Our little corner of the world has been filled with buzzing this weekend. From the small scale buzzing of the busy bees harvesting nectar from the flowers in the garden, to the full on mechanical buzzing of the harvesters as they cut down the hay and bale it in the field next door.
I love the fact that this year John has gone for old fashioned small bales instead of the ubiquitous hayledge rolls that get wrapped in plastic and look like alien eggs on the landscape.
Good old fashioned hay bales look timeless.
Stacked high like solid buildings against the skyline. They are orderly until you spot the pile that has toppled in the middle. To me this is the imperfection that makes it all just right.
Abstract shapes, town planning in the countryside. Light and shade.
My walking companion flops down in the shade, taking a rest from the heat of the sun. We sit together her and I just looking over the fields.
The stubble is so short it looks velvetty against the longer glasses and rough ground. A patchwork of a landscape. Look far ahead to the horizon and you see the outline of Goat Fell on the Isle of Aran.
Sitting in the sun leaning against the bales with a good friend enjoying the view.
The smell of dried grass, wild flowers tangled in the hedgerow. Our own little snippet of the Scottish countryside in summer, a day to treasure.
Tomorrow Idgy and I are off to France to stay with my lovely friends Martin and Ann for a week. So excited only one more sleep to go!
Packing and prepping. Clearing fridge and doing washing, getting organised today, bubbling inside and the chores don’t matter.
I am hoping to post of Facebook and Twitter while I am away. Even though it is only for a week I’d like to share snippets of news and French photos with you. To keep up just follow me on Twitter and Like my Facebook page and you will be in the loop.
You might have noticed the new banner on the blog here. I feel drawn more and more to my Larder Love recipes; all those preserves, oils, dressings, pestos etc that are so important to my cooking. I was going to start a new blog just for Larder Love but thought instead I would sort of split this blog and have it as In My Comfort Zone and Larder Love as they go so well together and are both ME. I have the domains of both so after today you will be able to access this site from either name as well as my own.
I aim to post three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Monday a chatty post, Wednesday a Larder Love recipe and on Fridays something for Comfort Zone, either a recipe or home hints. That is the plan anyway. Would love to have some feedback from you on this one.
What do you like reading on my blog?
What would you like to see more of?
What do you think of the layout?
Your thoughts and comments would really be appreciated.
Right off to get the packing sorted and check Idgy isn’t taking 30 crappy old T shirts that should be dusters and leaving those nice new things I bought her at home, huh teenagers!