Day 256 – Bottoms Up…!

Somehow I got talked into hosting a gin and cocktail evening for some of my wife’s friends… Not wanting to disappoint them, I had all the ingredients and gear set out well in advance. I’m no Tom Cruise, but I can make a mean Pornstar Martini!

Cocktail Corner – iPhone XR
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Day 254 – Afterglow…

First time out for a while with my ‘real’ camera (as opposed to my smartphone) so decided to try Ramshaw Rocks, a place I know well, and just an hour or so from home. The sunset didn’t disappoint…

Ramshaw Rocks, Peak District – iPhone XR

Day 253 – In The Pot…

The weather this year has not been good for the fruit trees in our garden, but one tree that never fails is a crab apple tree I was given a few years back. This batch of fruit is on its way to being crab apple jelly – delicious with hot or cold meats…

Crab apples – iPhone XR

Day 251 – At Rest…

Came across this beautiful butterfly while we were in the garden this afternoon. I’ve never seen this variety before, but apparently it’s quite common. It’s called a Speckled Wood, and easily identifiable by its distinctive spots or ‘eyes’ on its wings.

Speckled Wood butterfly – SonyA7iii & 24-105mm

Day 250 – Keeping An Eye…

… on the weather. This weathervane sits on the roof of our neighbour’s barn. The barn is around 200 years old, and I suspect the weathervane is of similar age. Lit by an amazing sky this evening.

Weathervane, Peatswood – SonyA7iii & 24-105mm

Day 243 – Best Lunch Ever…

My favourite lunch – carpaccio of beef. We chill it for a couple of hours in the freezer, cut it thinly and then flatten it between sheets of cling film. Then serve with rocket leaves, parmesan cheese and a home made mustard dressing. Tasty!

Beef Carpaccio – iPhone XR