Friday, August 26, 2011

Winter berries Birds and Bargains

Hi there ...

There's an autumnal chill in the air today and I'm feeling like I have a cold coming on ... But I have a few photos to share with you ... I've been walking around my garden and this year there is an abundance of berries ... I know here in the UK it is said that many berries signify a harsh winter ... well we have had a lot of harsh winters but it is good to know that the birds have food a plenty at the moment ... even though the roses are still blooming ...



Dew covered this morning ... 
And here are some of the berries from the trees overhanging my garden ...


Hawthorne ... the branches bending under the weight ... but don't they look Christmassy


I don't know what these black ones are ... I thought they were sloe berries ... but they grow quite tall 


Fat juicy Elderberries ... one stem already stripped 


These are in my garden and not yet ripe ... they will be an abundance of bright orange ... "Firethorne" and aptly named


Again I don't know what these are called but they grow everywhere ... this is the first year I have noticed so many berries


And can you spot the little Hazelnut hiding here? 
And this little cutie comes a calling to my window ... asking for bread ...


Not fazed by the kitty ...


And grateful for his daily bread



And one final thing to share with you today ... I went to the Art shop where I get some bargains ... I guess many people start to craft and then for one reason or another either off load their stash or the things they no longer want ... to my benefit ... as this shop sells them at very reduced prices ... so here are just 2 of my bargains yesterday ...
Sizzix Movers and shapers 



I love my Sizzix Big shot ... And would you believe this cost me £8... ($13)? Yep pretty please with that!

One other thing I was toying with buying was a Xyron machine ... I'd seen it there each time I went and yesterday decided I would take it ... it may be useful when I do things for Thursday Club ... The sweet young man who runs the shop knows me quite well by now and he said he would reduced this if I wanted it because it had been there a while



Perfect ... all boxed and pristine ... the only thing it didn't have was the adhesive cartridge ... the laminating one was inside (I've ordered the adhesive cartridge on the web) ... Well I couldn't leave this behind ... not when he offered to let me have if for £5...($8)!! I know .... can you believe it?

So I would be interested to know if you have one of these and what you think about it ... there is a DVD with it but I am a novice where this is concerned ...

Well that's all for now ... I hope I didn't bore you ...

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~








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