitchen - bloody impossible things to break into...
And does anyone know what this is? I found it stuck to the cat, its like a weird little slug - it went from a tiny round lump...
...into a stretched out worm-like thing. Very strange. Answers on a postcard please, or a comment will do...Knitting has continued - a crochet version of this amazing pattern.
And I got a copy of Knitted Fast Food...

All very silly, but they make me laugh.
(I have been knitting some useful objects too recently - honest!)

3 comments:

betty said...

knitted prawn!! amazing!!!!

Phil xx

ColorSlut said...

The frosty photos and jam just look so amazing.

Christine Raab-Heine said...

Apart from your pictures the white curly thing amazes me. And your bread, sausage and mustard, hhmmm.
You've got the funniest ideas for knitting.