One of the niceties of having guests is when the children leave drawings of their stay. It warms the cockles of my heart to know that they have enjoyed themselves and take away fond memories. Recently a young guest left this drawing. How beautifully it captures both the beauty autumn and its essence.
My beautiful mares are getting ever closer to their foaling. Miss Pearl has about 4 weeks to go. How quickly has that come around! and Miss Nellie is due in September. So......sadly there will be no more harnessing up of the draughts until some time next year. Meanwhile I have been busy teaching them some 'dinner manners'!
And as I wend my way around the garden, I discover the glorious patch of purple bearded irises. What joy to the soul to see their colourful faces.
The last picture is 'Coffee Time' Hand grinding the beans in an antique grinder - I'm sure the coffee tastes better because of it! Whatever it is, it is a rewarding moment to sit and enjoy the coffee and the world.