Going up

I have stretched the meaning of Ascend for this week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post. Ascend means to go up. Christmas decorations have been going up in many places. Ours at home were put up on Wednesday, when the temperature rose slightly so that the loft was not such an unappealing place to enter.

In shopping malls they have already been up for weeks. Here are two I took in November. I had not even ascended by escalator having entered the mall on the first floor level. (US readers might count that as the second floor: we have ground floor, first floor and so on.)



All creatures great and small

I have picked out two photos for this week’s Photo Challenge from the Daily Post – Scale.

Whitehaven Harbour
Whitehaven Harbour

The first is the view of Whitehaven from the viewing gallery at the Beacon Museum on a dull day in August. Can you find the swans?

Flummoxed frog
Flummoxed frog

The second photo is a frog. It had jumped down from a raised flowerbed and seemed to be wondering if it could jump up 2 feet or more. The yellow spot is a leaf, which had stuck to it.

A blogging friend at Wordsworth House and Garden

It was a wet Wednesday when hubby and I visited a childhood home of William and other young Wordsworths. We ate lunch in the tearoom, looked round the latest exhibition (about a famous Lake District landmark – the Bowder stone) and braved the damp to visit the garden.

The autumn flowers had vibrant colours, which contrasted with the grey day. We were delighted to see that Fletch the Perchcrow, who was the first blogger I met in “real life”, was keeping a watchful eye on the garden. It was good to see the head gardener, Amanda, as well. (My first meeting with these two was described on Sue’s Trifles.)

Wordsworth House and Garden is open until 29 October 2017 Saturday to Thursday. There is a programme of talks. Reopens March 2018.