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The Colours Of A West Country Autumn

Daring Charlotte's Locks, Rocking Dog

Daring Charlotte’s Locks

Ahhh! the Colours of a West Country Autumn. Over the weekend I have bravely, or some would say madly brushed some autumnal cheer to the Rocking Dog Kennel!

Oh! when I opened that F & B tin I rather did think “what are you doing you stupid woman!” I really didn’t have very much time to contemplate, as very soon I was having a lovely phone call with a friend. I managed to paint the entire staircase from floor to low dado rail, with phone balanced on my shoulder. We talked life patchwork, sewn patchwork, children, vintage stuff, dogs, holiday, garden etc… Thank you Stephanie for your valuable life coaching- how much do I owe you?!

Being preoccupied with phone chat I had no time to dither, stand back, or sigh heavily about the hallucinogenic paint decision. I think it will possibly be one of those jolly colours which will have a brief moment of autumn/ winter glory, before being forsaken for something a little more conservative. I sincerely hope it is more 70’s vibe than being reminiscent of that nasty 90’s phase of terracotta. I was quite amused that Andyman on his return from a weekend in Dartmouth took a little time to notice the change from white to orange!

It was such a glorious weekend, cold dewy blue skied mornings and still star studded and full mooned nights. In between, welcome warmth, sun, trees laden with fruits to be harvested and the changing colours of hedgerows, fields and woodland. It really is something worth cherishing.

As we head from September into October I wish you a very happy autumnal week.

70's Party Vibe!, Rocking Dog

70’s Party Vibe!

Pumpkin Plot, Rocking Dog

Pumpkin Plot

The Apples Are Ripe, Rocking Dog

The Apples Are Ripe

Autumnal Blue, Rocking Dog

Autumnal Blue

Bountiful Crab Apple, Rocking Dog

Bountiful Crab Apple

Pick Of The Crop, Rocking Dog

Pick Of The Crop