This morning, A gets creative with the syrup in her porridge...
... look, it's a sunflower!
Hubby is off on holiday this week. Mainly he's using the time to prepare raised beds for increased vegetable production next year, but today he takes a break and we go for a little family outing on the bikes.
I hadn't actually realised (honest!) but we seem to have had a lot of rain recently. The water levels are very high as you can see.
We go for a walk in the woods at the bird sanctuary just a little bit further along the cycle path from our normal lochside stop.
The beech leaves in particular are very colourful just now.
I liked the mossy green tree trunks here.
It's quite interesting to be on the other side of the loch from normal, looking back towards the village. It looks very overcast but it was actually quite a pleasant morning (no rain!)
We peek at these swans from one of the hides.
On the way back home along the cycle path geese were flying overhead. When I see the geese it always puts me in mind of one of my favourite poems "The Wild Geese" by Violet Jacob; it's often set to music like a folk song (you can hear it on the site I've linked to) and it reminds me of Angus which is the lovely but not particularly well known part of Scotland I grew up in.
We manage to make use of some of the carrot harvest at tea time. Hubby is very pleased with his carrots!
Whilst traipsing up the garden to collect a few carrots (they're still lying out on the bench even now) I notice the beautiful pink clouds as the sun sets on another day.