After visiting Cathy’s garden, the next day I drove another two and a half hours to visit a friend from school days who lives in Cumbria.
The weather had turned cloudy. On the first afternoon we walked at Leighton Moss and the next day walked along a nearby canal.
The decommissioned canal is now a haven for wildlife and a fun feature to have at the end of the garden.
Not quite sure of the purpose of this stone construction, which was at the top of the bank going up to the canal.
but obviously I enjoyed finding this little collection outside a farm gate
and I have a soft spot for old, rural post boxes (I wonder how long they will be in operation for)
and roadside plant stands
Then we walked along an estuary and up through the woods to get a view of the hills and mountains of the Lake District, which were just peeping through the November skies
A happy time reconnecting with an old friend and seeing a very different landscape.
Next day I was off to Harrogate to the Knitting and Stitching Show!
I am very excited about telling you all about it – it was FANTASTIC!