Tag Archives: Jurassic Coast

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Swanie Silent Sunday

swans, the Fleet, Dorset, Langton Herring

Joining in with Cee and the Daily Post: Silence

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Silent Sunday

Dorset, Fleet, Portland, January

Yarn Along is Back!

jurassic coast crochet blanket

I am ridiculously excited about the return of Ginny’s Yarn Along, I’ve missed it.

Now appearing monthly rather than weekly. I love Ginny’s blog, the photographs are superb as she shares with us her tales of knitting, dyeing, making and family life in such a gentle, honest way. I often read her posts several times and wonder at her photography – if only I could take such beautiful photos.

Whilst I wait for Attic24’s Woodland CAL to start (eeeeek – only two more days!) I have been working on a blanket for my nephew. It is in a nice relaxing linen stitch that I can do in front of the TV or whilst watching the children play, giving me a rest from the intricacies of the mandalas I’ve been making recently.

 

 

I joined in with Lucy’s Moorland Cal last year, but chose Dorset Hedgerow colours for the blanket I gave to my niece, DSC_0608she is training to be a vet and loves the Dorset Countryside.

Her brother was quick to mention how much he also loves to curl up on the sofa with a blanket, so what to make for Harry? When I think of him I think of surfing and the sea, and we do live on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast so…….

I gathered a Coastal Palette togetherjurassic coast colours

Using Stylecraft Special DK and Stylecraft Batik in the hope that I can blend some of the stripes together.

Ginny asks us to share a book we are reading along with our yarny projects – and synchronicity! – I am currently reading a book about the life of Mary Anning, one of our local heroines.

I have been making a few little ammonites using Eleonora’s cute pattern . I have made them so that I can play around with working out the order of the stripes.

Orange

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Sunset’s orange light

Anticipating dark night

Shadows to delight

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The call went out

Gather on the cliffs tonight

For cheerful magic DSC_0646 DSC_0652 DSC_0657 DSC_0661

Bluedaisyz Photo Challenge: ORANGE

Ronovan’s Haiku prompts: CHEER and CALL 

Location: Durdle Door, south coast of England

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Oh my gorse!

Today was a dream of a day! Off across the cliffs with the sun in my face and the wind at my back – the colours were zinging, the birds were singing and the gorse …. don’t you just love the pineapply smell of it and the colour so strong and bright, especially against the blue of the sky and the sea – I couldn’t decide which picture to post ……..gorse4 gorse1 gorse2I did play around with the colour on this one a bit, but the sea really was very gorgeously blue and it didn’t always come true in the  photos.gorse3 Which do you like best?

I was here at Beer Head (sneak preview of the next Wednesday Walk-Along).beerhead

 

Wednesday Walk-Along at Worbarrow

Lost village, beautiful beach, poignant experience ….

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Ramsons (wild garlic) peeping up beside the path to the beachDSC_0211 majestic sweep of Worbarrow Bay DSC_0235 DSC_0238 looking back towards the villageDSC_0237 view from the cliff topDSC_0244back through the woods to Tyneham village ……….
DSC_0264a village that was cleared of its inhabitants just before Christmas in 1943 to use that area for training troops. It must have been SO hard to leave this beautiful place and although the villagers were told they could return after the War, they were never allowed to. After we had walked to the beach we went and explored the village ……… (to be continued)

Here are some more walks to enjoy: Above the River in the Cotswolds, Alistair at Still Walks in Wales, Janette at Green Dragonfly in New Zealand, Melissa at Aran Artisan in Ireland,